Trying to get a very clear, straight answer. I tried TASCAM Tech Support...no go... If I feed the CDRW-2000 (or 700) an analog source...while using the Monitor function that allows me to use it like a stand-alone 24 bit A/D converter...(I'm NOT burning a CD, I'm not even puting one in the machine)...what is at the digital output...24 bit or 16 bit? TASCAM Tech Support was saying something like, "first 24, then 16, then it goes back to 24"...HUH??? I guess if someone with a 24 bit DAW could just get a feed off the CDRW-2000 digital output...we would all know for shure. But IF it REALLY was going from 24 to 16 then BACK to 24 again inside the CDRW-2000, well that 24 on the digital output is...ka ka then. This didn't make any sense. Just to be clear...I am not talking about burning an actual CD and then playing it back...there OK...it is going 24 to 16 and then at the D/A..24(?) bit again. NO CD...just as a stand-alone converter. A similar thread is running on the TASCAM forum, so check there for the entire story. (Dead Link Removed) Thanks!!!