anthos314 wrote: KaiS wrote:
Go for PCM 96 or 192 KHz and use the “Slow” filter in both AD and DA.
Will be an ear opener I bet.
Not directly related to the original subject but I got curious: why the Slow filter for vinyl recording?
Not only for Vinyl recording.
I selected it by ear, but there is a reason why it sounds better (to me):
Quote from manual page 81:
”... Slow [filter generates] a near perfect impulse response.
... Slow works best at 88.2/96 kHz [and above], because the decrease in the high frequency area then happens outside the audible range.”
I prefer “Slow Filter” for DA even at 44.1 kHz.
The better impulse response more then compensates for the treble rolloff above 14 kHz (see manual page 84).
I can hear a better separation of high frequency instruments, like Hihats from Shakers, and a better ambience definition.
Nice to have the selectable filters in ADI-2, everyone can easily dial through and find the personal favorite!
This reminds me to a shootout I once did between six then TOTL CD-players.
One of them stood out, sounding more transparent, as if it had a slightly boosted high frequency response.
After doing the (blind) comparison, I measured all of them and found the specific one in fact having a treble rolloff, no boost.
I remember, the company had a marketing name for it – which I didn’t care for.
They had opted for better sound in favor of looking better on measurements, a courageous decision at the time of marketing ruler-flat 20Hz-20kHz frequency responses as HiFi-ideal.