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Those of you that attended Saturday’s event, heard high-quality music from a Mac supplemented by a Slim Devices Transporter. I personally consider this reference-quality, and it’s relatively easy to implement.

(Note: it’s only reference quality if you rip the disk correctly and use a reference-quality DAC.)

However, this setup will not currently play high-resolution music (e.g., the 24/192 RR HrX material).

If you want the truly best, you have to get your hands a bit dirty (pardon the pun). This article from the excellent “Computer Audiophile” blog explains how – both for a Mac and a PC.

The reference DAC on both systems is the fine Berkeley Audio Alpha DAC. Some of you will remember this DAC from the HrX sessions at Jason’s house.

Enjoy!

Monday, August 18th, 2008 Bob, Equipment
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