I have ordered a DirectStream to replace my PWD but currently don’t possess any DSD files, only several SACDs. Since those won’t do my any good until the DST is released this fall, I figure I should go ahead an buy some DSD downloads. I’ve read through the forums here but thought I’d ask again as time has marched on since some of them have had any activity and perhaps new discoveries have been made.
I’d like opinions regarding any downloads that you have found clearly demonstrate the DSD playback qualities of the DS versus its redbook skill. I’d like to buy a few that perhaps I can compare to redbook to determine just how much I want to explore DSD downloads. I plan to use the NativeDSD free samples, but those don’t have redbook versions to compare. I’d like them to be music that I’d listen to often, but of course I’m the only one who knows which those would be.
Right now I’m planning to download a few albums that I already own and actually listen to with some regularity, such as Miles Davis Kind of Blue, Fritz Reiner’s Scheherazade (SACD remaster by Acoustic Sounds), Getz Gilberto and maybe a Sarah Fischer violin album.
Any other recommendation specifically for this purpose?