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Re: [gear] one-bit field recorders from Korg

Subject: Re: [gear] one-bit field recorders from Korg
From: "Allen Cobb" ashtangakasha
Date: Sun Oct 8, 2006 9:28 am (PDT)
One advantage NOW would be that a 1-bit source can be used to
generate various sample rate PCM conversions. While one could do
this by starting with a 192 kHz master, the signal would still
be going through more conversion processes and the result would
theoretically be less accurate. IOW, according to the Korg PDF,
you get a better <any> kHz conversion from 5.6 MHz 1-bit than
from 192 kHz 24-bit (or of course from coarser formats).


Allen Cobb

-----Original Message-----
 Behalf Of Mark R.
Sent: Sunday, October 08, 2006 5:05 AM
Subject: Re: [Nature Recordists] Re: [gear] one-bit field
recorders from

Danny Meltzer wrote:

"Is the idea that the noise floor advantage is retained even
though you
are converting the file to PCM in the end? If not...what's the

Toward the end of the page that Neil Tungate provided there is a
PDF that
goes into a little of the details of 1 bit vs PCM

I think the last few paragraphs in the PDF doc answer your
question by
stating that no advantage will be gained by 1 bit to PCM
conversion until
widespread adoption of a 1 bit format will be had, but then at
least you
will already be there. In other words, PCM for practical
listening and
distribution purposes for now and 1 bit for archival with the
hopes that it
will become the standard.

Thanks to Oryoki for this interesting new bit of info. ;^) (pun

Best Wishes,


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