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RE: Dr. D. has been doing this test for decades with doubtless a variety of players. NT

Many audiophiles say that CD players and DA converters are improving significantly in recent years. Especially in reducing the "digital" feel.

Some audiophiles say that due to the improvement in digital technology, the sound quality of a very good CD player is now comparable to the sound from SACD or DVD-A.
SACD does not show the negative effect as CD, according to Dr. Diamond.

I am wondering whether Dr. Diamond still observse the negative effect with CD players released recently and released for audiophile market, not mass market.

The AES paper claiming that audiophiles did not distinguish the insertion of 44.1kHz/16bit ADC DAC insertion is a fairly recent one. The digital technology improved significantly since Dr. Diamond reported the negative effect, and reported a PS (2003) at AES.
In the PS, he wrote that a big record company said to him that the record company was aware that Dr. Diamond was right about the negative effect of CD.
However, CDPs and DACs released recently sound less "digital" than those released in 2003.

Edits: 07/06/12 07/06/12 07/06/12 07/06/12

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