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Jason
2005-02-16, 15:37
Anyone who has been around "audiophiles" should know better than to bring
anything into the discussion that is being contributed by actual bonafide
engineers.

:)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of
> George VanWagner
> Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2005 2:57 PM
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] audiophile cred
>
> The company I work for does pro audio gear, and having had a
> brief conversation with a couple of our engineers, their
> conclusion is that unless you're running REALLY long cables
> (from a few hundred feet to several miles) or in an extremely
> (electrically) noisy environment there's not really anything
> to be gained from using a data transformer on your digital
> outs, provided the circuit was properly designed in the first
> place. As to whether the Squeezebox circuit is properly
> designed or not, I can't say as we don't have one here to
> dissect, but such designs tend to be pretty cookie cutter for
> standard chip sets.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: momerath <michael.warnock (AT) gmail (DOT) com>
> Sent: Feb 16, 2005 1:43 PM
> To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> Subject: [slim] audiophile cred
>
> This is what I'm looking for. Can anyone comment on George's
> speculation about transformers?
>
> <vanwag (AT) earthlink (DOT) net> wrote:
> > It seems to me that transformers tend to round waveform
> edges. Wouldn't that make jitter potentially worse by making
> the edge detection a little spotty?
>

Mark Bennett
2005-02-16, 15:53
LOL :-)

On Wed, 2005-02-16 at 15:37 -0700, Jason wrote:
> Anyone who has been around "audiophiles" should know better than to bring
> anything into the discussion that is being contributed by actual bonafide
> engineers.
>
> :)
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> > [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of
> > George VanWagner
> > Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2005 2:57 PM
> > To: Slim Devices Discussion
> > Subject: [slim] audiophile cred
> >
> > The company I work for does pro audio gear, and having had a
> > brief conversation with a couple of our engineers, their
> > conclusion is that unless you're running REALLY long cables
> > (from a few hundred feet to several miles) or in an extremely
> > (electrically) noisy environment there's not really anything
> > to be gained from using a data transformer on your digital
> > outs, provided the circuit was properly designed in the first
> > place. As to whether the Squeezebox circuit is properly
> > designed or not, I can't say as we don't have one here to
> > dissect, but such designs tend to be pretty cookie cutter for
> > standard chip sets.
> >

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