Is Dolby Digital "always" 24-bit /96khz ?

Discussion in 'High End Audio' started by Dan Caputi, Jan 23, 2004.

  1. Dan Caputi

    Dan Caputi Guest

    I purchased a SB MP3+ (USB audio device) for my Notebook PC that
    includes an optical port. The packaging does not explicitly state that
    I can use it to send 5.1 audio to my AC-3 decoder. Before I bought it,
    I called Creative Labs tech. and got "weak reassurance" that it will
    work (provided my DVD software supports sending to the s/pdif device).
    But before I open the box, I thought I'd check with the experts...

    The next model up (Audigy 2nx) is promoted as supporting "24-bit/96khz
    Surround Sound" and since the cheaper model doesn't say anything but
    "Optical S/PDIF Output" does that necessarily mean it won't work?

    (I apologize for the clueless nature of this question - I suppose I
    could just spend the extra $50 but that, I'm afraid, is exactly what
    they want me to do!)

    - Dan C.
    Dan Caputi, Jan 23, 2004
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