Originally Posted by bermuda
And that's another thing... it's all digital, isn't. Record all you want in the analog domain, transfer it at 24/192 for integrity, and in the end it becomes a CD at 16/44.1 anyway. Or worse and more common, a streamable/downloadable format.
Here's a thought...once it's got to the transducers, it's all analogue. No such thing as a digital speaker, is there? There's got to be movement of the drivers between each sample, each 16-bit increment...the digital gaps are smoothed over due to having to be reproduced in the real world of air and vibration.