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MQA is a proprietary music compression solution that uses the FLAC container. It requires a license fee for manufacturers to implement it, and due to the lack of transparency from MQA, there has been relatively little conclusive...
A debate has been long raging in the audio community that Windows isn't fit for use in a high resolution audio system. Sceptics counterargued that bits are bits and Windows audio degradations are a figment of an over-active audiophile imagination.
I decided to investigate this as I kept...
ESS provides 7 standard filters in their ES9026PRO DAC ICs.
Filter 1 FAST LINEAR PHASE
Filter 2 SLOW LINEAR PHASE
Filter 3 APODIZING FAST LINEAR PHAST
Filter 4 FAST MINIMUM PHASE
Filter 5 SLOW MINIMUM PHASE
Filter 6 HYBRID FAST MINIMUM
Filter 7 BRICKWALL
Due to the AKM fire, we're emergency...
Multiple threads here deal with DSD, but I'm yet to see a bit more depth concentrated in one place. DSD For Beginners is boring and tells very little.
Based on listening to the sound quality of DSD native from Cirrus Logic chips like that in Sonata HD Pro I find:
• S/N ratio of DSD at high...