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PC-Audio vs. High-end CD Player-GAME OVER
Psacanli-"Wavelength company" is one man, Gordon Rankin. He doesn't have marketing reps, or salesman, and quite honestly doesn't seem interested at all in being anything remotely close to "mainstream". I too defend and promote Wavelength, consider... 
iMac Sound Quality
Kana813-I never recommended going with a USB SPDIF converter, not sure one exists actually. But then again, you make things up as you go anyway, so not surprised...SPDIF sucks, much like most of the information you contribute to these threads. And... 
PC-Audio vs. High-end CD Player-GAME OVER
I think some of us are missing the point in terms of a Wavelength DAC, even some of the owners. The convenience FACTOR is nothing more than a sideshow when speaking about these DACs, and we should not lose sight of the fact that the sound quality ... 
PC-Audio vs. High-end CD Player-GAME OVER
One other thing I forgot to add...Who said anything about "Fraction of the cost"??? Particularly in this hobby, there is little rationale to the $$ we spend on this equipment. And I tend to agree that you don't always have to spend gobs of cash to... 
PC-Audio vs. High-end CD Player-GAME OVER
Tpk123-Not to sound overly cliche here, and being a Cosecant owner, take it for what it's worth; but you get what you pay for in this case. A Wavelength DAC is a tried and true audiophile grade DAC, that is custom designed with a tubed output stag... 
PC-Audio vs. High-end CD Player-GAME OVER
" Do you think 16/44.1 recordings sound better than 24/96 recordings?"this question can NOT be answered with one sweeping statement like you may want it to. But to answer your question in my opinion, it depends on the DAC and the implementation. I... 
PC-Audio vs. High-end CD Player-GAME OVER
"With all due respects,I can't understand why anyone would spend big bucks on a USB Tube DAC that can only do 16/48."Single-handedly one of the dumbest most uninformed statements on this thread yet. I will tell you why people would pay this much, ... 
PC-Audio vs. High-end CD Player-GAME OVER
Aplhifi-I did A/B, many times. For example my Cosecant against an $8k Meridian G08 at a dealer. A room full of people were shocked that the Cosecant killed it, including the owner. The 808 (which is an upsampling player)was another story. You coul... 
PC-Audio vs. High-end CD Player-GAME OVER
Comparing CD to Vinyl is not an accurate analogy by any means. All of you are forgetting tape. 8 Track, DAT etc...Where is it now? The only thing missing now is a credible place for people to download DRM free Losslessly encoded files online somew... 
iMac Sound Quality
ALAC is better with the MAC since you probably won't get the metadata without, particularly with WAV. Toslink is better because it isolates, but thats really it's only advantage. So it seperates the noise from one device to the next. MACs are part... 
To Wavelngth USB DAC users: Best ripping/playback?
I personally could not hear the difference between FLAC and ALAC in my tests..But each is different. One thing is for sure, there is no comparison between MAC and a windows machine for sound. MAC wins hands down. MAC drivers are written so well, a... 
would usb sound better than a sound card
Once you go MAC with a Wavelength DAC...You ain't NEVER goin back. : ) Longtime and Proud Cosecant (V2) owner. Last source I will ever need. CDP's are dead to me. 
PC-Audio vs. High-end CD Player-GAME OVER
trust me, it's over. The CD was a transitional medium at best. Maybe it won't settle at USB or HDD for storage, but one thing is for absolute certain. CD's are dead, dead, dead! I stand behind what I say 100% and will be the first to apologize if ... 
Hi-fi digital front end suggestions for my system
My Wavelength Cosecant has outperformed just about any CDP player I have listened to. Which included a side by side with the Meridian G08 with a whole room full of Audiophile store workers who agreed. Depending on your budget, the Cosecant is simp... 
Cables under the rug.....
Just don't mix low voltage and high voltage into the same raceway, where ever it ends up being. If you have a basement just drill through the floor at the threshold, come up the other side of the Threshold and continue with Wiretracks around the r...