Octave Records Dave Grusin Out of Thin Air

Received the Octave Records Don Grusin Out of thin air. Could not find the specs of the SACD disc and for the Data Disc.
For the SACD disc, am I to assume it is 24/96?
For the Data Disc, is the DSD file the same as the file on the SACD or is it at a higher resolution? Also what is the resolution of the WAV files 24/192?
Wish the specs were indicated like the 2L discs.

The SACD contains DSD64 files (dsf).

The data disc has both the stereo DSD64 files (as on the SACD) and 24/192 WAV files.

All SACDs are DSD64…

Thanks Speed for hoppin’ in here so fast. You’re exactly right.

I am currently listening to the DSD files from the download.
Yamaha RN-303 receiver driving the Magnepan LRS speaker.

The sound is amazingly clear and accurate. I can just hear the hammer mechanisms in the background of the music.

The sound stage is wider than just a piano as though the piano is several feet behind the actual speakers and about a foot beyond each physical speaker. I have the speaker five feet apart and I am 5 feet from them.

There is also an ambience that I would attribute to the room acoustics where the recording was made.

BTW I have read the 99% book and I am eagerly awaiting his newest book.

Welcome! Thanks for the feedback. I’m excited to hear the next record and hear how the vocals sound.

That’s awesome. Thanks so much for being a part of our HiFi Family.

Very nice recording. I knew Dave Grusin via his soundtracks but never heard his brother. One nitpick: I think you guys pushed the dynamic range a bit on the SACD - there is a slight clipping on track 9 @ 2:36-2:40, and a little bit more until 3:00.

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I could now listen trough the DSD version of the Grusin album. There was enough said about the odd recording perspective, but anyway if you ignore it, the sound is nicely overall in the room, open and natural. What I really like is the recorded detail of the piano attack, decay and tone, even if I’d expected a darker low end of the Steinway. I just wished, Grusin would play a little more dynamic and captivating music at least on some tracks.

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Only one dynamic on this recording: mezzo piano… lol