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    Format Comparison 16 bit / 44.1 KHz v. 24 bit / 96 KHz

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    Soundkeeper Recordings is providing some good samples to download for comparing 16/44 to 24/96 wav files. This recording is of the song Dragon Boats from the album Lift. Lift has been critically acclaimed by TONE Audio and Stereophile and used as a reference recording for equipment reviews by Wes Phillips.[PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]

     

    From soundkeeperrecordings.com:

    "In an effort to provide some help, Soundkeeper Recordings is providing these samples from the same album, same mastering session, etc. A number of folks we know, who use upsampling devices to play back their CDs, have found these useful in illuminating the pluses as well as minuses of their upconversion, as they can now compare the results with a true high res version." <a href="http://www.soundkeeperrecordings.com/format.htm">Complete Article</a>.

     

    Quick links:

     

    Dragon Boats <a href="http://www.soundkeeperrecordings.com/tracks/sr001-01-1644.wav">16 bit / 44.1 KHz</a>.

     

    Dragon Boats <a href="http://www.soundkeeperrecordings.com/tracks/sr001-01-2496.wav">24 bit / 96 KHz</a>.



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    "--Mac OS X users: don't forget to use your Utility Folder program: Audio MIDI Setup to set the 'Audio Output' 'format' to "96000 Hz", when you try this (slow) A/B test at the 24/96 rate."<br />

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    Good point Markr.<br />

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    - Chris<br />

    Computer Audiophile | Turn Down The Silence

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