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On 25/06/05, Goran Finnberg wrote:
> I wrote:
>
>> Also a greater sampling frequency doeas not make a more detailed
>> recording.
>
> The physological rise time of the ear is of the order of 250 uS.
>
> So anything faster than that isn't distinguised by any audible change
> to the perceived sound.
>
> This has been stated by a nuber of researches from the past and also
> by Stephan Peus head of research at Neumann GmbH.
>
> So 20 kHz cutoff is fine for precision audio.

For a release medium, yes. A (gentle) cutoff above 20KHz is ideal.

For recording, no. You want a higher sample rate in case you need to
detect clicks or make any pitch changes.

Regards
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Don Cox
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