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AudioFred is currently offline  AudioFred
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Does anybody remember the good old days when your only selection was between 33 or 45 rpm? Or when you placed a CD in the player and pressed "play"?

My Soekris R2R ladder dac offers the choice of four user selectable filters: linear phase, linear/minimum phase mix, minimum phase, and soft minimum phase. It will accept a 16, 20, or 24 bit input signal at either 48, 96, or 192khz. The Cambridge Audio CD player I'm using as a transport offers a choice of straight through 16/48 or upsampling to any of the bit rates and frequencies the dac is capable of processing, plus a choice of dithering or no dithering.

I'm dithering about which of the above to select, but it all sounds good.

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Re: Too Many Choices [message #89683 is a reply to message #89682] Sat, 02 February 2019 11:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
musicluvr is currently offline  musicluvr
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Yes, there are definitely too many choices. Sadly, I can't even hear the difference between the options much of the time, which makes me paranoid that my hearing is going bad. The exception is dithering. I usually fall into the no dithering category.
Re: Too Many Choices [message #89688 is a reply to message #89683] Sat, 02 February 2019 20:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Fred, Don't you mean 16/44 not 16/48. 48 is midi and 44 is cd?

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Bruce
Re: Too Many Choices [message #89693 is a reply to message #89688] Sun, 03 February 2019 16:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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gofar99 wrote on Sat, 02 February 2019 20:55
Hi Fred, Don't you mean 16/44 not 16/48. 48 is midi and 44 is cd?
Yes, it's 16/44.
Re: Too Many Choices [message #89707 is a reply to message #89693] Mon, 04 February 2019 20:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gofar99 is currently offline  gofar99
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hi Fred I thought so. Why not just give in and get a used "Walkman" and skip the new stuff? Laughing

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Bruce
Re: Too Many Choices [message #89723 is a reply to message #89707] Tue, 05 February 2019 16:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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gofar99 wrote on Mon, 04 February 2019 20:29
hi Fred I thought so. Why not just give in and get a used "Walkman" and skip the new stuff? Laughing
Or I could really go obsolete and replace the solid state amp with a tube amp. Smile
Re: Too Many Choices [message #89743 is a reply to message #89723] Thu, 07 February 2019 11:18 Go to previous message
Rusty is currently offline  Rusty
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Not too many choices from my rig. 33 and a third with an occasional 45. The choices being what platters to spin. Pushed through some bottles.
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