Originally Posted by LTD02
i was simply talking about the audibility of the -77db distortion.
if the speaker is producing 1% 2nd harmonic distortion at 1khz (distortion at 2khz), that is -40db. adding some additional harmonic distortion at 2khz that is down -77db will only increase the total 2nd harmonic distortion by something like .001db or about 0.025%.
the speaker will be distorting the sound about 40 times more than the electronic device and the room, probably 400x.
According to this online calculator.
Harmonics Improvement would be:
Diff: 0.0139476% 38db (~80x Log Improvement, 7000x Linear Improvement)
Bass Noise Floor Improvement would be:
Diff: 0.0009684% 30db (~32x Log Improvement, 1500x Linear Improvement)
Treble Noise Floor Improvement would be:
Diff: 0.0001462% 15db (~6x Log Improvement, 20x Linear Improvement)
If my maths are somewhat correct.
I'm anticipating a objective difference of less than a 0.03% improvement, which would be the mathematical limit of this upgrade; which at this level of Hi-Fi could be a "night and day" difference (if I'm even slightly lucky...)
In Foobar 192 ASIO direct mode and the 105 in Pure-Mode, I'm anticipating
a subjective/sensory improvement of anywhere from 1% to 10%. I would consider anything beyond a 1% improvement to be a "night and day" difference at this point.
(Another 6 days and I'll know the answer to that question.)
Basically I had two primary goals, for less than $1500:
1) To have a better-than-current-method / really-good, BD player.
2) To have a better-than-current-method / really-good, 2ch XLR and
RCA music output from a HTPC.
Nice to haves:
3)To fix the stereophonic bass issue.
4) To fix the low-level auto-mute issue.
5) To fix the <5hz brickwall issue.
Anything else is secondary and unwanted
if it compromises on the first 2 aspects. Which it doesn't.
Anything else it might add feature-wise is just icing on the cake. Which it doesn't add much else (that I will be using at least...)