andyjm said:manicm said:I don't care if we can't hear above 20khz, CD wasn't a perfect medium, I mean at the 11th hour Herbert Von Karajan had to convince them to extend playback time to 74 minutes. They probably should have made it 24/96 from the outset too.
It wasn't perfect, but it was damn good. I think if the engineers could do it all again with modern technology, they would have had a higher sampling frequency, just because it made some of the downstream analogue filter design easier. I dont think that they would have increased the bit depth. Absent classical music which does make use of a CD's capability, modern compressed music could probably get away with 8 or 10 bits and still have headroom to spare.
Yes. Anyone can take this test and hear for themselves how inaudible the differences between 8bits and 16bits can be.