Hi. I\'ve got a portable mic preamp/ a/dconverter arriving soon. It has 24/96 output and does not dither down to 16 bit at all. I was told by the manufacturer that it is compatible with 16 bit digital devices, but that those devices simply ignore the bottom eight bits when recording.
So my question is this...
Will recordings sound any worse when this happens? (When I record to a 16 bit device with a 24 bit stream coming in).
If the recordings will take place near a power outlet, I can record straight to my soundcards s/pdif input at 24/96, no problems. But often times I will be on-location, recording to 16 bit.
Thanks for any help, and here is the a/d converter it anyone is interested.