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ARSCLIST  February 2006

ARSCLIST February 2006

Subject:

Re: Cassette obsolescence - digitizing standards

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Mike Richter <[log in to unmask]>

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Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Tue, 21 Feb 2006 20:27:18 -0800

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steven c wrote:

> Another question...
> When you use "16-bit sample," do you mean that the value is represented
> by a 16-"digit" binary number, and can thus have any of 65,536 values
> (from 0 to 65,535)...right? So that means that the value of the step
> (say 30000) actually represents an analog value that could be anything
> from 29999.50..1 to 30000.49..9, which makes the maximum inaccuracy
> 1/(65536/2)...is right?

It's not *quite* that easy. The range is -32767 to +32768 (that nasty
zero). So the inaccuracy due to digital resolution is 1/32767 (or ...8,
take your choice <G>).

Mike
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