E-MU 0404 USB limited with MacBook?
Nov 24, 2008 at 6:33 PM Post #3 of 6

robert_feldt

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I don't know what a SACD would mean for SQ since I have never listened to one.
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My impression is that SACD are sampled at 192khz so with my MacBook and E-MU 0404 usb I would not be able to try...

Funny enough it seems the 0202 usb does not have the same limitation:

"Premium 24-bit/192kHz A/D and D/A converters*
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* Macintosh analog operation up to 96kHz only at this time."

E-MU Systems - 0202 USB 2.0 - USB 2.0 Audio Interface

If the 0202 usb uses the same D/A converters that might be a better solution for me then...
 
Nov 24, 2008 at 6:44 PM Post #4 of 6

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SACDs are in different format (DSD) so they can't be directly compared to PCM. Normally people say it's about 88.2 kHz / 24 bit. And how can you play SACD on Mac anyway? :O
 
Nov 24, 2008 at 8:03 PM Post #6 of 6

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I thought I could buy my own SACDs and rip the full bitstream but I guess they might be DRMed.


its nothing to do with DRM, its simply an incompatable format
SACD is its own format, like DVD, HD-DVD, bluray, etc, afaik no PC hardware can actually read it directly, you'd need an SACD player
 

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