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Re: Is there any way to get audiophile playback from WAV files off a hard drive?
Posted by Dan on February 9, 2003 at 09:16:02:
I have heard that Hard Drive CD playback can be better than other
methods. The following might be helpful:
1. Large, very fast hard drives with big buffers
2. Computer with quality, low noise power supplies
3. A VERY HIGH quality adaptor card (or better still, perhaps
a 2.0 USB external card system to avoid internal PC noise)
for outputting the digital signal stream from a computer
to get it to the DAC unit.
4. Properly matched PC output/cable/DAC input system
Hope this is food for thought. I have heard very good things
about hard drive playback, primarily because it skips the normal
spinning CD to analog eye pattern signal conversion issues.
Somewhere (maybe the IAR website) there is discussion about
the eye pattern issue.