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In Reply to: RE: DSD Numbers. posted by PAR on February 18, 2017 at 08:05:07
Different digital filter types produce audibly different results with differing repertoire and sample rates due to the types of abberation produced ( e.g. time domain v. frequency domain).
Most folks don't understand this reality. Especially when applied to a decidedly lacking format like Redbook. "Perfect sound forever"?
What a joke.
red book cd can be very good if mastered correctly.
The more computer audio I listen to the more I want to buy a good redbook CD player.
I agree with that, especially in conjunction with a good DAC. However, in my experience, there is still one digital gremlin to fully banish. Listening fatigue. At least, via PCM digital. Digital listening fatigue is no longer the commonly obvious factor it once was upon even short listening. Raspy or splashy treble, flat soundstage, just the feeling to turn the volume down or even off. With good digital, it can take awhile before fatigue becomes apparent. This may be only gradually apparent, sometimes manifesting as boredom with, or easy distraction from, the sound or provoking an difficult to pin down but growing anxious feeling.
I can listen all day to Tidal streaming and never suffer any ill effects You just need good gear and redbook is fine.
Tubes coupled with a really good NOS dac can yield Redbook playback that is intensely enjoyable. I no longer listen to vinyl.
I hear you. It's just not been my experience, at least via CD, although the situation is far better than it once was.
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