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Why is ASU a HDCD?

Discussion in 'Spiral Architect' started by huds, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. huds

    huds New Metal Member

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    Just for marketing purposes?
    I have heard the album with a CD player which supports HDCD und compared it with the "normal" 16bit audio. It sounds the same.
    I also recorded the 20bit HDCD and measured the dynamic range. You can say there is no difference...
     
  2. Asgeir Mickelson

    Asgeir Mickelson Alpha male

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    It was new technology at the time... Neil Kernon should answer this...
     
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    NK Complete Bastard

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    When you play the CD back on an HDCD player the additional dynamic range is opened up. I was present at the mastering session and heard the "before and after" - switching the HDCD process in and out. The difference was quite significant. I used the process on about 20 albums from '96 - '99, and they all benefited from the process.
     

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