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Hi Res - how do you know..

Discussion in 'audio' started by MBK, Apr 9, 2021.

  1. camverton

    camverton pfm Member

    Just buy 16/44 and listen via a Chord m-scaler to make sure that it is accurately reconstructed to analogue...
  2. davidsrsb

    davidsrsb pfm Member

    We do know that many of the popular album master tapes were lost in the 1972 MGM and 2008 Universal Music fires, so no way that honest HiRes conversions of these exist.
    Then artists stated working directly in 16/48 in the 80s.
    Only specialist and relatively recent recordings will have been made in a way that HiRes makes any sense
  3. onlyconnect

    onlyconnect pfm Member

    I don't personally think a hi-res download should cost any more than 16/44 it should be a buyer preference. So I think all the high priced ones are a bit of a rip-off!

  4. Zombie

    Zombie pfm Member

  5. darrenyeats

    darrenyeats pfm Member

    48kHz is still welcome and I have several recordings at this rate. It has double the space between 20kHz and FS/2 compared to red book, meaning the ADC for such an older recording could employ a less steep/higher filter (the steep filter at frequencies where there is sometimes significant energy, being the technical issue with 44kHz IMV).
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2021
  6. Engels

    Engels pfm Member

    In Foobar right click on a track and check properties - sample rate and bits per sample... filesize is a clue too. Upsampling or re-encoding can cheat of course
  7. davidsrsb

    davidsrsb pfm Member

    I bet that dodgy downsampling from 48 to 44.1 happened
    There were several bad sample rate converters around for many years
  8. davidsrsb

    davidsrsb pfm Member

    I have one CD which has been mastered with a very deep notch filter in the treble range, someone really messed that one up.
    Quite clearly, looking at the waveform or checking spectrum is not part of normal mastering QAQC.
    darrenyeats likes this.

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