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The truth is that there’s a lot of confusion as to which format is better, and that this confusion is due to psychoacoustics and wishful thinking. However, I have also run it from a new MacBook and it also worked well, with the output being taken from the RCA jacks to a good hifi amp and Mission Speakers. However – I have BL5s, which make it possible for me to set a working volume for them, and I have set it so that whatever source they are fed, they do not blow out my ears or windows which they could probably do if set at max. What is the problem? The greatest jitter problem in audio is the nervousness of the traditional audio industry, as the consequences of the digital music shift become clear.

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Oldest to newest Newest to oldest Previous Next. So let’s try to get this number in perspective.

So if I go down the route of DACmagic. And there are issues with removing pre-ringing an artefact of anticipating the incoming digital signalyou can risk enhancing post-ringing, but that is often masked by the signal proper. If you want to dacmaagic the freedom to move your laptop around, you might want to consider transmitting your music using Airport Express connected via toslink to the DAC.

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Nice to see people sharing their experiences with the DacMagic. Dqcmagic volume on Mac and iTunes also works best for the BeoPort. So does that mean I can and need to control the volume from my laptop? X will not cause significant distortion. However – I have BL5s, which make it possible for me to set 10 working volume for them, and I have set it so that whatever source they are fed, they do not blow out my ears or windows which they could probably do if set at max.

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As Benchmark another manufacturer of an excellent DAC say: If you reduced the volume, then you would be processing the signal inside the computer.

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Perhaps there’s a difference here in the way the DACmagic handles the input. Let’s say that you want each segment to be exactly the same length, and that there is something called jitter that is making this difficult.

Sign in Join Help. The greatest jitter problem in audio is the nervousness of the traditional audio industry, as the 100 of the digital music shift become clear.

And any recommended retailer in surrey or online for DACmagic? Modern electronics have jitter-performance down to picoseconds. USB definitely dacmatic some of the clarity particularly the bass.

The charts that Cambridge Audio Supplied to Stereophile have caused quite a bit of discussion.

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No problems there, Alex, there are several good DACs on the market. Today, dCS, Wavelength and Ayre offer apodising filter solutions, as well as Meridian, which has put this in their updated CD-player, which Stereophile drooled over as delivering “the best measured performance ever. HI Using toslink and good quality cable. For in-depth listening when I’m in the sweetspot, I disable that function, of course.

BL3 doesn’t have that option, and you therefore risk feeding them unlimited volume, and that can be a loud experience. The Apogee Duet is an elegant unit, but for your use it’s actually a disadvantage that it has only Firewire.

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Thanks for jac advice so far! Jitter is a strange issue – a Letter to the Editor of The Absolute Sound made a fun analogy, as there are audiophile reviewers who claim to hear incredibly small changes in jitter, one had claimed he could notice a difference of 7 picoseconds’ jitter. Desperately looking for reasons to get audiophiles to spend money on digital circuits, the industry is turning jitter into a major problem, when it isn’t.

It’s in the same price-range as the DacMagic, has a very good DAC built in, and a pre-amp to control the volume. He commented that there’s a significant difference between using the battery and the power supply – but the DacMagic’s jitter suppression is able to handle both.

Using toslink and good quality cable. I’ve found the best results from having iTunes and Mac on full dqcmagic into the DACmagic and then using the amp volume control.

So then it’s down to whether jitter can introduce timing errors in the playback of the signal – i. Never knew you could do that. Any recommendation for the volume control interface then? In ordinary digital circuitry the kind you get from a plastic cd-player jitter is down well under the picosecond level, and often down to where we can’t measure kac at all.