A Handy Guide to Which Music Storage Format Sounds Best–and Why

I’m currently working on a children’s book for Kids Can Press which traces the evolution of the gadgets we’ve used to listen to music over the decades. The people at EnjoyTheMusic.com have come up with a handy chart that compares the sonic performance of everything from wax cylinders to 8-Tracks to FM radio t0 SACD and all that came in between. Here’s a sample of their “fidelity potential index.” Click on the image to see the whole thing.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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