Tried DSD?


Has anyone tried some of the new DSD downloads off of the AS website yet? What DAC are you using to play these files? How do they sound?
stickman451
Yes I did, bought Norah Jones Come Away With Me, don't feel one download is enough to judge by but the sound was the brightest of all my dsd albums as the rest are extremely easy to listen to. The problem I had was it took about 2 hours to download perhaps they had some technical issues. My dac is a Meitner MA 1, I hope they iron out their problems as I used their site many times and was always happy with them. Good Luck
I will check with them at RMAF; they are supposed to be putting-on a big demo of their Hi-Rez service. I may download a couple of thier DSD albums to carry on my flash drive to the show.
A good test would be to download a DSD album and compare it to the same recording on an SACD. I'd do it myself but I don't have anything that plays DSD.
I did. Sounds the same if you have the right setup. Glad AS made this leap.
I remember reading a few years ago that high bit rate PCM was superior to DSD (from an objective perspective).

Dsd has nothing special for me, even with good equipment.
I remember reading a few years ago that high bit rate PCM was superior to DSD (from an objective perspective).
Reading and hearing are two different experiences.

Dsd has nothing special for me, even with good equipment.
Then you should stay away from DSD and unrelated (to you) DSD threads.