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  • 25 RCA Living Stereo DSD Downloads

    Today is the release date for 25 RCA Living Stereo albums as DSD Downloads.
    They are from the Analogue Productions Analog to DSD transfers that were recently released on Hybrid Stereo SACD.

    You will find them on the Acoustic Sounds, HDTracks and Primephonic web sites.

    Also, they are eligible for the 15% Off HDTracks sale (through 11/21) and the 20% Off Thanksgiving sale at Acoustic Sounds (through Thanksgiving).

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    Last edited by bmoura; 11-19-2016, 05:23 AM.

  • #2
    Excellent! I was wondering why they hadn't released them earlier.
    Magico M-Project, CAT JL7SE, CH Precision L1/X1/P1, Kronos Pro Limited Edition/SME 3012R/Atlas SL/Opus-1, Schiit Yggdrasil, ZenWave D4 ICs & SCs

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    • #3
      Marc Sheforgen (the #2 guy at Acoustic Sounds) mentioned the Living Stereo DSD Downloads were coming at RMAF 2016 (see quote from PF report below). Acoustic Sounds has also discounted some of the Living Stereo DSD Downloads, so the prices now start at $12.98.

      "Marc Sheforgen shared some interesting sales information and trends data with attendees. Even though the DSD Downloads on Acoustic Sounds Super HiRez downloads site make up just 10% of their available download catalog (over 600 albums), these DSD Downloads represent 40% of the company's music download sales!

      Sheforgen said things are changing with more and more of the company's regular customers asking when a high-resolution reissue of an album is coming to DSD Download rather than asking for an SACD disc release. Acoustic Sounds is taking this into account in their planning for future releases. He noted that several of the company's remasters of the RCA Living Stereo series will be coming to Super HiRez as DSD Downloads "very soon, in the next few weeks".

      Another trend was the increase in albums released as DSD Downloads but not SACDs. Acoustic Sounds has several albums in this category as does NativeDSD Music with over 200 DSD only, not on SACD titles. Cookie Marenco noted that Blue Coast Music has over 50 original recordings available as DSD downloads, but only three of these albums are also available on SACD disc with a fourth SACD, Into The Mist, the best-selling stereo DSD 256 download by pianist Fiona Joy coming soon. At Blue Coast, only a really big seller will justify an SACD release these days. The panel noted that while some music fans rip their SACDs to DSD 64 music files for playback on a DAC, they recommended that DSD fans keep an eye out for these "only on DSD, not on SACD" albums as well as DSD 128 and DSD 256 music downloads (also not available by ripping an SACD) as they build their downloads collection."
      http://positive-feedback.com/show-re...dio-fest-2016/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by bmoura View Post
        Marc Sheforgen (the #2 guy at Acoustic Sounds) mentioned the Living Stereo DSD Downloads were coming at RMAF 2016 (see quote from PF report below). Acoustic Sounds has also discounted some of the Living Stereo DSD Downloads, so the prices now start at $12.98.


        http://positive-feedback.com/show-re...dio-fest-2016/
        The lowest price is $17.98 and none of them are eligible for the 20% discount.
        Magico M-Project, CAT JL7SE, CH Precision L1/X1/P1, Kronos Pro Limited Edition/SME 3012R/Atlas SL/Opus-1, Schiit Yggdrasil, ZenWave D4 ICs & SCs

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        • #5
          I've owned these SACD titles for 10 years, and had them dsd 'ripped' to my hard drive for 5 years. it's an outstanding group of recordings and the original transfers were lovingly done. I have good/great pressings of many of these same titles and they compare favorably.

          there are times when I've lived in these dsd files for days and days. great stuff.

          I don't know how my earlier SACD transfers compare to the more recent AP transfers. are we sure they are different?
          https://systems.audiogon.com/systems/615

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          • Madfloyd
            Madfloyd commented
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            I'm going to find out today (I have all the earlier SACD transfers as well); I'll let you know.

        • #6
          I just sampled the first few minutes of the Barktok, Saint-Saens, Scheherazade and Mussorgsky and the 2005 transfers are warmer. The 2015 versions sound like they were transferred with cleaner converters - less grain but perhaps not as robust sounding. I would have to listen more to really know which ones I prefer, but they are different.
          Magico M-Project, CAT JL7SE, CH Precision L1/X1/P1, Kronos Pro Limited Edition/SME 3012R/Atlas SL/Opus-1, Schiit Yggdrasil, ZenWave D4 ICs & SCs

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          • #7
            good to know. worth getting the new files if I own the old already?
            https://systems.audiogon.com/systems/615

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