This is more a question for Ted, for obvious reasons - but it’s open to everyone.
I’m looking for some really stunning DSD tracks/albums to help demo what the DirectStream can do with DSD.
It’s been commented on when I demo the DS to friends, family, and other audiophiles who stumble into my listening room; they’ve all noticed that only one track on my demo tunes folder is a DSD - the rest is PCM, most CD rips. I, and others have seen reviews where the DS seems to be great for PCM, but seems so-so for DSD. The fact that my Demo folder is full of PCM is happenstance…but I’d really like to add some more DSD that really shows off what the DS can do.
Any suggestions? Any favorites?
As I said, I have one DSD demo file, though I have several albums from Blue Coast, and a couple from Opus3. But the DSD tracks seem a little flat when compared to PCM tracks. Not sure if that’s mixing or whatnot. The one track I do have in my Demo folder is Cyndee Peters – “House of the Rising Sun” off Opus3 DSD Showcase.