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If it makes you feel any better about the situation... (Destiny)

by Cody Miller @, Music of the Spheres - Never Forgot, Friday, January 18, 2019, 10:15 (91 days ago) @ Kermit

...Mike sent Marty a physical copy of the retail release numbered #001. So there's at least that.


Wasn't that on Vinyl? It's a lossy format and doesn't preserve all of the original :-p


Isn't vinyl technically a lossless format? I agree with your overall point, but that vinyl release has some sweet art!


Yeah, there may be some loss of information compared to the original recorded digital source due to some technical limitations of the hardware, but that is not due to algorithmic compression, which is what "lossy" refers to. Also, depending on the equipment (playing back the digital source or the vinyl), that loss might be minimal or indiscernible.

Given that a CD can have 20 to 60 more dB of dynamic range than the vinyl depending on how it’s made, I’d say that would be perceptible in many cases as well as having a higher noise floor.

44.1khz LPCM is truly lossless for the range of human hearing.


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