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  1. Actually many DACs (not just Korg) sound better with DSD files than DXD files. Tailspn (Tom) explained that awhile back as being due to modern DACs being designed with SDM processing at the start of their Digital to Analog Conversion process.
  2. A new DSD 256 Stereo Download worth picking up. Features Duke Ellington & His Orchestra as well as some solo piano performances by Ellington. Recommended. https://2xhd.nativedsd.com/albums/2XHDST1089-take-the-a-train
  3. With JRiver, check out the new 64-bit version of JRiver Media Center 23. Available on their forum. That should eliminate the buffering issue. In addition to improved performance. https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,112776.0.html?PHPSESSID=uult1i7v9bdnvssprlea6pi8n7
  4. HDTracks is exiting the European market by closing their HDTracks UK and HDTracks Germany web stores? That's big news. Was it just announced?
  5. Native DSD Music is looking for listeners who want to review Stereo and Surround Sound DSD Downloads. And receive Free DSD Downloads in return. An interesting opportunity to hear some of the newest Stereo and Surround Sound DSD recordings - including almost 300 Stereo DSD recordings that are not available on SACD. Check the link below for details. http://blog.nativedsd.com/call-for-dsd-reviewers-are-you-opinionated/
  6. Most of the download sites also offer discount codes every week. Check Blue Coast and NativeDSD Music, among others, for more discount codes and sales.
  7. DSD Wide is a feature of the Sonoma Workstation. Pyramix does not have DSD Wide as far as I know.
  8. Any plans for a DSD 64 sample for listeners without higher bit rate DSD?
  9. DSD Discounts

    NativeDSD has a 10% Off Sale on 5 recent DSD album releases with "hot reviews". The sale lasts through October 31, 2017. Use discount code HOTREVIEWS at checkout to get the 10% Off savings. 1. Ravel - Daphnis et Chloe - Gustavo Gimeno, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg (Pentatone) Review by Steven Ritter, Audiophile Audition https://pentatone.nativedsd.com/albums/PTC5186652-ravel-daphnis-et-chloe 2. Sounds & Clouds: Works by Hosokawa & Vivaldi - Holland Baroque (Channel Classics) Review by Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile Magazine https://channelclassics.nativedsd.com/albums/37615-sounds-clouds 3. Unheard - Ebony Band String Quartet (Channel Classics) DSD Exclusive, Not Available on SACD Review by Paul Herruer, Luister https://channelclassics.nativedsd.com/albums/40517-unheard 4. Another Time: The Hilversum Concert - Bill Evans (2xHD-Resonance) DSD Exclusive, Not Available on SACD Review by Geno Tackara, All About Jazz https://2xhd.nativedsd.com/albums/2XHDRE1069-another-time-the-hilversum-concert 5. Mahler Symphony No. 2 - Daniele Gatti, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO Live) Review by Marco Cicogna, AudioReview https://rcolive.nativedsd.com/albums/RCO17003-mahler-symphony-no-2
  10. High-Resolution Downloads to die for…

    Crossing by David Elias on Sketti Sandwich in DSD Stereo and Surround. An album that gets played over and over. Highly recommended. https://skettisandwich.nativedsd.com/albums/SSP1661D64-crossing
  11. That's where the sample files come in handy. Letting you test the same recording in different formats and bit rates on your DAC. A fine - and no-cost way - to determine which is the best sounding to you.
  12. Cookie Marenco has an Analog Mixing Console at OTR/Blue Coast Recording. So she can mix recordings in Analog before printing to DSD. That also how recording engineers like Jared Sacks at Channel Classics work - recording with an Analog mixing console. She also has a Sony Sonoma Workstation which features editing in the DSD-Wide (8x DSD) format. So there are some choices she has when it comes to mixing and mastering a DSD project. She is probably the best person to comment on how this album was recorded and mixed, etc.
  13. exaSound has announced that they are now offering their 8-channel DSD 256 DAC - the e38 - bundled with their Playpoint Network Audio Player - for $4,095. That's a 30% discount over the cost of buying the two products separately. So, if you're looking into the exaSound e38 for Multichannel playback, it's an offer worth exploring. No word on the exaSound website how long the bundled price discount will be in effect. https://www.exasound.com/Store/e38DACandPlayPointBundle.aspx https://www.exasound.com/e38/e38DACOverview.aspx https://www.exasound.com/PP/Overview.aspx
  14. Will the MQA feature be turned on by default? Or can the listener skip this update - or bypass the MQA software?
  15. If you want to save some money on the new 50th Anniversary Edition of Their Satanic Majesties Request by The Rolling Stones, check out the Stereo DSD 64 Download at Acoustic Sounds. The DSD Download sells for $36.98 vs. $89.98 for the "multi-format" edition with SACDs and LPs in the box. A savings of $53. The final price is even lower if you use the 20% Off Coupon Code that is shown on their website. Nice! http://store.acousticsounds.com/d/128966/The_Rolling_Stones-Their_Satanic_Majesties_Request-DSD_Single_Rate_28MHz64fs_Download
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