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post #61 of 64
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Now I am confused, did you mean distortion or flavor.
Your original post says

BTW, what distortion gets translated to in reference to bit-by-bit data stream? Are we talking about jitter here, does it actually flavor the sound? Digital receiver still receives same bits, the timing may be off but still the same exact data.


USB receiver and USB/SPDIF implementation can make a world of difference even for 16/48.
I was using "flavor" as an euphemistic way of saying distortion/jitter/etc. At the end of the day the user would have to compare side by side to decide if something sounds better or not. Even if it sounds better the user would have to decide if the additional cost is justified by the improvements heard.
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post
Now I am confused, did you mean distortion or flavor.
Your original post says

BTW, what distortion gets translated to in reference to bit-by-bit data stream? Are we talking about jitter here, does it actually flavor the sound? Digital receiver still receives same bits, the timing may be off but still the same exact data.


USB receiver and USB/SPDIF implementation can make a world of a difference even for 16/48.

Picky, picky, picky

Can we at least agree that, in use, the Transit, the Behringer, the Edirol, the UD-10, etc, might all sound differently, or should we agree that they all will sound the same?

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post #63 of 64
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Originally Posted by upstateguy View Post
Picky, picky, picky

Can we at least agree that, in use, the Transit, the Behringer, the Edirol, the UD-10, etc, might all sound differently, or should we agree that they all will sound the same?

USG

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Two possibilities they might:
- SPDIF conversion is not bit-perfect (all three you mentioned should do this part just fine if kmixer is bypassed)
- High, audible level of produced jitter. (nugent)
post #64 of 64
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post
Two possibilities they might:
- SPDIF conversion is not bit-perfect (all three you mentioned should do this part just fine if kmixer is bypassed)
- High, audible level of produced jitter. (nugent)
Actually there were 4 mentioned and it's hard to believe that they would all sound the same.....

The jitter article was an interesting read... thanks...

loved the jitter gif



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