Just to torture you a little


#1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCCh2j6trJk&list=PLd_UBKioKrnbJC1ihVfEhzRQpza6zpd7J



Lowell Graham, the conductor for many years of the United States Air Force Band and Orchestra, recorded by Bruce Leek (of Telarc fame), dropped by Music Room One today and we pulled out a 21 year old recording made by Bruce on a DAT machine. Lowell’s jaw dropped. He had never heard all that was on the disc and was rather shocked at what he found.


#2

What incredible fun!



Thanks, Paul.



(But what did he think of the PWD? >:) )


#3

=D>


#4

There goes another jaw and it’s an appropriate description of what this thing does to the listener.



YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. :open_mouth:


#5

“Colors” the sound… My A$$! >:)



EDIT: refers to a speculative comment on another website.


#6

Wglenn,



Definitely appreciate the warning. Probably why I am somewhere Around #2 in line for a shiny new black DS sometime next month.



Odd


#7

@Odd: Right on. I’m hoping that I am not too far behind you with an upgrade kit!


#8

Phfft. What does he know? All he did was stand there and hear it live when it actually happened. :wink:


#9

I did the same thing I did for wglenn. Played the PWD and DSD on both the Shelby Lynne piece and then went to the Elvis Costello True Love Ways studio version (wish I knew where that came from). He was suitably impressed. Same comments too. “Sounds right on the PWD, until you hear it with DS.” Then he asked if I had any of his recordings.



Turns out I had quite a few (they are really good). When we used to go to CES, recording engineer Bruce Leek, who’s a good friend, would cruise up and down the halls of the show with a hand truck full of new releases from Telarc (he was an engineer for them). He is also the official engineer for the Air Force Band and always gave us the latest (there are about 100 CD’s). The recordings are remarkable with great depth and tonality.



Lowell found the very old CD we listened to and said “here’s one that’s really old. Let’s see what’s on this one.” His jaw really did drop. Mine as well as I hadn’t heard that in as many years myself. And let’s face it, no kit is going to turn a sow’s ear into a silk purse and sometimes if your DAC uncovers more to hear in a bad recording, maybe it’s not a good thing. (:expressionless: But it sounded amazing.



BTW, Gordon’t silver DAC and Bridge ship out today. If the shipping gods are kin d he’ll have it breaking in Saturday. Can’t wait for his call. Unless he finds something wrong as he typically does. :-??


#10
BTW, Gordon't silver DAC and Bridge ship out today. If the shipping gods are kin d he'll have it breaking in Saturday. Can't wait for his call. Unless he finds something wrong as he typically does. :-??

Bridge II prototype?


#11

Ahhhh, a sharp observer. No, that project is moving along at its typical slow pace. The PCB design is done. Bob has to make another inspection, then it goes to the board house, probably back, stuffed, tested and debugged in mid April. Then it has to be sent to the platform manufacturer to see if they can add the programming changes necessary for the Bridge to communicate with the DAC (all custom stuff). So we’re a ways away still. But progress is being made.


#12

I’m keen to hear from Gordon about his impressions :slight_smile:


#13

@maniac

So is Gordon. :-((


#14
Ahhhh, a sharp observer. No, that project is moving along at its typical slow pace. The PCB design is done. Bob has to make another inspection, then it goes to the board house, probably back, stuffed, tested and debugged in mid April. Then it has to be sent to the platform manufacturer to see if they can add the programming changes necessary for the Bridge to communicate with the DAC (all custom stuff). So we're a ways away still. But progress is being made.

Good.
I am also looking forward to Gordon's view on the SQ for all the input types, inclusive of Bridge.
According to Ted it won't matter much.


#15
Ahhhh, a sharp observer. No, that project is moving along at its typical slow pace. The PCB design is done. Bob has to make another inspection, then it goes to the board house, probably back, stuffed, tested and debugged in mid April. Then it has to be sent to the platform manufacturer to see if they can add the programming changes necessary for the Bridge to communicate with the DAC (all custom stuff). So we're a ways away still. But progress is being made.


Will Bridge II handle double rate DSD? Gigabit?

#16
I'm keen to hear from Gordon about his impressions :)


Hurry up Gordon!

#17
Ahhhh, a sharp observer. No, that project is moving along at its typical slow pace. The PCB design is done. Bob has to make another inspection, then it goes to the board house, probably back, stuffed, tested and debugged in mid April. Then it has to be sent to the platform manufacturer to see if they can add the programming changes necessary for the Bridge to communicate with the DAC (all custom stuff). So we're a ways away still. But progress is being made.


Will Bridge II handle double rate DSD? Gigabit?


I made the same question in another thread and still waiting for the answer. Hello Paul!!!
:-/

#18

…and native, without being transcoded.


#19

@oll I saw that and thought it was time for a little reminder. :O)


#20
oll said: I made the same question in another thread and still waiting for the answer.

I even made a hardware wishlist in another thread (like it matters) :D
Paul McGowan said: we're a ways away still


So... patience .... as always... Xmas is still far away...