Re: [LAU] surround sound with stereo usb DACs?

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Date: Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 12:39 pm

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On Thursday 15 January 2009 09:46:47 david wrote:

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This is not a question about quality. Its about consumer cards allowing=20
several apps to open parallel streams. (One of the first to start this was =
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soundblaster live.)
This comes with a huge quality drawback: As these different streams have=20
possibly different sampling rates and bit depths, the hardware chip is re-
sampling (and the intel hda is resampling everything to 48kHz). You can be=
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sure that these resampling-algorithms are not as good as the ones in the hi=
gh-
quality range like the secret rabbit...

And alsa has worked around this "only one app at a time" problem long ago,=
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only distributions didn't pick it up the right way.

Arnold

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Re: [LAU] surround sound with stereo usb DACs?, Bearcat M. , (Thu Jan 15, 4:16 am)
Re: [LAU] surround sound with stereo usb DACs?, Arnold Krille, (Thu Jan 15, 12:39 pm)
Re: [LAU] surround sound with stereo usb DACs?, Loki Davison, (Thu Jan 15, 5:02 am)