I force 16/44 output to 24 bit depth using JRIver and sometimes apply DSP eq and/or crossfeed...
if I send a 16/44 data stream (with DSP) thru a USB only capable of tranfering 16 bits what happens to the signal?
(I assume the original 16/44 gets truncated to accomodate the DSP and 16 bit USB limitation?)
With further reading on DACs, are recent soundcard dac specs that bad that *aged" human hearing can detect a difference vs. specs of commonly available outboard offerings claiming transparency? Where is the transparance threshold and how much more of nothing can we hear? I realize everyone has different thresholds of hearing but still the more I read the more paranoid I become that unseen forces are trying to sway my opinion regarding best ways to spend my money.
There are measurements we know we can hear, measurements we know we can't hear, and measurements we don't know we can't hear