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Thread: audiophile cred

  1. #1
    Jason
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    audiophile cred

    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?
    >

  2. #2
    Mark Bennett
    Guest

    audiophile cred

    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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