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John La Grou is no stranger to pro audio and the advancement of audio technology. A long time friend of DSD recording with many of the top producers using his Millennia's professional grade preamps, John now takes us on a journey of the future of sound. A great read!

On stage at the Europe’s largest electronics trade show, IFA in Berlin, charismatic Sony chief executive Kazuo Hirai declared that Hi-Res audio as crucial to the success of its audio products.

Laura Sydell interviews Cookie Marenco (founder Blue Coast Records) about DSD and the high resolution audio movement.

"...Sony Corporation announced a new line of high-end audio components that promise to deliver a better online audio experience. The announcement comes amid growing evidence that music fans are tired of the crappy sound they hear on their portable music players."

Read more here.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2013/09/11/219727031/what-does-a-song...

If you've ever wanted a rough guide as to the size of a DSD file compared to a WAV or mp3, here is a chart created by Romain Delbos and Quentin Brard.

Music lovers tell it best when it comes to DSD Audio!  Tips for free conversion using Korg's Audiogate, links to video interviews, thoughts on ripping Redbook CDs to DSD Audio.

The 30th floor of the Venetian Hotel was buzzing with activity and one of a kind DSD listening experiences over the 4 days of CES 2013.  From January 8 through 11, Gus Skinas (Super Audio Center) and Cookie Marenco (Blue Coast Records) were giving Carte Blanche to play any music they pleased.

DSD-Guide would like to congratulate JRiver Media. JRiver was recently chosen as a "Best of 2012" product by HomeTheaterReview.com and "Writers' Choice Awards for 2012" by Positive Feedback Online. You can find the complete list of reviews here: http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Reviews JRiver Media Version 18 is an excellent choice for a DSD audio song manager

Sony and Blue Coast Records have collaborated on a 3 song DSD sampler of favorite selections used for demoing their highly acclaimed AR 1 Speakers. The songs include "Looking For A Home", "Romance" and "Mutineer". You can hear these songs and buy them as a bundle at

http://bluecoastrecords.com/sony

October 22, 2012, Benchmark announces a 2-Channel DAC that plays DSD natively.  Here is the spec sheet: http://www.benchmarkmedia.com/dac/dac2-hgc

If you've tried the unit, let us know!  support@dsd-guide.com

Blue Coast Records and Sony Home Electronics hosted 6 artists from whose performances were recorded to Direct Stream Digital (DSD) at the California Audio Show....

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