Lou Judson wrote:
> What about using 24 bit at 44.1 so that any noise reduction or
> processing done later is higher definition?
Given that the best dynamic range on standard cassettes - assuming Dolby
B in proper calibration which is highly questionable - is unlikely to
exceed 60 db, one might suspect that 16 bits is sufficient. Of course,
processing could consume several bits and one only has half a dozen to
spare (~30 db).
For that potential, infinitesimal advantage, one is likely to spend four
to ten times as much to make the transfers counting both equipment and
time. Given infinite resources, a case can be made; with a budget less
than that of a typical multinational corporation, such overkill is hard
to justify even on theoretical grounds.
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