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Mechanisms of Unmusicality in Compact-Disc Sound: Measurements, Observations, and Conjectures

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Many people hear audibly unmusical sound reproduction from compact-disk players, despite continuing distractions by unsound arguments from both subjectivists and objectivists. I have conducted some test-bench experiments which suggest where the problems aren't. I survey some physical mechanisms which certainly do cause errors and distortions, and examine implications for the design of better CD players.

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