Channel D Shines
“We're combining the best parts of the analog and digital worlds,” Rob told me at a speed that demanded either shorthand or a digital recorder to insure accuracy. “We’re using analog as a front end source, and digital for signal processing via Pure Vinyl." I think the rest of what he said is that Pure Vinyl 3.1 calculates the RIAA compensation with 64-bit precision.
Doing the Channel D honors, besides the “Pure” software, were Channel D’s Seta Model L Plus phono preamplifier ($5399), Seta Model L phono preamplifier ($3799), and new Seta DAC buffer ($2799). The latter lowers system gain when ultra-sensitive loudspeakers are employed. Also at work were the Lynx Hilo 192kHz ADC/DAC ($2495), Joseph Audio Pulsar loudspeakers ($7000/pair), Artemis SA-1 turntable ($8000) with Kuzma 4Point tonearm ($6000), Ortofon Credenza Bronze cartridge ($2200), Hegel H20 power amplifier ($6000), Mac mini 2.7GHz ($800), and Synology DS1511 NAS 12 TB RAID 6 array ($2000).