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Winn L. Rosch Hardware Bible, Sixth Edition by Winn L. Rosch

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DVD-Audio

Ever since the introduction of the CD-DA format, audio purists have insisted that it was not good enough. They could hear a definite digital sound (whatever that might be) that interfered with their enjoyment of music. They were quick to point out that tradeoffs made in the design of the CD-DA format slighted sound quality. The relatively low sampling rate required to pack enough information on a disc required high-order low-pass filtering to keep digital artifacts out of the audio, and even then the upper cutoff frequency must be too low to accommodate everything that old analog tape recorders could capture.

The huge capacity of the DVD system eliminates the need for the tradeoffs of the CD-DA system and unleashes the potential for ...

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