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post #6511 of 38798
If anybody needs some 1/4 to mini adapters, pm me.
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That's interesting that you hear a difference. Like I said, in the end it's all 1's and 0's being transmitted and read at a fixed clock rate, nothing in between, and all 1s are equal and all 0's are equal once they're read. Maybe I'll shoot you an e-mail for a chance to compare it to a cheap cable myself. I'd be interested to see whether I hear a difference. It's hard for me to think of any reason it would change the sound when I know how serial transmission of digital data works.

And as an argument against myself: If one sounds better to you, then I guess it's worth it, whether the difference really is made by something physical in the cable, or whether it's based on how your mind wants to perceive it. In the end, it's really about what sounds best to you personally.

And like I said, it's very generous of you to be giving it away!
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post #6513 of 38798
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That's interesting that you hear a difference. Like I said, in the end it's all 1's and 0's being transmitted and read at a fixed clock rate, nothing in between, and all 1s are equal and all 0's are equal once they're read. Maybe I'll shoot you an e-mail for a chance to compare it to a cheap cable myself. I'd be interested to see whether I hear a difference. It's hard for me to think of any reason it would change the sound when I know how serial transmission of digital data works.

And as an argument against myself: If one sounds better to you, then I guess it's worth it, whether the difference really is made by something physical in the cable, or whether it's based on how your mind wants to perceive it. In the end, it's really about what sounds best to you personally.

And like I said, it's very generous of you to be giving it away!
in theory you are 100% correct. In practice not so much. I have too much on my mind today to get into it, but do a google search on the term jitter.
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Thanks, that's exactly what I was looking for. It seems like there are plenty of threads out there on the debate of jitter. I'll have to start reading up! I'm still a little confused as to how jitter makes a difference even if the DAC were to buffer and resync the signals right before the conversion to analog. Wouldn't this get us back to the 'bits are bits' condition? Or is it a matter of reading the signals correctly in the first place? If this were the problem, I would not expect a slightly more harsh sound or a loss of warmth, but rather complete corruption of samples.

The complexity of hi-fi audio setups amazes me.
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Thanks, that's exactly what I was looking for. It seems like there are plenty of threads out there on the debate of jitter. I'll have to start reading up! I'm still a little confused as to how jitter makes a difference even if the DAC were to buffer and resync the signals right before the conversion to analog. Wouldn't this get us back to the 'bits are bits' condition? Or is it a matter of reading the signals correctly in the first place? If this were the problem, I would not expect a slightly more harsh sound or a loss of warmth, but rather complete corruption of samples.

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NVM - that was exactly what you said
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Well, I've gone and done it. I've never been good with patience, and this is just one more instance where my impulses coupled with a sudden influx of disposable income have gotten the better of me. Not unlike the way in which I learned to swim, I've gone and jumped into the deep end (deep for me anyway).

Without further adieu, allow me to introduce you to the newest members of my fledgling audio equipment stable.

Marjorie is a petite, yet rambunctious, young lass with an appealing physique who wonderfully presents herself as both exciting and neutral.

Bertha is the matriarch of the family. She is both powerful and versatile and, at the same time, lovingly warm and inviting.

These two ladies will hopefully be the purveyors of audio enjoyment for me for quite some time.

Personification aside, I spent a fair amount of time comparing reviews, attempting to identify reviewers whose musical preferences and interpretation of certain sonic characteristics were aligned with my own, and attempting to find the best equipment available given the budget I set aside for this purchase (I must say, I'm rather impressed that I was able to adhere to my budget ).

In case you can't tell, I'm tremendously excited and I can't wait for everything to get here .
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post #6517 of 38798
I've heard that Ming Da twice, it's a good unit for the price. DAC-only Pico is a no-brainer, you won't do much better for both portability and value.

Congrats .



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Is that from the Head-Fi meet?
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Is that from the Head-Fi meet?
Yeah the first one I attended (Skylab's). Impressions are in sig. if you're bored.
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Yeah the first one I attended (Skylab's). Impressions are in sig. if you're bored.
I've read through that thread like a million times when I've been bored lol. There's so much amazing equipment in there. In fact, that picture of the Ming-Da is one of the first things that got me researching the amp. It's absolutely gorgeous if I do say so myself. As much as I tell myself that the decision I made was based primarily on the sonic properties of the amp, it definitely doesn't hurt that it's so damn aesthetically pleasing .
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