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Would a "wav32" Output Type Be Possible?
21-04-2020, 07:29
Post: #11
RE: Would a "wav32" Output Type Be Possible?
Let me tell you a story. A long time ago, in a forum far away, someone claimed that converting 16-bit files to 24-bit by adding trailing zeros to the 16 bits of audio data improved the sound. This made no logical sense but I respected the person claiming this so I tried it myself and found the same results. As a result, MinimStreamer allows 16-bit files to be transcoded to 24-bit (by adding zeros) and many people have reported that this improves the sound on their system. One theory is that the DAC is processing the signal as 24 bits and doing this padding at the server end takes a bit of processing load off the renderer. If this theory is correct, the same might be true for 32-bit DACs (note bold text). The only way to find out is to try it.
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21-04-2020, 16:21
Post: #12
RE: Would a "wav32" Output Type Be Possible?
Hi Simon. I agree that transcoding 16-bit FLAC to 24-bit WAV in MinimServer[2] results in a material benefit to sonics. I look forward to trying the "wav32" output type, if and when it becomes available. Thanks.

Melco HA-N1ZH60 Mk1 (MinimServer 2) --> network --> AURALiC ARIES G2 --> Lightning Link (WWPS7 hdmi) --> AURALiC VEGA G2 with AURALiC LEO GX Master Clock --> XLR --> Mark Levinson No. 326S --> RCA --> JL Audio E-Sub e110 (active crossover @ 100 Hz) --> RCA --> Bryston 4B3 (Cubed) --> Magnepan .7
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