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  • Positive Feedback's New DSD Sampler

    2. Sometimes we all need Positive Feedback.. the DSD Sampler

    (50% OFF!)


    Dr. David W. Robinson, Positive Feedback's Editor-In-Chief, is a true DSD enthusiast. Years ago he praised the fact that Jared Sacks started offering his Channel Classics recordings as DSD downloads online and he has actively supported NativeDSD's missions & visions since our launch early 2014.. In light of our veeeery near 1,000'th DSD album mark, we invited David to be involved with the celebrations... This is what David did:
    1. Picked his 10 favorite DSD tracks from the catalogue, after listening to hundreds of albums, and wrote about it in this article on his site.
    2. Created the Positive Feedback DSD Sampler.
    3. Offer it to you for the price of a (large and milky) cup of coffee

    This is what the sampler contains:
    • Well over 73 minutes of music in DSD
    • Notes from David in the booklet on why he chose these tracks.
    • Various genres, artists and labels
    • Available DSD 256fs, DSD 128fs and DSD 64fs for one simple price.
    • Temporarily just around 5,00 US dollars!

    50% code: PFsampler01
    Positive Feedback DSD Sampler Volume 1


    Lavinia Meijer, David Fung, Elinor Frey, Brian Preston, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Bill Evans, Olga Martynova (harpsichord), Hyperion Knight, Color Field Quartet, Anima, Oscar's Motet Choir
    Qualities: DSD 64fs, DSD 128fs, DSD 256fs
    Channels: Stereo
    The article

    Link to the piece David wrote about this sampler.


    Read the article about the sampler on the Positive Feedback website.

    How can you lose on this deal?
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
    ________________________________________

    -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
    -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
    -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
    -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
    -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
    -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

  • #2
    Over an hour of DSD music for under $5 - it's a deal !

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    • MylesBAstor
      MylesBAstor commented
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      A steal! 😀

  • #3
    A terrific sampler - and for the money, a no-brainer. I downloaded a couple days ago and have listened to the selections several times since.
    I was happy to see I already had one of the selections in my own collection - and - was happy to identify a couple of other items I'm now getting from Native DSD.

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    • #4
      The 'problem' with these samplers is sometimes that quite a few of tracks on them are already in your possession because you already bought the 'regular' albums. That said I think it is a great idea to launch this sampler for such an interesting price (I believe it costs with PF reduction EUR 5).

      When I talked lately with Jared he informed me that it is still a relative small group of music enthusiasts that buy regurlarly from the native dsd website. Hopefully this sampler will be helpful in expanding this group.

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      • #5
        I don't know. I've just never liked the sound of DSD compared to PCM or pure analog. I've heard single DSD, double DSD, and quad DSD, and I keep getting told that there must be something wrong with my system. However, vinyl, tape, red book CD, and high-resolution PCM files all sound lovely. To me, DSD sounds glossy or excessively processed. That's just one person's opinion, but I stand by it.
        Transrotor Rossini Turntable w/Jelco SA-750DB
        Audio Note Io Gold Cart. w/AN-S9 SUT
        Audio Note CDT-Four Transport/Woo WDS-1 DAC
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        AN OTO Phono SE Signature Int. Amp w/AN-E SEC Silver Speakers w/Murata Super Tweeters
        Purple J-Corder 1520 R2R and Nakamichi Dragon Cassette Deck
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        • #6
          Originally posted by Andy View Post
          A terrific sampler - and for the money, a no-brainer. I downloaded a couple days ago and have listened to the selections several times since.
          I was happy to see I already had one of the selections in my own collection - and - was happy to identify a couple of other items I'm now getting from Native DSD.
          That's what a good sampler will do. Introduce you to music that you would like to own the whole album.
          Not surprised to hear that the DSD selections by David Robinson led to that.

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          • #7
            At least I can vouch for one of the tracks!!! LOL

            It's a no-brainer for anyone that wants to hear what DSD can really sound like!!!

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            • MylesBAstor
              MylesBAstor commented
              Editing a comment
              Ha! Hyperion!

