Re: Pearls to swine
well stats aren't everything most digital gear now adays has lower noise floor and less THD that a good 2" but i'm pretty sure no one hear would say their Delta 1010 or whatever sounded better then a 2" because its suppsoe to have better specs..not saying its good either....i would think it would be interesting to see it in action, considering tubes and whatnot are what people who are sonically conscious miss...
Originally posted by Phloodpants
Yuck! That thing uses a Realtek AC'97 Codec audio chip. I was looking at the datasheet and it's pretty piss-poor!
Consider that these are lab measurements that are probably done outside of a computer using a smooth analog power supply. Once inside a computer, things probably get worse.
Notice the PSRR is lousy, which doesn't help!
Now, I'm not saying this codec will necessarily SOUND bad, although it certainly measures bad! Putting a tube amp on this is as pearls to swine!
Marketing gimmick. Pure and simple.
"...if the opposite of pro is a con lets go beyond this, the opposite of CONgress must be PROgress..." Cage