Whoops said:;D ;D ;D ;D
and what would you say about someone that starts a thread saying that he is not happy even with the Lavry A/D???
Well I would say that in that situation then the fault is not in the converter
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john12ax7 said:What SR did you guys run the Sparrow at? Wonder if that accounts in party for such differing opinions.
Also a bit surprised to hear about Mytek. Never used them but would expect it to be one of the better ones?
JW said:Anybody try IZ Radar converters? (For mastering?) Just curious. I don't master, but I remember trying like three different Apogee units (not recommended) and deciding not to keep buying and trying converters. Everything else I've heard in my studio has been pretty annoying sounding in comparison to IZ. By annoying, I mean less smooth, less realistic, more agro. Apogee has a sound, to me anyway, like you're running the mix through a Mackie board.
For the DA side I went through a lot of trouble finding something adequate. I think there is something to the notion that delta sigma is detrimental to the sound quality in most cases.
So I build a multichannel converter out of discrete 2-channel resistor ladder cards. The reconstruction filter is vital, trying to reach a perfectly even frequency response may also be the reason why many converters sound bad. It's counterintuitive, but minute changes in those filters make very audible differences. In my converter I can choose (and could even design) my own filter. I found one that sounds best to my ears and am finally happy with what I feed my console.
with you friend.
plenty of excuses but modern? CD's are pretty much worse compared to those of the late 80's.
assuming you built your own GIC filters ?
I compared most of the filters available in the 80's including Murata, Soshin and the over-hyped Apogee.
Nakamichi built their own, not encapsulated, but laid out on a circuit board; amps were 5534s.
The special filter on the 2 X oversampled PCM 1630 D2A seemed to perform well; 1630 playback was praised by a few mastering gurus.
aware of this document ?
I've got an ancient 1994 16 bit Radar, and even that one sounds better than most converters today.
Can't say I agree.I trully don't believe that at all.
If there's something that is not nice is vintage digital.
Digital converters improved a lot of the years and most converters nowadays are quite good and miles better than anything released before 2000 for sure