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Old 15th March 2006, 04:30 AM   #1
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Default Behringer DEQ2496, quick question

I have a Behringer DEQ2496 which feeds the DCX2496 from digital sources. My question is: Does the DEQ convert all digital input signals to 96 khz for processing? The I/O screen, page 1 shows Source:XLRIN, Locked:44.1 khz with a CD digital source. I have read that the DCX converts all digital input to 96 khz for processing. Does the DEQ do the same thing and send a 96 khz sample rate stream to the DCX digital input?

If there is no up conversion of the sample rate in the DEQ, would it be a good idea to use the SRC2496 between the CD and the DEQ for sample rate conversion?
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Old 15th March 2006, 03:21 PM   #2
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No, there is no upsampling in the DEQ.

In regards to the SRC: the golden ear guy might say yes, I haven't heard any difference feeding the DEQ with 44kHz or 96kHz.

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Old 2nd July 2006, 08:06 PM   #3
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I hear the difference between these sample rates, and generaly define it as:

44,1kHz: "looser" midrange, more spacious, and generaly a bit darker sound.
96kHz: tighter, homogeneous sound (a bit smoother)

It's a matter of preference, but I assume that the higher the sample rate you put into a processor such as this, the better.
However, most of the days I'm a 44,100 guy (-:

Try the difference with an optical output from a bit accurate soundcard, like the M-Audio Sonica.

However, if your source is good, it might be very well that you'll like its D/A output going to the DEQ's A/D, and leave the 96kHz sampling to the DEQ.
And yes, I know these are 2 "unnecessary" convertions, but I can't argue with what sound good to me (-:
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Old 11th August 2006, 10:44 AM   #4
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Default Re: Behringer DEQ2496, quick question

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If there is no up conversion of the sample rate in the DEQ, would it be a good idea to use the SRC2496 between the CD and the DEQ for sample rate conversion?
yes, when converting 16/44 -> 24/96 by SRC2496 the sound is significantly better than directly connect 16/44 source to the DEQ2496.
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Old 16th August 2006, 06:21 AM   #5
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Got an SRC2496 from ZZsounds.com. They had 20 in stock, so evidently the SRC2496 is available again. I think the sound is a little cleaner upsampling CDs to 96Khz prior to feeding the digital signal to the DEQ2496 - but it seems that the CD has to be well recorded in order to hear any difference. One that I think I can hear a difference on is "Hang on Little Tomato" by Pink Martini.

Thanks for the repies to my original post. Any further comments, maybe about recording quality?

-Larry
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Old 17th August 2006, 08:56 AM   #6
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Originally posted by lcjohnson I think the sound is a little cleaner upsampling CDs to 96Khz prior to feeding the digital signal to the DEQ2496
Yes, it's true! The difference is signficiant.
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