• Computer Audio Interview at Dagogo

    I'm really not one to draw attention to myself. I know that sounds a bit odd as I publish another link to an interview I've just completed. Please keep in mind I didn't start CA to direct attention to myself. CA is all about the readers, contributors, community, new friends, and the next phase in high end audio reproduction. The more opportunities I have to get the word out about what's going on here at CA and in computer audio playback the better it is for everyone interested in high end computer audio. The following interview was conducted by Dagogo's Laurence Borden. It touches on some beginner topics, CD ripping, file formats, and more advanced subjects like asynchronous and adaptive USB. Here's a link to the compete interview over at Dagogolink.




     
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    1. The Computer Audiophile's Avatar
      The Computer Audiophile -
      Thanks so much for the kind words PorkChop.
    1. esimms86's Avatar
      esimms86 -
      Chris, thanks for providing the link and thanks for an informative interview. I learned a couple of things here and there about the acronyms that are used so frequently on this site. <br />
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      I was intrigued by one statement that you made:<br />
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      " I don’t consider any wireless solutions available at the time of this writing to be true audiophile solutions."<br />
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      As you may recall, I used the Logitech Transporter as me entry point into computer audio. I subsequently moved to the PS Audio Perfectwave DAC(PWD). I have, of course, acknowledged in a previous post some of the shortcomings of the PWD/Bridge. The issues, as many are aware, include gapless, skips and dropouts. The latter 2 issues are improved upon with every new software release, and the gapless issue, PSA promises, will eventually be resolved. With its admitted shortcomings, I find the sound quality of the PWD/Bridge used in an NAS system to be excellent for redbook and hi res files alike. I would be interested to know why you don't view the PWD/Bridge as a true audiophile solution. If you disregard it for its aforementioned problems, then I fully understand. If there is some other reason to dismiss it from the ranks of audiophile equipment, I am, as they say, "all ears." Thanks.<br />
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      Esau<br />
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    1. The Computer Audiophile's Avatar
      The Computer Audiophile -
      Hi Esau - The PWD/Bridge is a wired Ethernet device and does not fall under my "Wireless Solutions" category. I think wired Ethernet solutions are definitely capable of audiophile quality playback. I will spend some time with the PWD/Bridge once more of the kinks are worked out.<br />
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      Did I answer your question?
    1. esimms86's Avatar
      esimms86 -
      Yes you did answer my question, thanks Chris.<br />
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      Esau
    1. Larry B's Avatar
      Larry B -
      it was I who contacted Chris about the interview, not the other way around. Chris was gracious throughout the process, and obviously put considerable time effort into answering the questions, for which I am most appreciative. The interview was intended for dagogo readers who are new to computer audio, and I hope we can follow it up with additional interviews in which we explore certain aspects of computer audio in greater depth.<br />
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      I welcome any comments from the CA readers.<br />
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      Sincerely,<br />
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      Laurence Borden<br />
      Executive Editor, dagogo.com