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Bob_M

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Hi All,

I am looking at a DVD player from Sony which has two settings for audio output. One is 16 bit 48MHz and the other is 24-bit 96 MHz. This player does not have SACD playback. If the standard CD is recorded at 16/48 why does it offer the other selection? Where would it come into play. I have a Doors CD that said it was re-masterd at 24/96 but when I played it the processor indicated a 48Mhz playback.

Thanks bob
 

Philip Hamm

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CD is 16/44.1 Cds that say they are 24 bit remastered are referring to the equipment used in the industry side before it was sent to 16/44.1.
 

Philip Hamm

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Not for DVD-A playback, but for DAD playback. DVD-Video contains a stereo 96/24 PCM format as an option, and discs with this are usually called "DAD" Digital Audio Disc I think. They sound incredible BTW. The digital output from a DVD player at 96/24 is not in the original DVD spec, so if manufacturers include it as an option it's as a courtesy, and should be defeatable. That's what this is for, nothing to do with regular CDs..
 

Bob_M

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Thanks All, Hmmm, "DAD" that is the first I ever heard of them.

thanks bob
 

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