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Analog tapes and the equpiment that records onto them, do not have the resolution/dynamic range that is required for the definition of "high resolution". They may be amazinginly wonderful and terrific sounding recordings. You can call them high-fidelity, high-definition, high-quality but they cannot be high-resolution.
If you look at my signature, you will see that I own, arguably, the best tape recording machine ever. It is not able to record high-resolution like my reasonably cheap Sony PCM-D100 can. The sound is very different as well.
Releasing earlier CDs as SACD can yield improved results because of remastering, but you are still limited to the quality of the orginal recording technology.
I could take a 1903 Edison recording that sounded horrible, resample at DSD512 and it will still sound horrible. HDTracks would call it high-resolution, however!!
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Last edited by mlknez; 12-17-2018 at 03:52 PM.