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Analog To Digital Converter

From Chace Audio

An A/D (analog to digital) converter translates analog audio information into digital data. Although stand-alone converter units are available, A/D converters are present in every form of digital equipment that have analog inputs, (i.e. DA88, DASH, Pro Tools®, etc.). Any time an analog signal runs through a digital piece of equipment, it does so via an A/D converter.

A good converter will retain as much of the original audio fidelity as possible, (in relation to the word length and sampling rate available to the converter), to create a digital representation of the original analog signal. Poor converters result in poor audio quality and can cause distortion or digital artifacting.