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My own digital audio standard

Started by Dr. O December 23, 2003
If I could 'invent' a new audio standard I would simply use a CD-ROM with
.WAV files on them. That way, almost any bit rate and sample size can be
used and any number of channels as well (I think).

With today's CD-ROM mechanism prices down to a couple of bucks (which are
highly reliable and durable, much more so than ordinary audio CD mechanisms)
and microcontrolllers which can operate it about the same price, this makes
perfect sense to me. Throw in a user-interchangeable DAC section and you're
more or less future-proof.

What do you guys think?


Dr. O wrote:

> If I could 'invent' a new audio standard I would simply use a CD-ROM with > .WAV files on them. That way, almost any bit rate and sample size can be > used and any number of channels as well (I think). > > With today's CD-ROM mechanism prices down to a couple of bucks (which are > highly reliable and durable, much more so than ordinary audio CD mechanisms) > and microcontrolllers which can operate it about the same price, this makes > perfect sense to me. Throw in a user-interchangeable DAC section and you're > more or less future-proof. > > What do you guys think?
What's with the future proof? Throw out the old player when the DAC is obsolete. Any plug for easy replacement will be the player's the most troublesome and second-least reliable component. (The battery contacts are easy to clean.) Jerry -- Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can get. �����������������������������������������������������������������������
Fine Dr. O. But issue is on the following.

"distributing music via CD become old type and more over not good for
recording companies". Thus there is urge to go for server based music
content distribution. In this case, your advice may not very good till
we get to have high bandwidth at low cost. Hope, we get to have the
same soon.

Kind Regards
Dr. Jk



"Dr. O" <dr.o@xxxxx> wrote in message news:<3fe7fa58$0$188$1b62eedf@news.wanadoo.nl>...
> If I could 'invent' a new audio standard I would simply use a CD-ROM with > .WAV files on them. That way, almost any bit rate and sample size can be > used and any number of channels as well (I think). > > With today's CD-ROM mechanism prices down to a couple of bucks (which are > highly reliable and durable, much more so than ordinary audio CD mechanisms) > and microcontrolllers which can operate it about the same price, this makes > perfect sense to me. Throw in a user-interchangeable DAC section and you're > more or less future-proof. > > What do you guys think?