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In Reply to: RE: This is PC audio? posted by fmak on June 29, 2017 at 22:16:19
I know I am going to regret responding to this. Yes, this review is very much computer audio.
You guys seem to like R-R ladder DACs, have you ever reviewed any of King-Wa's Audio-GD line?
OK, not discrete R-R and not for long either as he no longer has a supply of PCM1704's available to built with.
Having look fairly carefully at the descriptions behind the resistance compensation technique, I am intrigued by how this is done (apparently digitally).
They say they use the same batch of resistors to combat aging but this seems not to be a cast iron approach.
Seriously though, if one sticks nine gadgets in front of it to get 'good' sound, then one is not really listening to the dac, but to some modified input stream of unknown property.
I agree that Alex could have described his setup a little more completely. And yes, an ISO REGEN will modify the sound in a significant way as I have found. So I guess I do agree with what you are saying.
I did feel that Alex wrote a very nice review.
I actually fancy trying one. I am not surprised that the Regen made a difference as this is to be expected. But the other 8 things to make the dac sing?
I may try to listen and or buy one when I am in Asia. I won't buy from the US because of the high cost of postal returns and duty/VAT for import into Europe.
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