BertKoor wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:06 am
cowby wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:48 am
So in their case, the simple way is to use Tascam DA3000 or Korg MS2000 to do the recording.
Sure?? This here is a Korg MS-2000:
I'm not too sure it records straight to DSD-128 (which is a whole new topic btw, and discussed briefly
not too long ago)
[edit: beaten by vurt]
The problem with audiophiles is they don't know when enough is enough (quality) although after reading the thread you linked to, most people there seemed to know what they were doing.
in theory the ripped files should sound identical to real time playback.
And the results seem to indicate as such.
it is great to see a KORG MS-2000 here. seems a forgotten synth. great synth (does not have one, my neighbour has one..)
but audiophiles and myths...
i have a high end installation! yes! i have!
a DAC of 7000 euro, or dollars, does it perform better than one of 100 euro, or even 20 euro??
384Khz is the rate of oversampling of one of the DAC's i use, does it sound better than my old pioneer PD-7700 (30 years old and still running smoothly, the only cd player, that plays every cd..).
yes, for certain productions, and no, because of taste. they sound different, not better. it depends who is listening. and sometimes i prefer the DAC of the PD-7700. yes in way, because it is more "analog" sounding. my main goal is neutral reproduction. that is why i mostly use the 384Khz oversampling DAC (which one, aha, i don't tell, class A converter! does that exist, yes! did i pay a half year in wages? no! for the price of a new vinyl record.. the DAC was second hand...).
for vinyl, that is basically nice THD, like a tube amplifier (and people love them, i prefer solid-state amplifiers. but that is matter of taste). and the RIAA conversion. (ever listened to a vinyl record, only the sound of the needle?? o yes, get into the groove, a vinyl record sounds better towards the outer edge.. that's why they invented 12"....).
o well, a simple DAC will do the job. but if your into cables 2x2 meters for 10.000 dollars? buy an expensive DAC. my cables were free, came with my first speakers... only the thickness matters... although the low OHMmmmmmmm, is sensitive for interference, but interference is everywhere.
but sample rate, nor bit rate will improve the recording. only the AD/DA converters, and in the end the DA/AD converter (and the op-amps, also bit of a myth, mostly an op-amp changes the sound slightly, more to your comfort, if you change them), will be of importance.
but there are DAC's of 25 euro or 50 euro, via aliexpress, that perform excellent.
when my DAC fails i will buy one of them. i haven't the link anymore to the website.. which compared them.
EDIT the old behringer DAC UCA202, had a burr brown DAC, sounded pretty good, the newest one less, they changed the chip...