The Mike Moffat (#2 at Schiit) Blog

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  1. baldr

    baldr Schiit-sterer

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    Still can’t see as the norm from a torn retina and now all this troll and trill (troll shill) crap. Three down two to go including one I’m really fucking with.
     
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    Sorry. Did you have laser treatment? A friend did, and it did not sound like a fun time. On the other hand, her damaged retina was discovered almost by chance. A very lucky chance: a hell of a lot better than loosing her sight.

    Hoping you fully recover soon.
     
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    atomicbob dScope Yoda

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    Wow! Hope this is recoverable. Get well soon!
     
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    Damn I just saw this.
    'Git'n old(r) is a bitch' so sayeth Pam my SO.

    And dealing with medical shit is a PIA all in and of itself.

    Here's to a successful and optimal outcome for your eyesight.

    JJ
     
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    I'd imagine your sense of humour was stretched with the low SNR dialogue, whilst dealing with surgical recovery.

    Keen to read your next post on tech stuff but personal health first.
     
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    allegro Almost "Made"

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    I also had a retinal tear caught quick tacked down with laser. Best wishes for full recovery.
     
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    In the meanwhile, @atomicbob's Yggdrasil V2 measurements and a growing body of listening reports show how @baldr's best keeps on getting better. Amazing, a lesson to all of us engineers not to rest on our laurels and keep pushing for better. Can't wait for my upgrade to reach the head of the (long) queue!
     
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    @baldr, @schiit --> Better start bugging Roddy (ADI) for a 23-bit AD57101 -- for the next ygg upgrade in 2-3 years!

    Roddy designed the AD5791, AD5781, and AD5547 for Analog Devices
     
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    It would be interesting to hear what Mike Moffat has to say about newer and higher bit rate DA chips, but one thing I’ve gathered from reading Mike’s posts here and at HF is he chases great sound and not specs. My Gumby at “only” 19 effective bits is very impressive sounding.
     
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    Oh I'd say Mike looked at specs on those chips big time, the INL/DNL/ENOB thing, whole reason for using them... I made up the 23-bits, for a nice round number of 24-bits when balanced. Probably not possible without the chip being in a temp-controlled housing or crazy expensive (those are a thing in exotic test equip and reference standard clocks.) Half joking about contacting ADI, lol.
     
  11. Cspirou

    Cspirou They call me Sparky

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    Even if you could get a real 24 bits at the DA stage, the AD stage is not likely to ever get you anything better then 18-19 bits of resolution. Better to do the best you can with the bits you have then just scale up to 64bit/1GHz audio.
     
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    Agree with all that :D -- just goading Mike a bit. It's always fun to read about his thoughts on Dacs.
     
  13. Taverius

    Taverius Smells like sausages

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    I remember reading a thought experiment on how to record a meaningful 20th or 21st bit (it's been a while).

    IIRC it included the kind of whole-room suspensions used by facilities that calibrate hyper-accurate scientific and industrial scales to isolate from traffic and low-scale earthquakes, you had to pipe in light via fiber as there's just no local method quiet enough, there were no water pipes, no air system (so the imaginary artist technically started suffocating when the door was shut to record) and - at least at the time - while mics sensitive enough existed nobody had built a power supply quiet enough.

    How to keep that expensive bit "alive" through the mixing process was left as an exercise for the reader.

    I like to imagine it as something like Magneto's prison, but with thick-ass ultra-sound-proof walls and floors.

    Someone really needs to build one, then we can record "jazz at the pawnshop XXXVII" inside it.
     
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    @Taverius... Please stop it: Unicorns are dying as you type!

    :D
     
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    Taverius Smells like sausages

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    Shhh! You're giving away The Plan!

     
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    My Gungnir MB was ordered on 3/12/18 and was shipped on 3/16/18. When it arrives, I’ll post the Serial Number. Not sure if the S/N will tell us anything...

    (BTW, this is my first post!)
     
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    msommers High on Epipens

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    Poor guy.
     
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    Senorx12562 Case of the mondays

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    Welcome. While the facts are true, the conclusion was facetious. I have no reason to believe the s/n means anything.
     
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    means it's bigger than those with lower serial numbers.
     
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    rtaylor76 Can't wipe his tag

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    Every time I hear "Gumby":

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