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Old 06-08-2023, 02:49 AM
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Default Re: Working with 32bit Float Files

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It is my understanding (and I may be wrong) that Carbon outputs 32-float. Carbon AD performance is not so spectacular. It is only 126dB, which is not bad, but the point of 32bit converter is kind of DigiDesign 192 soft clip with steroids, as in not clipping.

24-bit has theoretical maximum of 144.5dB so otherwise advertising 32-bit makes no sense. There is still 18.5dB headroom without.

With that said, 20bit has theoretical maximum of 120dB and for that reason 24-bit fixed makes sense. 32-bit fixed point? No. Give me a converter with more than 192.5dB dynamics and I believe.

The Carbon is 32-bit integer. It clips at 0dBFS.
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Default Re: Working with 32bit Float Files

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The Carbon is 32-bit integer. It clips at 0dBFS.
So it is only AVB streaming that is float? In that case 32bit AD conversion is nonsense, it still has less than 24bit dynamic range. I stand corrected.
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