[vorbis] OT: Perfect Pitch
xiphmont at xiph.org
Tue Mar 26 22:55:10 PST 2002
On Tue, Mar 26, 2002 at 11:36:10AM +0100, Nicola Larosa wrote:
> > I have had the dubious joy of returning an expensive ($US5k) CD player
> > because it played flat - the clock turned out to be about .5% slow
> Five parts in a thousand?!? Let's see, a semitone is about 6%, so that's
> about 8 cents. It's at the edge of normally hearable beatings when one
> tunes a guitar, and you can detect this *without* any reference?!?
Mundane, untrained hearing can detect 4-5 cents off a pitch.
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