Audio Myth – “24-bit Audio Has More Resolution Than 16-bit Audio”

This myth goes something like this: “Analog audio has infinite amplitude resolution.” “Digital audio is limited to a finite number of steps.” “24-bit audio has more resolution than 16-bit audio.” While it is true that digital systems quantize the amplitude of the audio signal to the nearest step in the digital encoding system, this does not necessarily mean that digital systems cannot have infinite resolution.