Yep CD players would need to be changed thats why getting people to change over has been so difficult.So the CD players would need to changed to read them then? Yeah thats a big issue there. What bitrate and sampling were SACDs? Is hi-res higher?
"24-bit/192kHz file has a data rate of 9216kbps. Music CDs are 1411kbps.Why would you feel the need to do that? What benefits do you see from it?
Appreciate the explanation, however you didn't really answer my questions which were specific to your needs and wants. What do you expect to hear? Do you have any specific new releases you're expecting hoping they're recorded at 24/192?"24-bit/192kHz file has a data rate of 9216kbps. Music CDs are 1411kbps.
The hi-res 24-bit/96kHz or 24-bit/192kHz files should, therefore, more closely replicate the sound quality the musicians and engineers were working with in the studio. And they could be that very same recorded file, too. These files are labelled as "Studio Masters" in some cases.
With more information on the file to play with, hi-res audio tends to boast greater detail and texture, bringing listeners closer to the original performance – provided your system is transparent enough."
Appreciate the explanation, however you didn't really answer my questions which were specific to your needs and wants. What do you expect to hear? Do you have any specific new releases you're expecting hoping they're recorded at 24/192?
As someone who works with audio every day, hopefully at a pro level later this year, I understand the theory. I can also tell you that not many people work at 24/192 and most don't go above 24/48 which seems to be favoured by many including me.
Some of my favourite Jazz recordings, albeit recorded analogue, need no more than 8/32 making CD at 16/44.1 extravagant. It's all about music, performances, recording and how it's all mixed and mastered.
And to answer your OP. We'll be lucky to have 16/44.1 CDs still in production in 10 years from now.
Sorry to hear about your arm. Hope it's not serious. And thank you for your kind wishes.I had a fall 2 hours ago, injuring my left arm from bracing the impact. So, if you're ready-for-format-war, I'll be but a later opponent.
Good luck advocating and advancing your livelihood, I expect you to fight to win by all sophistry necessary. Don't disappoint me.
Sorry to hear about your arm. Hope it's not serious. And thank you for your kind wishes.
I'd love for CDs to be around as long as possible but don't think there will be demand. You can't download a vinyl record. CDs won't be able to compete with downloads, streaming and vinyl.
I've got a single DVDA too!...a single DVDa
Like you I have a similar number of SACDs or perhaps a few more. I don't have any DVDa and about 15 Bluray Audio.Hi radioeg,
I have 45 SACDs. If you have a highly resolving system, you will have little difficulty in hearing the difference. Best described as more analogue, with better dynamic range and definition. 120 db vs 90 db vs maybe 70 for vinyl. As always, much depends on the recording. I have some BluRay audio discs, a single DVDa, and listen to hi res QoBuZ. Right now, I’m listening to CD quality Radio Paradise upscaled to 352.8 and it sound just lovely. Having bought my first CD player in 1984, I’m just delighted that all my digital sources no longer make me wince thanks to huge advances in DACs and filtering.