Getting back into audio equipment last year after a long lapse I decided to copy all of my old CD’s to FLAC files on my NAS. Along that path I discovered that I am missing appx 150 CD’s that I have jackets for but no discs. As near as I can figure they were in a carrying case that was in a vehicle that I sold in 2016. The vehicle went out of state and I no longer can contact the buyer to see if he has any info.
So the question is would you rather buy the missing physical CD if available and rip to 44.1 or buy a hi-rez file version of the music online instead?
If a hi-rez file is available , where to stop on resolution? 16/44, 24/96, 24/192 if available? Most is available as 16/44, some is available in higher resolution. Some only in the used secondary market.
What about DSD 2.8, 5.6, 11.2 if available?
Not trying to start any arguments, just looking for the general consensus in this group. You all seem very knowledgeable and willing to share your experience.
Most new music I have been buying as hi-rez downloads in the highest or nearly highest resolution available. I did a quick search here and didn’t come up with much info.
Equipment is DSJr > BHK Preamp > M700 monoblocks > Focal Utopia HP or Tekton Design Electron speakers. Most likely will move to DS Sr later this year.
Thanks for your help