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What does S/PDIF mean?

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asked Apr 10, 2015 in Audio Terms by PreSonuSupt3 (110 points)
retagged Apr 10, 2015 by AlexTinsley
What is S/PDIF? What is the sample rate of S/PDIF?

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answered Apr 10, 2015 by PreSonuSupt3 (110 points)
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S/PDIF is an abbreviation for Sony/Philips Digital Interface. It is a standard digital audio format developed by Sony and Philips for the digital transfer of audio data. Transferring audio data between two devices digitally avoids the degradation of quality inherent in using digital to analogue devices.

S/PDIF supports sample rates up to 96kHz.
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