My understanding is that the music on those CDs was originaly recorded in 32bit but they had to downgrade it to 16bit in order to be playable on a CD player. So now you have 16bit, not 32bit, am I correct?. As for vinyl, you are absolutely right. I used to own an Oracle Delphi MKIII turntable with SME tonearm and about 1100 LPs. The sound was just amazing but couldn't get over the background noise, tics and pops vinyl is producing. Not counting brushing, removing static electricity, etc every time I wanted to listen to a record. I sold everything a few years ago.
Yeah, right there... recording mine and playing them on the 120 I've had to leave out a few albums as the noise was just too distracting, my Shuggie Otis album is a no go thinking about buying another to get a clean pressing, Jimmy Hendrix used some weird studio techniques on some of his albums, Bold as Love is an all analogue pressing and I can't seem to capture the vocals as soon as it hits digital something goes wrong really odd that I can capture it with a standard recorder using line in but not audacity or a pc... baffled by that one... just used declick and denoise on an album now trying to see if there's a loss in audio quality, some reggae wasn't/isn't recorded well, declick/denoise do batch files but I'd rather not use them at all... surprised at those CD's if that were true, they're supposed to be HD like SACD's they would bit float so 32b would play on anything lesser than 32. ... a high end CD player would then play out at that bit rate
Farside Music (a favorite) WowHD
Got to watch for DRM but they should play on any CD player/
Edited by Goldlion973 - 11/29/13 at 7:50am