post #121 of 146
2/12/11 at 12:07pm
|You can add audio nonsense right in the mix. It's the exact same lack of critical thinking that leads to all of it. Barnum was an optimist, there's way more then one sucker born every minute.|
Yet all you scientists fail to note that some packaged DACs may have been designed to intentionally alter the sound by emphasizing certain freqs as to make them sound "better".
|Enthusiasts want to talk about their gear.|
|The very fact that you find it "nosy", tells me you have no interest in audio, as an endeavor; only the science behind it.|
I have been bitten by the audio bug over the past month. It got worse after I bought a pair of Vienna Acoustics Grand Bach Speakers at throwaway prices at BB. The speakers are currently powered by a HK3490.
The music comes either from my $50 Sony DVD player
or my squeezebox receiver (both using digital connections to the HK3490).
I am really enjoying listening to music with the speakers and the HK3490 but I was wondering if i am missing something "significant" by not having a dedicated DAC ($300-500)?
My other possibility
Buy a decent bluray player (eg NAD T557 going at $300 ) + a squeezebox touch (supposedly it has a decent dac too).
I mostly listen to music (as far as video goes in addition to the dvd player i am using a CRT tv...i am just waiting it for it die)