I wrote this some time ago as part of a review of a Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 audio capture box, but decided to break it out into its own separate page. This calculator uses the signal-to-quantization-noise ratio formula, Nyquist frequency, and bitrate formulas to calculate various properties of uncompressed PCM digital audio quickly.

Common formats:

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Enter bit depth


Enter Sample Rate


Enter Audio Channels


Maximum Dynamic Range


Pressure Level Values


Frequency Range (folding frequency)


*DVD-A has multiple format options, and uses MLP (lossless compression) so the bitrates represent the decoded data-stream.