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I've deliberately kept out of this asylum for a while

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Posted on December 31, 2016 at 00:11:49
Jaundiced Ear
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Is the asylum getting any closer to a recommended playback path for digital audio, or is it the same old quarrel between a few self-proclaimed "experts" as to how digital audio should sound?

JE

"A difference which makes no difference is no difference at all." - William James

 

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if you're looking for a consensus, posted on December 31, 2016 at 04:07:13
E-Stat
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I seriously doubt you will ever find one with the best way to deliver a digital source, amplify a signal, play a record or hear the result with a speaker.

We all have taken different paths and have differing priorities and musical tastes. I prefer using a purpose built compact streamer with the heavy work done away from the listening room. Others find having the computer in their system just fine. Some even prefer continuing to spin shiny disks to having a consolidated digital library. :)

All good. Pick your own poison. There is no single path to nirvana.

 

One path to digital music salvation?, posted on December 31, 2016 at 09:02:14
Ivan303
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There are many paths up the mountain, thankfully we are blessed with many differing views here.

From fmak to AbeCollins and everything in between and on either side.



 

RE: I've deliberately kept out of this asylum for a while, posted on December 31, 2016 at 11:45:04
AbeCollins
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Why would "the asylum" have a recommended playback path for digital audio? It's a discussion forum for varying opinions. Do any of the online forums or audio magazines have an official recommended playback path?

Are you looking for a recommendation? I'm still waiting for Bose to weigh in.

Happy New Year!








 

Still no shortage of differing opinions..., posted on December 31, 2016 at 13:10:01
mlsstl
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Location: Midwest
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...for all things analog as well as digital. Tube v. solid state, this phono cartridge v. that one, regular fistfights over speakers -- all of these and many more are still part and parcel of the scene in the analog world. Its been that way for decades.

Why should digital be an exception?

 

RE: I've deliberately kept out of this asylum for a while, posted on December 31, 2016 at 20:20:59
Jaundiced Ear
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Ah! It's good to see that the inmates are still a happy bunch!

Happy New Year to the lot of you and may you find many happy discoveries, audio and other wise, in the coming year!

JE

"A difference which makes no difference is no difference at all." - William James

 

RE: I've deliberately kept out of this asylum for a while, posted on January 2, 2017 at 11:23:43
Mike B.
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The mod seems to do a good job of keeping the place civil.







 

Luckily for you..., posted on January 2, 2017 at 14:55:45
JeffH
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Location: Orange County, So Cal
Joined: April 5, 2000
All the experts are gone...only sages, savants and guru's are left.

 

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