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Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #86: NOS and filterless by Telstar on 2009-06-19 
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[quote user="jessie.dazzle"] Telstar wrote :"...it's always the DAC which accounts for the vast majority of the sound quality. This is why the guy above feels that his music server with Wavelength dac sounds better. There is also the unknown rule tha...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #82: Isolating a computer by Telstar on 2009-06-19 
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[quote user="tuga"]Telstar, what do you think would be the most efficient way to ground a computer? Would this affect performance as much as it does any other audio component? Cheers, Tuga[/quote] Not grounding it? ;) Seriously, there's people that f...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #81: Interfaces, interfaces by Telstar on 2009-06-19 
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[quote user="Romy the Cat"]  Telstar wrote: I am convinced that the soundcard/interface is the main cause of the inferior performance of HDD vs. CD. I disagree. The main cause of the inferior performance of HDD vs. CD is not the soundcard/interfac...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #78: Music servers pop like mushrooms by Telstar on 2009-06-18 
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[quote user="alexd"]As far as Music Server goes, the single board computer with linear power supply or battery supply is correct approach, I was talking about MAC or PC.[/quote]As long as you isolate the signal that goes to the dac from the noise of ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #77: The interface is the culprit by Telstar on 2009-06-18 
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[quote user="manisandher"]I am convinced that the soundcard/interface is the main cause of the inferior performance of HDD vs. CD.[/quote]It is....

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #76: Computer transport by Telstar on 2009-06-18 
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[quote user="scooter"]* Regarding playback, I misspoke in my original post of an "Audiophile music server." Upon further reflection, this is an oxymoron, if not a moronic phrase. I think it is highly unlikely that a dedicated audiophile CD player w...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #2: Yeah... by Telstar on 2009-06-18 
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I tend to agree with them. The ideal sampling rate to do NOS conversion would be 24/384k, but that is not yet available and wont be for a few years....

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #1: Chord QBD76 - the new dac by Telstar on 2008-10-20 
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Anybody has listened to it?...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #23: Milan show by Telstar on 2008-09-27 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Lavry vs Stahl -Tek in Didital Things  22 Replies 
[quote user="coops"]Telstar, sadly i couldn't make it ti the show, did you attend, it must have been more interesting than the Heathrow, london show, 'Six moons' have posted some photographs.http://www.6moons.com/industryfeatures/industryfeatures.htm...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #19: Milan Top Audio by Telstar on 2008-09-17 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Lavry vs Stahl -Tek in Didital Things  22 Replies 
[quote user="coops"]Romy Hi, I just mean that instruments sound more real, through the Stahl-tek whether is is the decay of a high hat or the weight of a piano, 'presence' is the same I guess when the instrment just sounds more real, re the selling p...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #17: AMR DAC by Telstar on 2008-09-17 
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[quote user="Romy the Cat"]Jim, do I know you? I ask because I know one Jim near Boston who has Lavry DAC and who has the new Thorsten's Abbingdon Music Research. The Thorsten's DAC should be Multibit as. It might be very interesting and I assure yo...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #16: Will try soundforge by Telstar on 2008-04-11 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: The Lavry Gold DA924 ++ in Didital Things  25 Replies 
[quote user="Antonio J."]WaveLab won't play them either, which is very strange since they were "created" with that software. The only software playing those files, are they .w64 or .wav, is Sony's Sound Forge.Funnily enough I more "saw" the differenc...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #18: Teac vrds 10se specs by Telstar on 2008-04-11 
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[quote user="Romy the Cat"]Yep, Telstar. The 1547 was use in Sony and Teac CD players and believe the first CD-SACD machines used that chip. I know very little about those chips and have none of my personal experience to deal with all of it. The reas...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #14: Cannot play with wmp11 by Telstar on 2008-04-11 
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[quote user="Romy the Cat"]Antonio, the .w64 are the same as .wav file only it allows windows do not have 2G limitation. If you “can’t” play the .w64 files then juts change the extension to .wav. The difference between those files does exists and it ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #16: Tda1547 by Telstar on 2008-04-11 
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[quote user="Romy the Cat"]The Bidat uses TDA1547 chip but I think the iDAT 44 and iDAT-M uses something else. [/quote]Interesting, very interesting.My Teac vrds 10se uses this dac. I have been proposed to mod it to improve the output stage, but i wa...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #9: Bidat and HF rolloff by Telstar on 2008-04-10 
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[quote user="Romy the Cat"]2)   Very smartly rolled off HF. Bidat is not the most advanced HF performer but any other DAC that I heard (you can put here a long list of the best DACs you know off) are too bright for my taste. I do feel ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #27: Minerva Cost by Telstar on 2008-02-26 
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[quote user="Romy the Cat"]The Weiss new "Minerva" DAC supports firewire and it look like the dealers do promote firewire. This new Weiss might be an interesting new little machine.[/quote]Oh, this seems a very interesting product.Weiss is also known...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #4: An excellent reading on SACD by Telstar on 2008-02-14 
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http://www.iar-80.com/page48.htmlThat made me change my mind about getting one.It's a very long and technical read, but it is a must-read.I'm not sure that all double format CDs are horrible on the redbook side, but i may be wrong, as my chain is not...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #3: DVD-A should have been great but... by Telstar on 2008-02-14 
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...But they are poorly implemented. Something to do with the 24/192 conversion. AFAIK nowadays most recordings are done 24/96, but it will eventually go up when higher resolution devices becomes the standard (I think about Prism, but theres more).Out...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #22: The controller matters too by Telstar on 2008-02-12 
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[quote user="Romy the Cat"]OK, I will look in that firewire thing sometimes, I know little about it as now. Is quality of firewire controller important? Can I use my on-board firewire? Regarding the onboard audio disabled in bios – nope, I did not do...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #20: More on firewire audio (my opinion) by Telstar on 2008-02-12 
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[quote user="Romy the Cat"] You are not exactly correct about Lynx. First of all my card had no DACs aboard it is just a digital I/O, channels re-mapper and the card’s software. Before I got the card I interviewed quite many technical people about t...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #19: Digital audio dk by Telstar on 2008-02-12 
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Never heard of them. Funny how many many many interesting DACs exist and you (the buyer) have not the slightest idea on how they may sound....

