As a tangent to the threads about audiophile D/A, ripping: if anyone is
interested in learning more about digital audio - formats, storage,
sampling, DACs, etc, get this book:

http://www.music.miami.edu/programs/...le/ken/cdh.htm

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg.../-/0895793008/
qid%3D1077901638/sr%3D11-1/ref%3Dsr%5F11%5F1/102-6085477-0333700?
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