Audio CD - CD digital Audio

Audio CD:

Audio CD

The standard format for audio compact discs

Developed by: Philips and Sony
Launched:  1980
Used for: digital audio recording
a.k.a.: CD, Music CD, Audio Disc, CD-Audio

Basic specifications:

  • Maximum playing time is 79.8 minutes
  • Minimum duration for a track is 4 seconds (including 2-second pause)
  • Maximum number of tracks is 99
  • Maximum number of index points (subdivisions of a track) is 99 with no maximum time limit
  • International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) should be included

Audio format: two-channel signed 16-bit linear P.C.M. sampled at 44,100 Hz.
Common disc sizes (diameter): 100 and 115 mm”
Manufacturers: Philips, Verbatim, Taiyo-Yuden, Maxell and many others

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