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  1. kstuart

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Great - many thanks for that !
  2. kstuart

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    One of my most used sections "News" - your official press releases - has vanished entirely. :( I check it to see if anything new had been released, during periods where I do not have time to read all the book chapters.
  3. kstuart

    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    There is software available that will do that. For example, if you have Jriver Media Center, the DSP page has "Tempo & Pitch". I have not checked, but I am sure there is a free plugin for the foobar2000 free music player that will do the same thing. What Mike stated is the reason for The...
  4. kstuart

    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    Just my opinion of course, but... I cannot even listen seriously to any other Bruckner symphonies than Haitink. His Concertgebouw recordings on Philips seem to be the only one that understand what Bruckner was writing. Especially in terms of rhythm. YMMV.
  5. kstuart

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    I had these Roger Sound Lab speakers they were ridiculously good for the $$ (not my picture). (Anyone ever visit "Slipped Disc Records" - run by Kevin, not far from RSL?)
  6. kstuart

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    I did my Gen 5 USB upgrade for Bimby myself. The Gen 5 card is crammed with parts, and is so much larger than the Gen 2 card that it is a non-rectangular shape that fits around various parts that are adjacent to the USB card. In other words, all those USB parts for Gen 5 barely fit into the...
  7. kstuart

    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    The Schiit USB cables have a couple of advantages for use with Schiit DACs: 1 - They are made for Schiit by "Straight Wire". I did some research a number of years ago on cables, and found that audiophile cables that were only slightly more expensive than generic cables, performed 99+% as well...
  8. kstuart

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    I seem to remember Mike saying "several hours, so you might as well just leave it on, so you don't have to wait to listen to music".
  9. kstuart

    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    IMHO the Reiner/Chicago Scheherazade is the best orchestral recording ever. I've heard a number of releases of it. The original LP goes for many hundreds of $$, but there have been good audiophile label vinyl re-releases. But they did a really good job with the SACD, using the original...
  10. kstuart

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Here is a detailed description of differences in sound during the break-in process of a Schiit Bifrost DAC. I think somewhere in that thread, there is a reference to Jason acknowledging privately that they hear the same differences at Schiit. Many other people hear the same things (including...
  11. kstuart

    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    That's generally true of audio improvements. The Schiit Multibit upgrades and the Schiit Megaburrito digital filter both fit that characterization. You should be suspicious of any "improvement" that doesn't fit that pattern. In fact, improvements in audio, video and spirituality are all...
  12. kstuart

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Jason - Isn't it true that production of a turntable is a vastly different task than producing electronics? I remember how many of your early problems were related to the production of simple metal boxes.
  13. kstuart

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    As far as USB cables go, the Schiit ones are a no-brainer choice: * Prior to being a Schiit customer, I had done an evaluation and found that a particular brand of cheap audiophile cables had most of the benefits of far more expensive cables, for not much more than generic ones. * Schiit has...
  14. kstuart

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/schiit-bifrost-multibit-dac-w-usb-gen5-upgrade.856506/
  15. kstuart

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    And what product is "SOL" ?
  16. kstuart

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    I agree with those who are asking "What is better about this ADC?". The whole reason for a Schiit ADC was that Mike created a custom ADC for MFSL called "The Gain System" that used a lot of the technology and innovative techniques that later went into the Yggdrasil (except in the reverse...
  17. kstuart

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Like most of audio, I find that "Pace, Rhythm and Timing" applies far more to different masterings of an album than to different equipment. The biggest examples I can think of are the REM remasters by MFSL vs the original REM CDs and the first series of Jimi Hendix remasters vs the original...
  18. kstuart

    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    This is a good point to mention that about the only group of recordings that are consistently "best" in the most recent masterings are those on "Blue Note" label that are released through HDtracks on 24/192 - generally mastered by Alan Yoshida and Bernie Grundman.  The six most popular works...
  19. kstuart

    Happy as a Pig in Schiit: Introducing Modi Multibit

    First, unless the file is 192khz, the Burrito Filter will still be in play.   But, even if the file is 24/192, there is still a significant difference between Multibit and Delta-Sigma DACs.  How much of a difference is dependent on the other DAC's performance, of course, so you can only really...
  20. kstuart

    Happy as a Pig in Schiit: Introducing Modi Multibit

    Yes indeed at:   http://www.hdtracks.com/rimsky-korsakov-scheherazade-314675     The 88.2khz and 176.4khz sample rates indicate that it is from the same 2005 SACD, and they use the same cover image, which has the SACD logo.
  21. kstuart

    Happy as a Pig in Schiit: Introducing Modi Multibit

    @Psalmanazar -   DACs need to oversample IF they are starting with a 44.1khz source.  This is because the analog post-conversion filtering is much less audible if it is done at 192khz than at 44.1khz.   If the source is already at 192khz, then there is no reason for oversampling or digital...
  22. kstuart

    Happy as a Pig in Schiit: Introducing Modi Multibit

    That is not visible to those who are not tidal members, so it is impossible for us to verify (that would require cut-and-paste of conductor, orchestra, label, etc).   However, you can get a good used copy for $3 or a new one for $6 from Amazon at:  ...
  23. kstuart

    Happy as a Pig in Schiit: Introducing Modi Multibit

    I entirely agree, in the context of buying recordings of music for listening.  The Burrito filter corrects significant problems with previous 16-bit playback in DACs, making the mastering a far bigger factor.   For many pre-1980 recordings, the first CD release is the best mastering due to...
  24. kstuart

    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    The 12-foot reptilian aliens from the 9th Dimension are going to be angry with me.... but you guys are Sheep !   http://www.miltonline.com/2014/01/07/hertz-so-good/   http://www.zengardner.com/music-theory-432-hz-tuning-separating-fact-fiction/  ...
  25. kstuart

    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    Mike -   The logical solution is to create and tweak the audio playback system so that it reproduces a wide variety of acoustic music as faithfully as possible, and then it should accurately reproduce electronic music as well.   Same logic as tuning a guitar to a tuning fork - even though...
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