Perfect sound until next time.

Apple is in talks with the majors to finally outdo CD, with 24-bit audio downloads. Current iPods can’t play it, and lossless stereo 24/96 compressed files are around 17MB/minute or 1.2GB for 70 minutes — or, as Linn already sells, nearly 3GB for 24/192 stereo, and multiply by three for 5.1 … but what price this against getting you to buy your collection again? Until they do what most recording tools do these days and go to 32-bit floating point.

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