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digiengineer
April 23rd, 2011, 07:37 PM
From NPR.org (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=135658665)

The company president and chairman from 1982 to 1995, Ohga died Saturday in Tokyo of multiple organ failure, Sony said. He was 81.

The flamboyant music connoisseur steered his work through his love of music. A former opera singer, Ohga insisted the CD be designed at 12 centimeters (4.8 inches) in diameter or 75 minutes worth of music to store Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in its entirety.

This is the man responsible for 44.1 kHz.

Bob Olhsson
April 23rd, 2011, 09:58 PM
...This is the man responsible for 44.1 kHz.Sort-of:

Sony developed a way to record 44.1x16 audio as a black and white video signal that could be recorded and edited on video tape. Philips had a video disk technology that could be manufactured on an analog vinyl disk production line.

Putting those two technologies together allowed them to get a digital audio disk on the market so far ahead of everybody else that all of the competition caved.

jerryskid
April 24th, 2011, 06:01 AM
One goes..another comes.......

http://thewombforums.com/showthread.php?p=310886#post310886

digiengineer
April 24th, 2011, 06:41 AM
One goes..another comes.......

http://thewombforums.com/showthread.php?p=310886#post310886

The "Circle of Life" is a wondrous thing. :)