How are bits played back from an audio CD?

  • T. Dutoit
  • R. Schreier


Loading a CD player with one’s favorite CD has become an ordinary action. It is taken for granted that the stream of 16-bit digital information it contains can easily be made available to our ears, i.e., in the analog world in which we live. The essential tool for this is the digital-to-analog converter (DAC).


Power Spectral Density Quantization Error Quantization Noise Comb Filter Interpolation Filter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Dutoit
    • 1
  • R. Schreier
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculté Polytechnique de MonsBelgium
  2. 2.Analog Devices, Inc.TorontoCanada

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