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In Reply to: RE: Best dac I have ever heard posted by knewton on February 23, 2017 at 10:23:55
But if there's a *pattern* of ladder-DACs sounding similar, then (better) than delta/sigmas, we have something. As noted by users here and the resurgence of resistor-types, in general.
But you are so quick to ignore this. Then, fiercely defending cheap chips. Not too many would do that, as we're seeing...
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At the risk of sounding like an objectivist, which I'm not, perceived patterns could be real or imagined. Sometimes, we do recognize a real pattern but misidentify the cause, as I had
pointed out in the MOSFET mist example earlier. One of the facts you learn in statistics-101 is that correlation does not automatically prove cause-and-effect. For example, just because a rooster crows just before sunrise doesn't indicate that the rooster crowing is making the sun rise. We must be careful not to fall for such logical fallacies.
...and you are so quick to mischaracterize what someone else has written. I have not fiercely defended sigma-delta. I have accurately and fairly commented on it's objective advantages as well as disadvantages. Furthermore, I've not made one comment about the subjective sound quality of any of the converter types. You, on the other hand, have done all those things in favor of R-2R. So...
So we'll ignore the comments (here) and the industry's return to ladder-DACs as stat-theory. Good job.
And (below) you said 'don't be hard on engineers'. Defending the delta/sigma programmers....
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