[linux-audio-user] 192kHz

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Thu Jan 26 18:19:27 EST 2006

On Thu, 2006-01-26 at 08:29 -0500, Joe Hartley wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Jan 2006 13:28:08 +0100
> Carlo Capocasa <capocasa at gmx.net> wrote:
> > My question, how useful is 192kHz for practical purposes? How quickly is
> > that likely to change? I'd really appreciate some advice here, thank you.
> I've got a card that does 24/96 (a Delta 1010).  In a side by side test,
> I _think_ my old ears hear the slightest of differences between recordings
> done at 24/96 and those done at 16/44, but in the end, I decided to save
> the disk space and always record at 16/44, since everything I do is going to
> get resampled to that anyway for CDs.

    The biggest part of that difference is 16 vs 24.  I've recorded the
same source data in 24/44.1 and 24/96 and there is a slight noticeable
difference but, as you say, you've got to sample down to 16/44.1 anyway
so I usually just record 16/44.1.

Jan 'Evil Twin' Depner
The Fuzzy Dice

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