What soundcard has the highest samplerate?

What soundcard has the highest samplerate ?


As far as I know, RME can go quite high.

It might vary in Mac/Windows. Which one do you use?

Here’s a little thread asking a similar question

Any interfaces that accept DSD? - Gearspace.com

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DSD and PCM are different things. DSD makes excessive use of noise shaping.

Why do you need to know that?

I asked Bard:

The highest sample rate available in soundcards in 2023 is 768 kHz. This is offered by a few high-end audiophile DACs, such as the RME ADI-2 Pro FS R BE.

Here are some soundcards that offer a 768 kHz sample rate:

  • RME ADI-2 Pro FS R BE
  • Antelope Audio Discrete 8
  • Apogee Symphony I/O x2
  • Lynx Aurora(n) 8
  • Merging Technologies Horus
  • Prism Sound Atlas
  • Sonnet Echo 10 Express
  • Universal Audio Apollo X18

With the funny side note that most PCM AD/DAs are actually delta-sigma converters „behind the scenes“.

from the technical specs…

Sample Rate support

    44.1 – 384 kHz PCM
    DXD and DSD64/128/256

as far as I remember, this isn’t an audio interface at all…

This doesn’t exist. Maybe you mean the Apollo X 8 or the X 16?
And these are not capable of 768kHz. Max sample rate supported is 192kHz.

That happens when you ask AI… :wink: