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Sound Devices devices and 16-bit recording
« on: February 05, 2013, 11:19:56 PM »
Hi. From what I can see in the owners' manuals, etc., no Sound Devices digital interface appears to support 16-bit recording. They all have 24-bit quantization without any option to dither for 16-bit recording. Or have I overlooked something?

The models I'm particularly interested in are the USBPre 2 and the MixPre-D.

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Re: Sound Devices devices and 16-bit recording
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 11:37:47 PM »
As I understand it, that's correct. The 7 series would do 16bit recording with dither, but neither of the newest preamp/adc combos will.
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Re: Sound Devices devices and 16-bit recording
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 11:50:21 PM »
As I understand it, that's correct. The 7 series would do 16bit recording with dither, but neither of the newest preamp/adc combos will.

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Re: Sound Devices devices and 16-bit recording
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2013, 09:45:55 AM »
The usb pre 1.5 supports 16 bit... and 24 bit recording, but only 16 bit playback.  Also only operates on 32bit os.

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Re: Sound Devices devices and 16-bit recording
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2013, 07:12:38 AM »
The small AETA MIXY is 16-bit out on the USB output, though it is 24-bit on the optical and AES3/S-PDIF outputs.

I can't see any way of changing the digital outs, but the USB is always 16-bits.

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