Thursday, December 03, 2009

Vinyl bit depth

MW = g/mole

polyvinyl chloride = H3C2Cl
density = 1.39 g/cm3

H=1, C=12, Cl=35 = MW 3+24+35 = 62

mole = 1.39g/62 = 0.0224

Avogrados number = 6.022 x 10^23

molecules per cm3 = 0.0224 * 6.022 = 13.49 * 10^21
cube root of 13.49 * 10^21 = 2.3804 * 10^7 or 23,804,000

23,804,000 < 24777216

therefore 24 bit audio is better than vinyl.

is 16 bit audio better than vinyl too?

only if the error margin in printing vinyl is greater than around 256 molecules... how likely is that?
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