What Im saying is I dont believe the improvements in
the convertor would be noticeable at all.
Perhaps someone with the most excellent acoustically treated room and most excellent speakers could tell a difference at a push.
I'm NOT talking about mic pre amps. Im taking about monitoring and recording line input sources.
Your taking Apogees word there's a noticeable difference and this of course is exactly what their banking on. But that difference could be an improvement way down in the noise floor (like -96db) which no one could possibly hear. Its like Dither. No one can actually hear it doing a damn thing yet some will say I prefer Dither mode fantasy 3 for its deep wide analog style sound. Do you hear Dither working when truncating a 24 bit file to 16 Desmond?
In a blind test nobody on this forum would hear the difference between the two Duets monitoring the exact same song. Yet , we will soon read reviews of a much more open , wide, deep sound etc blah blah. All of it will be Placebo effect.