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #7: Thanks by Telstar on 2008-02-12 
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[quote user="Romy the Cat"]I have heard 2 positive comments from a people who used the Berkeley Alfa DAC. One of them is in sales and obviously off any credentials. Another person is just a user who used reportedly the DAC at CES (prototype version),...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #6: What about the Audiomeca Enkianthus? by Telstar on 2008-02-12 
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[quote user="Romy the Cat"]It is always surprised me why audio people never did what FM people did. FM people crated a site: http://www.FmTunerInfo.com where they enumerated in very consistent format all available FM tuners (with exemption of so...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #16: DACs and computers by Telstar on 2008-02-10 
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[quote user="Romy the Cat"] Dima for instance (and he has quite high expertise in the subject) claims that there no true 24bit converters available anyhow. BTW, with all advances of HDCD, that I fully appreciate, it makes send only on 16 bit. At 20...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #14: More on computer transport by Telstar on 2008-02-09 
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 Telstar wrote: Not really: it is not true 24 bit. But it should be quite good, exp for the HDCD decode. I have always had a like for hdcds, they sounded better in my old rotel and they sound better even without a hdcd-capable dac. [quote us...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #12: Computer Transport by Telstar on 2008-02-09 
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Oh I was thinking about FLAC, such as the ones from Linn Records, not raw WAVE files. [quote user="Romy the Cat"]Might be the new Berkley DAC would do it for you.http://www.goodsoundclub.com/Forums/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=6382[/quote]Not really: it is ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #7: MSB platinum and Prism Orpheus by Telstar on 2008-02-09 
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[quote user="coops"]Romy Hi sorry to have wandered off topic, I  am listening at the moment to an MSB Platinum Dac III, hoiping to get the lavry back for comparison, I believe the MSB is multi bit based on a ladder resistor , with 4 24 bit DAc m...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #10: Computer transport and DAC by Telstar on 2008-02-09 
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[quote user="Romy the Cat"] Yes, the enclosure something like this, thanks for tip, miab, but it opens a door for desire more. A good box with fanless operation, 1920 x 1200 pixels touch-screen, 6 hard-drives, remoter control, $650 price tag is...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #4: Interesting by Telstar on 2008-02-05 
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I also find it quite interesting. Considering their pedigree alone, it's worth a listening.Less is MoreTelstar...
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