The benefits of converting from analogue audio to digital audio are:
  • The quality of the digital audio system only depends on the conversion process, whereas the quality of an analogue audio system depends on the component parts of the system.

  • Digital components tend to be easier and cheaper to produce than high-specification analogue components.

  • Copying digital information is relatively easy and does not lead to a degradation of the signal.

  • Digital storage tends to use less physical space than equivalent analogue forms.

  • It is easier to transmit digital data.

  • Information can be added to digital data so that errors can be corrected.

  • Improved signal-to-noise ratios and dynamic ranges are possible with a digital audio system.


Audio Signal Audio Data International Electrotechnical Commission Digital Audio American National Standard Institute 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bill Buchanan
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  1. 1.Napier UniversityScotland

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