          • #8
            Originally posted by Galileo View Post
            I don't know. I've just never liked the sound of DSD compared to PCM or pure analog. I've heard single DSD, double DSD, and quad DSD, and I keep getting told that there must be something wrong with my system. However, vinyl, tape, red book CD, and high-resolution PCM files all sound lovely. To me, DSD sounds glossy or excessively processed. That's just one person's opinion, but I stand by it.
            I don't know about that. SACD is 1X DSD and it sounds better than RBCD to me.
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            • MylesBAstor
              MylesBAstor commented
              Editing a comment
              I think he is referring to high Rez PCM. But he might mean both PCM formats too.

            • JCOConnell
              JCOConnell commented
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              he specifically mentioned redbook CD as sounding better than DSD

          • #9
            Thanks much...I am downloading as I type..
            Avalon Time, Walker Proscenium, Koetsu Coralstone, Air Tight PC-1 Supreme, Goldfinger Statement, Dalby record weight, Kondo KSL-SFz step-up, Jadis JP80-MC...heavily modified, Convergent Audio JL-2 Black Path, Sony NS999 ES Modwright modded, full loom High Fidelity Ultimate cables, Rel S-5 sub, Stillpoints ultra and 5's, Shun Mook, Dalby footers, Critical Mass bases, Acoustic System Resonators, Magnum Dynalab Etude, Telefunkens throughout, assorted fuses, Furutech outlets, PurePower conditioner.

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            • #10
              Let us know what you think!!!
              Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
              Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
              ________________________________________

              -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
              -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
              -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
              -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
              -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
              -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
              -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
              -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
              -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
              -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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              • #11
                Originally posted by JCOConnell View Post

                I don't know about that. SACD is 1X DSD and it sounds better than RBCD to me.
                I have an Ayre DX-5 DSD that I use, among other things, as an SACD player. Then I have an Audio Note CD 3.1x/II CD player that I use as a transport with a Stealth Varidig Sextet digital cable and Audio Note DAC 4.1x Balanced Signature red book DAC and the latter combination sounds better to me. Admittedly, there's a big difference in the cost of those two "disc playing systems", but I find, alternatively, that 24 bit PCM at any sampling frequency sounds much better than 16 bit PCM or any form of DSD that I have heard in my own system. I have heard other systems where the DSD sounded better than the PCM recordings but I would personally describe those systems as being very bright in nature. Of course, this is all just my opinion.
                Transrotor Rossini Turntable w/Jelco SA-750DB
                Audio Note Io Gold Cart. w/AN-S9 SUT
                Audio Note CDT-Four Transport/Woo WDS-1 DAC
                Ayre QX-5 Twenty Dig. Hub & 13” MacBook Pro w/Roon w/Melco N1A NAS
                AN OTO Phono SE Signature Int. Amp w/AN-E SEC Silver Speakers w/Murata Super Tweeters
                Purple J-Corder 1520 R2R and Nakamichi Dragon Cassette Deck
                PSAudio P10 AC Regen./Equi=Tech Bal. Transformer
                Harmonic Technology, Audio Note, Kondo Sound Labs, Stealth, AQ Cables
                Woo GES w/Sfax SR-507 Headphones

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                • #12
                  Originally posted by Galileo View Post

                  I have an Ayre DX-5 DSD that I use, among other things, as an SACD player. Then I have an Audio Note CD 3.1x/II CD player that I use as a transport with a Stealth Varidig Sextet digital cable and Audio Note DAC 4.1x Balanced Signature red book DAC and the latter combination sounds better to me. Admittedly, there's a big difference in the cost of those two "disc playing systems", but I find, alternatively, that 24 bit PCM at any sampling frequency sounds much better than 16 bit PCM or any form of DSD that I have heard in my own system. I have heard other systems where the DSD sounded better than the PCM recordings but I would personally describe those systems as being very bright in nature. Of course, this is all just my opinion.
                  but RBCD is 16 bit pcm, not 24bit
                  Magnepan 1.6 QR Loudspeakers, Amherst A-2000 MOSFET 150 WPC Amp, Conrad Johnson PV-10A Modded Tube Line & Phono Stage, Electrocompaniet MC II Class A Head Amp, Audio Technica AT-OC9XML Cart (Stereo) , Graham Engineering 2.2 Tonearm (Stereo) , VPI Aries-1 Turntable (Stereo) , VPI Clamp, Denon DL-102 Cart, (Mono) , Luxman Tonearm (Mono) , Kenwood KD-500 Turntable (Mpmp) , Michell Clamp, Marantz 20B Analog FM Tuner, Pioneer SACD, Onkyo DX-6800 CD Transport, DIY 24B/192K DAC, Sennheiser HD-650 Headphones, Headroom Max Balanced Headphone Amp, DIY Silver Interconnects

