Wednesday, March 07, 2012

24-bit/192kHz = Absurd

Tomorrow you will understand why there is no point to distributing music in 24-bit/192kHz format. Its playback fidelity is slightly inferior to 16/44.1 or 16/48, and it takes up six times the space.

Today you will have to read one article to understand why.  It is the most sensible, even-handed piece I've ever read. It explains everything from the mechanics of the ear to sampling, anti-aliasing, the Nyquist frequency, and importantly...the bias correction required in fair listening tests. You absolutely must read it. So tonight feel free to ignore me, and try out So set aside the next half hour and read the whole thing. You'll be a better radio man by the time you are done.


*Credit to Veg for sending it on