I also think it's reasonably clear... There are some physical technicalities to grasp to make full sense of it, I guess. This is also not what my post is putting into question. It's not about whether or not it's bit perfect. My point is that the transmission of digital data over a physical layer is not quite the exact science some want to believe it is. As I said, there is *more than* just bits in a digital audio signal. I'm not talking only about the digital effectiveness of it; there's also the fact that everything still has to obey the laws of physics. Nothing is happening on a vacuum. If I do hear differences between dacs, decrapifiers, cables, etc., and there is still space for a reasonable explanation that doesn't necessarily clash with current knowledge, I think it's worthwhile to have an open channel of discussion about what should and shouldn't be reasonable expectations for a process no one has full knowledge of. I do expect some people to disagree and call me delusional, whatever. I'm not here to please anyone. But I find it bizarre that some folks do not want to open such channel as if we already know the whole truth. We don't. All I'm saying is keep an open mind and don't make the mistake of presuming that "science" is above or defines reality.