- Dec 8, 2016
- Seattle Area, USA
There is also a more consumer-looking Anniversary Edition:
The Pro sells at €1.599,00 in Europe, the AE is 400,- more.
Bit to much as far as I'm concerned for a slight improvement in aesthetics.
Don't like the window on top either.
I don't really think they sabotaged non-MQA. It is just part and parcel of how MQA works.Cool. So, MQA clearly sounds better than non. But, alas, that is because MQA has sabotaged the non-MQA playback. Dirty pool, IMHO.
On the second harmonic clipping, he says this is due to the attenuator (volume control) circuit which was intended to have a "warm" sound. Shutting off the volume control makes most of the second harmonic distortion to go away
https://mytekdigital.com/download_library/manuals/Brooklyn_DAC_Manual.pdfI've always said: Design a product to sound different and market that difference. EQ baked right into the god damned attenuator and it's one size fits all.
My question is do they address this engineering choice in the manual?
I was being facetious, of course. But, it might point to a fairly large problem for Mytek and others who wish to get on the MQA bandwagon.I don't really think they sabotaged non-MQA. It is just part and parcel of how MQA works.
Now I do agree they sabotaged both MQA and non-MQA by selling this diminished codec digital performance as an improvement. ADC to DAC performance of MQA is diminished vs 96/24 and even appears in some ways diminished vs 44/16.