Audio recording fidelity →

April 30th, 2012

Detailed and fascinating article. It explains why sample-rate and bits/sample are important, and why 16 bits, 44.1KHz (i.e. CDs) are perfect for playback.

One thing it doesn’t address is the idea that the higher-frequency audio may not be directly audible, but interacts with the surroundings and other sounds in a way that is perceptible. Maybe that’s too much hogwash to even stoop to refuting.

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