Rick - DreamHome Studio

Is there any benefit to importing CD tracks at 48khz?

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Good Evening

 

I noticed that I can import CD tracks at 48.000khz. If memory serves me correct, the Red Book specification for compact disc audio is only 44.100khz, so I can't see how importing at 48.000khz would give me any better audio quality. Am I missing something?

 

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Rick

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In general converting 44.1 to 48 kHz do nothing.

 

If your audiocard make real-time resampling form any sample rate to 48 kHz, then may be effectually with HD-converter.

 

Sample rate conversion is loss operation always.

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If you rip a CD at 44.1 kHz, the rip should be bit perfect -- an exact copy of the CD.

 

(Obviously, errors happen (and many can be addressed simply by turning on Error Correction).)

 

Ripping at 48 kHz means that virtually none of the original information will be copied. Instead, the sample rate conversion software will create a new version of the song, with a 48 kHz sample rate, from the CD.

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If you rip a CD at 44.1 kHz, the rip should be bit perfect -- an exact copy of the CD.

 

(Obviously, errors happen (and many can be addressed simply by turning on Error Correction).)

 

Ripping at 48 kHz means that virtually none of the original information will be copied. Instead, the sample rate conversion software will create a new version of the song, with a 48 kHz sample rate, from the CD.

 

Exactly.

 

I would never recommend ripping to anything other than the exact rate on the disc. Once the data is changed the only way to go back is re-rip. If you start with a 16/44.1 rip you can always experiment with nondestructive sample rate conversion off or online while leaving the original file intact.

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