I am clearly not a DSP guy so I believe almost anything concerning such.

Having now DACs that can handle 24bit/192KHz, I thought of updating a bit of my music collection to 24bit/192KHz level. Looking for a suitable site to buy music in that quality, I noticed this article: 24/192 Music Downloads are Very Silly Indeed . The article concludes in large that 24bit/192KHz music serves no purpose. The article appears very serious and the argumentation is based on sampling according to the Nyquist-Shannon Theorem.

If I had to describe a time-varying signal through sampling, my intuition would urge me to use as many equidistant samplings as possible with as fine a resolution as possible. Without doing any calculations, I would be able to reproduce the original signal quite closely by just repeating the sampled values. The article states that I am not the only person being foolish (luckily there are co-foolish so I do not feel singled out) and that I am wrong.

The way I understand the article, sampling according to the Theorem should ensure full information about the signal up to the limit (half the sampling rate) given by the Theorem, eventually through Fourier calculations.

From search on this forum I am left with the impression that 24bit/192KHz music is a clear improvement. Perhaps one improvement is that Fourier calculations become obsolete, at least in part.

My questions are, do I have a benefit from 24bit/192KHz music compared to my present CDs?

If not, are the many disclosures about new high quality music standards really just a commercial scam? Is a difference the amount of calculations I need to do on samplings according to the Theorem in order to reproduce the signal?

Thanks for any reply. Sorry if I have overlooked existing replies to my questions.

Having now DACs that can handle 24bit/192KHz, I thought of updating a bit of my music collection to 24bit/192KHz level. Looking for a suitable site to buy music in that quality, I noticed this article: 24/192 Music Downloads are Very Silly Indeed . The article concludes in large that 24bit/192KHz music serves no purpose. The article appears very serious and the argumentation is based on sampling according to the Nyquist-Shannon Theorem.

If I had to describe a time-varying signal through sampling, my intuition would urge me to use as many equidistant samplings as possible with as fine a resolution as possible. Without doing any calculations, I would be able to reproduce the original signal quite closely by just repeating the sampled values. The article states that I am not the only person being foolish (luckily there are co-foolish so I do not feel singled out) and that I am wrong.

The way I understand the article, sampling according to the Theorem should ensure full information about the signal up to the limit (half the sampling rate) given by the Theorem, eventually through Fourier calculations.

From search on this forum I am left with the impression that 24bit/192KHz music is a clear improvement. Perhaps one improvement is that Fourier calculations become obsolete, at least in part.

My questions are, do I have a benefit from 24bit/192KHz music compared to my present CDs?

If not, are the many disclosures about new high quality music standards really just a commercial scam? Is a difference the amount of calculations I need to do on samplings according to the Theorem in order to reproduce the signal?

Thanks for any reply. Sorry if I have overlooked existing replies to my questions.

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