Accuphase released it’s latest flagship DAC in September 2016 - the DC-950.
With the release there is now a number of Accuphase DC-37 available in the second hand market as existing owners move to the newer DAC. And I got one of them! Yeah, I cannot afford a DC-950.
This is a review of a well run in second hand Accuphase DC-37. I took ownership of this unit sometime in Sept 2016, so already have a good 3 months to get to know this.
And so far, I’m loving it! Credit goes out to Tasso for loaning me the PS3, allowing me to rip my SACDs to DSDs. Credit again goes to Tasso for selling me the DC-37 reviewed right now. No prizes for guessing what Tasso ended up with.
The digital vs analog debate is one of the most popular audiophile click bait topics on the web. These discussions often generate a lot of interest and opinions from both factions. As a snakeoil salesman, this is click bait one simply cannot resist.
One claim from the digital group falls along the lines of the following:
You can reconstruct the original audio signal perfectly
You can reconstruct the original audio almost completely, but it’s band limited to between x Hz and y Hz.
Digitisation can reproduce every frequency in your hearing threshold.
Not sure why I would even dedicate a blog post to this, as anybody with an iota of common sense will know the above assertion simply cannot be true. To belief in the above is akin to saying something incomplete and complete is the same thing. That a paradox is actually not a paradox at all.
This myth has traction because there are cases which construction can be perfect - band limited signal.
Have a merry Christmas everybody! This is the first time ever in my working life where I will be taking a break from work - about two weeks till the new year. This is a new experience for me as I have never done this before.
Enjoy this release, and let me know if there are any problems before it’s too late!
- 0000026: [web-app] Generating Diagnostics File Is confusing as it says Please wait, and there is a 10000 second counter below! D’oh! (agent_kith) - resolved. - 0000021: [players] Fix MPD crash when scanning database (agent_kith) - resolved. - 0000029: [players] Update squeezelite ralph to latest commit (agent_kith) - resolved. - 0000027: [install] Kernel modules are not installed properly (agent_kith) - resolved. - 0000028: [web-app] Tweak install text for vmlinuz/kernel/module (agent_kith) - resolved.