Category Archives: Digital Audio

VLC, not quite audiophile

I’m reviewing the top model phones from three companies for audio performance. For assorted reasons , I decided to try out the VLC player on them. The main reason was that thirty one gifts , as is well known, … Continue reading

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Two new articles

I’ve put up my DSD vs PCM piece which was published earlier in the year in Australian HI-FI. It’s called ‘Direct Stream Digital and the Power of Imagination’. I’ve also put up my Australian HI-FI piece on how different bit … Continue reading

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Up to my neck in a Mac

Apologies for all three of you readers. I’ve been away for so long, from the blog, but not from working. I expect to be doing more here in the future, including loading up some interesting measurement data. But what prompted … Continue reading

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‘can theoretically reach 100,000 Hz’

Here’s something I’d completely forgotten about, or perhaps never known. The ‘Scarlett Book’ for SACD recommended that the high resolution audio be low pass filtered at 50kHz (@-3dB). I was reminded/informed of this by the datasheet for the Cirrus Logic … Continue reading

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Siglent SDG1020 signal generator

So, here’s another signal generator to compare to those I looked at in ‘Noise and distortion in signal generation’. This is the Siglent SDG1020 , a dual output 20MHz, arbitrary waveform model. It uses 14 bits of resolution apparently. Here’s … Continue reading

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The Magic of Dither

(I have written an article for Australian HI-FI suggesting that a good way to start to understand the differences between 16 and 24 bit audio is to listen to the differences between 8 bit and 16 bit audio. To that … Continue reading

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