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I was recently asked how it is possible that the Digital Lens improves sonic qualities. To this person, it made no sense.

The Digital Lens, technology found in all of our digital products in one form or another, is an intelligent buffer. Bits go in and are stored for a short period of time, then output with a low-jitter fixed clock. The bits are never changed; only their timing and jitter levels are made perfect.

So, how then can a Digital Lens make better the sound of digital audio when that digital data stream is identical in information?

The answer lies in an age-old adage. Do no harm.

The challenge isn't how to make things better or more accurate; it's how not to make things worse.

The process of data extraction and delivery in a digital audio system is rife with opportunities to degrade audio performance through noise, jitter, timing, wave shape, etc. Unlike an analog system, where every step along the way in the amplification chain changes the signal—either through added distortion or a loss of data—digital audio data is almost never wrong.

So a Digital Lens doesn't have to worry about maintaining the veracity of the data. That's pretty much a given.

Back to the original question of how a Lens can improve sound quality.

It cannot.

What a Lens can do is repair those factors that are detracting from sound quality.

A subtle but important distinction.

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Paul McGowan

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