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post #136 of 278
Better power cords work. I was surprised at first by this but they do add value.

Fortunately we save money by using battery power on our recording sessions. That completely eliminates any power issues.
post #137 of 278
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Fortunately we save money by using battery power on our recording sessions. That completely eliminates any power issues.

Are you kidding? As those batteries run down there's all kinds of distortion. I've heard it. It happened on my Walkman and on my Discman.
post #138 of 278
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Are you kidding? As those batteries run down there's all kinds of distortion. I've heard it. It happened on my Walkman and on my Discman.

Haha. Doesn't happen on pro gear. Think about modern recording gear as being less of a mechanical device and more of a computer. We record right onto the hard drive in hirez.
post #139 of 278
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Nope. Doesn't happen on pro gear. Think about modern recording gear as being less of a mechanical device and more of a computer. We record right onto the hard drive in hirez.
If it's more of a computer, isn't the sound information digital and thus unaffected by whatever cable/power source/whatever you are using?
post #140 of 278
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If it's more of a computer, isn't the sound information digital and thus unaffected by whatever cable/power source/whatever you are using?
True. It's all zeroes and ones at that point and as long as they all reach their destination, sound should be the same
post #141 of 278
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I'm just waiting for this thread to be merged with the "These are fake, right" thread.
post #142 of 278
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True. It's all zeroes and ones at that point and as long as they all reach their destination, sound should be the same

Not really, you can have time based distortion known as jitter. The ones and zeros must arrive at precisely the right time. Even picoseconds make a difference and are audible.
post #143 of 278
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If it's more of a computer, isn't the sound information digital and thus unaffected by whatever cable/power source/whatever you are using?

It's only digital after the A/D conversion. The device we use also has analog circuitry.
post #144 of 278
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Better power cords work. I was surprised at first by this but they do add value.

Fortunately we save money by using battery power on our recording sessions. That completely eliminates any power issues.

I trust you are using audiophile-grade batteries.
post #145 of 278
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I trust you are using audiophile-grade batteries.

They just need to be reliable. Have not lost power yet...
post #146 of 278
I know nothing about this shit, but these threads are always outstanding. Hats off to the participants.
post #147 of 278
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Even picoseconds make a difference and are audible.

For sufficiently bad DACs.

--Andre
post #148 of 278
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Originally Posted by A Y View Post
For sufficiently bad DACs.

--Andre

All DACs have jitter.
post #149 of 278
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All DACs have jitter.

And 1+1 = 2. Having jitter and audible levels of jitter are two entirely different things.

--Andre
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And 1+1 = 2.
--Andre

Not always!
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