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Don't understand, anyone care to explain? SP vs. DP

Discussion in 'TAG McLaren Audio Owners' Forum' started by audionutter, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. audionutter

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    I wonder if anyone would care to explain this to me, perhaps the "old" TMA staff? My long awaited DP finally arrived and comparing it to my SP, without switching TMREQ on (cos I have yet to completely figure out how to do it) I find that the sound quality is better from the DP than SP. Is this possible or am I just imagining it?

    I was under the impression that the same 192kHz DACs are used in both and I presume the same hardware bits other than the extra processor for the DP? Although the software is 4.31 in the DP and 3.8 in the SP, I thought the differences were related to the extra TMREQ related processing rather than the fundamental AD-DAC algorithms?
     
  2. NeilS

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    I noticed the same when I get mine. The power supply is certainly better but I'm not sure what else if different.

    Not really a problem though is it!
     
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    The DP has the following advatagesbesides TMREQ:

    - improved power supply
    - 192K DAC's
    - better grounding structure
    - more horsepower & superior DSP processing, so Steve was able to optimize the software / filters and the DP can simply proces it in much better quality.
     
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    I remember wondering the same thing - if you have enough DAC for the job (and I wasn't aware that the SP didn't) you shouldn't be able to hear the surplus but the DP definitely sounded more "alive". Sat there with a silly grin, listening for a solid hour or two after it arrived.
     
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    I believe the DP uses enhanced mathematics for both stereo and multichannel replay due to its increased processing power :smashin:
     
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    Yo should need no maths for direct
     
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    Better get mine out of the box :rotfl:
     
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    I disagree. When dealing with audio streams of compromised bit depth and/or data rate there is plenty of trickery to be done to help the reconstruction process.
     
  9. Plump

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    Well , if big mag says so all what's left is to agree!
    I learned something new today (if you're telling the truth :D )
     
  10. Kenny Glasgow

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    ...but all the big mags are dying a slow death! Home Cinema and Digital Home have now bitten the dust
     
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    You can't claim this simply cos units are still in the box :D
     
  12. Kenny Glasgow

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    Thanks for reminding me.....
     
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    As the bypass is the only truly direct route in the AV32R then all other inputs will need some maths regardless of output mode :)
     
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    And remember most found the bypass sound not as "good"...... Whatever went on inside the DP as opposed to the SP model, no-one denies it simply sounds better not contest at all really it was pretty obvious.
     

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