Get educated on the basics associated with home audio & video systems. Explore the technology behind things like CDs, amplifiers and rewriteable discs.
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You're probably familiar with high fidelity, or hi-fi audio, but what about high definition? What's the difference? And which, if either, is better?
Re-writable CD's are pretty amazing things. They were the first tools in the newest generation of personal music production.
If you've ever looked closely at a CD player, you might have seen the label for a 1-bit dual D/A converter. Learn more about the digital-to-analog conversion process and how a 1-bit dual D/A converter is helpful.
CDs are certainly more widespread these days, but you've probably heard at least one audiophile insist that records have a better sound quality when it comes to their favorite music. How can this be?
Is it true that you have to be very careful handling CDs and never allow your hands to touch anything but the edges?
Like soap bubbles and grease slicks, CDs reflect rainbow colors. What makes this happen?
There are several formats for distributing music. The mp3 digital audio file and the plastic compact disc are the most common, but what about the Minidisc, and how does it differ from a CD?
Most people know that digital technology has some big advantages over its predecessor, analog. But how does a digital recording differ from an analog recording, and what keeps the quality of digital from degrading over time?
What is the difference between DVD-audio and CDs? It all has to do with their sampling rate.