Comparing several bit-depths 2010-03-31 17:49:36 I´m posting three samples for the thread "Would it be possible to record music with 10 bits converters?The samples were derived from an SACD rip I made a few weeks ago. The SACD was recorded analogue with 24/96 with an ASUS Xonar Essense ST. For this I resampled it with iZotope RX to 44.1, then decreased the bit-depth three times to 8, 12 and 24 bit. The SACD is the recording of Beethovens Symphony No. 9, made by von Karajan in 1962.[attachment=5825:Symphony...troppo_8.wv][attachment=5826:Symphony...roppo_12.wv][attachment=5827:Symphony...roppo_24.wv]To accomplish the bit depth I used iZotopes MBit+ (limiting noise peaks, Noise shaping: ultra, Dithering level: normal)The 12 bit version is packed inside a 16 bit file. Anything else was impossible. To those of you who are familiar with this recording let me say that you can´t compare it to the version you own because I corrected a strong 10 kHz peak with Algorithmix Orange EQ. The master for the SACD was derived from a 2-channel 24/96 master.