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Originally Posted by Timur ➡️
Does this happen in practice and do we know an example 32 bit plugin that adds noise due to precision boundaries?

With S/N ratio starting at -144 dB and over 16 mio quantization steps (over 33 mio if you consider the 25th implicit bit) I find it hard to imagine that even a chain of filters and EQ would push the final S/N ratio anywhere close to -100 dB (unless a plugin deliberately adds harmonics). Do I lack imagination or just the mathematical background?
It has to do with feedback. The values gets smaller and smaller but because there is feedback there is lots of them so they can have a big impact on sound.
It's kinda hard to describe but it was a revelation for me when i first got it.