herman

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Caveat about the Cable Company return policy
So I did business with them once again. Needed a single speaker cable for my center channel and they had a used  one at a great price. It had the wrong termination but I intended to cut them off and run bare wire. It arrived and I did just that , ... 
USB sucks
This is not true, even Nuno Vitorino, the boss and designer of Innuos ZEN admits that if the transport is noisy, it is very difficult and sometimes impossible to filter the noise that is mixed with the audio signal. A testimonial from Innouos abou... 
USB sucks
I have a ZEN Mk3 and an Aqua DAC, and the difference between USB cables is significant to say the least.  I am not questioning what you hear. However, it is almost impossible  to believe that an asynchronous USB DAC can't be designed to be immune ... 
USB sucks
I just dropped my cartridge needle down onto my vinyl record or put my CD into my CD player and hit play and I get great music and nothing to worry abouthey grandpa.. check the date on your flip phone, it is 2020I have discovered such a tremendous... 
USB sucks
@antigrunge2 Since you like the Antelope DAC: may I suggest you try it on S/PDIF or AES/EBU?fair enough, but how do you generate the signals? There are a few ways I know of, Ethernet to spdif with a Raspberry Pi HifiBerry seems like a step back, m... 
USB sucks
Most USB audio/video devices use the bulk transport because real-time delivery of the data is not necessary.This simply is not true if "most" includes the topic at hand... USB DACs?  As a programmer and electronic interface design engineer, you're... 
USB sucks
one might usefully revisit more appropriate formats (optical, I2S, AES/EBU) to improve on what is at best an unacceptably wide range of outcomes with USB;I’m pretty sure that you will get an equally wide range of outcomes using these other format... 
USB sucks
My experience...Cables make a huge difference for sure.External clockers make a huge difference.Jitter is the plague of digital audio. It can come from transports and servers. There are devices that go in the audio path to clean it up.How do I kno... 
USB sucks
USB for a DAC??? Never.I guess you realize that dogmatic statements like this without any context and nothing to back them up are basically worthless and add nothing to the conversation?Noise in the signal will mask any resolution below the noise ... 
USB sucks
You're arguing that analog systems have infinite resolution, which is simply false. It's a commonly held belief, though.I'm not arguing, I'm stating a fact, which has nothing to do with bandwidth or resolution. You are confusing bandwidth which yo... 
USB sucks
Since the digital voltage level can’t change instantaneously (a perfect square wave) it bears some resemblance to an analog signal’s infinite voltage levels.Not really. That the square wave isn't perfect doesn't make it an analog signal.yes, we ag... 
USB sucks
@jaytor sed:I think what @rixthetrick was getting at is that any signal on a cable is inherently analogHow’s that? With all due respect, do you actually understand what makes analog signals analog and how digital signals are different. ABout the o... 
USB sucks
Sorry, back to the difference in sending data over USB like we do with file transfers and audio uses.. to further my point above , despite what the angry poster says, .Audio and file transfers are different as file transfer protocols have error co... 
USB sucks
@herman "Transmitting audio data in realtime is not the same as transferring TeraBytes of data files. You should look into it before making such statements."Ok go ahead and explain me how it is different!! YOU should study about async digital com... 
USB sucks
Thanks for the info Furzy, looks interesting, I may try it to compare to USB as the Antelope has spdif and optical inputs. However, even though I doubt it would be significant, those inputs are limited to 192 and 96K respectively whereas I can fee...