[linux-audio-user] Poor SN ratio with high quality sound cards
jouzts at mcgalumni.com
Tue Mar 23 17:15:08 EST 2004
I follow this list from the digest, so I could have missed a critical post. If
so, please point me to the thread.
I have two PCs I use almost exclusively for sound editing (with ReZound ---
highly recommended for its crossfade ability). I record classical music on an
Alesis MasterLink at 96kHz/24 bits, so I have quite a SN ratio to begin with.
I need to edit the gaps between tracks where I want to preserve the hall
ambience. Whether I use an RME Digi96 PAD or an M-Audio Delta 44, the signal
I get out of the sound editor is so low that I hear a lot of hum and other
extraneous noise by the time I crank my amplifier's volume up enough to hear
what is between the pieces. This noise is _not_ there when I burn a CD-R,
I assume this means I need to send a digital signal (preferably 96/24 and
lower) to an external DAC before sending the signal to my monitoring system.
Would someone be kind enough to explain how to get a signal out of a PC that
is fully equivalent in S/N to the CD-Rs the computer can burn?
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