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  • #16
    Re: DSD files vs FLAC or AAC

    Originally posted by carlspeak View Post
    If you guys have an hour or so to spare, here's a video of the DSD discussion held at the RMAF last fall. A huge turnout of attendees, but more impressive was the huge turnout of panelists - a sure sign DSD isn't going away any time soon. At just over an hour, my mug appears to ask a question (elephant in the room)...... :p

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGwon6FDBr4
    I've added the below link to my above post. It's a presentation that was put together by one of the CT. Audio Society members who got himself set up with DSD downloads and did his homework to create what I think is a nice summary on the subject and much more. One key term to remember is "Provenance" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provenance). The link is to my drop box.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/mzvndea232...how_130927.pdf
    Live in Southern N.E.? check out the CT Audio Society web site.

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    • #17
      Re: DSD files vs FLAC or AAC

      "Provenance" is truly a key point. Since HD tracks won't tell me the weakest link (from original performance to my desktop) I refuse to buy from them or any other company lacking transparency. (I believe ITrax is an exception.)

      The local library is filled with standard def recordings.

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      • #18
        Re: DSD files vs FLAC or AAC

        Thanks for taking the time to write the excellent details, and:

        Originally posted by SirNickity View Post
        The term DSD is used as both an encoding method as well as a file format in this case. Sorry if this is well understood, but it is common for people to be confused about the difference between container formats and the actual codec used within. (E.g., MP3 frames can be natively stored in WAV, MPA/MP3, MKA/MKV, MOV/MP4/M4A, among other containers.)
        Never apologize for helping those with less understanding to gain it. It's appreciated

        The only reason I personally have a concept of containers is because of gaining the knowledge through investigating streaming formats for video, and even though I've gained a lot, I never encountered "DSD" discussed on the audio side but more importantly, I didn't consider the audio side as "containers" at all until what you just said, so, thanks again!
        Feel free to rip my assumptions apart when wrong, or fix if close.

        Passive Radiators:
        All PR(s) Vd must at-least double all woofer(s) Vd. Calc = Sd x Xmax to get Vd for all PR(s) and all woofer(s). If all PR(s) Vd at-least double all woofer(s) Vd they'll work.
        For woofer(s) with large Xmax vs Sd, all PR(s) with Xmax at-least double all woofer(s) Xmax will work.
        A PR max weight is said to be its Mms x3

        PR Systems - tight focus with key parameters.
        PR Speaker Design - thorough coverage.

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        • #19
          Re: DSD files vs FLAC or AAC

          Originally posted by carlspeak View Post
          If you guys have an hour or so to spare, here's a video of the DSD discussion held at the RMAF last fall. A huge turnout of attendees, but more impressive was the huge turnout of panelists - a sure sign DSD isn't going away any time soon. At just over an hour, my mug appears to ask a question (elephant in the room)...... :p

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGwon6FDBr4
          Interesting video, thanks.

          The copy protection discussion was a breath of fresh air. "We don't want to have anything to do with it." Nice.

          But the best part for me was the question directed toward the Benchmark engineer -- quoted from an earlier interview where he said he's creating devices to play DSD because it exists and there needs to be a way to play it, not because he likes it, or wants to see its proliferation. The diplomatic response to that question spoke volumes.

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          • #20
            Re: DSD files vs FLAC or AAC

            Here is another link to that great DSD information summary. While you're there, browse around the CAS site. The society welcomes all visitors and those interested in membership.

            https://sites.google.com/site/thecon...sting-articles
            Live in Southern N.E.? check out the CT Audio Society web site.

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