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Sinad Chart

Alexsibo

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Lately I no longer find the Sinad Chart in the DAC tests, for example the Topping D50. It was very helpful. Where can I find this updated sheet?
 

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Recent D50 III test was done by a member, @Rja4000, not by Amir, and he explains in detail why his figures are not directly comparable to that of Amir.
 

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You asked for it! :)

 

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Lately I no longer find the Sinad Chart in the DAC tests, for example the Topping D50. It was very helpful. Where can I find this updated sheet?

Can I ask what it was helpful with ?
 

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You get more information from FR, distortion, output level(power), noise level, overload behavior, crosstalk, volume control balance numbers etc.

The SINAD number, at that point, does not add any info other than a comparative single number taken at a single level with only a 1kHz stimulus (which is the easiest frequency to reproduce) which, beyond a certain point' has no relevance to sound quality.
It is nice that it is ranked but 10th 'position' vs '50th position' (with say 200 positions) will tell you literally nothing about the performance IRL, the plots will tell you so much more.
 
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