RME outs to fx: analog or digital?

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by redrabbit, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. redrabbit

    redrabbit Active Member

    Apr 24, 2004
    What happens when sending the ( RME) digital out @ 24/44.1....... to an fx unit that processes signal @ 20/44.1, and then back to RME's 24/44.1 inputs?

    Bad, good?

    Should I use RME's (and fx's) analog in/outs?

  2. MrPhil

    MrPhil Guest

    just a guess, but the unit will probably not recognize the 24bit source as incoming at all.
    But it's just a guess.
  3. prototypef

    prototypef Guest

    Digital Connection: 24bits -> 20bits Dither occurs. 20bits -> 24bits noise floor increases by 4bit under 20 bits.

    Analog Connection: Signal should go through DA/AD converter again. Beside, Dither occurs during AD conversion.

    So, Your FX box does nice dither, go for digital. Your AD/DA box does nice conversion, go for analog.

    But, I guess the best way is trust your ear and pick the one sounds better to you.

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