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> The question is this: what recommendations can you give for converting
> stereo music files at 24/88.2 and 24/192 to 24/96 with no loss of musical
> information?
DON'T !

Just play those files into your DAC at their native rate and enjoy them.

One could argue that you cannot losslessly convert 24/192 to 24/96 in 
any event, as you are halving the recorded information.

In reality, since the bandwidth is being reduced from say 90 to 45 kHz, 
the loss would be more evident to bats and perhaps dogs than humans, but 
still, it cannot be lossless.

The conversion from 88.2 to 96 could be done, but since it involves a 
lot of interpolation, it is probably not lossless. In this case, 
however, you are actually storing more bits.

For both of these cases, it is far better to just enjoy the files in 
their native formats. My RME converters will adapt to the input format, 
well, except for 192, where I can only say my RME converter (the 
Fireface UFX will, the Multifaces only go to 96).

Even if you make conformed copies, keep the original files.

Cheers,

Richard

On 2011-12-02 1:34 PM, L. Hunter Kevil wrote:
> I'm a long-time lurker and quasi-newbie in the field of digital audio. I
> enjoy this list greatly because of the friendly atmosphere and the
> knowledge of the participants, so I hope that my question will be not be
> perceived as to out of place.
>
> The question is this: what recommendations can you give for converting
> stereo music files at 24/88.2 and 24/192 to 24/96 with no loss of musical
> information?
>   Or is such a thing not possible for an amateur (a cheap but not completely
> impecunious one?) I have Windows machines and am adept with software.
>
> I have not been able to locate any good information that answers this
> question directly. Many recommend dbpoweramp and other software, but I
> cannot verify whether there is any loss of musical quality. I have seen
> articles describing how SCR takes place in the process of creating
> professional master recordings - including conversions to analogue,
> dithering,&c.
>
> Thanks for your help,
>
> L. H. Kevil
> University of Missouri
>
> This post has nothing to do with the university. I'm just indulging my
> passion for high-quality music reproduction.
>

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