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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...
Your constant dismisal is equally impressive. How nowhere near 100 kHz goes a music mike you can check here :  http://www.sanken-mic.com/en/product/product.cfm/3.1000400 Not quite so high go some of modified Bruel & Kjaer mikes, otherwise meant for measurements but found to be of low enough noise to be used for music. Up to "only" 50 kHz ( mightily flat .... ) go Eartworks*...
I am a regular human being with particular bias on sound quality.  No, I do not have monopoly on anything - and would react as I did only if treated like I have been by the members on sound science thread(s).  1. PCM editor would go to show how compressed are commercial recordings ( classical, from premiunm brands, most of the time including audiophile labels ) compared to something that was allowed to be left intact. It would have been visible from across the room ! 2. I...
Oh dear... do I REALLY have to go to a CD store, grab - say - 10 of the recently released classical recordings at random , endure the chore of ripping them - and then post the result on audition or whichever PCM editor ? I started because of  rejecting the SQ of CDs recorded around the turn of the millenium onwards - the newer they were, the less realistic they sounded !  Now, TBH - how many of headphones , even those considered to be high end, CAN in fact play back an...
That was quick - I wanted to reply there must be some error regarding DSD128 and DSD256 as stated in initial post ... well done iFi !
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