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Many people don't hear the difference or care if there is a difference in sound.  We at DSD-Guide support those people who just want to listen to music regardless of the format.  If you would like to test your ears and your playback system for what formats you prefer read more to find free downloads and how to do a comparative listening test.

A list of websites where you can find Direct Stream Digital (DSD) and other High Resolution music to download. If you are a DSD distributor of downloads and would like to be added to this list, please contact support@dsd-guide.com

Blue Coast Collection 2

Technology is what brings us the ability to transform live performances into repeatable audio events using equipement and source material formated for a specific technology.  Over the years, technology advances change for various reasons. 

Roon

The power of community is strong!  We want to thank our ambient music fans for alerting Roon the issues of large file playback.  Credit Roon for contacting us right away to solve the issues and they have!  Read the article for how to get the updates.

AMSR -- a New Genre?

AMSR stands for autonomous sensory meridian response -- that's the long version for "natural sounds".  The current trend uses the sound of whispering, opening beer bottles, birds chirping or any other sounds that occur in nature.  Crinkling paper has had millions of views on youtube.  Some say it helps one to fall asleep.  Others look for a tingling sensation.  How does the audiophile community use it?

Large track file limitations ?

Do you love ambient, electronic or classical music that has long passages?  More than 30 minutes in length?  If you're a fan of DSD256 or other large files your gear might present challenges.  We're looking to change this issue for the future with your help.

So what happens when two frequencies in the megahertz range are within beating distance? They behave in exactly the same manner as two strings. The periodicity of the beating generates a fundamental that occurs within hearing range.  Noise is a cloud of frequencies. As a result there are myriad frequencies interacting, generating a myriad of audible fundamentals.  Joe Cohen of the Lotus Group presents his explanation of how overtones / harmonics affects a manufacturer's design decisions.

A high resolution music lover wrote in and mentioned that his portable device got hot and battery died faster when he played FLAC files over the same sampling rate WAV file.  Does this happen to you?  Have you compared your battery drain with a similar DSD file?

An interesting video of how music affects your brain by WIRED magazine.  Explore how getting goosebumps or chills when you hear certain music happens.  See what improvisation and creation is a different brain reaction than performing music. Very interesting information!

Kathering N give us a playback description of how she got her Mac to play DSD using Colibri and how to test your Mac as she did.  This is her letter to Blue Coast Music. Enjoy!

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