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hcsunshine
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question about 24 bit digital recordings

so i download rock concerts mostly in the 16 bit format, as advised by my friend. then i noticed a certain few would be available in the 24 bit format. so i downloaded them as well. i didn't notice any difference upon playback on my NAD c525bee cd player. my question is can my cd player recognize the 24 bit format in its entirety? i was thinking about getting the oppo bdp 105 someday. would the oppo support this format better?  didn't now how to exactly phrase this question, but i think y'all get the drift. am i getting the full benefits of a 24 bit recording with my current cd player?

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I assume that you are burning

I assume that you are burning these downloads to a CD because I do not see any inputs on the NAD c525bee.  Anyway, the NAD cannot play more than 16bits so you are getting nothing more and maybe less through the process.  The Oppo 103/105 has digital inputs which will accept 24/96 from your PC or from DVDs burned at 24/96.

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thank you...

yes, i am burning these to cd's, i should have clarified. so if i have the oppo, then i would have to burn these to dvd's and not cd's? just want to make sure about how to go about it when i burn these. thanks again, john.

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Yes because CDs are limited

Yes because CDs are limited to 16/44.1.  However, why waste time, space and plastic?  You can play these files direct from your computer or from a USB drive on the 103/105.

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well i do...

well i do like to have a hard copy of these concerts because of the very rare event of having my external hard drives malfunction on me. good to know about the USB drive on the oppo though. thanks kal and happy listening.

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redundant backup
hcsunshine wrote:

well i do like to have a hard copy of these concerts because of the very rare event of having my external hard drives malfunction on me.

All computer users should have a robust backup strategy. Otherwise, you will need to burn to DVD-Audio and get a player that can play DVD-A.

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Redundant, again

I have my complete digital music library on three different, separately located HDD's, and I'm still nervous. You only need to be burned once.

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