Careful you don't scratch the CDs with the needle.
Yup, but probably depends on your ADC. Whatever settings you're using it'll still suck (even with MSB ADC, etc.), but high sample rate, high bit depth sucks a bit less.
@LetMeBeFrank - I'll be careful.
@Serious - I'm using a PS Audio NPC as my ADC. TT is Technics SL-1210GR, and cart is Soundsmith Otello. Playback as data disc on Denon DCD-1600NE.
DSD gets recorded as such a low volume. Above my knowledge as to why. So... volume matching on playback is now key.
I think you will notice a difference. But if listen really, really hard, you'll find that it wasn't there. Back in the day when I had enough hearing and patience for digitising, that was the result of my 96/44/etc comparisons. *every* time I heard a difference, I could check the other format and find the same thing there.
It tends to raise hackles, but this is the sort of comparison that probably should be done blind. haha... the dogs can tell the difference: watch the hackles!
I definitely find there to be a difference. @trung225 converted a 24/192 vinyl rip using saracon for me sometime in late 2016, which sounded a lot better than Audacity or Adobe Audition which I had. Even then I could tell the difference between a 20bit file and a 24bit file with and without dither applied at high volume levels, at least on the GO450 and the Gungnir DS that I tried it with at the time.
Sample rate conversion is even worse with the worst offender being going from a multiple of 48kHz to a multiple of 44.1kHz. Going from 192 to 96 wasn't nearly as bad.
Did a quick 3 minute blind test again... the difference between 24 and 20 bit is definitely there, even with the "19 bit" Gungnir Multibit.
I got the first wrong so after that I simply reversed what I would've clicked otherwise. I also got the 2nd wrong and got the 6 after that right. I stopped after the 8th trial.
Edit: Posted the wrong pic
Lost the pic, but I got an 8/9 now with the HD800.
Especially in terms of soundstage size, but also microdynamics and timbre there are big differences.
Hard to tell the difference between DSD and 24/96 FLAC, but a little easier to tell the difference between the hi-res files and 16/44.1. Space btwn instruments, timbre, decay, attack... all a little better.
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