Originally Posted by Iceman23;13574027
Come on man, this is getting ridiculous. Seriously you have no clue. Where did you get the 96dB figure from? The artice you posted. What was that article talking about? That's right, dynamic range. Let me quote it for you.
See that there? NOTHING about SNR. They are completely different things. I'm not evening going to attempt to understand that mess about cups and dB. Please, refrain from posting about things that you have completely fabricated or know nothing about.
no not from the article. its pretty well know by everyone 16bit only can give you 96db max. You can go see it on wiki aswell tis everywhere thought you know that since you are talking about stereo music etc etc
A DAC job is to get it as close to the original as possible. If it was 24bit then a higher snr wouldve made a difference because it can fill a cup more.
DACs, like op amps, are only as good as the supporting circuitry. To the end user it doesn't really matter which dac is used, so long as the unit as a whole is properly designed. In other words a good chip that is poorly implemented will sound worse than a poor chip properly implemented. I would buy based on overall performance rather than what chips they use.
You are significantly more likely to hear a difference in the program algorithms and fxprocessing than you are dac performance mate.