- Apr 2, 2007
- No, sleep, till, BROOKLYN
- 11 Xterra Pro-4x, 12 'stang GT
Sample rate is somewhat meaningless if your master is below that rate, there is also the point where your ears "resolution" is too low to detect it.A major difference also is that vinyl has an effective sample rate of around 192 kHz, where as the max you can get on a CD is 48. On the other hand, vinyl isn't that good for definition on the edges of the frequency spectrum. If you really want the best possible recording, you'd need a lossless copy of the studio masters (which you can sometimes get), but for that you need playback equipment well beyond any of our budgets and even then it'd be questionable if most of us could hear the difference.
I'm just fine with CD quality (or v0 mp3).