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Re: High Resolution downloads (Flac, PCM/WAV, DSD, Alac)

by Stigg » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:20 pm

I've been using HDtracks for years.

Re: High resolution downloads

by Kefas » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:39 pm

Kefas wrote: Strange, I believe most recordings nowadays are done in 24bit.
Handy format comparison or DAC tester. One track in 11 different formats;

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https://www.soundliaison.com/all-catego ... re-formats
Which format is best for your DAC?
Every DAC has it's own character, some sounds better using PCM files and some sounds better using DSD files...... Some people find the convenience of FLAC files more important.
Here on this page is a list containing 2 minutes of a song in 11 different formats.

The song is called 'A Fool For You' and is performed by Carmen Gomes Inc.
It’s taken from the album 'Carmen Sings The Blues'.

http://soundliaison.com/studio-showcase ... -the-blues

All the different formats have the same source file, DXD 352kHz (Studio Master).
We used the AUL ConverteR 48x44 for the conversion to DSD and Wavelab for the conversion to the other PCM formats and FLAC.

Re: High Resolution downloads (Flac, PCM/WAV, DSD, Alac)

by Kefas » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:23 pm

All the labels listed above are having very generous sales at the moment.

Re: High resolution downloads

by Kefas » Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:28 pm

Kefas wrote:
yarguy wrote:In addition to what was listed on the site in the link, I would add:

1) Nonesuch records offers nearly all their releases in FLAC. They don't specify the quality so I assume it is 16 bit 44.1 K

2) Presto Classical offers a good portion of its newer albums in FLAC (most I have seen are 16-bit 44.1K)

3) Many of the classical releases from Universal Music are available in FLAC from the Deutsche Grammophone and Decca web sites.

As has been the case for some time classical labels and classical internet sellers, especially those from the UK, are far advanced over other genres and countries in the provision of high definition releases. One only has to look at the equipment ads in classical magazines (Gramophone and BBC Music) to see just how much greater the interest in high quality digital music is in the UK and among classical listeners.
Strange, I believe most recordings nowadays are done in 24bit.
I mean if they claim that it is a one to one copy of a the master file.

Re: High resolution downloads

by Kefas » Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:50 am

yarguy wrote:In addition to what was listed on the site in the link, I would add:

1) Nonesuch records offers nearly all their releases in FLAC. They don't specify the quality so I assume it is 16 bit 44.1 K

2) Presto Classical offers a good portion of its newer albums in FLAC (most I have seen are 16-bit 44.1K)

3) Many of the classical releases from Universal Music are available in FLAC from the Deutsche Grammophone and Decca web sites.

As has been the case for some time classical labels and classical internet sellers, especially those from the UK, are far advanced over other genres and countries in the provision of high definition releases. One only has to look at the equipment ads in classical magazines (Gramophone and BBC Music) to see just how much greater the interest in high quality digital music is in the UK and among classical listeners.
Strange, I believe most recordings nowadays are done in 24bit.

Re: High resolution downloads

by Kefas » Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:33 pm

If DSD is your thing Native DSD.com is a very good site.

Re: High resolution downloads

by Kefas » Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:16 pm

Pietercape wrote:Hi,
Don't know about being the "best" but here is a list of sites to look through:

http://www.audiostream.com/content/hd-m ... load-sites
Very helpful. THX.

Re: High resolution downloads

by Kefas » Wed May 07, 2014 9:49 am

Kefas wrote:here is an except of a review I found on the Carmen Gomes Studio Master Wav download ''Thousand Shades of Blue''from Sound Liaison
quotes from Rad Bennett's review in the audiophile SoundStage Magazine
"I've seldom heard recordings that were so successful in both performance and sound aspects.
Her style is bluesy and intimate with a sexy voice that's sweet as dark tupelo honey, and her interpretations are unerring. this intimate effort is one of the best and best-sounding jazz vocal albums to come along in many a day.
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Sound Liaison link, http://www.soundliaison.com/products-fr ... -sss1-flac

Re: High resolution downloads

by Kefas » Wed May 07, 2014 9:47 am

Kefas wrote:
Kefas wrote:What are the best high end download sites besides Linn,Sound Liaison and Hd tracks?Preferebly no remasters.
Reference Recordings.
Same leaque as Sound Liaison.
Good old fashioned craftsmanship,pared with modern technology.
You can download the Reference Recordings in true Studio Master quality at the HDtracks site.
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http://www.hdtracks.com/exotic-dances-f ... era-141262

Re: High resolution downloads

by Kefas » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:37 am

Kefas wrote:What are the best high end download sites besides Linn,Sound Liaison and Hd tracks?Preferebly no remasters.
Reference Recordings.
Same leaque as Sound Liaison.
Good old fashioned craftsmanship,pared with modern technology.

Re: High resolution downloads

by Kefas » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:43 pm

here is an except of a review I found on the Carmen Gomes Studio Master Wav download ''Thousand Shades of Blue''from Sound Liaison
quotes from Rad Bennett's review in the audiophile SoundStage Magazine
"I've seldom heard recordings that were so successful in both performance and sound aspects.
Her style is bluesy and intimate with a sexy voice that's sweet as dark tupelo honey, and her interpretations are unerring. this intimate effort is one of the best and best-sounding jazz vocal albums to come along in many a day.
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Re: High resolution downloads

by Kefas » Tue May 28, 2013 1:33 pm

The sound Liaison and Blue Coast files are from what I understand true one to one copy's of the studio masters,it's straight from the recording console to the consumer, a bit like buying milk from a farmer,not pasteurized.
I think that the quality of their products prove that point.it's quality above quantity.
maybe i should start another topic called True Studio Masters.

Re: High resolution downloads

by bremble » Tue May 28, 2013 6:32 am

Some, if not all, of the labels on drip.fm offer high res downloads as well as MP3 and M4A.
What is drip.fm℠?

drip.fm is a platform that connects content creators and their fans. It's also a way for content creators to earn consistent revenue, so that they have the confidence and freedom to make long-term decisions. The idea was born out of a request from our fans (Ghostly International) to give them an easy and convenient way to automatically receive all of our releases, and dig into our back catalog.

Re: High resolution downloads

by yarguy » Mon May 27, 2013 10:00 am

In addition to what was listed on the site in the link, I would add:

1) Nonesuch records offers nearly all their releases in FLAC. They don't specify the quality so I assume it is 16 bit 44.1 K

2) Presto Classical offers a good portion of its newer albums in FLAC (most I have seen are 16-bit 44.1K)

3) Many of the classical releases from Universal Music are available in FLAC from the Deutsche Grammophone and Decca web sites.

As has been the case for some time classical labels and classical internet sellers, especially those from the UK, are far advanced over other genres and countries in the provision of high definition releases. One only has to look at the equipment ads in classical magazines (Gramophone and BBC Music) to see just how much greater the interest in high quality digital music is in the UK and among classical listeners.

Re: High resolution downloads

by Pietercape » Thu May 16, 2013 1:14 pm

Hi,
Don't know about being the "best" but here is a list of sites to look through:

http://www.audiostream.com/content/hd-m ... load-sites

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