Originally Posted by Real Talk Ent.
That makes no Sense, if 96 is better than 48 than how is 192 worse?
This is a function of the sound of the converter chips and not the analog electronics or clocking. The converter chips that are currently available that have 192 capability sound very flat and sterile for some reason that is beyond my ability to understand but within my ability to hear.
In the next comment on my post the poster mentioned that analog doesn't sample. It most certainly does. With analog tape you have oxide particles which are glued to a mylar backing. These particles are charged either positive + or negative -. There is no alternative between being charged + or - which is exactly the same concept of digital binary code. With binary code you have 1 which is on or 0 which is off. It is a series of switches that store the data that is your music. The only difference between a + and a - and a 1 and a 0 is what we call them, the concept is the same.
The only difference is that you do not need a conversion process to produce the + or -, that conversion is done by the wave forms that go into the coils inside the tape head and are transfered to the magnetic particles on the tape. Because the magnetic particles cut out the middle man of the binary code conversion process, clock, aliasing filters, etc. there can be a greater quantity of samples taken in the form of +s and -s that are stored on the charged particles of oxide on the tape