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2004-09-30, 10:50
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Bob Fish
> Sent: 30 September 2004 17:07
> To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> Subject: RE:[slim] SB Sound quality (Danny Rego)
>
> >
> > > Regarding the cables. The digital coax cable I had at
> first (~$25)
> > > is notably worse at reproducing trebble... compared to
> the one with
> > > silver in
> > > it (~$50). The difference was very subtle though. And, I didn't
> > > bother looking at cables costing way more. The thought
> that these
> > > are low end
> > > cables is almost funny.
> >
> > Yet more subjectivity!
> >
>
> Isn't it Digital? That would mean that if the digits are
> getting across the cable, there would be no difference in
> sound quality for any given cable. If you could pass the
> digits across a phone line, you'd get the same results.

Not quite. Bad tranmission can cause degradation of the digital signal,
particularly the timing information causing jitter.

Devices are available to condition the digital signal prior to the DAC, for
example the Perpetual Technologies P-1A
(http://www.av123.com/products_product.php?section=processors&product=1.1). One
of the things devices like this do is to re-clock the bitstream to reduce
jitter.

So, even digital cables can make a difference.

R.
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