USB connection to a mini-component system and bitrate
Sep 19, 2002 at 2:53 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 2

hwicci33

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Excuse my newbie question which might be slightly off topic

I live in Japan and have recently purchased a Denon MS-3 mini system (released in mid-July 2002). Here is the website (Japanese only; sorry; you can use www.rikai.com to translate):

http://denon.jp/company/release/n_dms5ms3.html

It features a USB connection which I utilize from my Toshiba PIII laptop and gets decent sound; I've read good things about the headphone jack on the Denon mini systems. I'm using MAD plug-in for Winamp, Izotope Ozone, EAC safe-mode ripped LAME-encoded 320 mp3s and Senns HD-280Pro -- it's been quite satisfactory so far. I am planning on building an Athlon XP 2200+ machine with M-Audio card inside around Xmas time and getting those nice wooden ATH-W100 cans.
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Anyhow, my question: I was wondering whether a direct USB connection as it bypasses the sound card (right?) can get true 24 bit sound? Also, I was wondering whether you could recommend some improvement to my setup (supposing I get a desktop with a decent card).

TIA!

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Sep 19, 2002 at 2:03 PM Post #2 of 2

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Quote:

Originally posted by hwicci33
Anyhow, my question: I was wondering whether a direct USB connection as it bypasses the sound card (right?) can get true 24 bit sound? Also, I was wondering whether you could recommend some improvement to my setup (supposing I get a desktop with a decent card).


i believe it would depend totally on the actual usb part of the mini-system. some external usb systems can do this, but i doubt all of them can. for example, the sonica can:
http://www.midiman.net/products/cons...ent/about.html

i'd check your denon's manual and see if it can. that's the only place i think you can find out.
 

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