Asheville, Walnut Cove, Biltmore Forrest and Western North Carolina’s Audio and Home Theater specialists present Cane Creek AV and Paul McGowan – PS Audio, Intl.

Secondary benefits

There’s little direct benefit to me when I go out of my way to help someone. But I feel better when I do.

My good feelings are a secondary benefit.

In the same manner, we can find secondary benefits in such audio-related activities as upsampling.

Upsampling provides no more information than what already was there, yet it can often sound better. That’s because the secondary benefit of upsampling is engaging with a different and better-sounding filter inside the DAC.

Sometimes we’re taking primary actions to enjoy secondary benefits.

It helps to understand why.