Bowers and Wilkins Society of Sound
by, 12-05-2011 at 09:21 PM (1367 Views)
When I first started out, which was about April of 2010, I bought a year subscription to the B&W Society of Sound, for about $60. After letting it lapse between April 2011 and now, I just renewed it yesterday.
In addition to two selected albums per month, you can download a bunch of stuff from their back catalogue.
The recordings are for the most part 24-bit, 48 kHz recordings. The technical quality has been quite uniformly good, even if the sampling frequency isn't really high. (I personally think 24-bit is the most important thing.)
I've also been reasonably impressed with their catalogue, and have added quite a few classical (mostly LSO) and other albums I would probably have passed over if I were purchasing them on an individual basis.
For $60, you can get your money's worth the day you join, and anything after that is just a bonus. I think it is well worth the expense.