Re: What Apple hardware do we have?
Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:22 am
They did until 2013...Irinikus wrote:Let's face it, Apple never produced "workstations", so to compare a Mac Pro to a fully fledged workstation with terabytes of RAM and many multi-core Xeon processors is a little bit unfair.
Surprised CHC and hamei haven't chimed in on this one yet but the G5s (and even those ancient Octanes) are still running en masse.Irinikus wrote:I will have to do my research in the coming months then, as I won't waste my time on an intel machine in 2019, if they're only going to migrate to something else in 2020!(I'm not in desperate need of a new machine.)
I replaced my dinosaur Focal tower speakers with a bose soundbar a few months back. Apart from the obvious improvement in sound quality and getting rid of the imposing monsters from my living room, and of course bluetooth; the optical connection to the TV had an immediate improvement in getting rid of the ground loop from the CATV jack. Not going back to a transformer. Or the hot and heavy boat-anchor amplifiers necessary to run them.Irinikus wrote:Me being the audiophile that I am, I will always opt for cables over a wi-fi or bluetooth connection (In hi-fi terms, cables definitely make a difference.)
You're... seriously asking whether a standalone DAC and amp can sound as good as whatever is crammed onto the logic board of an ultrabook or smartphone?Irinikus wrote:You can get a headphone output from a USB-C port by using a dongle, so it would make sense for them to drop the headphone jack in place of an extra USB-C port, as it's more versatile.(My only concern here would be as to whether this would degrade the audio quality for those who might want to make use of high quality headphones with such a machine?)