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ldhorner
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Digital Equality

I totally get it that for lots of audiophiles, analog is where it is at and that's all they care about and I'm fine with that. But what I wish is that Stereophile gave digital audiophiles equal representation. Sure they do DAC reviews and review equipment that has DAC inputs. But since digital is clearly not going anywhere, it would be nice to have a Digital Corner too dedicated to new trends and directions for that medium in general. And again, I don't want to see Analog Corner go away as I'm interest in seeing what is happening there too ... I just want to see a digital equivalent. Can you tell I really miss Music in the Round?

And speaking of digital equality, I've yet to read a speaker review in which any listening was done with say Audyssey or Dirac Live correction as will be employed by a large number of your subscribers (and at least one of your writers but I won't drop Kal's name). I do want to know how a speaker sounds on its own merits but since in my system it will be used with digital correction, it would be nice to know about the speakers potential there as well. I remember reading a review of a Klipsch speaker in which John Atkinson highly praised the speakers efficiency and dynamics but was very dismayed by its lack of phase coherency. But here is the thing ... with say Dirac Live cleaning up the phase response, it's possible that this same Klipsch might achieve something close to musical Nirvana? Then again, maybe not but perhaps you should try it.

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Sadly by the time the laser

Sadly by the time the laser reads the data on the nano spiral on the CD the damage is already done. It happens in a pico second. That’s even before the data is assembled into meaningful 1s and 0s. Anything that occurs downstream cannot correct or neutralize the damage to the sound during the optical read process. The very technology that makes CDs possible also makes CD transports and CDs susceptible to vibration and scattered laser light. Ironic huh? You can paint a donkey different colors, it’s still a donkey.

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None of that applies to the

None of that applies to the playback of audio files. Of course, I do not accept your blanket critique of the disc playback process anyway.

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Hi, Kal, no problem,:most

Hi, Kal, no problem,:most people don’t accept my premise. That’s a shame.

People would generally be much better off if they believed in too much rather than too little. - PT Barnum

Geoff, audio insider

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