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If it's purely an engineering challenge why bother designing yet another DAC?
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Old 29th May 2020, 06:36 PM   #1931
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To answer the question posed in the thread title: Some of us like engineering challenges, so we take them on.

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Agreed.

And also, even if every tiny step of improvement can't be detected by human ears, accumulation of the improvements could be clearly heard in the future. No one knows.
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Old 29th May 2020, 06:43 PM   #1932
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No one knows.
Not according to one hardened pusher of boutique DACs. He said it does.
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Old 29th May 2020, 07:47 PM   #1933
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Some of us like engineering challenges, so we take them on.
Sisyphus had a challenge too. At times I see the value of a -160dB audio DAC as about on the level of Ronnie O'Sullivan doing the world's fastest 147 in snooker. I hope you never take any of my comments as personal, there is a world of other things served by the engineering community.
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Old Yesterday, 09:05 AM   #1934
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There is an excellent film Whiplash - the musical and psychological drama of American director Damien Chazell. There was a scene when, unsure of his hearing, the musician was pointedly kicked out of music school for everyone, although he heard correctly.
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Interesting, GUNFU I will look for this film.
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Old Today, 12:42 AM   #1936
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Interesting, GUNFU I will look for this film.
I also really like the amazing movie Red Violin, fr. Le Violon Rouge is a movie made by Francois Girard. About the fate of the old violin and how long it changed owners and why it was exactly red. An exciting film, I recommend it to everyone.

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Old Today, 12:48 AM   #1937
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GUNFU, I found and watched the film Whiplash, and I thank you for recommending it.
The theme appears extreme, as I have only had one guy, Bill Graham, of Fillmore fame, behave in such a way, and he had minimal effect on getting the most out of anybody using that technique.
I have studied ballet seriously, and I know well the dancer-instructor relationship, which is strong, as well as being faculty at an institute in Switzerland, where I noted the interaction of the classical musicians with their mentors, again serious, strong, but not like the guy in the film. I think the guy went too far, and lost a good deal of potential talent because of it.
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