Originally Posted by ploppy666
In a later post I put the artist and album. That graph is from the song "Fade To Black" from the album Ride the Lightning by Metallica.
You can download the vinyl flac here: http://kickass.to/metallica-7-albums-vinyl-collection-1983-1997-24-192-flac-t7238737.html (you could pick any song off that album and get similar plot spectrums).
I ripped the other song from my CD, but I think you can download the same version here (needs checking) http://kickass.to/metallica-ride-the-lightning-flac-tntvillage-t3406701.html
But I don't expect you'll bother to look and listen yourself
It can't be surface noise, because the rip sounds very very crisp & clean. The fundamentals of the "noise" would be very loud and make the song unlistenable.
Like I said, the graph reflects exactly what I'm hearing through my studio monitors. And headphones. And hifi system.
I was about to post something to back you up.
BUT - with vynil or CD rips one always bumps into the copyright problems. No matter how much one insists the purpose of re-recording either LP or CD is for scientific reasons regarding sound quality only, it still is breach of copyright. I face the same problem when trying to post samples of sound that my turntable(s) are capable of. I will have to check what lenght, if any, of audio is legally allowed without breaching copyrights.
To those who say 44.1/16 is enough - go to the concert hall, non amplified acoustic music, set up SIMPLE mike set up, make your ABCDEFG....X test if you think you have to , of the following:
1. Direct microphone feed
2. trough to the number of digital resolutions at hand ( DSD128, DSD64, PCM 192/24, 176.4/24, 96/24, 88.2/24, 48/24, 44.1/24, 48/16, 44.1/16, MP3s )
and hear for yourself, with the musicians in front of you, to what every "proof" that 44.1/16 is enough boils down to.
Trying to prove audibility of anything when starting with a recording of any kind for which you have not been there at the recording session is at least one, in reality many steps removed from the real thing and may well involve enough degradation before 44.1/16 can make yet more damage that can be
reliably heard in an ABX.
To my knowledge, all such test did start with a recording of one kind or another, not live music.
Edited by analogsurviver - 11/9/13 at 2:11am