Thread: DSD artical in PS Audio newsletter

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Post by david elias August 1, 2010 (91 of 98)
As far as comparison, I used the Audiogate software to convert some of my own DSD recordings to the whole host of other formats supported by that software and did my own sonic comparisons and preferences. There was only one format that was close in quality to the original DSD/DSF out of the whole library of options to my ears FWIW.

As I said earlier, Audiogate software is invaluable IMO. I had invested in Saracon software earlier at a whopping price to do the same kind of conversions Audiogate does as bundled (free) software with the MR recorders. It also has some mastering capabilities - nothing fancy but definitely useful.

Post by The Seventh Taylor August 2, 2010 (92 of 98)
audioholik said:

You should keep in mind however that all 2l files are sourced from multibit pcm (yes even dsf files).

Because it's DXD you mean?

Post by audioholik August 2, 2010 (93 of 98)
The Seventh Taylor said:

Because it's DXD you mean?

I mean they are not 1-bit (DSD) recordings so if you want to compare the high resolution 1bit recording with other available options you should look elsewhere.

Post by Dan A. February 5, 2011 (94 of 98)
I record in DSF format on a Korg MR-1000. Two sessions have been issued on commercial CD, Standards and Standards 2, on Peter Erskine's Fuzzy Music label. I would love to be able to play back the original DSF files via a Sony Vaio rather than having to use the Korg as my sole playback unit. Is it possible to copy the files from the Korg to the HD a Vaio laptop, then use the DSD Direct Player to play them back on the Vaio? And if so, how/where do I download the DSD Direct Player?

Post by pacwin February 5, 2011 (95 of 98)
Dan A. said:

Is it possible to copy the files from the Korg to the HD a Vaio laptop, then use the DSD Direct Player to play them back on the Vaio? And if so, how/where do I download the DSD Direct Player?

In a subset of Vaio laptops they have the Sound Reality chip. This allows SACD and DSD playback

"This sophisticated software works in tandem with Sound Reality to give you professional playback and recording capabilities. Not only can you listen to SA-CDs and enjoy their superior sound quality, but you can also record your own DSD discs. Playback is made possible by real-time conversion of PCM to DSD and WAV to DSF. CD ripping includes Gracenote MusicID support."

http://vaio-online.sony.com/prod_info/software/dsd/index.html

I think most downloads are upgrades requiring preexisting software i.e

http://esupport.sony.com/CA/perl/swu-download.pl?mdl=VGNAW290CJ&upd_id=5127&os_id=42

If you have a Sound Reality chip in your Vaio then probably best to talk to a Sony laptop dealer.?

Post by The Seventh Taylor February 5, 2011 (96 of 98)
Dan A. said:

Is it possible to copy the files from the Korg to the HD a Vaio laptop, then use the DSD Direct Player to play them back on the Vaio? And if so, how/where do I download the DSD Direct Player?

It is possible to convert the DSF files from the Korg with Korg's now free AudioGate software and record it onto a blank DVD to make a DSD Disc. See . DSD Discs play on all PlayStation 3s (including the non-SACD-compatible ones), on the Sony SCD-XA5400ES and the SCD-XE800. You can also play them on any PC with a plug-in for Windows Media Player though of course converted from DSD to PCM. Besides WMP there are other alternatives such as Foobar 2000.

Post by The Seventh Taylor February 5, 2011 (97 of 98)
pacwin said:

In a subset of Vaio laptops they have the Sound Reality chip. This allows SACD and DSD playback

DSD yes but SACD I doubt -- that requires special circuitry in the optical drive.

Post by compander May 13, 2011 (98 of 98)
The Seventh Taylor said:

... DSD Discs play on all PlayStation 3s (including the non-SACD-compatible ones), on the Sony SCD-XA5400ES and the SCD-XE800. ....

Can you tell me if the Sony SCD-XE800 outputs 2.8MHz/1-bit without conversion (other than the low-pass filter) from its stereo outputs?
Also: is the SCD-XE800 available in the U.S.; and, if not, what's required to make the XE800 sold in England usable in the U.S.?
(I've gotten music from the 2L and Blue Coast sites, and used Audiogate to burn it to DVDs just need something to listen on!)

Thanks.

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