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RE: Charles...

Understood. While every Ayre product ever made includes balanced inputs/outputs, the DX-5 Blu-ray player was the first Ayre product able to decode HDCD files. (That function was built into the MediaTek chipset used.) As a general principal it doesn't seem to me to be a good idea to lose functionality as new products are introduced, so the recent QX-5 Twenty DAC also includes HDCD decoding - this time implemented in an FPGA. (As an added bonus, it differentiates between discs made with the Pacific Microsonics D/A converter that do *not* require HDCD decoding - so-called 'fake HDCDs' - and those that *do* require HDCD decoding, and display that information to the user.)

As always, my posts reflect my own opinion and not necessarily those of my employer or favorite singer-songwriter.


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