Thrax Maximinus Universal DSP controlled discrete resistor ladder 32bit/384kHz audio DAC
I got to hear two very interesting A/B comparisons in the JPlay/Thrax Audio room. For the first A/B, we switched back 'n forth between the same song by none other than Elvis playing from a 12" 45rpm single (A) and a 16/44.1 rip (B). The second A/B was a live LP (A) compared to the digital download of the same. During the A/B'ing in the first comparison, the differences were negligible at best. I would have been hard pressed to guess which we were listening to. In the second comparison, it was painfully clear that the LP sounded smaller, more condensed, and overall less engaging. And I mean painfully clear. But let's set the boundaries of these A/Bs as they are talking about the recordings and system context as much as they are about formats. But I still view this as good news.