[LAU] edirol fa101 on differant rate that 48k ?

David Santamauro david.santamauro at gmail.com
Thu Nov 18 20:43:02 UTC 2010

On Thu, 18 Nov 2010 21:37:30 +0100
fons at kokkinizita.net wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 06:29:02AM -0500, Paul Davis wrote:
> > there has never been, to my knowledge, any double blind test that
> > has revealed that any more than a tiny number of individuals (if
> > even that) can hear the difference between the 4X kHz SR range
> > (44.1, 48 etc) and the 8X+ kHz SR range (88.2 and above).
> transcoded to CD standards (44.1 kHz, 16 bit). Two results 
> emerged from this:
> 1. Nobody could hear any difference between the original recordings,
> reproduced using the best equipment available, and the transcoded
> versions. 
> 2. Almost all listeners preferred the 'audiophile' recordings to
> other versions of the same music released on CD. 

I don't understand how the second question could even posed in relation
to the first.

If there is no difference, there can be no preference, unless, of
course, they had other factors to consider besides music.


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