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post #106 of 274
Yes, thanks very much for this - exciting times indeed! Downloading the 24/96 flac files now.

A bit OT, but I downloaded the 16/44 files of Sad Wings of Destiny by Judas Priest from HDtracks the other day to replace my original cassette copy (!). Had a blast listening to it again in AIFF quality on my Imod with the RSA Hornet and RS-1s. Its fantastic to be able to download high quality music files.
post #107 of 274
I turned out to already have about half of the tracks in this compilation. However, a few of the others I didn't have put me on to other albums.
post #108 of 274
Thanks for all involved.

Just pulled the trigger and paid by Paypal without any problem. Downloading the 24/96 Flac files without audition the sampler, the downloading speed is pretty slow seems because of the high bitrate, have to wait a long time to complete the whole album of 12 tracks.
post #109 of 274
I bought this today in 24/96 FLAC. Really cool! Thanks guys for doing this!

Keith
post #110 of 274
What nice work. I already have an account with HDTracks, and was meaning to get a few more albums, this will be a great addition. I use MAX to turn FLAC files in ALAC for my mac.

Thanks all who collaborated on getting this available.
post #111 of 274
Downloading the high res files now and will use Flac front end to convert to wav and burn a CD. Looking forward to bringing a copy of this to Saturday's New York area meet.
post #112 of 274
Will the 24/96 files carry over to wav, then CD without special software?
post #113 of 274
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Will the 24/96 files carry over to wav, then CD without special software?
not sure what you mean by 'carry over' I converted the FLAC to wav files with the switch sound file converter, a free download recommended by Vcoheda. I converted to wav with pcm uncompressed at 44100/16bit stereo and burned a nice sounding cd from these wav files.
post #114 of 274
I already have most of the tracks from other Chesky samplers but it is good to have a common benchmark now.
I've been using Chesky records for a long time to test headphones... the first that amazed me was "Sex without bodies" from Dave's True Story.... sounds amazing on the Sony MDR-CD3000 :P
post #115 of 274
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Will the 24/96 files carry over to wav, then CD without special software?
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not sure what you mean by 'carry over' I converted the FLAC to wav files with the switch sound file converter, a free download recommended by Vcoheda. I converted to wav with pcm uncompressed at 44100/16bit stereo and burned a nice sounding cd from these wav files.
aaron: i wasn't sure if there would be any issues in converting hi-rez to redbook wav, so i just went with the non-HD version. but gjkphd says it works no problem. so give it a go. really a great album. and the sound quality is no doubt audiophile.

thanks again jude and mr. chesky.
post #116 of 274
I was wondering if anyone else is having issues playing track 7-Concerto for Basoon and Orch in VLC player? When I try to play track 7 in vlc player it does nothing like it can't recognize the file but when I convert it to wav, apple lossless or mp3 it plays the file just fine. From what I can gather track 7 is actually not a true 96KHz sample rate but rather a 88.2KHz sample rate. I am not to knowledgeable about file sample rate but could this be the reason why the file wont play?



I already contacted HDTrack and was able to re-download the file but I am still having the same issue. I just want to check with everyone here first before I send HDTrack another email.
post #117 of 274
What I meant was, if you use certain software, like dBPoweramp or whatever, when you convert anything other than 16/44, will the .wav be the same as the 24/96? Or does it downsample it.
Then when it's turned to alac or flac, is it no better than just downloading and converting a redbook file.
On the HiFiMAN, which is fully capable of handling 24/96 flac files, it sounds unbelievable (you should try "Raising Sand" by Robert Plant and Alison Kraus).
I have the CD, but the higher rez file from HDTracks on the HM-801 player is a universe above. But if we convert the file to another format, does it stay hi-rez?
post #118 of 274
Jriver media center and dbpoweramp both automatically downsample a 24/96 file to 16/44. I have all 24/96 files and have no problen burning cd with either program.
I have listened to the cd a couple of times and enjoy a lot of the songs which i will look into buying the whole cd. I love track 2 and 5 and track 9 is great for really learning how to judge the distances of instruments in the sound stage by the varying levels of reverb, detail, and image size. I could have done without track 3 though even though I think its growing on me.
post #119 of 274
My DAC doesn't play Hi Res, I feel its not much of an issue, as we don't get main stream music in Hi-Res anyway

I purchased the standard FLAC, will update the thread with my impressions, couls someone who's listened to both versions update this thread.
post #120 of 274
Wow this sounds really good on pro 900. I bought the 24/96 flac files.
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