[sdiy] move over you 32 bit DACs ...

Mattias Rickardsson mr at analogue.org
Thu Feb 3 21:46:29 CET 2022

Brian Willoughby <brianw at audiobanshee.com> skrev:

> Speaking of jet engines, I went to an AES talk where someone explained
> that 24 bits is enough to span the dynamic range from  the softest sound
> that the human ear can pick up, all the way to the pressure wave (of 2
> atmospheres?) a couple of miles from an atomic blast. That convinces me
> that I don't need to search for a 32-bit DAC, much less a 64-bit DAC.

2 atmospheres... Sounds a bit like you're referring to the loudest possible
sound in air, 194 dB?
24 bits won't take you to more than 144 dB. And since even 32 bits give a
futile 192.6 dB, it seems like the next level will be needed: 64 bits. ;-)


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