An interesting discussion, perhaps, but the conclusion drawn is quite wrong. This book was written in 1999, and we should have known better then, and definately know better now. The author does, at least, interpret the medical study correctly, about the human sensitivity to interaural time differences, which is more than most of the writings I've seen on this topic. But, the author fails to understand the nature of digital audio, and pulls the same knee-jerk conclusion of virtually all other writers addressing this topic. In a nutshell, 16/44.1 digital audio can (and does) have inter channel delay capabilities way below 1us. Delay capability has little to do with sample rate, as the author correctly stated defines bandwidth.