The 24-Bit Delusion

The 24-Bit Delusion

UPDATED: 11.3.17

INCLUDING INFORMATION ON MQA


Introduction

In the past decade, more and more music has become available in “high-definition” (HD) digital formats, such as 24-bit 192KHz downloads, 24-bit 192KHz MQA streaming, and DSD. Now I hear talk about developing a new 32-bit 384KHz standard for HD music. Interestingly enough, not everyone agrees that greater bit depth and higher sampling rates are good things.

This blog will explain the math and physics of digital recording and musical reproduction in layman’s terms so that you can decide for yourself if this is progress or simply marketing madness. Continue…

 

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