on 3/9/10 8:42 PM US/Central, Eric Jacobs wrote:

> Transfering FLAT will cost you about 6-7 bits of dynamic range - an audible
> loss.  EQ in the digital domain will not recover that lost dynamic range.

For a different conclusion, you might want to read

Filter Reconstruction and Program Material Characteristics Mitigating Word
Length Loss in Digital Signal Processing-Based Compensation Curves used for
Playback of Analog Recordings

By R.S. Robinson, Channel D Corp., Audio Engineering Society Paper 7185,
Oct. 2007.

Parker Dinkins
Audio Mastering + Restoration