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CD quality

The audio quality of a music CD, which is digitally sampled at 44 kHz. Although devoted audiophiles may find the terms "CD" and "quality" to be a contradiction, MP3 music has even less musical quality than a CD, because parts of the original digital data are actually removed during the compression process (see lossy compression). See CD and audiophile.
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AliveMedia has released Alive WMA MP3 Recorder 1.2.6.8, a professional sound recorder program for the Windows 98/NT/Me/2000/XP/2003 platforms, that can make CD quality recordings.
And since most folks can't tell the difference between CD quality and MP3, the notion of "CD quality" sound, so often dismissed by the audiosnobs, will soon be an artifact of history.
Near CD quality audio is delivered via the Siren 14Plus audio system, with an integrated midrange speaker and subwoofer paired with a 360-degree microphone.
So, one CD writer, a copy of Audiograbber and a new hard drive later, and I'm midway through transferring all of my albums onto my computer (as MP3s, 192Kbps bitrate, if you must know!) To think that a 120Gb hard drive can store about 2,000 albums, at CD quality, in a space not much bigger than a cigarette packet.
And at g-club.net/mp3/ you'll find the hulking great Casio MP3 Watch (pounds 250), which can store 30 minutes of CD quality music, and tell the time too, clever thing.
The sound from the musical examples was acceptable: not CD quality, but functional.
It could lead to up to 10 new commercial stations being launched in the area, broadcasting without interference in CD quality sound.
IVT's Burstware(R) enables high-quality Faster-Than-Real-Time(TM)delivery of full motion video and CD quality audio over IP networks.
RioPort's products include its controversial MP3 players, able to download MP3 files from the internet and play back music at near CD quality. Because MP3 has no built-in copyright protection mechanism, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) sued Diamond, saying that the device violates the Audio Home Recording Act of 1992.