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In Reply to: RE: What is MQA ? posted by PAR on January 08, 2017 at 15:39:47
At least that is the claim.
Bit 24 is important only if one desires to record and play back 'Brownian Motion'. ;-)
OK, 24 bits is equal to a S/N of 144dB. My DAC is limited to about >120dB which is about 21 bits so I'm could be perfectly happy with bit depth of 18-20 bits.
That's if I can have a sampling rate of 96KHz as a trade off just for giving up 4 bits I have no practical use for.
Absolutely agree. Even if we did have a system delivering 144dB dynamic range I don't think that we have a 144dB range hearing system to take advantage of it. Once again the audio industry is indulging in a numbers game without amy practical meaning viz. 1970's mass market amps and what was called "specmanship". BTW, I have seen reference to 32 bit audio. Huh.
Also you can't get 144db signal to noise in a recording studio. The best dacs no matter what they say do only 18 to 20 bits
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