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                  • #13
                    Originally posted by JCOConnell View Post

                    but RBCD is 16 bit pcm, not 24bit
                    Yes, that's why I often get 24 bit PCM downloads that I play on an altogether different DAC.
                    Transrotor Rossini Turntable w/Jelco SA-750DB
                    Audio Note Io Gold Cart. w/AN-S9 SUT
                    Audio Note CDT-Four Transport/Woo WDS-1 DAC
                    Ayre QX-5 Twenty Dig. Hub & 13” MacBook Pro w/Roon w/Melco N1A NAS
                    AN OTO Phono SE Signature Int. Amp w/AN-E SEC Silver Speakers w/Murata Super Tweeters
                    Purple J-Corder 1520 R2R and Nakamichi Dragon Cassette Deck
                    PSAudio P10 AC Regen./Equi=Tech Bal. Transformer
                    Harmonic Technology, Audio Note, Kondo Sound Labs, Stealth, AQ Cables
                    Woo GES w/Sfax SR-507 Headphones

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                    • #14
                      Originally posted by Galileo View Post

                      Yes, that's why I often get 24 bit PCM downloads that I play on an altogether different DAC.
                      which do you prefer RBCD or SACD?
                      Magnepan 1.6 QR Loudspeakers, Amherst A-2000 MOSFET 150 WPC Amp, Conrad Johnson PV-10A Modded Tube Line & Phono Stage, Electrocompaniet MC II Class A Head Amp, Audio Technica AT-OC9XML Cart (Stereo) , Graham Engineering 2.2 Tonearm (Stereo) , VPI Aries-1 Turntable (Stereo) , VPI Clamp, Denon DL-102 Cart, (Mono) , Luxman Tonearm (Mono) , Kenwood KD-500 Turntable (Mpmp) , Michell Clamp, Marantz 20B Analog FM Tuner, Pioneer SACD, Onkyo DX-6800 CD Transport, DIY 24B/192K DAC, Sennheiser HD-650 Headphones, Headroom Max Balanced Headphone Amp, DIY Silver Interconnects

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                      • #15
                        Originally posted by JCOConnell View Post

                        which do you prefer RBCD or SACD?
                        Given the equipment I have, RBCD. It's possible that I would feel differently if I had a vintage EMM Labs or Wadia SACD player or something current by Playback Designs. I've heard dCS gear. In fact, I owned a Debussy for a little while, before DSD downloads became available, and I really don't like the sound of their gear, but that's just my opinion.
                        Transrotor Rossini Turntable w/Jelco SA-750DB
                        Audio Note Io Gold Cart. w/AN-S9 SUT
                        Audio Note CDT-Four Transport/Woo WDS-1 DAC
                        Ayre QX-5 Twenty Dig. Hub & 13” MacBook Pro w/Roon w/Melco N1A NAS
                        AN OTO Phono SE Signature Int. Amp w/AN-E SEC Silver Speakers w/Murata Super Tweeters
                        Purple J-Corder 1520 R2R and Nakamichi Dragon Cassette Deck
                        PSAudio P10 AC Regen./Equi=Tech Bal. Transformer
                        Harmonic Technology, Audio Note, Kondo Sound Labs, Stealth, AQ Cables
                        Woo GES w/Sfax SR-507 Headphones

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