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How does PCM digital audio work?

NOTE: Still more work to do on this in relation to reconstruction filters, but I thought it was time to post as much as I can. Improvements can be worked on later. This diagram shows an example ...
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Is there any loss of audio quality when converting from digital to analog audio?

Yes, any analog transition or transmission has quality loss. How noticeable that loss is depends on a variety of factors including the quality of the DAC (digital to analog converter), the quality of ...
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Digitize vinyl on PC (TT > Stereo Amp > USB Audio Interface > PC recording software)

Use the Marantz as your pre-amp. Route the audio out of one of its 'Recorder' outputs. This should give you consumer-level output, nominally -20dB. Input to the Behringer on a switchable input mic/...
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What is gain when the input is digital and the output is analogue?

0dBFS 1kHz sine defines a peak value. Alignment of audio levels is usually done at an RMS level of -18dBFS or -20dBFS depending on the standard you are applying. The line level alignment level that ...
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Is analog or digitally stored audio better sounding?

If you store at high enough sampling rate / bitrate and bit depth, digital storage will be better, because it does not degrade. Every form of analogue storage degrades over time, whether played or not,...
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Is analog or digitally stored audio better sounding?

From a sound design point of view, digital recordings are a lot easier to edit and this opens up a world of possibilities for us. For example, editing in a DAW can be done pretty much visually but ...
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Is It Possible To Make Microphone Inputs Available to Laptop

This is not possible with the Soundcraft mixer you are currently using. This mixer doesn't offer any external control interface. It should be possible if you buy an audio interface connected to your ...
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Cable vs wireless connection from amplifier to speaker

The role of an audio power amplifier (be it a traditional hi-fi amplifier, the embedded amplifier in powered loudspeakers, or the small amplifier that drives the headphones of your smartphone) is to ...
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Understanding voltage/current output of Analog to Digital Converter

The actual signal on the output of an AD converter looks more like B. A looks like a parallel link: the 3 bits are sent at the same time via different, parallel paths. A can also be used as a more ...
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Understanding Bit Depth Levels for Analog to Digital Conversion

This answer is about studio type audio digitization, creating the typical .wav file. In other specialty areas things may be different. The AD converter has same step size all over its range. Or as you ...
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Properly connecting a guitar to audio interface with a pedal

Link them up exactly as you would with a guitar amp - guitar > pedals > amp/Scarlett. Analog effects pedals don't have latency. Only once you go through the computer will you see any latency at ...
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How can I digitally recreating water sounds

Andy Farnell's Pure Data patches sure will help you a lot! It would be nice if you specified the kind of water sounds... Anyway, here you probably have most flavours you want: Water bubbles Running ...
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What equipment can I use to prevent clothes rustle from a digital voice recorder?

The trick to removing clothing rustle is to prevent the mic and the clothes from rubbing. Sounds simple, but it really isn't. There's two ways to approach this... Stop the mic from achieving contact ...
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Spotify optimal level using Soundforge's statistics

There is a de-facto standard of -14LUFS for Spotify and all online audio. You'll need to measure this with an integrated LUFS/LKFS meter. Soundforge stats isn't going to cut it and RMS measurement isn'...
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Receiving sound from a startech 7.1 usb external sound card with spdif digital audio drivers

The problem seems to be that you have connected a balanced mono output(XLR) to an unbalanced stereo input(3.5mm stereo jack). You need a sound card that accepts two balanced line-level inputs(XLR or ...
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Mid-range Frequency Mixing

Well , this is one of the most difficult issues , the midrange. First of all , you mention that you mix for 10 years? i mean.. room balance & monitoring is one of the most important things , ...
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Is there a digital speaker?

Like others have replied, there are plenty of loudspeakers with digital input options. I am sure there are suitable option available, which will match Your price range and preference of digital output ...
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Is there a digital speaker?

There are powered speaker products with digital (AES, SPDIF, TOSLINK, etc.) inputs. From cheap $20 plastic "computer speakers" up through professional monitor speakers that cost $1000s.
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