- Nov 3, 2020
Yay, a non-MQA version & savings to go with it.
Any devices out there support BT UAT?
Any devices out there support BT UAT?
My comment "But who is MQA and what is a bartok?" was meant to be a tongue-n-cheek [cheek-n-tongue?] jab at MQA haters and Bartok lovers alike.My pleasure. MQA is a proprietary audio format which Tidal streams high resolution content in. Bartok is a model number of dCS (high-end) DAC. ...
Me?I got the same spammy email, guessing from the time I bought the Topping EX5 from them. Do they think we buy DACs using Subscribe & Save(TM), minus the save? I really have no idea how they are able to justify releasing new products every couple of months when their old one is perfectly fine. Excellent performance, but who's chucking their 118 SINAD DAC to get a 122 SINAD one?
I'll go 1st-I have 3, all Topping...and thinking hard about buying this one too.It wonder how many DACs some people own. On most of the informercials, the comments are full of ones from people that already have multiple similar DACs; but now feel the need to own the latest one.
The quest to achieving the sound that gets hyped is never ending.
amirm's such a damn good person, he'll seriously respond to any joke post under the assumption that the poster doesn't speak fluent English.My comment "But who is MQA and what is a bartok?" was meant to be a tongue-n-cheek [cheek-n-tongue?] jab at MQA haters and Bartok lovers alike.
Can I have a link please? It is worth reading I guess.as one of the cheap topping smsl and gustards dac break the sinad barrier, many boutiuqe dac lovers feel more and more agitated and try to prove more and more vigorously that measurements dont matter or there is a limit of audibility of good measurements. the same thing happened in one of the dcs bartok thread in this forum elsewhere. almost all the posters were trying to justify the 110db sinad of $17500 DCS bartok. now a days even a well implemented ultra cheap dongle dac can beat these boutique dacs in terms of measurements. it is so surprising how such boutique dac manufacturers are able to brainwash so many people that they dont want to listen anything against these boutique dacs at all. may be its the money power through which the manufacturer propagate many subjective lies on all type media platforms
Why? Just Why? You can go sit in the back of the class for messing with the sanity of the engineers!for this price I wonder if it would be possible to make this/any DAC a Mono DAC and bridge the output for even better performance?!
Should be a easy firmware thing to set the DAC up to just output left or right data but on both outputs.
But maybe @amirm can do test if combining to outputs actually incenses performance?
Just play a Mono signal and bridge the outputs together with a Y cable.
Is seeing MQA tests showing it is pure snake oil and destroys any sound quality make someone a hater? I would just call it a scam. Yet one more scam in the very, very long line of audio scams.My comment "But who is MQA and what is a bartok?" was meant to be a tongue-n-cheek [cheek-n-tongue?] jab at MQA haters and Bartok lovers alike.
Agree. Based on own experience and what others have written about, some of these top-performing DACs seem to be plagued with reliability problems. I also get the impression that manufacturers are quickly abandoning previous models and stop producing new firmware updates, even though there are bugs that bother users.The static measurements by amirm are great. However, it has not been confirmed that all the functions actually work properly this time as well.
I would like to order immediately, but the newly released DACs often have operational problems that cannot be seen from the measurement data. Because of that, I have had many technical interactions with the technicians of the manufacturer every time. This DA-9u feels the same as the previous products and I don't have the courage to order it.
Regarding MQA, if it can be played smoothly without any problem like PCM and DSD, I can tolerate the installation of MQA, but I bought E50 the other day and tried MQA playback for the first time in a long time, but the playback operation is still not smooth. So I think it's good that MQA wasn't adopted in SU-9n this time.
Paralleling DACs/ADCs is common practice in engineers.Why? Just Why? You can go sit in the back of the class for messing with the sanity of the engineers!