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OK, this is probably the dumbest question of the week, but I'd just like to get some clarification from the forum. If an album is termed, "24-bit digitally re-mastered", does that mean, if I was to rip the CD to AIFF, I should use a 24-bit setting (Linear PCM, 24 bit big endian signed integer, under Max for example) when doing so?

 

The album in question is The Band by The Band (http://www.amazon.com/Band/dp/B00004W510).

 

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Not a dumb question at all.

 

They remastered it at 24 bit, but had to drop down to 16 bit for the Compact Disc because the Compact Disc standard is 16 bit. There is no way to extract more than 16 bits from a Compact Disc. Thus, use 16 bit conversion when ripping a Compact Disc like this.

 

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After reading your reply, my question seems even dumber Chris! I should have put two and two together and figured a CD would be 16-bit.

 

Thanks for jolting my couple of brain-cells together Chris!

 

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