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96/24 verses 192/24 sound quality

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    Posted: 09 May 2019 at 8:05pm
Hi, I tried to search but was unsuccessful in finding any information.  For the members who record their vinyl on computers, does it make sense to use 192/24 verses 96/24? Have any members compared, could you please provide your opinion.  Files sizes are quite bigger and I’m not sure of the benefits, if any?

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96/24 is overkill.

192/24 is pure nonsense, and a waste of space. 

Nyquist's theorem states that you have to sample at twice the maximum frequency that you want to capture. So 96 Khz is already plenty. 88 Khz would be the sweet spot. 

And my ears seem to confirm that. 
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Originally posted by Lucabeer Lucabeer wrote:

96/24 is overkill.

192/24 is pure nonsense, and a waste of space. 

Nyquist's theorem states that you have to sample at twice the maximum frequency that you want to capture. So 96 Khz is already plenty. 88 Khz would be the sweet spot. 

And my ears seem to confirm that. 

I would most certainly agree with 192/24 being quite unnecessary. 96 or 88 kHz is all that is required, but a well recorded and mastered 44.1kHz CD can sound excellent, particularly when decoded by a Majestic. Big smile

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44.1 is absolutely fine, when mastering is done correctly and (most important) filtering in the DAC is done correctly. 
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16 bits is overkill because the dynamic range of vinyl is only 12 bits.
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Thanks everyone for your feedback. Smile

I’m actually on the same page as everyone.   I’m just still listening to ADC interfaces on the internet and will decide shortly.  I will probably use Audacity as the software on my MacBook Pro.

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Quote I will probably use Audacity as the software on my MacBook Pro.

Before you commit to that path, I would strongly recommend that you at least try Vinylstudio https://www.alpinesoft.co.uk/VinylStudio/download_mac.aspx
As a specialised LP & Cassette digitising package, it offers very specific support for everything you will wish to do, such as waiting for needle down before starting recording, splitting tracks, looking up track names and album artwork, non-destructive noise and click removal etc.

As to bit depth and sample rate, I usually record @ 24/88.2 for subsequent down sampling to 16/44 Redbook.  The vast majority of my digital collection is ripped CD and it seems fine to continue that standard.  It also makes it easy to burn LP recordings to CDR.



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