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post #16 of 274
Great idea, thanks for everyone who worked on this .
post #17 of 274
I bought it. Gonna test it tonight in AIFF format with amarra.
post #18 of 274
My D4 DAC does not support the hi-res version, I will need to get the 16 bit version, is it any different.
post #19 of 274
Good idea. i will download it tonight.
post #20 of 274
I, too, have only a 16-bit DAC, so I'm downloading the 16-bit version. $6 for over an hour of really nice-sounding tunes. Yowza!
post #21 of 274
Awesome stuff, Jude.
post #22 of 274
Thanks, Jude! We've really needed a shared standard that represents high-definition digital SQ. The 24/96 download of The Head-Fi/HDtracks Open Your Ears Sampler, "The Ultimate Test Disc for Headphones," took a long while to download to my computer, but it was worth it. For those who haven't gone to the site yet, here's a list of the 12 tracks and some info from the liner notes.

1-Stuck in a Moment You Cant G.flac [Midrange Tonality, natural as can be, "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of," The Persuasions Sing U2, The Persuasions]
2-Money.flac [Low-Level Resolution, hearing the subtle stuff, Jazz Side of the Moon, The Music of Pink Floyd, Seamus Blake, Ari Hoenig, Mike Moreno, Sam Yahel]
3-Get Behind The Mule.flac [Transparency, see-through sound, Rough & Tough, John Hammond]
4-Sare Tete Wa.flac [Visceral Impact, feel the sound, Love Drum Talk, Babatunde Olatunji]
5-Gadamaylin.flac [Out-Of-Head Imaging, Of the Marsh and the Moon, I-Ching]
6-Texas Ranger.flac [Center Focus, Four Marys, Rebecca Pidgeon]
7-Concerto for Basoon and Orch.flac [Palpable Detail and Texture, "Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra, Movement 3," Urban Concertos, David Chesky]
8-Hajji Baba.flac [Rhythm, do your headphones swing? Calypso Blues, Monty Alexander]
9-Percussion Imaging Test.flac [Spatial Depth, it's all in your head, Best of Chesky Jazz and more Audiophile Tests Volume 2]
10-Tumbao De Tamborito.flac [Depth, Music, Jazz Descargas, The Conga Kings]
11-Heartbeat.flac [Bass extension, how low can you go? Dr. Chesky's Sound Show]
12-Everything is Broken.flac [Bass, Music, Memphis in Manhattan, Billy Burnette]
post #23 of 274
Not available in Canada.
post #24 of 274
you can download and then burn to a CD.
post #25 of 274
I'm excited for this! How do these tracks sound?
Also, is there a huge difference between the 16/44.1 and 24/96?

My Dac dosn't support 24/96 either, but would it be okay to burn them on a cd and re-rerip them to 16/44.1?
post #26 of 274
Loved the Chesky's Ultimate Demonstration disc, this is a steal at 9 dollars.
post #27 of 274
Great idea.

It's a shame they don't have a broader selection of artists, most of the music I listen to isn't sold there, meaning I have no source of FLAC downloads and have to settle for my 320Kbps MP3 source in Millisong.
post #28 of 274
I just bought it.

Can't wait to see how is sounds with my GS1K+HDP
post #29 of 274
someone please update this thread with the sound, I've got a few Chesky albums, not sure whether this one is a worthy buy.
post #30 of 274
nice.. been looking for something like this
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