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I was going to order some PCBs for another project. Is there any interest in me ordering some more Speedball boards?
Cable burn-in?
It doesn't matter. If the data gets corrupted, nothing but noise will play. Picoseconds of jitter along the wire doesn't need to be worried about. Picoseconds of jitter in a DAC's clock doesn't even need to be worried about. The people who design these things to their jobs. If there is an issue with clocks not matching, it would be drift over time, and you would get total corruption of the stream. TOSLINK and any other S/PDIF format isn't just sending the same PCM bits...
How do you not understand that it only takes a single wrong bit to totally corrupt data to the point of being unrecognizable? Engineers have done their jobs, and these interfaces just work fine. If they didn't, once you got a bit error, you would know it, and it wouldn't just result in lower fidelity. I don't know why your type even argues against optical fibers. They can carry more data than a wire because they aren't affected by electrical interference.
A digital signal can either be a 0 or a 1. A series of them makes data. Please don't try to argue minor semantics that are unrelated to the topic at hand. How many times does this need to be spelled out? IF THE TIMING OF 0s AND 1s CHANGES TO THE POINT THAT THEY ARE NO LONGER BEING TRANSMITTED AND RECEIVED PROPERLY, THE DATA BECOMES CORRUPT. AT THAT POINT YOU WILL NOT HAVE ANYTHING COMING OUT OF A DAC THAT RESEMBLES AUDIO. YOU CANNOT DO ANYTHING TO A DIGITAL SIGNAL TO...
For all we know, his TOSLINK interface's drivers could be doing some terrible things such as resampling with a crappy resampler, which would not be the fault of the TOSLINK itself.
What do you not understand about this? A digital signal can either be a 0 or a 1. If the timing is off so much that it changes the bit to what it's not supposed to be, the data becomes corrupted, and nothing but a hiss would emanate from the DAC. Every buffer or cache stage "re clocks" the signal. The only thing that can jitter and be measured in the output of the DAC is the clock of the DAC, itself. What is so hard to understand about this?
Because a 0 is a 0 and a 1 is a 1. Also you're just BSing here until you prove this with a blind test. You won't, though. You'll just keep making more posts full of insults.
Your eyes introduce a bias so your mind gets in the way of what your ears do hear. People who ignore this most basic fact of human sensory perception often end up spending thousands upon thousands of dollars on audio equipment. Those who undergo blind tests come to realize that audio equipment need not cost even hundreds of dollars.
The most expensive part of an audio setup should be the transducer (speakers, headphones). Amplifiers and DACs that can be completely transparent cost mere dollars to make. In the digital realm, a 0 is a 0 and a 1 is a 1. A cable cannot add jitter that affects the signal. If a 0 or a 1 gets off of timing too much, it results in complete corruption of the signal, and nothing resembling an audio signal will come from the DAC. Don't let your eyes decide how things sound.
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