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In the Thread: Analog Transfer: the first draft.
Post Subject: 176/24 TrackPosted by DOT*SYSTEM on: 2/21/2010

Your file was burned in wave format you provided as-is. It was never processed by the Korg. I conducted my test to evaluate the sound of 176/24 files on my system. These files came from you, Reference Recording and my Korg and all can coexist unaltered on a DVD-A. I burned your wave file to DVD-A without allowing the DVD-A creation program to alter its audio contents. The program accepts wave files but could try to upsample it to 196/24 if I asked it to. I did not ask it to upsample. If it did upsample, it would have created a new (easy to locate) wave file and it did not.

Your file as heard from my DVD-A sounded better than my 96/24 files do. Nothing was lost in the way I created the DVD-A. I can play the files that Korg records directly into my system. I can copy a recording it creates out of it using USB which I did before I burned them to DVD-A. I have not tried to copy one in. Korg has its own library interface that appear to be a subset of a proper  file system interface. It's small hard drive is intended as a temporary location for the recordings it makes. If I copied a file into the Korg to play, I would probably have to create a supplemental file to fool it into thinking that it (the Korg) created the file.

I handled the HrX files the same way. For my needle drops, I set the Korg to record 176/24 wave and copy thefile it produces onto my music drive . I tell the DVD-A software where these files live on my hard drive and the software sees all of these as 176/24 files.

I have no idea if the Korg is internally creating DSD and then converting it to PCM on the fly when I tell it to record in PCM or whether it is recording directly to PCM. I do know that my vinyl needle drop recordings at 176/24 and 192/24 sound very much like the vinyl does on my system when played back either directly from the Korg or a DVD-A derived from the recordings it produces. For this characteristic, I believe it is suitable for my purposes - archiving my vinyl. So beyond, whether a recorded file sounds good on someone else's system, I think it is important to know how faithful the sound is to the system that created it. I have not yet tested how effective the Korg is when asked to record SACD analog output.

Unlike the cheaper Korg models the MR-2000s has both single ended and balanced connections for recording and playback and can be easily integrated into an audio system without worrying about mike preamps or connection adaptors required.

Hope this clarifies.


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