DVD Audio Formats?

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  1. Jeremy Scott

    Jeremy Scott Second Unit

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    How come some DVD Audio play in :

    5.1-channel and stereo?

    and other are like:

    96KHz/24 bit 6-channel and stereo?

    What does that mean, and which format sounds better?

    my linkin park only goes to 48khz24bit 6 channel
     
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    Six channel in mainstream commercial releases is the same as 5.1. The .1 indicates that it is bandwidth limited as opposed to full range.

    There are some releases that utilize 6 full range channels from MDG, Tacet and Chesky.

    As far as sampling frequencies and depths go, higher is better to a certain point. Above that, it's as much bragging rights as anything else.

    The Linkin Park disc is comprised of digital masters which were originally captured at 48kHz, and as such the producers and artist came to the conclusion that there was no point to a 96k release.

    Hopefully this answers your questions, and if not, respond back [​IMG]

    Cheers,
     
  3. Jeremy Scott

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    thanks for letting me know the lp disk is 48k. now since i know that, i am sure this is set up correct. i am getting the metallica dvd a disc this week. i heard that one is 96k

    do you know if it is?

    or is there a website out there that has all dvd a discs and tells what format they are?
     
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    Jeremy,

    I don't know if the Metallica is 96k - BUT it KICK A**, really bad! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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