convert digital sound (Christian Kaernbach )

Subject: convert digital sound
From:    Christian Kaernbach  <christian(at)KAERNBACH.DE>
Date:    Tue, 25 Nov 2003 12:15:28 +0100

Dear List, After eight years, our standalone D/A converter has broken down. Now we need a new solution. The old one was just too expensive: about 2500 Euro. Some years ago I was offered AD converters in HiFi shops for about 500 Euro, but it seems this did not sell well enough and is no longer offered. Any suggestions? We actually need a dynamic range which exceeds 16 bits. This needs not to be within a single stimulus, but between stimuli 24 bit would be fine. A solution where one could have 16 bit dynamics with the sound signal (S/P DIF), plus 8 "volume bits" transmitted via serial port, USB, ... would be fine. (Is this a standard claim, or "special"?) Any experiences with external soundcards? e.g. Teratec Aureon 5.1 USB. Would that be as good as a digital soundcard plus an external DA converter? Would that feature 8 "volume bits"? Please substitute "chris" for "christian" in my e-mail address. Thanks a lot for your help, best, Christian Kaernbach -- Dr. Christian Kaernbach Institut für Allgemeine Psychologie Universität Leipzig Seeburgstr. 14-20 04 103 Leipzig Germany

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