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Saracon DSD to PCM converter: to which sampling rate should I convert?, [TOS #6: was “Saracon DSD to PCM convesion.”]
post Jun 2 2012, 17:38
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Hello ,

I am using Saracon DSD to PCM converter.

I read in here that with saracon , converting DSDs to higher sample rates than 96khz is pointless. In other places I read that converting DSD data to sample rates of 176.4khz and 88.2khz is mathematically simpler and thus preferable .

I tried both sample rates but am not sure which is better. 96khz sounds more detailed with better imaging while 88.2khz sound more clean or precise. I know these descriptions are vague but I was wondering if anyone with deeper understanding of the mathematical processes used by Saracon can give a definitive answer to which sample rate is preferable.

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post Jun 3 2012, 20:23
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QUOTE (amiti @ Jun 3 2012, 21:00) *
Bruce B , from my understanding , is a part of the pyramix studio development team which serves as a competition to Saracon converter. In that forum thread he says:

Yes, I feel if a company that is using Saracon to convert DSD->PCM, then anything over 24/88.2 is a waste of money, even if it IS just noise.

What I fear is that the difference I heard (if not completely resulted from bias) is just extra noise.

Do you really believe you can hear the noise up there? Please do some abx and don´t post such strange things.
The poster claims he needs a custom filter or very gentle liner/non-linear filters and of course high sampling rates to archieve transparency when converting from DSD. You better ask him why you hear a difference wink.gif

Is troll-adiposity coming from feederism?
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