On 11/02/2013, Paul Stamler wrote:
>> I'm calling BS on this statement. Bits are bits - a word is a
>> representation of an analog voltage value. If you think analog
>> better than digital just say it, don't try to dazzle us with
> That's not gobbledygook, it's a simplified description of jitter, a
> known, measurable problem in digital transmission. Proper D/A
> conversion depends on two things: getting the right bits, and getting
> them at the right time. If they arrive at the wrong time due to
> jitter, the reproduced waveform will be inaccurate. (The same
> constraint applies to A/D conversion: it has to be done accurately --
> the right bits -- and it has to be done at the right time -- which
> comes down to jitter. Early digital systems were prone to jitter,
> because no one had figured out that it was a problem in audio systems
> (though data people knew about it). A couple of decades later the
> situation was much improved; A/D and D/A converters are much better
> these days, and one reason is that they have a lot less jitter.
But jitter is only relevant when you are _converting_ digital to analog.
You are leaving the digital domain.
So long as the data remains digital (and inaudible), bits are bits.
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