Glossary definition of 'PQ Coding'

Encoding of subcode information to a digital master in preparation for CD manufacture. The PQ data includes such things as the TOC (Table of Contents), the track start points, the track sub-index points etc. Its name refers to the first two of the 8 subcode channels on an audio CD: P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, and W.

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