robby_456 wrote:I did not know HDCD was 20 bit and I mistakingly thought that SACD was 24 bit which is what I was referring to in my previuos post. Can a person hear the difference in resolution between an LP and HDCD using a turntable including an RIAA and a HDCD player in the $5,000 price range?
robby_456 wrote:JoeE SP9 wrote:Nothing sounds like reel to reel. Why restrict yourself to only one format? You will find some things in one format and some things in another format. Give yourself the capability of playing as many formats as possible. You won't regret it.
FWIW: I can play
contemplating Reel to Reel
I was actually striving for sonc conformity in the system I am attempting to put together. I guess I never really considered having multiple fornmats for the purpose of having different sonic signatures for playback. Regardless whether I go with a turntablee or not, I am still going to have a digital player because I enjoy watching classical music concerts on DVD video. Unless the videocassette rises from the dead like reel to reel. Back in the days of the videocassette there were a number of people that did audiophile mods on VCR's. A well recorded videocassette played on a modded VCR actually sounds quite good, much better than cassette but not as good as reel to reel.
robby_456 wrote:JoeE SP9 wrote:When you get some digital ears we'll figure it out.
Sorry, it doesn't work like that. The number of bits comes into play only when recording something in a digital format. Your ears are not digital.
I understand the human ear is not a digital device but there is such a thing a resolution equivalent that can be determined in bits. An example is LP's have an equivalent of about 12 bits of resolution even though LP's are not a digital format.
dlaloum wrote:The ear simply doesn't hear in a way that simply maps to "bits" at some frequencies we have wider S/N ratio than 16bit (and probably 24bit)...
dlaloum wrote: at some frequencies we have wider S/N ratio than 16bit (and probably 24bit)...
robby_456 wrote:How many bit resolution equivalent is if I am sitting in the front row of a concert hall and listening to a live symphony?