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About wHIZZY

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    Sunny Devon
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  • Digital Source 1
    Innuos Zenith 3
  • DAC
    BMC UltraDAC
  • My Speakers
    Beolab 9 & ATC 19A
  • Headphones
    Shure SRH1540
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. I feel like most components TVCs also depend upon synergy. I was quite disappointed with the results when using a Townshend Allegri TVA with my active speakers, which sounded far better when driven directly by my DAC.
  2. I would not argue with the general premise of the above, however there are now many DACs coming onto the market that incorporate reference level preamps and headphone amplifiers, although admittedly these are normally at the higher end of the price spectrum.
  3. Surely given the huge amount of different kit available and the possible combinations thereof, it's impossible to give a general opinion. Currently, I feed my active speaker direct from the DAC, which sounds excellent. However that was not the case with my previous DAC. Most of us know from experience a component that sound superb in one system can fail to give its best in another. Therefore experience tells me there in normally no 'rule' other than experimentation in order to achieve synergy of components. That's obviously a personal view and doubtless many may feel differently.
  4. Have owned the above recommended HDPLEX and they are excellent value for money. Also extremely versatile, so can adapt to system changes and are easy to sell on as they are the power supply equivalent of a Swiss Army penknife.
  5. Vienna Teng - Dreaming through the noise A really unusual and beautiful female voice combined with magic piano playing.
  6. I I think the original question was just about lowering the noise floor, not just random noise. I'm certainly not clever or knowledgeable enough to identify or name the cause of any out of phase noise component generated by the original signal but I certainly believe it could exist. Whatever it's mechanism of generation. The main point being it would only be present when the signal (music) was playing and therefore could not be heard as hiss, hum or other when no signal was present. As such it would almost seem not to exist.
  7. Agreed if the noise was indeed random. However, if the signal (music) itself was the cause of the generated out of phase component or 'noise' then it would not be random and you would never hear the out of phase component (noise) when no music was playing.
  8. This would not necessarily have to be the case. If even a low level of noise were present but out of phase with a low level note then it could diminish that note even though it was at a much lower level.
  9. People that seem to repeatedly post in every topic, even though they have very little to actually add. Whoops, just gone and done it myself.
  10. Point taken, title edited
  11. I believe the BBC use digital transmission between their studios and their FM transmitters. In the early days it was NICAM but does anyone know what protocol and bit rate are currently used?
  12. Peter Tyson also have 10% off the cheaper SL1500c
  13. The guy in the video has obviously done some exhaustive listening tests but what is the point of the sound samples at the end on the video, as they are practically meaningless given we are listening via our own DACs.
  14. But seriously, aren't these devices likely to generate noise from their inbuilt SMPSs and won't that find its way to the amps in your speakers?
  15. Think you may have put your finger on the problem.
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