I have finally gotten my new system setup, a Stellar GCD, a pair of M700s, and Maggie 1.7i. In my hope that this is a sufficiently resolving system, I have given Hi-Res audio a listen, which was streamed from Tidal via Roon to my Chromecast Audio. (Why won’t Tidal just allow casting of Hi-Res directly from the app?)
From a cursory listening of various high res albums, limited to 24/96, a few descriptors of the sound that come to mind are “thick” and “buttery”. At least that’s how it strikes me, and I love it. Does that make any sense to anyone?
I’ll of course keep listening carefully, but these are just my first thoughts.
Sacd sounds really good on my DMP but I prefer redbook. With cd playback…the recording venue has a lot more air and ambience whereas sacd seems to suck the life out of a recording. For me,the DMP with redbook makes sacd moot. As always…ymmv