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On 17/04/13 00:14, Steve Edmonds wrote:

If only we could all get music at 24 bit. How fidelity has given way to
convenience. Good pressing -> itunes. SLR camera -> phone camera.

I agree wholeheartedly with Steve! The fact that CD's had to fit into the 700 MB Philips (the "inventor") decided that digitalisation to 16 bit was sufficient as it was then a necessity to record the same volume as a long-play record (analogue) on a standard size disk. Even at that time the analogue reproduction techniques were more that sufficient to reproduce 24-bit but a good D/A converter for 24-bit in real-time was not feasible then. Therefore the marketing advertised most with the fact that you didn't hear the noise of a record that was old but were very silent about the quality loss. And as we all know marketing is much more important than technique!
But I'm sorry for this way OT ranting.

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