On Wed, 2013-05-15 at 21:04 +0200, Jörn Nettingsmeier wrote:
Perhaps the noise floor at higher sample rates could be an issue for the
Sometimes higher sample rates allow to use a lower latency, for my RME
card, another model, not the MF, it's not like that, if I set it to
higher sample rates, the frames/period automagically becomes higher too.
IMO 48 KHz is high enough, not only for my home studio, also for
FWIW, since my card still is within the warranty period I'm testing if
everything does work on a Windows I installed to do the tests. I noticed
that for sample rates from 32 KHz to 96 KHz nothing connected to the
analog inputs of the card, the noise floor shown by TotalMix is at -110
 and for sample rates from 128 KHz to 192 KHz it's at -54. If I
connect an elCheapo no-name device, the noise floor for sample rates
from 32 KHz to 96 KHz does raise to -87.
Even if I would use sample rates higher than 48 KHz, it would be ok for
my taste, but it's not what you want for professional usage.
A Yamaha MT 44D, a 4-Track cassette recorder already has a better SNR
 From the user manual: "(SNR): 113 dB RMS unweighted, 116 dBA @ 44.1
KHz", no information about the SNR for other sample rates.
 From the service manual: "Signal-to-Noise Ratio (EIAJ) (Dolby OFF)
55 dB", "(Dolby C ON) 67 dB".
So at least the card I'm using has got a noise floor for sample rates
Perhaps it's not like that for more expensive RME cards.
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