Add another online store to the growing number offering lossless audiophile downloads. Not satisfied with lossless? HDtracks offers uncompressed AIFF albums and 24/96 DVD-Audio quality downloads! Started by the brothers Chesky of Chesky Records, the store will be fully functional very soon. This is very exciting news for audiophiles using music servers. Read more for additional details.
"Founded by David and Norman Chesky of the audiophile-record label Chesky Records, HDtracks is a high-quality music download service offering a diverse catalog of independent music from around the world. HDtracks does not believe in DRM, and as a result, we offer a selection of unencrypted files that play on any computer or portable device.
In an age when there is a computer in every home, we have grown accustomed to accessing music at the touch of a button. But, what about the quality of that music? Why should the sound suffer because of convenience? With HDtracks, we have discovered the way to have it all: world-class music, unrivaled sound, and files that play in any environment.
We have several formats available for fans of all types of music. If you would like genuine CD-quality sound, HDtracks offers both AIFF and FLAC lossless files. For those who wish to carry their music in a portable player, we have 320kbps files that far exceed the quality of standard MP3 files.
Finally, audiophiles take note. HDtracks will soon offer select titles in ultra-high resolution 96khz/24bit files. This is true DVD-audio sound quality for music lovers that demand the very best!"
One note from the FAQ section of the site:
Q: Where is the Mac version of the Download Manager?
A: We're currently working on a Mac version of the Download Manager which should be available soon. We will let you know as soon as it is.
Here is the link