The THD+N is limited by APx555's self noise which is a couple of times higher than D90se. It should at least measure -127dB and perhaps towards -130dB. There's still more performance to be had in electronics. Headphone amplifier for example can already achieve near -150dB THD+N at 20Vrms.The best THD+N among those DAC:s reviewed here is about 123 db. I have never seen any DAC measured here with a THD+N reaching 125-6 db.
Yeah no really any benefit other than looking impressive.
I see this sentiment a lot on ASR (that anything better than ~115 dB doesn’t matter), and while it might be true for consumers, it’s not true for professionals who work in audio production / post-production.
Fine, let's do the maff.I see this sentiment a lot on ASR (that anything better than ~115 dB doesn’t matter), and while it might be true for consumers, it’s not true for professionals who work in audio production / post-production.
For pros, who aren’t working with already-mastered music, the dynamic range can be huge, and you typically need to leave headroom in the monitoring chain to have enough extra volume when working on quiet material. 12 to 20 dB is common.
Don't even think about it, just enjoy your device.Hey Guys—
I’m new here but have followed the forum for quite a while….
Anyway, I was on a wait list for the RME ADI-2 to get back in stock in one of the big venue stores. As soon as I was notified that it was back in stock I ordered it and it just arrived. It has a “B” at the end of the serial #. Does this mean that I have the AKM chip?
If so, is this preferable to the ESS chip? (I’m aware of RME’s position)