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  1. AndrovichIV

    Linux settings for an audiophile

    FYI: I've updated my github repo (see my signature) with my configuration for Ubuntu 20.04. I incorporated feedback that I received from Tanu Kaskinen, a pulseaudio developer.
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    BEGINNER QUESTION : Getting "BitPerfect" output in Linux ?

    Hi! Please check my github repository (see my signature). I have my current configuration that works very well. I relied on multiple online sources for this, as well as communication with Tanu Kaskinen, a pulseaudio developer.
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    [SOLD] Project Polaris Amp and Project Kamaleon for sale

    Enjoy it in good health and please consider rating me on eBay :)
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    [SOLD] Project Polaris Amp and Project Kamaleon for sale

    Put a listing in ebay, check it here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/PROJECT-POLARIS-SS-HEADPHONE-AMPLIFIER-PRE-AMP-US-BUILT/193254163625
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    [SOLD] Project Polaris Amp and Project Kamaleon for sale

    Selling my Project Polaris Amp!! Unlike other audio purchases you know how this particular unit performs down to a T since Amirm reviewed it here. Original price for this unit is $250 I won't bother to put any pictures since Amirm is a far better photographer than I am :) $180 gets you the...
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    The Audio Science Review Manifesto???

    This is great! My 0.05 is that a FAQ format (a la Schiit ironically) might be more user friendly. Also, it might be useful to pepper this with some authoritative references (no need to put science lingo in there, just the reference in parentheses if anyone wants to read that)
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    Ciúnas Audio ISO DAC Teardown and Failed Review

    I do see your point regarding name calling. Regarding the lack of measurements and the provenance of this unit: Safety of the unit > performance of the unit. If the unit isn't safe to use, it's irrelevant how it may perform. The manufacturer hasn't refuted this teardown, so it's likely...
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    Ciúnas Audio ISO DAC Teardown and Failed Review

    we really should have a FAQ section that we could point to dispel these arguments, because they pop up in every other thread, and they receive the same answer
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    Ciúnas Audio ISO DAC Teardown and Failed Review

    supposedly this model produces 93 db THD+N, so even if it meets specs it falls below a Modi 2 Uber https://www.ciunas.biz/product-page/iso-dac-no-hub
  10. AndrovichIV

    SMSL M500 DAC and HP Amp Review

    What's your opinion on: https://www.xivero.com/downloads/MQA-Technical_Analysis-Hypotheses-Paper.pdf ? I found the link in one of Archimago's posts: https://audiophilestyle.com/ca/reviews/mqa-a-review-of-controversies-concerns-and-cautions-r701/
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    SMSL M500 DAC and HP Amp Review

    Yes, but whether you use it or not, you're paying merdidian for the technology
  12. AndrovichIV

    SMSL M500 DAC and HP Amp Review

    To be fair, I think software freedom and open standards touch a nerve in a lot of people --myself included. It's not like talking about whether BMW or Mercedes is better, or whether apples are better than oranges
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    SMSL M500 DAC and HP Amp Review

    Please don't use a white background, can't see anything :)
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    SMSL M500 DAC and HP Amp Review

    Off topic, but I guess there's two main reasons that people hate MQA: The technical aspects which are a little bit shady as has been covered here. The fact that no one has been able to prove that there's an SQ improvement using MQA doesn't help ... and the commercial aspect which involves...
  15. AndrovichIV

    Massdrop Airist R2R DAC Review

    Even by subjectivists standards Zeos ears are low res. The likelihood of Zeos picking up any type of distortion measured by the AP analyzer are zero LOL
  16. AndrovichIV

    Review and Measurements of New JDS Labs Atom Headphone Amp

    1) what OS are you using? Does the distortion still occur when you're in bit perfect mode? 3) which DAC (or on-board) are you using?, 4) does the distortion reduce if you turn the digital volume down? I think it's far more likely that the distortion you're hearing comes from the OS which is...
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    Review and Measurements of New JDS Labs Atom Headphone Amp

    As an owner, can confirm that JDS Labs Atom (and for that matter the less powerful Liquid Spark) can absolutely drive the 250 Ohm DT 770 to very high volume without distortion
  18. AndrovichIV

    Review and Measurements of the PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC

    This Yeah, but everyone's ears are different. If Amirm likes it, that's not informative to me. If Amirm tells me this thing has like 60 db SINAID that's informative here and in China
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    Review and Measurements of the PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC

    ASR gives you quality objective data for free. If you want subjective "evaluations" there's tons of them online, unlike the objective data here. I'm sure you'll learn about the "speed" and "attack" of this device. Naturally, the ears of those reviewers are thousand times more revealing than the...
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