How to get 24/96 audio in Win7?

Microsoft Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
January 15, 2010 at 13:16:30
Specs: Windows 7, 2.66GHz Core Duo/2GB
How do I switch my sound card to 24 bit, 96Khz mode in Win7?

There was an icon in the Win XP control panel to do this, but W7 doesn't have it under Sound.

Thanks.


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#1
January 15, 2010 at 16:06:30
-Right-click the volume icon on the taskbar and select Playback Devices.
-Double-click on Speakers.
-Click the Advanced tab.
-Under Default Format, select 24 bit, 96000Hz (Studio Quality).

FYI, unless you're pumping DVD-Audio or Blu-Ray movies out of some really good speakers, you're not gonna notice a difference between 16 bit/44.1KHz and 24 bit/96KHz. CDs, MP3s, and internet video are all 16/44.1 sources. Games and DVD-Video run at a slightly better 16/48.

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#2
January 15, 2010 at 18:25:38
"...you're not gonna notice a difference between 16 bit/44.1KHz and 24 bit/96KHz."

To add to the above, most humans -- with the exception of a few freaks -- purportedly have a hearing range of 20 Hz to 20 kHz & it allegedly tends to degrade as we age. In other words, you can change the audio-sample rate, just don't be surprised by what you hear or not hear.

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#3
January 15, 2010 at 18:47:51
"...allegedly tends to degrade as we age."

Trust me...it does degrade. 8 track tapes sound good to me now.

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#4
January 15, 2010 at 19:21:19
Try loss of high frequency sound after 20 years working around military jets.

Richard


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#5
January 17, 2010 at 11:23:33
well, you guys were right. There was nothing special about 24/96.

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