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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Vinyl May Finally Meet Its Match

Forget Vinyl — Better Digital Sound is on the Way

Ben Algaze | January 11, 2016

For all the recent headlines, you’d think vinyl was the savior of good-quality audio. But it’s digital that can deliver the best sound — as long as you don’t compress it into 128Kbps MP3 files — and now that the loudness wars are beginning to recede, better things lie ahead. While digital sound processing is nothing new in our world of surround sound movies, streaming audio, and wireless portable speakers, manipulation of audio in the digital domain is still moving forward, delivering some unique capabilities and improvements in the areas that need it. Here are some of the innovative companies at CES 2016 that showcased their ideas on improving sound quality.


<more at; related links: (MQA: Master Quality Authenticated website) and (High-resolution audio: Is 2015 the year it takes off?. November 19, 2014)>

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