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High resolution music is a solution looking for a problem

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Selling new versions of the same thing is a great business. Particularly when the newest iteration brings a giant leap in quality at a low marginal cost. Apple have been the masters of this art: convincing consumers to shell out 0+ for a new iPhone every two years. Until recently, anyway.But until the turn of the millennium one industry stood above all others at repeating this trick: the music industry and its hardware-providing brethren. The list of formats once available to consumers was almost endless: cassettes, four tracks, eight tracks, 7 inch, 10 inch, 12 inch, compact discs, MiniDisc and SACDs — to name but a few. For a long time, the business of recorded music constantly found new ways to sell you the same thing over and over. Helpfully, to play these new formats required an

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