High Fidelity Pure Audio (2013 – )

High Fidelity Pure Audio is an audio format using Blu-ray optical discs, and launched by Universal Music Group in 2013.

The audio content is uncompressed, and where standard Compact Disc audio is sampled at 44.1 KHz at 16 bits, High Fidelity Pure Audio’s sampling rate is between 96 KHz and 192 KHz at 24 bits.

Previous attempts to offer hi-fi sound included Super Audio CD (SACD) and DVD-Audio, neither of which gained a significant market share.

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