@Elk @tedsmith provided a crystal clear explanation of the upsampling / jitter trade-off a while back. Even I think I understood it.
You closed that thread yesterday thankfully cutting off at birth a back door attempt to start another discussion about another video that demonstrates ASR’s clear vindictiveness towards PS Audio, trashing an Octave recording for reasons that, even to me, are obviously misconceived. He ended by becoming a music critic and using that as a premise to tell people not to buy it.
@Paul gave Amir the benefit of the doubt, but this latest piece of video trash suggests his generosity got the better of him.
Can I cast a vote to ban any mention of ASR, Amir, directly or indirectly, so as to maintain the friendly atmosphere that usually prevails (my own failings noted).
I’m not a DSD advocate, but I think I’ll blow $29 on a download now to get rid of the ASR stench.
As noted above, @tedsmith explained the issue quite clearly.
As an Economics graduate what hasn’t opened a Physics book since the age of 15, and has never studied anything about electronics and never will, I think I provide the acid test on the clarity of meaningful technical explanations for most users of consumer audio.
I seriously hope that the only outcome of this thread is a $29 increase in PSA profits.
@Elk made it quite clear why he closed the last thread after you posted that video, the question has been answered and I may speak for more than myself by hoping said videographer and his acolytes return to their own echo chamber.
I don’t know @Elk’s timezone, but I hope he’s an early riser.
That seems in line with the current trend to ‘no-platform’ speakers you do not like. Without invoking any grandiose arguments about freedom of expression etc, it is not a trend I care for; preferring to make up my own mind. @Elk generally only seems to close threads when they become persistently ill tempered and abusive, and he gives them time to sort themselves out.
Quantization noise is inevitable with digital music. Noise shaping is used to reduce its impact in the audible band. When I look at spectrum plots for 24/96 PCM I often see a band between 30-40kHz which I believe is noise carried through to the ultrasonic region. I believe the quantization noise is greater for DSD. There is really no way you can avoid it. It is an unavoidable consequence of the process. Noise shaping just renders it less offensive.
You already did this in the previous thread, and additionally received specific responses from Ted and Paul.
Your revival of that long-dead necro thread was to specifically post the ASR video critical of PS Audio’s DSD recording. This thread is the same yet again, but trying a different door. Even if not baiting/trolling, the topic has been thoroughly covered in the earlier long-dead thread and elsewhere.