In the Ayre USB DAC review, Mr. Phillips writes:
"I discovered how much better my iBook sounds when I maxed out its RAM at 2GB. I can jam 6GB into the latest Mac mini, and I'm salivating at the improvements that might make. "
I am not a computer whiz, nor am I a Mac user, so this statement confused me. How did adding RAM make the sound better and why does Mr. Phillips suggest that maxing out his Mac mini with 6GB of RAM would make it sound better than a Mac mini with less RAM? Is frequent data transfer between the HD and the RAM causing interference? Was Mr. Phillips computer simply running too slow before adding more RAM? I would never have dreamed that adding RAM improves the sound output of a computer that is otherwise running smoothly. Haven't been following any discussion between WP and JA, so I don't know if they already covered the reason why in a previous issue.
Thanks in advance!