uniti nova stereophile review

i read quickly the article. The reviewer uses shindo electronics in his system.  He found the nova amp section very natural sounding for a solid state.  He enjoyed the streaming but prefers the sound of his turntable.  At the end he rates highly the all in one integrated nova.

 

 

All that is saying is that a digital signal that is as loud as it can be will drive the amplifier to clipping with the volume set to 65. In practice the digital signal may not be that loud - it all depends what the sound engineer who mixed the digital transcription did about that.

So I would take that as meaning that above a volume setting of 65 I might get clipping on very loud passages. Nothing to worry about anyway. When the amplifier clips is about how hard it's driven, whether the source is analogue or digital.

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David

The clipping they are talking about is in the power amp and nothing to do with it being digital or not. It's simply that with digital you can be deterministic about when clipping will occur whereas with analogue you can't because it all depends.

As I say, it's irrelevant. As with any amplifier in the world, if you turn it up so it's too loud, you aren't going to like the sound of it.

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David

It was a very interesting read, he tested a number of different streaming channels.  I can't do much more than lowest as provider   doesn't guarantee more than I have now but want double the price.  It is still a beautiful sound but I'm really interested in the Star for the CD/hard drive also.

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