Old audio recordings in high frequencies and bitrates 2020-09-11 22:59:23 Recently the Museum of Modern Art released a high-resolution scan of a 68 mm film of the Wuppertal Suspension Railways from 1902. The result looked amazing, scanning 68 mm film can help create a high resolution digital video. At some point the grains of the film will prevent making higher resolution versions.But what about old audio recordings. A stumbled across a 24 bit/192 khz version of R.E.M.'s Chronic Town EP, which was released in 1982. And since it is unlikely, that R.E.M. came back together and rerecorded those tracks the version was created from old material like the above mentioned video. But unlike film, analogue audio has its limits.I don't really have a question, I'm just puzzled by the release of those albums in such a version just to cash in in the believe they would sound superior to a regular CD version.