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    DAPs with Excellent DAC Performance Under $500

    In the coming months, I want to invest in a DAP. However, I see that there are few DAPs with a well-implemented DAC, according to what I have seen in reviews (taking into account SINAD). I understand that there are other priorities when making a DAP, but for me, I want a DAP with a good DAC so...
  2. pma

    Can you hear a difference between dac+amp path with 92dB vs. 78dB SINAD? (test)

    Can you hear a difference between dac+amp path with 92dB vs. 78dB SINAD? Quite a lot has been said here about “audibility” of SINAD, or existing/non-existing sound differences between amplifiers or DACs. Quite often we forget to evaluate SINAD of the whole audio chain consisting of a DAC, power...
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    Audio/Video distortion experiment: 1000x "I am sitting in a room"

    Found an interesting experiment: record a video, upload to youtube and then download/upload it 1000x to see the effects of video and audio compression. The initial experiment done ~2010 with a webcam. Big kudos to that guy, considering the youtube speed at that time it probably took many...
  4. ayane

    Multitone test revisited: Level vs SINAD graphs?

    Howdy! This question isn't a request or directed to anyone; it's just food for thought. Most of the DACs tested in the past couple of years here all show the output of the APx555's 32-tone test signal in the review, which is fantastic because such a test immediately reveals flaws in the digital...
  5. Matias

    Amplifier SINAD list ASR + 3rd parties

    I wanted to compare amplifiers measured elsewhere to the ASR standard measurements: SINAD at 5W in 4 ohms, and power at 1% THD+N in 4 ohms. So I chose some amplifiers that interested me more (let me know if you wish I can add more), read their graphs, converted to SINAD, color coded and created...
  6. L

    [Poll] Is no-distortion really better than any distortion?

    Strong statements like "no distortion is always better" are posted very often and I wanted to know what most people think about that. Is that really a clear, 100% slamdunk statement or there is some gray-area in there and we should be a bit more careful/reserved with the no-distortion 'stick'...
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    Speaker Equivalent SINAD Discussion

    I thought I'd create a thread where suggestions/comments can be made on if Amir were to rank speakers based on measurements, how would he do so. As of right now, since Amir wants his rating to be based on listening tests and not just opinions, Sean Olive's Predicted Preference rating is likely...
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    Total noob - How much SINAD do you actually need?

    I need help choosing DAC/Amp, but I am confused with these SINAD charts. Let's say I would like to enjoy this file here: FLAC (1059 kb/s, 44.1 kHz, 16 bits, 2 channels). -> the file is in 16 bit resolution, so SINAD 96-108 dB would be appropriate? This is the chart: SINAD █ >120dB (>20 bits)...
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