[linux-audio-dev] Re: Any interest in DVD-Audio?
fons.adriaensen at skynet.be
Mon Mar 14 23:32:32 UTC 2005
On Tue, Mar 15, 2005 at 09:29:49AM +1100, Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:
> The paper referenced is this one:
> by Lipshitz and Vanderkooy, two absolute *GIANTS* in the field of digital
> audio theory and practice.
Indeed they are. Thanks for that pointer.
> > First of all, most of current A/D and D/A converters are delta sigma
> > modulators.
> Yes, but from what I've heard, with modern delta-simga converters,
> the minimum bit width is 4 bits, not one bit.
That's right. One-bit converters are 'out'.
> They *may* be some advantage here in that you can pay for a very
> expensive PCM -> SACD converter at the mastering stage and the
> playback system becomes simpler.
There's little value in simplicity if you spoil it by adding encryption
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