MARK LEVINSON: Interview: Music, Passion, and More


Scott Wilkinson, the host of the Home Theater Geeks podcast on the TWIT network had the legendary Mark Levinson on the program several weeks back.  Scott posted a more in depth segment on the Secrets of Home Theater web site here in two parts (Part 1 and Part 2).  Both parts are a great read for any audiophile, however it's part 2 that I think is the real gem.

Mark goes in depth to talk about analog vs. digital and especially PCM and DSD, which is the format for SACD.  The interview overall is fascinating and this segment in particular is incredibly eye-opening.  What I didn't know was the conversion process between PCM and DSD that many engineers used, which ultimately yielded no better fidelity than a plain old CD.

In Mark's own words: