Message from discussion High-end audio
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From: "William Sommerwerck" <grizzledgee...@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: High-end audio
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 13:30:19 -0700
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>> The issue is whether the noise already in a signal -- regardless
>> of level -- automatically dithers it. I don't believe it does. I would
>> like to see an explanation that goes beyond hand-waving.
> Dither is simply noise that is added to the signal, so it is there
> ready when the quantization occurs. It matters not a jot how
> long before quantization the noise got there. If it is added at the
> microphone, it is exactly the same as if it was added a nanosecond
> before quantization. All that matters is that it is a signal free from
> correlation. Noise, in other words.
Forgive me, Mr Pearce, but that has nothing to do with what I said. Please
read what I wrote.