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Old 16th December 2011, 05:19 PM   #1
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Default Integrating the Behringer DEQ2496

I'd like to start using the DEQ in the digital half of my system, and I'm wondering how exactly to go about it. I'm thinking the path should be:

Transport --> DEQ --> DAC

Right? That way eq is performed in the digital realm, I avoid having to use the DEQ's analog ins and outs, and I avoid potential voltage mismatches. (In the end, those may be three different ways of saying roughly the same thing.)

The one thing I don't get -- I don't think??? -- is signal processing at 24/96. (In other words, I don't think the DEQ upsamples its digital input.) Even though my DAC upsamples, should I think about adding the Behringer SRC2496 upsampler as the first stop after my transport in order to upsample first? That is:

Transport --> SRC --> DEQ --> DAC

I retain all of the advantages I listed above, plus eq is performed at a much higher sample rate. Does that sound right ... or am I just making this up 'cause it sounds good?

If it's not completely obviously by now, digital is not my forte(!) Any help/advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 19th December 2011, 10:11 AM   #2
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I'm using for about a year a SRC in front of DEQ and think it was the best and natural aproach in terms of performance and features. And it's like having a dedicated pre-amplifier and analog/digital source selector; it makes A/D conversion from the MC/MM pre-amp, and has an useful headphone amp.

But to answer your question: yes, with SRC the sound is now more relaxed and without transient artifacts, like transition from 44.1k to 96k or from a source to another.
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