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The best sampling rate for digital audio is easily established by considering the requirements of the human auditory system (HAS), which is the only meaningful arbiter. Provided that the bandwidth of a digital audio system somewhat exceeds the bandwidth of the HAS, that should be enough.

Simplifying Monitoring August 26th 2020 - 09:00 AM

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Digital Audio: Part 1 - The Transition From A to D June 25th 2020 - 09:00 AM

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Digital Audio: Part 8 - Sampling Rates February 16th 2021 - 09:00 AM

The best sampling rate for digital audio is easily established by considering the requirements of the human auditory system (HAS), which is the only meaningful arbiter. Provided that the bandwidth of a digital audio system somewhat exceeds the bandwidth of the HAS, that should be enough.