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  1. jackenhack

    Sony NW-A105 Digital Audio Player Review

    The EU cap is such a stupid idea that the mind boggles. Just look around on any public transport and see how many uses the included earbuds versus upgraded headphones. I can only speak for Sweden, but I would guess that somewhere around 70% have replaced the headphones. And with better...
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    NAD C658 Streaming DAC Review

    Why aren't there any decent audio streamers with Dirac Live or other corrections? I refuse to buy a unit "blind" without a thorough measurement by @amirm. After finding this site, I only purchase equipment that's been tested here. I haven't been disappointed yet, every piece of gear works great...
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    Auralic LEO GX DAC Clock Review

    Well, if you want to go crazy, just get a used rubidium atomic clock or GPSDO from eBay for a pittance. Connect it to my frequency generator card, where you can get eight different frequencies at 0 PPM and replace all your oscillators in your DAC. It won't sound better, but it will be insanely...
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    Mola Mola Tambaqui DAC and Streamer Review

    Any chance of pictures inside?
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    SMSL M500 Teardown & ESS ES9038Pro DAC Thermal Analysis

    It would be kind of interesting to see how it performs with a heat sink mounted.
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    Review and Measurements of Yamaha WXA-50 Streaming Amp

    I hate to say it, but it has pretty decent performance overall. I am still hoping for a reasonably priced amplifier a bit closer to the THX unit.
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    Measuring RME ADI-2 Pro with QuantAsylum QA401

    And when doing balanced, you don’t need to terminate at all.
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    Measuring RME ADI-2 Pro with QuantAsylum QA401

    You only need to terminate the unused input when doing unbalanced measurements. So remove the 50 ohm terminator on the input.
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    Review and Measurements of Audio-gd NFB2 192 DAC

    Did we go through the evils of feedback, jump to the benefits of meditation for use as a tool for audio testing, and now we're back at the sins of feedback? I’m going to apply my nihilistic approach for this one...
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    Review of NanoPi NEO2: World's Smallest Audio Streamer

    That worked like a charm! Thanks! Will update my article on my blog.
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    Topping D70 DAC

    Just when I needed a review of the D70! Fantastic timing.
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    ESS THD ‘Hump’ Investigation

    Yes, very awesome! And they are making the new version with XLR, so I’m really anxious to get my greedy little hand on the new board.
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    ESS THD ‘Hump’ Investigation

    The Khadas guys have fixed the problem. But they are working on a new version of the Khadas Tone Board, this one with XLR-connectors on it, so they will spin a new board with the fix included. It will be a couple of months I would guess.
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    Review of NanoPi NEO2: World's Smallest Audio Streamer

    It’s way overdue to draw my Audeze headphones instead. :)
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    Review and Measurements of Audio-gd DAC19 DAC

    I don't understand how this company can still be in business. I bought two different op-amps from them, and they were horrible. Fully discrete components and the old NE5532 was many times better, but You can get it for pocket change. I’ve never seen a good measurement of any equipment from that...
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    Review of NanoPi NEO2: World's Smallest Audio Streamer

    Thank God there is a bunch of nerds on this excellent forum. I think I have a solution to your problem.
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    Chernobyl series on HBO

    My nineteen-year-old son didn't call for a couple of days. Finally got an SMS message with this image attached. He said he just needed to see it for himself. Yes, that's a Geiger counter around his neck. We used to play Call of Duty around this structure when he was younger. Cool dude.
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    Review and Measurements of Rane PS1 Phono Amp

    The Cambridge Audio Azur 640P Phono Stage has the same type of power supply, but I guess they designed the PCB better because if I'm not mistaken, it measured a lot better than this when it comes to power supply noise injection.
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    Review and Measurements of Teac AX-501 Amplifier

    I'm going to become even more annoying when I become a Patreon supporter next week! :)
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