Everything you never wanted to know about PCM 2010-08-24 00:15:52 I recently stumbled upon this bulky article:http://www.soundfountain.com/amb/cd25years.htmlIt's incredible how the author manages to intermingle interesting historical information with some gross misreprensentations of the technical aspects of digital audio. Just one example of many:Quote16 BitsThe 6 dB per dynamic step does not promote refinement.A sound that is not at the exact measuring level, will be given the value of the nearest level. ... In other words, if no interpolation would take place, a sound of 2.9 dB above -6 dB would be attributed the value of - 6 dB. A sound of 2.9 dB below 0 dB would be attributed to 0 dB. That is why people, especially in the beginning of the CD era, would say: "It is a violin, but not exactly a violin." Every pianist knows that a digital recording of a piano has less "depth" than an analog recording can have. In other words: the deep sound of the singing of the strings is less.Of course to the layman the artice will the give the impression of an competent, in-depth technical discussion. So I guess most people would easily be persuated to believe that CDs are inferior Vinyl after reading an article like this.