Originally Posted by Zoo Animal
2L records are using a DXD ADC, considering the GO is capable of these rates you're likely better off selecting that over DSD from this source. He basically converts the DXD to DSD after the fact...which you could do on your own.
Acoustic Sounds is having a rare 10% sale on their DSD right now. These are typically tape transfers with an actual DSD ADC. They give a little info on the provinance of their recordings which helps give some peace of mind. Tomorrow is the last day of the sale - http://store.acousticsounds.com/c/365/Digital_Download
To clarify, are 2L records using a DXD ADC? It states that albums are produced in DXD, but often times these are recorded using DSD equipment I thought. According to the Wikipedia articles of DXD and DSD, DSD is more common to record with, DXD to edit. DSD to PCM is a non-reversible process and apparently PCM has some loss of data when converted back to DSD. I'm not 100% sure about this though. I'm wondering if the DSD files that 2L offers are PCM converted to DSD, or if it's vice versa (DSD to PCM).
Regarding Acoustic Sounds, I had no idea so many albums were offered in DSD! That's really surprising to me, so thank you for pointing me to there. It's really nice that they do give the brief description of how the album was obtained and what not. I've had some bad experiences with HD Tracks' albums and they provide essentially zero details about the origin of the album and how it was mastered and whatnot.
Originally Posted by BaTou069
but DXD are PCM files, right? Just with an higher samplerate, It has nothing to do with DSD. Because the name suggests that its some pimped up DSD Format, but it really isnt.
QUESTION about the free 2L album code from Light Harmonic
Was this a perk, a stretch goal, or a bonus of being one of the 300?
I have a feeling, that I should get one too, since I was one of the first 300, a Geek Out and Pulse backer... just a feeling
Yes, DXD is a PCM format, but they're often derived from DSD formats from my understanding.
As for the 2L code, I'm not really sure how it was distributed. I received an e-mail from Gavin with the code and I don't know why since I wasn't a Geek Out backer and I don't recall anything in the Geek Pulse campaign regarding it other than the Christmas Geek competition.