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Old 06-06-2008, 11:31 AM - Thread Starter
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Get a grip, it's NOT all about the chips!
Author: Chuck Hinton, McIntosh Sales and Tech Support
The software to control a chip is often custom done by product and not something you buy off-the-shelf like the actual chip.

Before you make a buying decision based on a touted technology, design class, a must have connector or a phantom surround mode, remember that none of that stuff is worth is worth a dime with out proper implementation. In our world full of false universal axioms, there is one you can take to the bank: All things are NEVER equal.

True, some chips are better than others. It is undisputable that certain ultra famous brand twenty dollar D.A.C.’s (digital to analog converters) are much better than two dollar, off-shore D.A.C.’s. It then stands to reason that that all products using the 20$ chips are better than ones using less expensive ones, right? Wrong! The missing piece to the puzzle that most consumers lack can be summed up in one word: Implementation.

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