For those who are bored
, re-read my post about the Audyssey 48kHz thing. We are very experienced listeners, and are very free with our expletives about gear and different formats of music delivery, especially our own gear. I am the worst, you should hear what I say about my own stuff, but I (mostly) try to be polite about it on the forums!
I am 99% sure that just about everybody here would choose to listen to everything at 96kHz if everything (source) and all A/V gear came with that as the default (let's say it's 48 now). Whether it's "necessary" has pretty much nothing to do with anything discussed anywhere in this forum. I am coming from that place of what are my options, what's available to choose from.
So it looks like I'm "stuck" with 48kHz if I want to use Audyssey. FWIW I've promoted for years 48/20 as the default for music. This is a very satisfying format IMO (there are some music DVDs with it), plenty of dynamic range so that gear is the limitation and not the music format, and covers most people who aren't also bats, plus moves filter artifacts a bit farther away from what most can hear...so 48/24 (to be practical for computers) is fine with me. Better than that is also fine with me...
I will get to the provided links shortly, thanks.
Edit: I forgot to mention the "corollary" question of my Audyssey DSing question. It is hard to compare formats when you don't know what's DSing where in the reproduction chain, so you don't know exactly
what you're listening to. My other question re this is not Audyssey-related, so I haven't asked it yet since I'm not sure where to. It has to do with whether basic BM also DSes to 48kHz, which might be more gear-specific/variable. Specifically, if I engage BM but not Audyssey in the pre-pro, does my DSP engine(s) also DS to 48kHz anyway? I am sure most people would not want to disengage BM even if they don't prefer Audyssey, so this may be even more practically moot.
And more: I bet Kal Rubinson has discussed this or knows about it...Stereophile's "Music in the Round", I will try to see if he has.
Don't forget this all has to do with the proliferation of >48kHz mch stuff in my
music library lately, formerly was just a few stragglers and audiophile recordings that I don't listen to (for pleasure anyway)...