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  1. Just to add to the above, much of which I agree with totally, I found that when I followed ATC's manual guidance on height and angle, my SCM150ASLTs 'opened up' considerably. The manual says: "All ATC 3-way loudspeakers are designed with the mid-range dome as the reference acoustic axis. With this in mind, the loudspeakers should be positioned with the mid-range dome at, or slightly below ear level" SO....the acoustic axis of ALL 3-way ATC speakers is designed such that the MIDrange driver of the speakers should be positioned at between 0 and 5 degrees ABOVE ear level. (one of ATC's technicians gave me the 5 degree figure). To do this, my ATCs needed to be tipped back slightly. Note that the key is the MIDrange centre, NOT the tweeter centre as is often the case with many other speaker manufacturers.
  2. Actually Uzzy, I explained it confusingly! My question was as Blackmetalboon succinctly put it! It seems a waste of effort for a manufacturer to design an upsampling cd player, if the upsampling feature only applies when the upsampled signal is fed to the analogue stage through the internal DAC. Why not send the upsampled digital signal to the digital output socket too? I want to know if any cd players or transports feature an upsampled signal through their digital output socket. I wondered if it I could use a player or transport with its upsampled 96/24 or 192/24 digital signal to connect directly to a NON upsampling external DAC which could accept the higher rate signals and therefore give me the benefits of that. For example a Naim N-Dac will accept up to 384/32 I think, but it won’t upsample. Anyone else chip in?
  3. That’s the question, in a nutshell! Why couldn’t I have put it like that instead of using a thousand words?! :-)
  4. I agree...It seems daft that you can't get the full dsd signal from a digital output.....
  5. I would have agreed with you before I looked into this. However, in the case of teh Arcam MultiDacs, the upsampling chip is BEFORE the DAC chips. WHich would mean, presumably, that the digital output could be taken from end of the upsampling chip, straight to the digital output socket, thereby putting out an upsampled signal. I'm not saying that's what they've done....just that I would think that could be a logical way to go about things, and a huge selling point.
  6. I do love dCS stuff, but had never heard of the Victor DAC. A very interesting unit!
  7. Thanks Nopiano. That is useful. I have three DACs....only one in use....but none of them have a screen....
  8. OK, got that. Thank you. Is it a Verdi or a P8i or what?
  9. That is useful to know. Thank you! The reason I asked is because I have a couple of midrange CD players which include upsampling to 96 or 192. However, I also have a PS Audio DAC which upsamples to 96 or 192. The PS unit doesn't have a 'screen'so I cannot discover what frequency the incoming signal is. And I didn't know if, by using one of these players connected via SPDIF to the PS Audio unit, that the PS unit would be genuinely upsampling from a 44.1 output, or whether the upsampling process was actually unnecessarily being repeated to no advantage. I do find it difficult to explain this!
  10. I should have made my question clearer and shorter. Sorry! what I am trying to find out is: Do spdif digital outputs on integrated cd players always put out 44.1/16? Or, in the case of cd players with internal upsampling chips, do their spdif output sockets actually put out those higher rates, or are the 96/24 or 192/24 only used as part of the internal circuitry en-route to the cd player’s analogue stage? Anyone know for sure?
  11. My PS Audio DLIII is advertised on this forum and on eBay...
  12. Question re: Digital outputs from CD players.... This is actually specifically a question to do with upsampling CD players. The output from a Redbook CD laser is at 44.1 16 bit. Some CD players have an upsampling or conversion chip which changes the signal to 96kHz/24 bit or 192kHz/24 bit before the DAC, and then it is fed to the analogue output stages. My question concerns the digital output socket of such players. Arcam, Astin Trew, etc, etc. I had always been under the assumption that ALL CD players put out a 44.1kHz signal through their digital output socket. Am I wrong? Or do some CD Players actually send an upsampled 96 or 192kHz/24 bit signal to their digital SPDIF output socket? (This is a quote from Arcam's website re their Wolfson Multi Dacs: "An Analog Devices AD1896 second generation asynchronous sample rate converter is used to upsample the incoming16bit, 44.1kS/sec CD data stream to a 24 bit signal at a rate of 192 kS/sec, which is then fed to the left and right DACs.") So in most cases, where is the digital output socket connected? Almost straight to the cd drive itself? Or after the upsampling chip? Or to the DAC itself? help, please!