The paragraphs below are not from me. They are from Dr. AIX (Mark Waldrep).
From his daily email from 11-3-14:
"Then there was the guy that wanted to push my buttons about the new PS Audio component that converts everything you put in it into DSD (a completely ridiculous idea if you ask any competent audio designer). I wasn’t going there. Even if you prefer the sound of what DSD does to accurately recorded audio or believe the “science” behind it…I simply can’t support any box that requires me to adopt a specific technology because of someone else’s personal preferences. I don’t require people to listen to a “stage” perspective mix of my recordings by removing the standard 2-channel stereo version or the “audience” 5.1 mix. I’m hoping that people will try the “stage” mixes but I wouldn’t mandate that choice. It’s like there’s a DSD police out to enforce their narrow vision of great audio.
This is what PS Audio does with their new processor. There were a couple of other curious attendees at the table as I explained the history of DSD, why it equals ideal CD fidelity and no more, the fact that there are no tools to produce natively in DSD, and that virtually everyone uses PCM to make their recordings…even people that support and release DSD tracks. The debate is part of the passion that audiophiles enjoy. Maybe I should take one of my 96 kHz/24-bit PCM tracks and downconvert it to DSD 64 and let people compare them."