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Improving quality of CD files

Post by fc64 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:53 am

Hello,

I have ripped CD in 16 bits 44 Hz files.
I try to improve the sound, the converter ( PSaudio) is able to read 24 bits files until 192 HZ.
I used audio converter to 24 bits, 88 HZ.
The result when listening is the following :
More dynamic, more spatialization, more detail but in the treble frequencies, the sound is sparkling, with an impression that there is a decomposition of sound, more echo.
My question is what do you recommand if you want to improve quality of 16 bits 44 hZ files :
*remain in 16 bits or go to 24 bits....
* Remain in 44 HZ or goto 88 HZ, or 92, or 192 as the converter allows...

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Re: Improving quality of CD files

Post by poiko » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:05 pm

PS Audio amplifiers and DACs are very high quality and I think you will get best results when you keep the CD's in their original format which is 16-bit 44.1kHz and let the PS Audio do the upsampling.

The sample rate converter in the EZ CD Audio Converter 8.0.7 (SoX resampler) is the one of the best sample rate converters. So you will get very high audio quality if you resample in EZ CD Audio Converter.

You may want to try upsample to 24-bit 192kHz in EZ CD Audio Converter and play 16-bit 44.1kHz directly and hear which one gives the best audio quality.

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