Shedding Light


#1

Add a little fiber to your Audio diet? or: A little light reading.



http://www.pstracks.com/pauls-posts/shedding-light/12996/



J.P.


#2

Anybody notice that the Paul’s Post teaser has been posting to the forum later and later. Soon it will be posting the following day. I figured that I would get the jump on it and post this link sooner following the actual page posts. If this gets sorted out then I will not have to create these (ultimately) duplicate threads.



J.P.


#3

I had not noticed the delay increasing. It is kind of you to jump in early.


#4

The Bel Canto black system has a patented new fibre optic system…



http://www.belcantoblack.com/Bel-Canto-Black-ASC1-Controller.html



Am I on the right track Paul?


#5

I honestly think some companies work hard to come up with something different then main stream .

This idea although mostly not for the right purpose seems to be out of separating them selves from the pack.

There is a dac right now building on this very concept. The trinity dac uses a DAC chip witch is old school and limited comapnies who make it as it is being phased out. Additionally the product uses a cpu as well as the truditional one or two box solution . The point is to make a better product, but if you can make something in a fashion as being some what unique . This now is a win win and this might be pauls thinking as well.



Al


#6

@stereophilus Yes, they are using ST Glass. Not sure what this device even is but it looks cool.


#7

I haven’t had a chance to check out the validity of the reply in the second post here, http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/digital-source/68476-st-glass-fiber-optical-output.html

but it raises an interesting question about this modality.


#8

Update :wink:

Here’s a quickie primer on optical transmission.

http://www.evertz.com/resources/Fiber-Optic-Training-Guide.pdf

It would appear that the problem raised above can be reduced or nullified by optical isolation. I would guess that this would take the form of interference coatings, similar to those on eyeglasses and camera lenses.