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  1. How to listen for differences between Amps, DACs, Preamps, Processors, Cables, etc.

    Two Channel Audio
    We have other threads that get into "Can we hear a difference?" type questions, the biggest one about amps, located HERE. So this thread is not asking the question "Can we hear a difference?", but asks the following question: How can one learn to listen for and hear the differences between...
  2. DACs... So many choice??? help

    Two Channel Audio
    im sure a lot of people are on the same boat as me... There are too many DACs out there... lol.. im wondering if someone could shed some light here initially I was about to get the Asus xonar essence STX, but since there seem to be a potential driver/software problem and also EMI from inside...
  3. Yamaha BD-A1010 DACs

    Blu-ray | DVD | Disc Media Players
    I'm currently looking at a number of Universal Blu-Ray players. (i.e. Cambridge, Denon, Marantz, Yamaha & Oppo) I've done some research to find out what Audio DACs they all use. Only one I haven't been able to track down is the Yamaha. Has anyone taken the cover off a BD-A1010, or have some...
  4. USB DACs limited to 96kHz

    Two Channel Audio
    Why is it that so many USB DACs only go up to 96kHz instead of 192kHz? For example I'm very interested in the Classé Audio CP-800 Stereo Preamp Processor but the USB input only supports up to 96kHz.
  5. DACs with Gizmo for computer 2.1

    Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    What DACs have people used with Gizmo in a computer 2.1? A front runner for me is the Cambridge DACmagic. But there is no volume control, just on/off; so I'd have to pull Gizmo out from the back and use it's controls but then there's flashing lights when you put it in standby... The Matrix...
  6. Are my DACs up to the task?

    Two Channel Audio
    First, thank you for vewing and sharing your thoughts on this post with me. After several months of research and thought, I decided my next upgrade would be a music-streaming device. I looked at the Sonas, Transporter, Squeeze Box, ( single room application) and am looking forward to checking...
  7. TCA Electronics Plans - Amps, DACs, etc.

    AV Home Theater
    I realize that the TCA thrust right now seems to be in subwoofers. And actually in getting out multiple subwoofers. I was wondering what the plans (if any) are for TCA electronics? Obviously the Gizmo v1.0 and v1.0M (modified) are out. v1.1 (fixed blinking light on off and higher voltage...
  8. Burr-Brown vs Cirrus Logic vs Analog Devices: What are the differences between these three DACs

    AV Home Theater
    Right now there are three main companies developing DACs for Receivers and such. Texes interments, Burr-Brown Cirrus Logic Analog Devices With the recent switch from using the Bur-Brown DACs in the lower end Onkyo receivers to the Cirrus Logic DACs I wonder if this really makes an audible...
  9. DACs

    Two Channel Audio
    There are a ton of DACs out there, and it seems like there isn't a whole lot of objective evidence for why you should prefer one over the other. Does anyone here have any ideas on what DACs would actually result in the most accurate reproduction of the audio? People writing reviews always say...