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Re: Amusing Science

Post by sparks » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:19 am

"Give me the title of one of the books and I'll try to have a look."

I recall encountering it in a tech manual for a Studer A 727 CD player. Professional model we used in radio stations back in the early '90s as a comprehensive introduction as to how the damned things worked.
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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Witness » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:31 am

↑ Thought some textbook. This manual: https://www.vintageshifi.com/repertoire ... Manual.pdf?

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by sparks » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:52 am

Yep. Go to page 11. The way the wrote this, the MSB is on the right.
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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Witness » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:10 am

sparks wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:52 am
Yep. Go to page 11. The way the wrote this, the MSB is on the right.
I really don't know, but I have a hypothesis (apart from constraints perhaps arising from the fact that the data is transmitted).

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When the AUX nibble is used for carrying extended audio data, it presumably contains the least significative bits (or the CD would be unplayable on machines using only the AUDIO SAMPLE part). So placing the LSB on the left, near AUX, allows to grab bits 4 – 27 in one swoop (if AUX too goes from LSB to MSB from left to right, which is the case).

Whaddya think, pure fiction? :P

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by sparks » Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:00 am

Clear as mud to me my friend!
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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Witness » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:51 am

Electric eel:


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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:25 am

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Betcha guys didn't know about this little trick of science. 8)
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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Doctor X » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:46 am

Not to that degree.

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