DAC's, ADC's

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  1. Grahame

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    What exactly are they and what do they do? What is the difference between 24/96 and 24/192 and why are they in increments of 24? Any good web sites for this kind of info?

    Thanks a lot

    Grahame Brown
     
  2. RichardH

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    ADC = analog to digital converter

    DAC = digital to analog converter

    They basically do what they are called. 24/96 means it converts at a rate of 24 bits and 96 kHz. This means that it uses 24 bits to represent the amplitude and it samples at a rate of 96,000 times per second, giving a frequency response of 48kHz.

    The converters in a standard CD player are 16 bit, 44.1 kHz, since that's what CDs are. You can also find 24/96, 24/192, and other variations.
     
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