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    I watched it live and my buddy Scott even asked some of my questions. Bob seems to be quite the character. His impressions on the subject are a lot like mine I must say, as far as DSD is concerned. I will stick with PCM for now. Maybe when there's thousands of Octo DSD I will jump in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Whip View Post
    I watched it live and my buddy Scott even asked some of my questions. Bob seems to be quite the character. His impressions on the subject are a lot like mine I must say, as far as DSD is concerned. I will stick with PCM for now. Maybe when there's thousands of Octo DSD I will jump in.
    "The World has moved on past the ladder DACs." I love it! He hates NOS ladder DACs.

    I used to own a TotalDac. He heckled me for it on another forum. At the time, I was pissed off at him for ripping my TotalDac. That was several years ago. Since that time, I've learned why NOS ladder DACs are so hated by folks like Katz. I now totally agree with his perspective. I think Bob Katz is awesome. I have personally learned much just reading his posts on the Acourate forum.
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    Which is why I asked about the Schiit which is an up sampling ladder DAC as I knew he was surprised at how good a ladder DAC can sound. I know mine (Schiit multibit) sounds fantastic, deep bass, lively you are there sound but not bright in the least, excellent depth. All for not a ton of $ by audiophile standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dallasjustice View Post
    "The World has moved on past the ladder DACs." I love it! He hates NOS ladder DACs.

    I used to own a TotalDac. He heckled me for it on another forum. At the time, I was pissed off at him for ripping my TotalDac. That was several years ago. Since that time, I've learned why NOS ladder DACs are so hated by folks like Katz. I now totally agree with his perspective. I think Bob Katz is awesome. I have personally learned much just reading his posts on the Acourate forum.
    We're close by...one day I need to get to Dallas or you to Austin. Out of curiosity, what did you move onto?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfrech View Post
    We're close by...one day I need to get to Dallas or you to Austin. Out of curiosity, what did you move onto?
    Are you Ralph's buddy? I may have you confused with someone else.

    I'd love to have you over. I use a pro DAC now. I use a Lynx Hilo. Since I started using digital crossovers and DSP, I had to abandon the totalDAC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Whip View Post
    Which is why I asked about the Schiit which is an up sampling ladder DAC as I knew he was surprised at how good a ladder DAC can sound. I know mine (Schiit multibit) sounds fantastic, deep bass, lively you are there sound but not bright in the least, excellent depth. All for not a ton of $ by audiophile standards.
    It looks interesting. I checked with Schiit and it won't work in my setup. The max output is too low.
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    So for you Michael it is not THE Schiit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott W View Post
    So for you Michael it is not THE Schiit
    In your avatar, you look like you are taking a Schiit.
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    Thanks for the link Michael. It was an enjoyable watch.

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