Bob van der Poel bob at mellowood.ca
Wed Aug 11 18:28:40 UTC 2010

Thanks, Paul.  Guess my knowledge wasn't so wrong after all.

> digital is digital, so the actual data being delivered by S/PDIF or
> ADAT or MADI or any other digital protocol/format will be identical.

Yes, that's what I thought. So, the digital coming out <expensive
card> should be identical to the digital from my MB. Unless there is
some other software layer (which I don't think there is), I don't see
how it can be different.

> but the key to the sound is the digital->analog conversion step and
> then any degradation/noise/distortion that occurs in the analog domain
> after that.

Oh, that just takes more expensive gear :) But, generally, out board
will be cleaner than a computer sound card??? Seriously, the more I
can do out side of the computer box, the more comfortable I am.


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