Undecoded Dolby A: Why People Complain That Digital Sounds Harsh 2018-07-07 14:28:46 Quote from: magicgoose on 2018-07-07 11:39:49I guess it's more or less similar to some kind of ADPCM with bit depth somewhere between 6..12 bits, and the usual 44100 sample rate, plus some kind of pre-emphasis. Not like it can be compared to normal PCM, as vinyl also adds nonlinear distortion which is also very dependent on signal characteristics. Anyways, that was a strange question but if the point is to make comparison to CDDA, then it's overwhelmingly obvious that vinyl has far worse fidelity.I agree. The biggest typical kind of problem with the digital recordings has not been the actual transmission method (CD, digital download, etc), but has been errors or incomplete final mastering processes. Sometimes there might be an EQ problem because a the final phases, vinyl does usually require some EQ/processing, and probably more severe is the leaving of the noise reduction on the recording. DolbyA DOES leak through the process -- how often? Well how often have you heard that so called 'harsh, digital' sound?