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    High resolution audio to cd quality

    do you lose audio quality converting 24bit 96khz music to 16bit 44khz?

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    Re: High resolution audio to cd quality

    Yes, too obviously.

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    Re: High resolution audio to cd quality

    You should use the DSPs in this order:

    Resample (to 44KHz)
    Set Bit Depth (to 16 bit, dithered)

    This preserves as much quality as possible in 16 bit

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    Re: High resolution audio to cd quality

    44-48khz should be the limit btw any music in 96khz or 192khz just sound awful!

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    Re: High resolution audio to cd quality

    Quote Originally Posted by Walk7 View Post
    44-48khz should be the limit btw any music in 96khz or 192khz just sound awful!
    But only if the source has been recorded with that sample rate and bit depth, or if the analogue source has been digitized in such a way. Audio CDs (Red Book Standard) are limitied to 16bit and 44,1kHz (only exeptions are the rare HDCD).

    Upsampling will never increase the quality of a signal. Downsampling will reduce the quality of a signal in most cases.


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    Re: High resolution audio to cd quality

    Quote Originally Posted by Walk7 View Post
    44-48khz should be the limit btw any music in 96khz or 192khz just sound awful!
    ?
    I agree that 24 bit over 16 is the biggest SQ improvement, but that's not to say the sample rate isn't. I don't know where this is coming from?

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    Re: High resolution audio to cd quality

    Quote Originally Posted by Walk7 View Post
    btw any music in 96khz or 192khz just sound awful!
    What on earth are you talking about?

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    Re: High resolution audio to cd quality

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackpump View Post
    do you lose audio quality converting 24bit 96khz music to 16bit 44khz?
    Yes, you lose audio quality.

    No, you probably won't be able to hear the difference (44/16 was chosen wisely).

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    Re: High resolution audio to cd quality

    If y'all like 96khz and 192khz good for y'all lol but to me that is overkill and to my ears the music doesn't sound right when the sample rate go beyond 48khz

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    Re: High resolution audio to cd quality

    Quote Originally Posted by Walk7 View Post
    If y'all like 96khz and 192khz good for y'all lol but to me that is overkill and to my ears the music doesn't sound right when the sample rate go beyond 48khz
    uh!!

    You must have a problem with your playback system.

    Yes, the differences between hi-res and CD are negligible, but to say awful, is more nonsense.
    Last edited by mville; 08-07-2019 at 07:33 AM.

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