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#389548 - 02/09/13 11:22 PM High Resolution Audio
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http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/blu-ray-p...ere-sacd-failed

Anyone heard of this and or bought music in High Resolution Audio?
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#389551 - 02/10/13 02:07 AM Re: High Resolution Audio [Re: brwsaw]
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I've got this one and it is EXCELLENT, IMO. admittedly I think this isn't quite what that article was referring to, as this is simply Blu Ray Audio(DTS-HD). I fail to see the reason behind this separate BR audio designation. All any of them need to do is produce it in any of the HD audio formats they choose and anyone with a Bluray player now has access, wait now I see what they are up to, Sony must be funding this, even more licensing rights.


Edited by jakewash (02/10/13 02:14 AM)
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#389554 - 02/10/13 02:19 AM Re: High Resolution Audio [Re: brwsaw]
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I still say 99% of the time the problem is in the recording/mastering process, not the formats we currently have available to us.
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#389555 - 02/10/13 03:59 AM Re: High Resolution Audio [Re: INANE]
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Originally Posted By: INANE
I still say 99% of the time the problem is in the recording/mastering process, not the formats we currently have available to us.


In my short experience with capable equipment I'd say you're right.
I'm looking forward to the PS4 launch. I've got a feeling we'll all want 2 real soon.
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#389570 - 02/10/13 04:30 PM Re: High Resolution Audio [Re: INANE]
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Originally Posted By: INANE
I still say 99% of the time the problem is in the recording/mastering process, not the formats we currently have available to us.


Without a doubt, the single biggest issue is the actual recording/mastering process, there are good, even great recordings but sadly there seems to be more mediocre/bad recordings than of the good/great.

I have been re-ripping a number of my old CD's and then trying them out on the Axioms and I have sadly rediscovered why I don't listen to many of them anymore.
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#389655 - 02/11/13 11:32 PM Re: High Resolution Audio [Re: brwsaw]
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I think Ian needs to develop a device that diminishes the sound quality of our speakers. That way, when we want, we'd be able to listen to crappy recordings without our ears bleeding.
Sorry. I've had too much wine tonight and I apologize.

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#389657 - 02/12/13 12:09 AM Re: High Resolution Audio [Re: Woodrow]
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I think Ian needs to develop a device that diminishes the sound quality of our speakers. That way, when we want, we'd be able to listen to crappy recordings without our ears bleeding.
Sorry. I've had too much wine tonight and I apologize.


The opposite would be ideal.
I'd pay (alot) to be able to listen to any audio signal.
There has to be a way...
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#389658 - 02/12/13 08:58 AM Re: High Resolution Audio [Re: brwsaw]
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I have bought a lot of music from https://www.hdtracks.com. They offer high quality digital music in FLAC with high bit rates. More importantly, many of the recordings are remasters from originals which is the single most important factor.

To get the best playback you will need a digital interface from the PC to your amp (I use HDMI) and proper software. I use JRiver MC18 in "WASAPI Event Style" mode which completely bypasses the Windows mixer to deliver a clean digital stream to HMDI.

It all sounds pretty awesome with my Denon (pre-amp outs) to my ADA1000 and M80s.
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#389659 - 02/12/13 09:15 AM Re: High Resolution Audio [Re: brwsaw]
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I was poking around there, and I saw that Nevermind by Nirvana was in the top 25 albums. There's just something wrong about remastered grunge rock...

Then again, maybe not.


Ooh, I didn't realize they sold in formats other than FLAC, including ALAC. Cool. This could get expensive.


Edited by Ken.C (02/12/13 09:16 AM)
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#389660 - 02/12/13 09:40 AM Re: High Resolution Audio [Re: brwsaw]
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HDtracks is not cheap but they do have promotions quite often and it's common to save 15%. It's not much but it does add up. I am however very selective with what I get in order to keep costs down.

I don't much listen to music any more at home, my equipment is primarily for movie watching but I do have a nice small selection of mostly Jazz that I like to play from time to time and it is awesome to listen to.

Another great place for high quality digital recordings is http://www.chesky.com. I have picked up a few from there.
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