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    Quote Originally Posted by garylkoh View Post
    In stock form, the Minerva is not very reference. But we've compared my modified Minerva to the DAC202, and it's quite a bit better. As it is, the A/D/A loop was quite transparent, I'm sure that with a better DAC, it could be even more transparent. However, I thought that it was transparent enough for most of the listeners.
    That makes sense. What mods did you do to it?

    And apologies for the Monday morning quarterbacking. It's still a cool test and I think the quality is very high.

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    Nothing digital - just the output analog stage, and the power supplies.
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    Am I right to say the same track (the same portion on that side of the same vinyl) was played twice in each of these tests?

    Did no one questioned this methodology?
    I'm shocked.....!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeromelang View Post
    Late to this thread......

    Am I right to say the same track (the same portion on that side of the same vinyl) was played twice in each of these tests?

    Did no one questioned this methodology?
    I'm shocked.....!
    No, it is not played twice. The phono-stage used had a built-in ADC. We compared the analog output of the phono-stage with the digital output reconverted back to analog with an external DAC. We took great pains to level-match the two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garylkoh View Post
    6) Big Band: Les Brown and his Band of Renown (Direct to disc)
    Hi Gary. Which album of his did you use?
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    Amir - I believe that would be this one: http://www.discogs.com/Les-Brown-And...elease/3351330

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    Oh I didn't realize "Goes Direct To Disc" was part of the album name! Thanks a bunch.
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