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RE: Huge misconception regarding HDCD

Another winner -Charles should write a short book on the tech-history of digital, starting with custom filters in the late 1980s.

And HDCD was NOT the only format to fool people. So did Sony, making us think that DSD was a 1-bit system (in practice). But when we add signal processing and dither, it was 5-8 bits from the start. And this means it decimated and oversampled, (2) things we were told it would not do.

DSD was just a low-bit PCM system.

And extreme sampling rates. Whoops ! Mikes don't have sensitivities beyond 25khz, at least those used by audiophile labels.

Sony never provided recorders sampling at 192khz or beyond. (Maybe these exist now -but are rare, I think and expensive).

Even though DSD is mostly gone, we're still suffering (if we trust the theories against low-bit recording). Aren't most ADCs used today lower-bit devices ? Some labels never used these -they stood with 20-bit. But how many are there ? How many, in my view, are doing it right ?

Edits: 06/13/17 06/13/17 06/13/17 06/13/17 06/13/17 06/13/17 06/13/17 06/14/17 06/14/17

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