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  1. nothing's definitive but with current (available) way of measuring DUT this is reliable and repeatable enough to show if there's any issue or not...otherwise you would see leakage of either noise or jitter from the upstream, of course in both cases it might be caused just by poor implementation of the DAC itself and isolation as such is perfectly fine but cos it's hidden behind DAC self noise/jitter it won't be visible, hence why I'd like to see sufficient performance which would indicate/show troubles with isolation If you ask me 5-10 years ago how do those DACs and their implementation performs in terms of isolation and jitter suppression I wouldn't be too much positive but things changed since and there's no reason anymore not to expect perfect results (inaudible) ASR just confirms my own findings re isolation/imunity so I have no reasons not to believe them, all other aspects of the reviewed units are up to individuals and their preferences including how much they wanna spend
  2. SONCOZ SGD1 would be my pick, if RCA out is sufficient Topping D50, Aune X1S Pro and many others... basically any DAC with decent SINAD ~110db and jitter suppression below -130db should be immune to upstream quality, best dacs will push that below 140-150db with very clean spectrum (first mentioned is in that category) of course there are more expensive DACs with better figures but in different price category
  3. I did similar test including wifi get yourself a better DAC which is immune to upstream quality
  4. there's huge difference between Samsung TV levels in terms of quality, even going from Q60 to Q70 is like buying completely different TV from different manufacturer Q70 is the latest 2019 model, just checked Samsung AU and in your country Q70 = Q75 https://www.samsung.com/au/tvs/qled-4k-tv/ you won't make a mistake with any of those 2, even better if you can see them in real before you buy
  5. Both are in the same category and quality/price, main difference is (quoting rtings.com) : The Sony X950G and the Samsung Q70R both have very similar performance. The Sony X950G has marginally better reflections, which is great if you have a room with many light sources. The Samsung Q70R, on the other hand, delivers deep and more uniform blacks in a dark room, thanks to the high contrast ratio and excellent black uniformity.
  6. I would say so, US/EU marking is Q70/80/90R, not sure how it translate to AU marking
  7. Q70, if you could strech the budget or wait for discount I would definitely go 65” for such distance, they are around $2100 right now in my country so I assume it’s just matter of time
  8. Sure, Enemy at the gates is my second best war movie but I thought when you mentioned battle for Stalingrad you meant the one I posted 😀 , anyway, worth a look if you like WW2 movies 😉
  9. do you mean this one? https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108211/?ref_=kw_li_tt it's more than 25 years ago when I've seen it in cinema and still remember the scene with one of the soldier (can't remember on which side of the battle) cut in half by the tank 😧 , btw. best would be German version with subs
  10. was time for upgrade of my beloved 5 years old 598, I tried many cans over the years including planars and different brands but always come back to Senn, don't know why, if it's because they sound somehow naturally without showing you "we are here, play us loud" no matter what I throw at them or from which source, it's really strange and satisfying at the same time 😊 599 have better bottom dynamics and slightly cleaner spectrum but maintain the same sound signature as 598, top of that they are easy to drive even from phone
  11. I think I'll be sorted 😀 https://nadelectronics.com/nad-masters-m33-bluos-streaming-dac-amplifier-becomes-first-integrated-component-to-feature-purifis-ultra-quiet-amplification-technology/ I was waiting for it after their announcement of partnership from last year just didn't expect it to be so quick...
  12. in terms of OEM's being afraid of the diy market (if that's the case), if NC400 diy kit didn't killed the OEM market by now I don't see a reason why this one should, typical enthusiast diyer won't spend 1000 EUR on amp modules, plenty of other options for less with still decent quality ready made NCMP range, or pascal or ice power amps
  13. Eval board + cables = 6000DKK = 780 EUR SMPS1200A400 = 220 EUR Quality IEC connector with fuse + 10A main switch (Schurter or similar) = 20-30 EUR Quality chassis = +70 EUR + shipping for each item all prices including VAT
  14. in case of this eval board I don't, this is directed to hard core DIYers who would never buy finished product anyway and it's priced accordingly (compared to hypex NC400 diy kit), if you sum it up it'll be somewhere between 1100-1200 EUR before shipping with some adequate chassis and connectors which is equal to Hypex NC400 2x mono diy kit minus one SMPS1200 PSU Bruno stated already at the beginning that they will support DIY market and prices will be competitive so no wonder I also feel sorry for the OEM's in general, margins are shrinking and competition growing, on the other hand I believe it's no different to any other consumer electronics market
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