[linux-audio-user] 192kHz

Florin Andrei florin at andrei.myip.org
Thu Jan 26 11:42:52 EST 2006

On Thu, 2006-01-26 at 13:28 +0100, Carlo Capocasa wrote:

> My question, how useful is 192kHz for practical purposes? How quickly is
> that likely to change? I'd really appreciate some advice here, thank you.

It's a controversial issue, so be prepared to encounter many different

>From a practical standpoint, I believe that 192 is only rarely needed.
96 should be just as good. It is not likely that the situation is going
to change in the near future.
You need extremely high-quality (and extremely expensive) components in
your audio chain to exploit the difference between 192 and 96. You also
need very good mixing and mastering skills in order to stay at the top
of the quality ladder.

I would be much more worried about the bit depth - use 24bit instead of
16 whenever possible throughout the processing chain.

Florin Andrei


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