Audio folk love the sweet sound of their own voices. Wherever domestic audiophiles, musicians or engineers gather, there are as many opinions as bits of kit. Even topics that seem theoretically clear cut (cf: ‘facts’, ‘science’) persist in being ‘not quite as simple’ when practical applied – or not widely accepted even if true, dammit – endlessly opening the door to subjective debate. Here’s our take on a few such issues, providing an opportunity to impart some personally cherished truisms . . .
Bits are Bits
– 24 bit, DSD, etc?
– Computers all sound the same / don’t have ‘a sound’
– SPDIF v USB v AES v I2S v Ethernet
There are no good, small, passive speakers
Bigger is Better
Building Systems Backwards
Box blur (aka ‘To pre or not to pre’)
Transparency vs. voicing
Measurement (aka ‘Known Unknowns’)
Feel free to respond below: apparently we’re entitled to our own facts now, too . . .