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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!

We hear a lot about comparing formats, streaming services, analog vs digital, etc.  Which is right for you is a purely personal decision. There is no right or wrong when it comes to music playback.  "Better" is a tricky word. At DSD-Guide we support music first and encourage your to support artists, record labels and manufacturers that you enjoy.

Meters

"A blaring television commercial may make us turn down the volume of our sets, but its sonic peaks are no higher than the regular programming preceding it."  Greg Milner -- New York Times

CES 2019

CES was never intended to be "for the consumer" but for manufacturers to meet with distributors, reviewers, etc to talk about new products and innovation coming up.  Here we examine the high resolution portable, immersive sound and why the audiophiles no longer attend.  Join Blue Coast Music's romp into the future of music

Portable devices and listening to DSD

DSD is not dead.  In fact, more portable devices are capable of DSD listening than ever.  Sure, file sizes can be an issue but it seems many of music lovers will handle that barrier in favor of better sound.  We'd like to hear from you.   What devices are you listening on?

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