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  1. #21
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    ps. Unmodified Touch
    Location 1: VortexBox 4TB (2.2) > LMS 7.8 > Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet except Radio)
    Location 2: VBA 3TB (2.2) > LMS 7.8 > Touch > Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet except Radio)
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    Too much jitter!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    In terms of direct experience, I can report that I could not detect any difference (in a double blind test) between the optical out and coax out of my touch feeding a benchmark DAC1.

    All Bluejeans cables, including two types of toslink I happened to have.
    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    ps. Unmodified Touch
    There's the problem: you are using a stock SB Touch. Chances are that you not listening to music but only to jitter.

    Also did you happen to tie the blindfold over your ears as well as your eyes?
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    Damn, and I thought the distortion was just in Jimi Hendrix's guitar. ;-)
    Location 1: VortexBox 4TB (2.2) > LMS 7.8 > Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet except Radio)
    Location 2: VBA 3TB (2.2) > LMS 7.8 > Touch > Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet except Radio)
    Office: Win7(64) > LMS 7.8 > Squeezelite
    Spares: VBA 4TB, SB3, Touch (3), Radio (3), CONTROLLER
    Controllers: iPhone4S & iPad2 (iPeng7 & Squeezepad), CONTROLLER, or SqueezePlay 7.8 on Win7(64) laptop
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    Guitar??

    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    Damn, and I thought the distortion was just in Jimi Hendrix's guitar. ;-)
    Just goes to show you how much jitter changes everything: Hendrix played an acoustic cello not a highly distorted electric guitar. Not to worry, just modify the Touch so that you can use the asynchronous USB output and buy one of the new DACs with an asynchronous USB input and you will all set. Guitar, jeez!
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    JH was not playing, he was singing... but if your stock touch with a bit of cambridge helps you not to break your ears, you are all set, so just don't change anything. Try a hires file of Phil Collins, it will surely bring a big smile onto your face!

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    sorry, benchmark, not cambridge, nice name too however

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    Quote Originally Posted by diego View Post
    JH was not playing, he was singing... but if your stock touch with a bit of cambridge helps you not to break your ears, you are all set, so just don't change anything. Try a hires file of Phil Collins, it will surely bring a big smile onto your face!
    Hi-Rez Phil Collins is just like lo-rez Phil Collins but even more 1980's and more bald!

    And Hendrix sang in addition to playing the cello. Who knew? Man, I have to get asynchronous USB, the jitter is just killing the music.
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    Not to knock anyone's musical taste, but I own over 10,000 CDs but not a single Phil Collins solo disk.
    Location 1: VortexBox 4TB (2.2) > LMS 7.8 > Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet except Radio)
    Location 2: VBA 3TB (2.2) > LMS 7.8 > Touch > Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet except Radio)
    Office: Win7(64) > LMS 7.8 > Squeezelite
    Spares: VBA 4TB, SB3, Touch (3), Radio (3), CONTROLLER
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    Back to serious, we start to agree in one point... (however, most of Genesis was not of a significantly different level, but we were in another age, I hope this is enough for forgivness)

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    Agree. ;-)
    Location 1: VortexBox 4TB (2.2) > LMS 7.8 > Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet except Radio)
    Location 2: VBA 3TB (2.2) > LMS 7.8 > Touch > Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet except Radio)
    Office: Win7(64) > LMS 7.8 > Squeezelite
    Spares: VBA 4TB, SB3, Touch (3), Radio (3), CONTROLLER
    Controllers: iPhone4S & iPad2 (iPeng7 & Squeezepad), CONTROLLER, or SqueezePlay 7.8 on Win7(64) laptop
    Ripping (FLAC) - dbpoweramp, Tagging - mp3tag, Streaming - Spotify

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