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The Computer Audiophile

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  1. Album of the Evening

    I recently started listening to one complete album from start to finish every evening. It's really great to sit down, no Internet, no phone, no iPhone, no i-anything and close my evening out with uninterrupted music. There's nothing like closing out each day on a great note, no pun intended. I want to start this thread for people interested in doing the same thing. Listening to an album every evening and posting simply the artist and album information. Doesn't have to be a picture or the cover or a link or anything. It's more about enjoying this wonderful hobby. I'll start with my Album of the Evening for tonight: Artist: Boston Album: Boston
  2. Audirvana Plus 3 (official thread)

    Hi Guys - In anticipation of Audirvana Plus 3, and seeing how large the AP 2.6 thread has become, I started this thread as the location for all AP 3 conversations.
  3. MQA is Vaporware

    You have no idea how companies work in this industry. That includes Harmon, Krell, and any of the other brands.
  4. RMAF 2017 Reader Reports

    Hi guys - Let's use this thread for posting reader reports from the show (similar to how everyone posted comments and photos from the Munich show).
  5. 400 GB micro SD Card

    Wow, not sure how I missed this one. Maier Shadi of The Audio Salon just sent me a link to this. Very cool. And, it's $250, not $2,500. https://www.sandisk.com/home/memory-cards/microsd-cards/ultra-microsd-400gb https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B074RNRM2B/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1504405865&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=400+gb+micro+sd+card&dpPl=1&dpID=51hxBNUssNL&ref=plSrch
  6. The "Official" Aurender Discussion Thread

    I've only seen them convert DSD to PCM
  7. dCS Network Bridge

    So the Paganini won't multiply the clock signal like dCS says it will?
  8. MQA is Vaporware

    I'm not supporting anything. I don't see how a more cumbersome format could decrease piracy. If the labels flipped the DRM bit, it would be the worst thing they could do with respect to piracy. It would shoot back up. Not to the previous levels because streaming is so easy now, but relatively speaking, MQA can't do anything to combat piracy. Plus, piracy is all but dead for the general public. MQA could help resurrect it.
  9. MQA is Vaporware

    I have a hard time following your comments. Now you're talking about people's likes and your concerns and whose call it is to convert libraries? None of that matters in this discussion.
  10. MQA is Vaporware

    The record companies don't care about you. It's ridiculous to care about such a small population.
  11. MQA is Vaporware

    With respect to audio, consumers have never shown an interest in quality. Bob said to me on an MQA panel that consumers have never had the option. I believe they have had the option for a very long time. The most recent example is Tidal lossless vs. lossy and all other streaming services.
  12. MQA is Vaporware

    Or increase piracy
  13. dCS Network Bridge

    I got some help from dCS on this one: Begin quote "dCS started adding word clock I/O to consumer products in 1999. These features have been on our pro products from 1989. - 1st Generation 1999 to 2007 – Classic products: Elgar Plus / Delius / Purcell / Verdi / Verona. These have a basic clocking interface where the clock frequency must match the (single wire) sample rate. So, the DAC accepts a 44.1kHz word clock for 44.1 data, or a 96kHz word clock for Dual AES 192kS/s data, for example. Single-wire interfaces are limited to 96 maximum. - 2nd Generation 2007 to 2015 – Scarlatti / Paganini / Puccini / Debussy. These can multiply the clock frequency by 0.25 / 0.5 / 1 / 2 / 4 to match the sample rate. So, the DAC accepts a clock at 44.1, 88.2 or 176.4kHz for data at 44.1, 88.2, 176.4 or DSD. Similarly with 48, 96 and 192 clock and data rates. More flexible. (This multiplier feature was added to Elgar Plus also.) Computer audio causes a problem here, because the sample rate can change from one file to another. If the sample rate is not an exact multiple of the clock frequency, the DAC will lose lock with the Master Clock. There are ways around this, but they not ideal. - 3rd Generation 2012 to present – Vivaldi / Rossini / Network Bridge. These have our advanced clocking system, featuring 2 word clock inputs that can each lock to word clock at 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 or 192kHz. Now you can drive the Upsampler and DAC with bothbase clock frequencies simultaneously. Yhey can choose the compatible clock automatically and it is “set & forget”. We designed the Network Bridge with the intention of serving all 3 generations or products. You can connect both clock inputs to a Vivaldi or Rossini Master Clock and drive it with both 44.1 and 48kHz. The asynchronous USB interface regulates the delivery of data from the network to match the Clock frequency, or a multiple, changing clocks inputs as needed. With a 3rd Generation DAC and Upsampler, lock them to both frequencies also. For the earlier DACs and Upsamplers, slave to the Bridge’s word clock output instead. The 96kHz limit here ensures even a 1stGeneration system can keep more of the benefit from locking the Bridge to the Master Clock. So, in ToD’s system, you can play a 24/192 file with the Bridge locked to the Master Clock – it will select the 48kHz Clock output. The data output can be single-wire or Dual AES into the Paganini DAC. Connect the Bridge’s clock output (96kHz) to the DAC and set the Sync Source to WClk. The DAC locks and the system is happy. If you play a 24/88.2 file, the Bridge will swap to the 44.1kHz clock input, change its clock output to 88.2kHz, the DAC will re-lock and play. This setup will also work very nicely with our Classic Elgar Plus or Delius DACs, as intended. You can use the NB app to set the Bridge to match the lower data rate capabilities of these older designs. Clocking can become fiendishly complicated, but the new system definitely cuts a lot of this out." End quote
  14. MQA is Vaporware

    Thought I already said it in my post :~) Edit: They see MQA as a vehicle to sell again to the same customer base who buys something at every change in tech.
  15. MQA is Vaporware

    That's not what I'm saying, but some could see MQA as the opportunity you describe.
  16. MQA is Vaporware

    I agree the differences in video are much easier to see, but if 1080p was delivered better, 99 percent of people wouldn't care about 4k.
  17. Can't edit my blog

    Not yet. Was at Dynaudio R&D today. Really cool.
  18. Article: SOtM sMS-200 Review

    Wish I could test it for you, but I don't have the SOtM product at home. On the SOtM there is a DAC status type of page. What does that say? Does it see your dac?
  19. Article: SOtM sMS-200 Review

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  20. At the request of some CA Community members I have created a thread for us to discuss any streaming problems with TIDAL HIFI.
  21. MQA is Vaporware

    Goodbye Peter.
  22. RMAF 2017 Reader Reports

    I agree, Constellation / Wilson was really good when I was there.
  23. Can't edit my blog

    That's what the machine on which you're typing is for. There's nothing I can provide in this area, that isn't available already.
  24. MQA is Vaporware

    I don't believe 4k video was something consumers asked for or need. I'm not sure it's actually that good for anyone other than those with giant screens who sit close, and the people selling goods. Lossless 1080p, which isn't sent into homes via streaming, satellite, or cable, would be better. When people see how good an over the air HD video looks compared to lossy 4k, they may think twice about 4k. The same can be said for great 44.1 versus high resolution and MQA.
  25. RMAF 2017 Reader Reports

    Back to RMAF talk. Sent from Denmark, where taxation is actually really high and quality of life is higher.