- Jul 21, 2018
- The Neitherlands
What happened was that people were looking for the 'Sabre glare' and then the IMD hump was seen and that was gladly embraced as 'there you see, there is a measurable difference'. Turned out that wasn't a Sabre thing at all but caused by incorrect loading of the DAC chip. Not all DAC's using a Sabre chip had the 'hump' anyway.Well, yes. I thought the IMD hump was where the real basis was found for the rumors/folklore bearing the label "Sabre glare", in the years since that old (and very short) Head-Fi discussion.
The IMD hump is well below any considered audible levels.