Bit Depth Question
If CD's are 16 bit and 44.1 kHz and I rip them with EAC (using auto FLAC), I'm assuming my resulting .flac files are also 16 bit and 44.1 kHz...? If so, what's the point in getting a 24 bit DAC, as shirley you can't magic the missing 8 bits?
I'm curious as I finally got round to putting the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 back into my work computer and using FLACs rather than MP3s. The difference between this and the Sound Blaster Live! with MP3s is amazing. I'm now just wondering if the Pro-ject USB Box/Head Box combo would be just as good as the Beresford as they would both be getting fed a 16 bit source...?