Digital Future of Audio
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In a perfect world, where would the D to A conversion occur?
The topic here is where is audio headed, for normal consumers and for audiophiles.
I put his hypothesis to you:
Audio will be digital all the way through.
I challenge you to a battle of reason and arguments, I give you:
Updated 04-22-2012 at 08:10 AM by DigiPete
OK, so I jumped straight into the way way deeper end!
A set of Genelec 8250A’s with a monster 82kg 7271A 2 x 12” woofer was up for grabs at half price pre-owned.
I talked to the guy and set up a meet on Saturday at his office at the local film studio.
Everything seemed ok and in perfect working condition, so I got a total of 110kg of speakers including 980w of amplification and he got a bank transfer.
Fortunately I had teamed up with a moving expert friend,
Updated 04-22-2012 at 07:25 AM by DigiPete
OK, so I jumped straight into the deep end!
I got a pair of Genelec 8260s last Wednesday.
I have a 2 weeks full refund on them, so the speakers in my living room are actually loaners.
They'll order min as soon as I say go.
My listening room is small, relatively bare and untreated -so far.
The whole building will have all outer walls replaced next year, so I'm not about to add a lot of treatment until after that.
They sounded quite
Updated 04-22-2012 at 07:00 AM by DigiPete
The quest for Digital solutions begins
I needed something decent to tie me over till I found my final solution and the needed funding.
An Arcam rDAC made the cut. It’s a USD 500 unit and it has given me full value for the money.
Cheap enough to be disposable and good enough to not make me do something rash.
Today I would probably have chosen a Rega DAC or M2Tech Young.
I hit the local audiophile pushers, but most of them think that I speak
So I am GOING ALL IN as a DigiPhile.
I am setting out with a set of rules:
NO half measures?
NO gradual upgrades?
NO tweaking of hardware?
But why, oh why would I go digital?
What has changed so significantly?
Well, my dream has always been to get my rig to sound as good as the best live venues.
Little can compete with a live session at the Danish Radio’s
Updated 04-22-2012 at 06:58 AM by DigiPete
I love music - both immersing myself and loosing track of time and also as a sound-scape to my everyday life.
I think of myself as a hard core puritan analogue audiophile.
Well, that is until recent!
DigiPhile would be a better description now.
My youth was spent creating music and other art as well as enjoying concerts and my ever evolving stereo system.
Cassette -> 2 track -> consumer record player -> audiophile-ish record player (Thorens
Updated 04-22-2012 at 06:59 AM by DigiPete