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About mansr

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  1. PC CD Transports

    Decent cables have impedance within tolerances. Besides, the DAC buffers make input jitter irrelevant.
  2. PC CD Transports

    Cables can vary in propagation delay. That doesn't mean they cause jitter.
  3. PC CD Transports

    Of course not. Texting wouldn't be a thing.
  4. PC CD Transports

    How does a cable cause jitter? A buffer stores data. There is no algorithm.
  5. Does a DAC need a pre-amp

    So get an expert in each and let them build a DAC together.
  6. PC CD Transports

    Transmission errors in a decent ($5) USB cable of moderate length (up to 3 m) are exceedingly rare. Should an error nonetheless occur, it is detected and a good DAC will interpolate the missing data. Each USB packet carries only 12 samples at 48 kHz, so an isolated error is barely audible. And an error rate of one per hour would be exceptionally high. It's not a problem. Latency is irrelevant. The latency from recording to playback is often several decades. If data corruption in digital buffers were commonplace, nothing would work. Planes would fall out of the sky. Ships would sink. Horses named Budweiser would die. That's far from given.
  7. Keeping the topic music related: https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/17/16781362/ajit-pai-dj-same-name-interview-net-neutrality
  8. Stereophile Series on MQA Technology

    That's a separate issue and wasn't mentioned by Chris as grounds for a ban.
  9. Stereophile Series on MQA Technology

    Not at all. Any one of us could at some future time end up working for an audio company, so by your logic we should all be "disclosing" this. If you found something to suggest he's dishonest about his non-affiliation, you should disclose that. However rarely you ban people, the reasons should be transparent.
  10. Stereophile Series on MQA Technology

    Why? He says he has no current industry affiliations. Do you have proof otherwise?
  11. Stereophile Series on MQA Technology

    Let's see how long this one lasts. He doesn't seem quite as hot-tempered as Lavorgna though.
  12. PC CD Transports

    That was plissken.
  13. Stereophile Series on MQA Technology

    It is obvious from the TEN website that the collection of publications exists solely for the purpose of selling ads. Glowing "review" on one page, ad on the next.
  14. PC CD Transports

    With clean, undamaged discs it makes no difference. Presumably drives vary in their handling of discs with poor readability.
  15. PC CD Transports

    Alex usually mentions the LG GGW-H20L. As it happens, I have one of those. It works. So do all the other CD/DVD drives I have.