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TOPIC: USB vs SPDIF / AES inputs on the SHD Studio

USB vs SPDIF / AES inputs on the SHD Studio 6 months 3 weeks ago #46972

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I wonder if someone has experience in using different inputs on the SHD Studio. After doing the initial USB configuration and Dirac Calibration.

A higher quality clock like Mutec MC-3 USB -> AES/EBU to SHD Studio, will get better results rather than SHD Studio directly to computer via USB? Is it worth upgrade and bypass miniDSP internal clock?

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USB vs SPDIF / AES inputs on the SHD Studio 6 months 3 weeks ago #46974

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@nikosf.

We haven't but just so you know, AES-EBU is typically 20 to 24bit max. USB audio on the other hand is 32bit on the SHD Studio. :-)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AES3

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USB vs SPDIF / AES inputs on the SHD Studio 6 months 3 weeks ago #46985

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Outputs of the SHD Studio are also AES and SPDIF to the DAC, so 24bit 96kHz..

Also I wonder, when SHD Studio is connected through USB to a computer, is it better to set the output settings of audio/midi setup to 96kHZ to match the internal sample rate of the device, or it's the same, as SHD will upsample it anyway?

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