What is the max frequency the music is recorded at? What sound be at the high frequency ranges?
Edited by SilverEars - 4/27/14 at 1:30am
Points to consider:
a] While musical instruments can make noises up to 100kHz, I would hesitate to call them musical.!
b] Those high frequency measurements were made very close to the musical instrument using special cal mics.
c] At a typical listener position, those extremely high frequencies are nonexistent.
d] The mics that good engineers choose often have rolled off high frequency response.
e] Even audible high frequencies are masked be louder lower frequency sounds.
f] With real would reasonable music, 14kHz is about all you need.
Well, if you are a REAL audiophile, enough is never enough. You need at least 6 megahertz of bandwidth to get close to real. Why 6 mhz? Because anything less is less. 6 mhz is lower end video. You can see what you hear. So a sample rate of 12,000 khz is the minimum to get close. Presently available digital audio rates are perhaps (and I use the term advisedly) perhaps equal to pretty good cassette. We need not mention LP with its infinite sample rate.