posted by nick:
So you've allready decided PCM sounds better than DSD?
Who or what gave you the impression that "DSD" is not "PCM"??
DSD is 1-bit PCM. DVD-A is 24-bit PCM.
That is the only significant difference between DSD and DVD-A.
The sampling rates between those two formats differ, but not in any way that would have any impact on the audio quality.
1-bit verses 24-bit...but 1-bit is supposed to be "Super Audio"?? I know, Nick, I felt the same way when I first delved into this ...a bit like Alice, tumbling down the Rabbit Hole...not knowing what to expect next.
I hate to see people trying to 'prove' that equiptment or formats sound bad through technical information.
We all know that that's a load of...
Audio is so subjective you just have to listen.
Agreed. That is why I went to the trouble to conduct an A/B/X test between SACD and Redbook, for my own ears, in an acoustically sealed and treated room, on $4K monitors, at a high-end audio outlet here in downtown Philadelphia. To my ears, SACD sounded clearly inferior. Your mileage may vary.
If I was only interested in specifications, I'd probably have a studio full of Mackie stuff, having read their ads!
Good point...That having been stated, why do you take Sony's claims about DSD on face of their
ads? If you feel the need to get "under the hood" of the Mackie stuff, why not apply the same engineering standards to DSD? Because if you had, you would know the answer to your next question...
But out of interest, why do say DSD is in a 'permanent state of clipping'?
Ahhh...good question, Nick.
You know that DSD is audio that is converted through 1-bit delta-sigma modulation, right? Right.
So, Nick, my question to you is: How do you dither a 1-bit signal?
Please bear in mind: I'm not trying to fight with you here. All I am offering you is the truth, nothing else.
Ignore that question, and you will wake up tomorrow. believing whatever you want to believe.
Or: Find the answer to that question, and you'll see how far down the rabbit hole goes.