Top stereo D/A converter to pre-masterlink...
#31
6th December 2006
Old 6th December 2006
  #31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Williams View Post
Man, I got to get one of those, BTW, does it sample rate convert, err, I mean rotate phaser frequencies?

Jim Williams
Audio Upgrades
does all of that and makes a great mocha frappaccino
#32
6th December 2006
Old 6th December 2006
  #32
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Digital Audio Denmark DAD AX24 DA's
#33
6th December 2006
Old 6th December 2006
  #33
Watch out using high end DAC's to play Masterlink recorded Red Book discs, the playback is masked. Evaluate the Red Book CD's on a high end CD transport or DVD player, it does make a large difference.

Jim Williams
Audio Upgrades
#34
6th December 2006
Old 6th December 2006
  #34
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Killahurts View Post
huh?
I definately hear what Jim is saying here! I played back a recording ( CD) out of the Masterlink via analog outputs, then played back the same recording( CD) out of th my DVD player! There's a difference!... ..So now when I mix to my Masterlink, I make my final decision based on what I hear on the DVD player! It just sounds better on playback!... (YMMV)
#35
6th December 2006
Old 6th December 2006
  #35
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I thought he was talking about the hard drive. His latest post clarifies it though.

I agree that it's not the best CD player in the world, it's a CD ROM drive. But it will clock to a digital studio, most CD players won't. For any important listening you can always copy the data off the disc and play it back from the hard drive, right?
#36
6th December 2006
Old 6th December 2006
  #36
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I hear a difference just playing any CD back thru the Masterlink! I'm sure the hard drive suffers also, since it passes thru the DA. Could be wrong tho'...
#37
7th December 2006
Old 7th December 2006
  #37
The hard drive output through an outboard D/A sounds ok, it's the CDR transport that has a problem. This is independent of the onboard D/A or using the digital output. Play a disc in a Masterlinkwith an outboard DAC and compare to a DVD digital out to the same DAC, there's a difference.

Jim Williams
Audio Upgrades
#38
22nd May 2013
Old 22nd May 2013
  #38
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