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Jimbob54

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#21
I always wanted to fake a YGGDRASIL at a head-fi meetup with something like the D90 inside.
Well, in that case they still shouldnt actually be able to tell any trick, depending on what playing and playing on and who's listening
 
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#22
10 grand DAC, $2 dollar remote
Actually it is not a 2$ remote, obviously you haven't had one in your hands. It is pretty nice, heavy and very well finished aluminum, definitely not 2$. The 10K is what it is, they know their marketing and it is their problem to sell enough but please do not make fun on things that you haven't actually seen. Makes it look like the grapes are sour.
 

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Can't say I'm very surprised by these results. Weiss are Swiss, they've been around in the premium space for 30+ years if memory serves, and their thing has been low jitter for many years now. So they've always been an engineering-driven company, and right now they're actually employing Samuel Groner (you know, the guy with the op-amp measurements). They used to be big into studio converters but shifted to the deep-pocketed audiophile market with its much higher margins when demand for big studio equipment started dwindling.
 

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#24
I saw someone in the comments talking about some of the real state of the art DACs that have been verified here, and asked when Stereophile's going to stop messing around and review these (Okto RME Matrix etc..), John Atkinson says he's asked for samples of the 8 channel and stereo variants to review. That's nice to see.

One dude in the comments section though, had me laughing a bit:

you actually think throwing an off the shelf ESS Tech. or AKM DAC chip into a box, adding its' off the shelf software and a basic (probably generic op-amp based) analog section and power supply makes a DAC state of the art? Seriously? I'm sorry your hearing isn't good enough to tell the difference but that's about as far from state of the art as one can get.
Oh, and obvious troll is still pretty dang obvious (and still bad at it).
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#25
The ‘old boys’ in the industry have to cling to the FUD model, it is sad.
One of the reasons this place is so powerful, when you can point to the measurements...
Keith
 
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