DSD64, DSD512, and Octave mastering

September 7, 2022
 by Paul McGowan

7 comments on “DSD64, DSD512, and Octave mastering”

  1. All logical.

    PS The average higher-end gaming PC seldom as a multiprocessor motherboard populated with multiple processors.
    These systems usually focus on the video performance and RAM.

    This is a huge difference over the multi-threading CPU in most systems.

  2. Hey Paul,

    Hagen is in Germany. Also I sent in a question from Italy about the P-20 power regenerator. If you get a chance I’d love to hear your opinion on cable options for it. Thank you kind Sir.

    Regards,
    Enrico

    1. Hi there Enrico,
      Paul has been in England & has possibly missed your question here but I’m
      very sure that Paul uses & recommends ‘AudioQuest’ power cords (cables)
      Cheers,
      Martin

      1. Hello Martin,

        That wasn’t actually what I was asking, but thanks all the same for your kind reply. My original question is with my PS Audio P-20, being a power regenerator do I need aftermarket power cords or are the stock ones the way to go? In the owners manual it clearly states not to use any aftermarket cables or filters of any kind, so I’m confused. There’s been conflicting info and I would tend to think power cords make a difference, but perhaps in this application the filtering effect may offset the device’s original functionality and intent. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

        Regards,
        Enrico

  3. Hello Paul,

    So the limitation really is the current technology.

    My understanding is you cannot (yet) record in DSD 512 so 256 has become the benchmark and has been for some time now. However, remodulation of the original files to DSD 512 and even 1024 does have benefits to specific DAC’s as it pushes the noise further up the bandwidth and allows for more gentle filters to be used on playback.
    I’m sure your opinion will change yet again…

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