mmeysarosh

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PS Audio vs NAD M12
The NAD does upsample to a very high sample rate and I believe the rate is to coincide with the PWM encoding scheme used.I couldn't say what the NAD M12 uses as an output stage, but I don't believe its discrete implementation. Don't take this as n... 
PS Audio vs NAD M12
The M12 uses what was previously the Zetex ZXCZM800 chip, which was purchased by CSR CSRA6601, and is now part of Qualcomm.The chip has some interesting features such as a 35 bit digital volume control and a use of PWM in its processing. There is ... 
SMSL thoughts/experience?
I've recently received the SMSL VMV D1 DAC via Massdrop. Sound quality is outstanding and was a clear step up from my NAD M51, Marantz SA-11S1, and Wadia 121.With that said, it lacks a bit of operational refinement one would expect from a top tier... 
Has any inexpensive Asian DAC manufacturer harnessed the ESS Sabre ES9038PRO Chip?
@doak As you wish. I found the secondary commentary of Amir and the general candor of Amir to be respectful. I didn't care for your response as being accusatory, which is entirely unnecessary at that juncture.I can understand why you may feel not ... 
Has any inexpensive Asian DAC manufacturer harnessed the ESS Sabre ES9038PRO Chip?
@doak https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/review-and-measurements-of-audio-gd-nfb-2...Everything you asked in terms of data requested. Understand that a number of companies have resulted in results from all over the spectrum... 
Has any inexpensive Asian DAC manufacturer harnessed the ESS Sabre ES9038PRO Chip?
@kot I certainly hope so and I have a Pass/Revel setup that should be fair enough display a change in the chain. It has been when I first put the M51 though its paces and found improvement over the Marantz I had and the Wadia it was directly compa... 
Has any inexpensive Asian DAC manufacturer harnessed the ESS Sabre ES9038PRO Chip?
@doak The test on different Audio-gd unit had shown some very concerning results with audible effect. That unit was recent and based on the ESS9038 Pro, so either a defect in the unit or refinement in design may be required from Audio-gd.Only addi... 
Has any inexpensive Asian DAC manufacturer harnessed the ESS Sabre ES9038PRO Chip?
@celander Considering its a full mono implementation of the 9038Pro requiring one chip for each channel, Noratel PSU, Neutrik connectors, an up to date XMOS USB implementation, its a reasonable price and its casing was built with performance over ... 
Has any inexpensive Asian DAC manufacturer harnessed the ESS Sabre ES9038PRO Chip?
@celander The SMSL VMV D1 was given a clean bill after a defective board was replaced in test unit provided. Performance from the unbalanced was as to be expected, just about 2-3db shy of the balanced in the SINAD test and jitter results improved ... 
New 2018 KEF R series...?
Its definitely based on the Reference 1, but less robust cabinet and baffle, smaller overall cabinet, and drivers that are tapped instead of bolted through.Stereoplay has tested the R7 and they indicate a step forward in the latest UniQ. Kef detai... 
KEF Reference 207 vs 207/2
I think its quite the opposite as the hyper tweeter mitigated the effort of having a single point source. In addition to adding additional aspects to the crossover and was eliminated when they could make the primary tweeter achieve a bandwidth hig... 
Which DAC as a preamp?
I just wanted to give you  a better understanding about volume controls that you may see in various DAC devices. The majority of them operate in 32 bit depth, which provides a pretty good degree of attenuation before any dynamic truncation would o... 
Please Read and express your feelings and opinions....
I'm finding this sound stage aspect rather interesting as you can certainly measure the recording intended output and could potentially create based average pair of microphone pickup with acoustical guides that emulate our hearing structure and us... 
Focal Kanta No.2
My expectation is the use of the extra current use was to extend very low bass and the phase angle is moderate. Still, I would never suggest pairing a Focal design with anything that doesn't have good impedance stability. It is likely one on of th... 
Focal Kanta No.2
The Focal 948 are slightly more efficient over the 936's, but cabinet volume in relation to surface radiation area is a bit less on the 948 as compared to the 936. The main reasoning to not going further is the efficiency for the mid and tweeter d...