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RE: The review was absurd

Amir insists that all DAC's sound the same, but likes to measure them anyway. Most of the measurements he makes are of things that would be inaudible to a dog.

If they do all sound the same, he should just suggest that people buy the cheapest.

Of course they don't all sound the same, but try to mention the obvious and they'll throw bottles and tin cans at you.

I did a careful and painstaking series of level-matched A/B tests and they did not sound the same; the Sabre DAC's have the infamous "Sabre glare."

I'm not even sure that this is much of a mystery. I'm guessing it's the infamous harmonic distortion bump, although the overpeaked filters may contribute as well; ESS says they aren't correct, but sound good.

Amir doesn't think that ESS is correct about their own DAC's.

But kind of unfair to argue with somebody who isn't here.


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