- Aug 10, 2019
So I went and bought myself a shiny new DAC (an Mdac), which even has a nice display showing the bit rate of the song playing etc. MDAC supports "24-bit/192kHz". Next I went to Itunes (10) and did an AIFF rip of the Bon Jovi Greatest hits CD and prepared to do an A/B comparison of the AIFF files playing from the computer via the DAC and the same CD playing in the CDP. While the A/B testing is still going on, I am quite shocked my CD only has "16 bit/44.100" resolution. Its not just the rip, even when I am playing the cd, the Mdac says "16 bit/44.100". What does this mean exactly? I thought buying CDs from the store meant I got high quality files, now it looks like I've been buying low quality files. Am I missing something here guys?