16-bit sound


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16-bit sound

A sound card that processes 16-bit sound samples. The more data in the sample, the more accurately sound can be digitized. See sampling.
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Your computer needs to be equipped with a Pentium 120, 16 megabytes of RAM, 60 megabytes of free hard disk space, a 16-bit sound card and a CD- ROM drive.
The built-in speakers provide great 16-bit sound, and complement the rich colors of the large display that can be used for multimedia presentations.
In addition to CD-ROM drives, 16-bit sound boards and video-compression capability (called MPEG, and pronounced m-peg) are becoming standard features.
Example: Gateway Computer's multimedia desktop systems start at $1,699 for a 120-megahertz Pentium, 16 megabytes of RAM, eight-speed CD-ROM, 16-bit sound card, 15-inch SVGA monitor, one-gigabyte hard drive, two speakers and a 28.
3Gb hard disk drives, high-resolution 800 x 600 Super VGA color displays and a multifunction bay with 6x CD-ROM, 16-bit sound card, a microphone, stereo speakers and a modular floppy disk drive.
Music needs a minimum 11-KHz sampling rate and 16-bit sound resolution.
Additional costs include an Audio Capture/Playback Adapter (ACPA) sound card ($325 for Dragon for DOS); the Windows version can use a SoundBlaster or other 16-bit sound card ($100-$200).
The program requires 32 MB RAM, a 640x480 256-color display, 60 MB hard disk space and 16-bit sound.