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In Reply to: RE: You do realize that.... posted by AbeCollins on April 11, 2017 at 08:39:34
I still find audible improvements using a battery source vs. an AC powered wall wart.
They don't take on the same level of "false brightness" that masks resolution in my experience.
I raised this question with the guy who makes Elijah Audio (he makes lots of usb cables that either block the dc power or let you add your own DC into the mix. And his response was "yes there are crappy regulators in those things, but its still better than the power coming from a computer."
I can use it on the $200 SMSL M8A (ES9028Q2M) 'DSD 512' DAC I just purchased on MassDrop.
DAC is for use in the office only, along with the EMO BasX A-100 that I just orderd.
No audiophiles allowed!
But it will give me a chance to play around with up-sampling to high sample rate DSD for the first time.
Doubt I'll be throwing away my multi-bit ladder DAC any time so but ya never know. :-)
With my previous Touch players, I used linears from Welborne Labs and Teradak. With those units, I found roughly equivalent sonic performance vs the battery supply - albeit with greater convenience.
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