Despite the ubiquity of CDs and digital recording, some people think digital audio is inferior to analog Here's a sampling of claims that are wrong about digital audio.
The audio output from a CD player (or any other digital audio device) has no stairsteps and no gaps. How can that be? Here's an explanation of digital-to-analog conversion.
The sound of a well-made LP is wonderful, but not so wonderful that you can't make a perfectly good digital copy of an LP.
Here's a list of the LP's many, varied, and audible flaws.
What's Wrong With Vinyl Records
Tape recording was used for audio mastering and multitracking for four decades, but no longer. What's Wrong With Magnetic Tape
Not that CDs are perfect. What's Wrong With Audio CDs
CDs cannot reproduce frequencies higher than 20 kHz. Does that limitation matter to you? Has the CD Been Superseded?
The audio CD is still the standard of quality for music reproduction in the home. That's why I make no apologies for the CD.
Last updated on 4/8/2009 Copyright © Allen Watson III