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Confessions of a DigiPhile II

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WHY digital?

So I am GOING ALL IN as a DigiPhile.
I am setting out with a set of rules:

My dogma:?
NO half measures?
NO gradual upgrades?
NO tweaking of hardware?
NO regrets

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 old studios near by. Particularly when they do not use any amplification.

Ideally I need:

- Music in studio master quality
- A rig that can reproduce the music as true to the master as possible.
- A music room with perfect acoustics.

I know that the perfect acoustics is going to be a problem, put I will do my best. This is where I will allow myself to tweak and spend extra money.
That said, I will choose a rig that can adapt it’s EQ to compensate for the lack of perfect acoustics.

It seems that digital has teamed up against my analogue heart and offers a whole range of new advantages:

- Music in near studio master quality readily available for download.
- Quality D/A is cheap enough for one D/A per transducer in surround.
- Digital X-over is now available and far better than passive X-over.
- DSP has become cheaper and offer near lossless room correction.
- Quadraphonic (and/or 5.1) is back and only available as digital.
- Science will replace guessing or hoping in getting desired sound.
- I can finally get the Brüel & Kjær house frequency response curve.

WOW, no wonder I am going down the route of digital!

I want all this without loosing anything that my analogue rig offers.

Find my blog: “Confessions of a DigiPhile” at www.computeraudiophile.com/blogs/7638-DigiPete

Updated 04-22-2012 at 07:58 AM by DigiPete

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  1. SteveChicago's Avatar
    Hi Pete.



    Based on your photos, it looks like you have your speakers in a confined space. Not sure if you can (or should) move them away from the walls. Anyway, be careful they might BLOW YOUR HEAD OFF LOL.... steve