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RE: Best dac I have ever heard

Yes, it was discovered that so-called MOSFET mist was often due to the driver stage not having a low enough output impedance to minimize the distortion produced by the MOSFET's non-linear gate capacitance. In other words, was due to an device type specific implementation issue, not to the device type itself. This is akin to DACs, which are comprised of far more sophisticated technologies than is an power amp. Many factors are in play including, clock jitter, digital interpolation filter, I/V circuit, analog output filter, analog output amplifier and supply regulation and isolation. Differences in sound can be due to any of those factors and not simply to the converter type.

It seems to me that some audiophiles are too anxious to claim perfect knowledge of the technical causes behind some subjective listening experience when they don't actually possess such knowledge. I think it interesting that some other audiophiles also claim perfect knowledge of the technology with respect to the listening experience, but instead to argue that there are, in fact, no subjective differences to be heard. My view is that both are wrong.
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Ken Newton



Edits: 02/23/17 02/23/17 02/23/17 02/23/17

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