Timing Is Everything

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While at RMAF there was a lot of wonderful discussion amongst people far smarter than me about timing and music. Not the foot tapping kind of timing, but the idea that music itself can be more accurately described as a series of abrupt transients, their timing and reproduction critical to believability in a sound system, than the classic model of accurate capture of frequency response.

This is actually fascinating to me. You will read more of this subject in the days to come as I study up on it, it’s implications for music systems and the equipment that reproduces it.

And it turns out that DSD is far better at transient and timing reproduction than PCM. But before you get your panties in a bunch over that statement, far more work has to be done on my part. But it’s fascinating food for thought anyway.

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