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    TASCAM UH-7000

    Use speakers, all recordings except binaural are meant for speakers, you'll never get correct sound stage using headphones for example. The Tascam is the most accurate DAC I've came across. Most high-end DAC is the opposite of accurate, they try to make things sound better than they are, I had a...
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    TASCAM UH-7000

    Nope, I'm only using it as a DAC. It's perfect.
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    All things Metrum Acoustics

    AES/Dante/wireless IP audio is the way to go...
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    emotivas new stealth 8 powered monitors any impressions?

    If a premium fuses has effect on sound quality then that equipment was beyond poorly designed. I have tried one before, and it made no difference what so ever.
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    Inexpensive Replacement cable for new HiFiMan HE-400i?

    Custom Mogami cable is cheap and is top tier when it comes to accuracy.
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    Subjective Tests Indicate High-Resolution Audio Offers No Benefits

    Yup, and every once in a while I came across a CD release that is just complexly ****ed up. These people need to pay the mastering guys to check their work out...
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    Confused about all the subjectivity involved in audio

    Of course it's subjective. A lot of high end audiophile hardware are in fact DSP like in that they alter the sound trying to make it sound "better"   Also, the more accurate the sound reproduction, the easier it is to identify bad recording/mix and or room interaction, and guess who the...
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    Subjective Tests Indicate High-Resolution Audio Offers No Benefits

    So there will be no resampling between CD and Video releases. Resampling is audible and best avoided. (Unless they record to both formats but I doubt many do it). Plus, you now only have 1 clock instead of 2 clocks, or try to do a compromised common clock...   Every time a video release sounds...
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    Subjective Tests Indicate High-Resolution Audio Offers No Benefits

    Making a lot more money than otherwise. :)
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    Looking for a new DAC.

    Also note, most delta-sigma DAC are in fact multibit. Burr-Brown calls it "advanced segment", 6 bits R2R I believe.
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    Looking for a new DAC.

    You should compare the two. I had a multibit r2r DAC from Metrum, and I'm using a the TASCAM UH-7000 (same family as TEAC) that is less than 1/10th the price now.   The real magic is NOS btw.
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    Looking for a new DAC.

    TEAC UD-503?
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    ALAC vs. FLAC

    Jitter differences. Some very expensive "audiophile" DAC can't handle them, while any cheap mass market DAC will.
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    Article: "Why USB Cables Can Make a Difference"

    If USB cable makes a difference, you need a better, properly implemented DAC by people who actually knows what they are doing. Chances are, it'll be a cheaper, mass market DAC.
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    ALAC vs. FLAC

    If you notice audible differences from different lossless format and you are sure they are bit identical, then you need a  better, properly implemented DAC. Been there done that.
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    Has anyone used the Tascam DA-3000 as a headphone amp?

    Don't know about the DA-3000, but the far cheaper UH-7000 DAC section is the best I've came across under the $4000+ range. I would expect the DA-3000 to be better. Only thing is it's rated for 45mW + 45mW (into 32 ohms load, 0.1% distortion), so make sure it's powerful enough for your headphone...
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    USB DAC For Under £100

    Google Chromecast Audio
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    All things Metrum Acoustics

    If your DAC can't handle USB connection properly, there are bigger issues at hand.
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    Teac UD 503 DAC (2015 New Release, DXD, DSD256)

    It's your money. custom pro audio cables should cost you less than $50. My experience is on the speaker side (both speaker and line level xlr cables), I tried quite a few cables, some very expensive "audiophile" cables too. Let's just say all my cables are now Mogami, and nothing but Mogami...
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    Teac UD 503 DAC (2015 New Release, DXD, DSD256)

    Another thing you could try is contact Pro Audio LA and have them make you one using Mogami cable. It should be much cheaper and should be accurate as well.
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    AKM DAC "Super slow roll off" is NOS

    NOS is back in new DAC designs, and has been for awhile!   Super Slow Roll Off (Digital Filter bypass mode) http://www.akm.com/akm/en/file/datasheet/AK4497EQ.pdf
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    All things Metrum Acoustics

    Wow, even the UD 501 can do NOS http://archimago.blogspot.ca/2013/05/measurements-teac-ud-501-pcm-performance.html This one is going $400-500 used
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    All things Metrum Acoustics

    Teac UD 503, someone even measured it with a scope in that thread.
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