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The precision with which a digital file describes the analog sound it represents. Basically, a lower rate produces files that sound worse and take up less drive space than those with a higher rate. CDs have a sampling rate of 44.1 kHz, and DAT machines have a sampling rate of 48 kHz. MiniDisc player/recorders with a built-in sampling rate converter can handle both rates.