MLGrado
Just a self educated audio nut. I know a few things, don't know a lot of things. Love to talk about DAC architecture. Teaching myself the required math to fully understand Nyquist, filter calculation, Sigma Delta design, etc. Love talking to engineers who know WAY more than 99.999 percent of us on how these DACs are actually designed to work. (Developers don't like full disclosure, so I love hearing engineer thoughts on what really goes on)

ESS is super tight lipped past a few certain talking points, Burr Brown documentation on their segment DAC like the DSD1793 really doesn't describe how the DAC signal looks like on test bench when a capable audio engineer examines it. AKM? Don't know, but they have lots of very interesting papers on how to enact volume control on chip with single bit DSD in the 'DSD Domain' without having to resort to 'twos complement' PCM. A lot of these things are more understood going all the way back to Philips/Sony articles on DSD-Wide editing mode. Fun to read about. If you take the zealotry out, and the financial motivations out, there are a hell of a lot of semantics when it comes to PCM vs DSD editing :wink:
Birthday
May 2, 1977 (Age: 45)
Location
Knoxville, Tn
Interests
Two Channel Audio and Head-fi
Playing Piano
Home Theater
Collecting NOS vintage tubes
Headphone Inventory
Focal Clear MG Professional
Hifiman HE560
Sennheiser HD650
Headphone Amp Inventory
Icon Audio HP8 MKii (both sources below [iFi, RME] have nice onboard headamps too)
Source Inventory
RME ADI-2 PRO FS R Black Edition, custom LPS, Intona Galvanic Isolation
iFi iDAC DSD PRO
Cable Inventory
Wyredworld USB
Audioquest USB
Kimber Kable Interconnects
Power-Related Components
Intona USB galvanic isolator
iFi iPurifier 3
Uptone Audio LPS modified Mac Mini 2014, ZeroZone LPS
Other Audio Equipment
Emotiva XMC-1 Processor, Martine Loar
Music Preferences
Classical
70's rock
folk
Jazz
Gender
Male
Occupation
Musician

Signature

Focal Clear MG Professional Senn. HD650 - Hifiman HE-560
iFi Audio iDSD Pro DAC - RME ADI-2 Pro fs r Black Edition AD/DA
20 Terabyte NAS Server - Mac Mini 2014 Roon Core with Uptone LPS conversion
Kimber Tonik RCA cables - Audioquest USB cables- iFi USB iPurifier 3

Wireworld Chroma 8 USB cables - Intona Galvanic USB Isolator

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