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RE: Price differences

" So why the large diff in price?"

There isn't really a sustainable technical answer to this as producing a downsampled file from a higher resolution master is effectively done at the press of a button.

However all record companies price according to resolution AFAIK. I am reminded of the early days of stereo when the stereo LP carried a premium price compared to the mono version.

Of course the trade price that the record company charges is reflected in the retail price that the vendor then makes. Record companies are anxious to monetise any perceived advantage that one format has over another even if the cost to them of that difference is negligible. To a great extent the pricing of records is , and always has been, largely arbitrary.

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