Wednesday, February 12, 2014

New audio format has purists singing praises

The Age reports on Blu-ray audio:
Statistics help us understand the significant improvement in sound over a standard CD. An ordinary CD samples a piece of music about 44,100 times a second. Each of these tiny audio samples, done at 16 bits of resolution, gives a range of 65,536 possible values for the music. On Blu-ray, however, the sampling is usually done at 96,600 times a second, at 24-bit resolution. The possible number of values leaps to more than 16 million.