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First of all, it is analogSurvivEr . For a reason, posted several times - I guess I will have to include it in my profile - hopefully that will stay there for good. Regarding software capable of splicing sections of DSD - to my knowledge, currently only soft from Merging Technologies http://www.merging.com/products/pyramix/dsd-dxd and Sonoma http://www.superaudiocenter.com/Products.htm I do not have it, it is quite $$$ ( definitively four figure number ) - but will try...
I am sad to read such a reply by you, whom I hold in high esteem otherwise ( eq of headphones - even if using DSP ) . If you were familiar with the equipment calibre required to reliably discern the subtleties discussed, you would have not posted such a reply. There is no such thing as perfect analogue equipment - but truly great examples are almost there. Problem is with the most of the rest - as the true dynamic range is often limited to 40-50 dB, everything below that...
TBH, above is no easy task. It unfortunately requires hardware quality beyond what is usually deemed as satisfactory - even when assuming "perfect" recordings to begin with. It can well be that playback harware is not transparent enough - and, contrary to belief of many, professional commercially available equipment usually does not fare much better either. I have been fortunate enough to be included into the head-fi tour for the ifi audio iDSD micro Black Label edition...
Well, it is nice to see a post by someone that has actually done some work in this particular domain, EmPathWalker . Yes, binaural is at its best outdoors, I have learned that lesson long ago, in a single day, using a cassette recorder and recording some percussion. First it was a concert given outdoors, in a town square - which came out georgeous sounding. After that, I recorded the same band jamming in a relatively small room - unlistenable.Most real world scenarios fall...
Absolutely not.  But comparing the results by listening to the recordings made in parallel made me to prefer the DSD over PCM. The actual setup is a very simple one ; two recorders of the same type, one recording in DSD, the other in PCM. I try to set the levels best that I can, but without carrying an oscilloscope to the actual recording venue.  I use the 1 kHz reference tone, supplied by another third recorder, in order to bring the recording levels as equal for both...
I can see why this can be a pretty hobbyist scenario to some. Particularly the pros, who generally can not think of recording without a mixing desk and (m)any other gadgets the recording industry managed to produce thus far. But there is no way of denying it explores the advantages DSD has to offer - better than any other possible scenario. The microsecond difference advantage(s) of DSD in rise/fall time compared to PCM get totally dwarfed by the time differences...
I agree microphones add coloration. But, by using binaural mics on one*s own head, one can record ( and later play back...)  ALMOST the exact sound as heard live by the human ears wearing those binaural mics. In this (admittedly as perfect as it gets) scenario, DSD has a clear advantage over PCM . (By change of pitch I meant exactly that; the most extreme representation of the PCM (ab)use : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig1E9WhVi44 )
It is another one of those DSD vs PCM threads.   At the time, I do not know of any DBTABX comparator(s) that can do the ABX in anything else but PCM - and that means one can not ABX PCM and DSD in NATIVE. No, no matter what anybody might try to convince you otherwise, DSD that is actually reproduced as PCM does not sound the same as DSD native. Most native DSD capable DACs can not switch from DSD to PCM or vice versa without a tiny noise spike - which will, if nothing...
Well, shipping costs may well be the deal breaker in most similar cases. However, there are sometimes offers for used gear on ebay.de with reasonable worldwide shipping. As German language might well pose a problem, here an english version : http://www.elftronix.com/ebay-de-germany-site-version-in-english-the-easy-guide/     or     https://community.ebay.com/t5/Archive-International-Trading/ebay-Germany-English-translation/td-p/18616701 I know it is not much of a help, but...
 I am sure to have posted this before - but since you obviously have to have it delivered on the silver platter : http://www.cco.caltech.edu/~boyk/spectra/spectra.htm Seriously, if you do not know what to listen for the (in)audibility of the response beyond 20 kHz, it can only mean: 1. The time between exposure to live music is measured in weeks if not months2. The equipment you use is purposedly limited to approx 20 kHz - one single "filter" called RBCD is more than...
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