Octave Records PS Audio

Received my copy today! Fantastic sound playing the dsf file thru the DirectStream dac. Please let this become a trend including the high resolution files on a separate disc with the SACD! Bravo!!!


You mean it’s one of those recordings where the piano is everywhere like an out of phase signal? Probably an interesting effect but then only tonality seems to be comparable to the real thing…strange to do that.

No, it is not out of phase, but the image is wide. One hears one side of the piano out of one speaker; the other side, out of the other speaker.

I am interested in learning what others hear and what they think of the presentation.

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Would love to play a snippet but I see no way to play the examples as they are no separate files and I am too lazy to install an extraction tool.

Anyway that width seems strange…as you say like sitting in the piano.

I haven’t posted often, but had to since I received my copy of ‘Out of Thin Air’ today. What a fine recording! It sounded like I was in the room. My media room has a Spinner piano at one end and a multi-channel system at the other. My Oppo 203 plays both the data disk, and the SACD without issue. Love the sound stage of the stereo and appreciate the effort to get me so close to the piano. My system, (almost near field), resolves it well. Thanks to all involved. Don’s playing is so fine, and Gus’ mix. . ., can’t thank you guys enough. I’m looking forward to your next release.


The sound stage on this album is really massive. At times I wondered if there were two pianos. I generally don’t listen to single piano recordings and this isn’t the typical music I play so maybe this is common with this type of recording? I do like this album and the recording overall is outstanding. I’m excited to see what else will come out of this studio! Oh, and the packaging is really nice. SACD plus data DVD. I love this and hope it is a trend!


Probably asked already, but any chance of a vinyl release?


Perhaps. It’s really difficult to get a good pressing these days but certainly vinyl’s on our list. Love to.

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I ordered last week…but did anyone get an order/shipping confirmation?

See, here, et seq.

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I did through Amazon but no tracking info. Maybe if I get off of my Ass tomorrow and walkover to the Community mailboxes, It’ll be there waiting for me.

Yeah, i hope i get mine sometime…ordered it a week ago. Maybe ill get it today or tomorrow.

I ordered the day it was announced. Kevin reached out yesterday and said they will be getting my order shipped shortly, so I believe they are processing orders and getting them out as they can.

Ass still on Couch…walked the Dog and forgot to check the mail.

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Hello Paul,

I have the Directstream Junior and I mostly stream to it via the Mconnect Control program on my phone. How do I play those DSD tracks if I were to purchase the recording? Can I load in my phone memory the DSD tracks from the data DVD and stream them to the Junior via the Mconnect Control program?
Renato Dallarmi

No, they would have to be stored somewhere on a NAS or computer and then the app would have to select those. The DSD files on the disc are not DoP which they would need to be to stream over a network. Most people will get to listen to the DSD pure version via the SACD if they have a DMP or our upcoming transport. The included datadisc has the DSD pure files that can be ripped and placed on a hard drive. You’d then need a program like Bit Perfect or JRiver to stream them to the Bridge.

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Can I rip them to Audirvana?

I have never heard of “DoP” files. What kind of files are they ? DSF? DFF? If they are DSF or DFF, you can stream them using a variety of applications, including Roon. I do it every day without using DoP.

As far as I know and have read, DoP is a way to encapsulate DSD data inside PCM envelope so certain devices can send and/or receive DSD data. This is done on the fly with the source files being DSD in ISO, DSF, or DFF formats.

If you are talking streaming to the DirectStream Jr. over the Bridge II, I am pretty sure that mconnect supports DoP64 and Roon is able to send DoP64 to the Bridge II.

Some people like to convert their DSD to DoP and save that to a file. Then they can play that file with any 24/176.4 (and bit perfect) capable chain, that is they don’t need their favorite player to know about DoP, for example many disc spinners.
I’m not a fan of that practice since there’s nothing to say how many DSD bits are in the last PCM sample and (worse) if a file has an odd number of PCM samples then there will be an error if two such files are played back to back (tho the DS does allow rare repeated DoP flags.)

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Only DSD capable DACs can play DSD, DoP or not. So, if you have a FLAC file that is really a DoP file, there is no easy way to tell it contains DSD. So, if you play to a DAC that does not support DoP and DSD internally, the file won’t play and there won’t be an apparent reason why.

No wonder I never heard of DoP files…because they are a really bad idea.