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RE: You're Welcome

As an aside, numerous albums that were recorded during the 80's and early 90's and mixed in digital were 16 bit, and were remastered in 24 bit, U2's Achtung Baby comes to mind, so does Emmylou Harris's Wrecking Ball. Most recently, Springsteen's 80s/90s albums including The River.

Some mastering engineers have even used DACs with 18 bit, 192 Khz resolution to capture tapes before mastering, as Bernie Grundman did for the Eagles catalog.

A consumer's DAC will indeed see 24 bits, but 8 of those bits are strictly padding.

MQA also pads the bits for extra headroom I guess.

Edits: 05/18/17

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