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Same FUD than in earlier posts. Got pawned with iPod sound quality, got pawned about prices, so you come back to this lame FUD that have been proven to be lies since two weeks at least by both Apple and FoxConn, with photos - the FUD article was litteraly dismembered by their answer, point to point - just check it on any reliable news site; not the junk you must get your information from. Just think about that the others products are produced, for sure, in Asia, in the same conditions, or maybe worse.
Also, about a -82 dB S-N (signal to noise) ratio is a quite nice score, especially for this kind of players. As an indication, the Alesis Midiverb IV offers an S-N ratio of -90dB - The TC Electronics D3000 reverb here offers a S-N ratio of -96dB - the Alesis is 10 years old product, the TC is state of the art reverb in its price range. So a -82dB S-N ratio is not a bad result, at all, and shall enter in the price too, because of the A-N and N-A converters quality used to manage such a nice sound quality for such a little thing.
I would like to know more about the dynamic range of the Nano (prolly around 96 - 106 dB i think - typical numerical sound is around 106 dB max dynamics, for 16bits-44KHz - that's also the max dynamics you'll get from a CD player)
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Well, it isn't. PCM is not compressed using a lossy compression scheme. Of course it better than Dolby digital That's like saying that RAW format difital...
This to show that, if the Nano stats are what I think (around 82 dB S-N ratio , 106 dB max dynamics; shall see the distortion ratio at this level tho) it is a fairly good sound player, according to its price, its design, its capacity, and its sound quality. I bet many "on-board" soundcards don't match its specifications.
Once again, have fun with muahahahahaman... I agree with Georges about his statement...
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Idiot! WE are talking about the players discussed in the PCWorld test referenced above. Forgot? How could I know...
please excuse my bad english Regards Zorglub
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