DSD Download of SF Symphony

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  1. dalethorn

    dalethorn Active Member

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    I just wanted to add that this recording made me aware of the different sound of different amplifiers, which I didn't think was possible to hear.
     
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    Nice one Dale! I'm quite tempted by this. Did you actually get the DSD version or did you go for the 24/96 one? If you got the DSDs how did you play them?

    If anyone is tempted to try some DSDs there are some free downloads here:

    Home | Blue Coast Records (you'll need to sign up to the website to get the free stuff).

    I tried the DSF files (consumer version of the DSD, as opposed to the DFF) on the Fostex HP-A8 amp and they worked pretty well. A bit of a faff playing them off the SD card but there is a firmware available for the A8 now that enables you to play them over USB!

    If you only have a 24/96 capable DAC (like most of them) then foobar will downscale them on the fly to other high resolution formats (to 24/88 I think).
     
  4. dalethorn

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    24/96 for me - the day I get the Stax SR009 and Blue-whatever amp, then I'll get a music server with DSD input. I see now that the symphony was recorded almost 10 years ago, but Blue Coast made a darn good choice since the music is so well recorded with every subtlety intact.
     
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