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    Life after Yggdrasil?

    A bit better. Possibly .. maybe. In my exp people tend to seriously overstimate the diffs between Dacs. Most of those diffs lie in an area that the vast majority of people would call "professional-nitpicking". Comparing Dacs is usually a sort of a maybe-game ... maybe this one has a larger...
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    Lightest player with MicroSD card or dual with WIFI for streaming etc

    Sansa clip zip. Doesnt get lighter than that
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    Meze 99 Classics Europe Tour - Reviewers Wanted

    Enjoying them now, thx meze team. Will ship back on Monday or Tuesday
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    AUDIO over IP - REDNET 3 & 16 Review. AES67 Sets A New Standard for Computer Audio

    Saw that one a while ago. It has some limitations but certainly looks like a better solution than those led-fest-monsters. Unfortunately I havent found any reviews. And I'm still waiting for that small aoip receiver card that you put inside your Dac (i.e. replace the usb-to-iis card that most...
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    AUDIO over IP - REDNET 3 & 16 Review. AES67 Sets A New Standard for Computer Audio

    Well, for anyone reading this thread it's clear that the pic is quite 'simple'. Didnt even want to mention the extra clocks, fibre-eth converters, the tens of "must" have LPSes, gold power cables, diamond fuses and groundboxes filled with the sand of audiogods. Many of you guys are doing a...
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    AUDIO over IP - REDNET 3 & 16 Review. AES67 Sets A New Standard for Computer Audio

    Something is just not right in that pic .. some of you guys are replacing the old, awful 5devices+20cables Usb chain with a 5devices&10cables Ethernet chain. Why oh why?! And those Usb thingies were at least small and not so hard to hide. The new Aoip chain is a monster .. made of...
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    The DIY'rs Cookbook

    Nope .. but the holy ground quantum loop just might ;)
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    AUDIO over IP - REDNET 3 & 16 Review. AES67 Sets A New Standard for Computer Audio

    That's normally a very good sign. The more 'musical' and less 'digital' the sound is, one can & kinda feels the need to turn the volume up.
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    The DIY'rs Cookbook

    Both eth cables gotta be exactly 23cm long. You've been warned! :)
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    Life after Yggdrasil?

    It goes a bit farther than that. AFAIK, Chord designed and implemented their own fpgas .. and new filters based on their own algorithms. Also the DA conversion is done by their own custom chips. Normally I wouldnt consider that stuff such big a leap .. they did not really revolutionize anything...
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    AUDIO over IP - REDNET 3 & 16 Review. AES67 Sets A New Standard for Computer Audio

    Figured out already that you're not just another audiophile :). We share a very similar background. Judging by your Poly-talk we may even share the same world region. I just dont share your optimism about their software quality. I prefer the safe assumption that it's same as almost all other...
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    Life after Yggdrasil?

    All good then. And 100% agreed about the inovative products. If I was to pay $10+k for a Dac, it'll surely be something like Dave. They took a big leap in tech terms and sounds like they got it right too (wont comment about the same as big leap in funky design). OTOH, the gold feet and the...
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    Life after Yggdrasil?

    The best part of that Dac and their real differentiator is the software .. and their custom Fpga chips that run it. You wont see much of that in the case or on the BOM .. producing the Fpga-s costs peanuts once you have a final design and installing the software is quite easy too. But developing...
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    AUDIO over IP - REDNET 3 & 16 Review. AES67 Sets A New Standard for Computer Audio

    Maybe U may be right. But as someone who works in IT, I have serious doubts. Almost all the software nowadays is in a sort of continuous beta-state. E.g Android is even older than Dante and still looks and feels like a beta .. the first 2-3 versions were so bad, they barely deserved to be...
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    AUDIO over IP - REDNET 3 & 16 Review. AES67 Sets A New Standard for Computer Audio

    AO and similar tools could actually be quite bad as they do exactly the oposite of what you need for AOIP. They optimize for audio and usb but under Windows the audio and network subsystems share lots of resources. Basically, most audio optimizations will come at the expense of network...
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