Monday, May 27, 2013
MacBook & Gotorama... a new musical dawn?
In my IMMENSE laziness... aehm, oblomovism;-))) I just had the VERY first computer-based listening exposure in my system... for easiness-sake, I used my Mac with its several hours of FLAC, 320bps and .WAV musical files stored in its belly... I browsed, and listened and browsed and... then I reminded a phone conversation with my friend Arnaldo who told me about his recent experience with digital streaming radio, throught iTunes... so I took my chance, too...
... checked feverish The Grateful Dead, Psych, '60s classic rock and some classical devoted radios, mostly from the USA... then an Indian classical music radio and...
WOW... so my German friends, Reinhard in primis were right!
... and Arnaldo, as well...
My system, fed by my (humble) Mac Book Pro 17", through a Silflex Toslink to miniplug, straight to digital output, is delivering a very... you'd bet it;-))), liquid sound... effortless, ungrainy and EXTREMELY pleasant and detailed.
I learned that the apparently toy-like 3,5 mm earphones Mac's Output also has, coaxial, a digital Output which is switched ON via a slightly longer, proprietary miniplug... yes, everybody knows, BUT me;-)))... yet I was positively surprised by the Apple's people cleverness!
My TacT RCS 2.2 XP AAA reads a 96 khz sampling, as Toslink is not supporting 192 khz... yet, a nice, NICE, NICE result, indeed... possibly thanking cool TOSLINK / MINIPLUG PREMIUM SILFLEX' GLASS CABLE, so well made using premium quality materials vs. some shitty-made cables around!
Last weekend was the late, VERY late, oblomovist beginning of TGE's Digital Era... I'll better dig the topic, folks.
Sure I'm late, VERY late, but I'm here.
Posted by twogoodears at 5/27/2013 09:37:00 AM