thread: DSD.. Opinions?
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Old 11th January 2003
Lives for gear

It's interesting to me as I read over these three pages that the only detractors of dsd are the people who say nothing about ever having heard it. I had the pleasure of being in the room when Mytek demo'ed their 2trk sacd recorder for Sony. Sony wants to have a box they can send to mastering houses and commissioned Mytek to build one. They have a set of references that are straight transfers from analog masters and were comparing the Mytek box to the super-duper Sony reference.

I was floored. I've never heard recordings sound so much like what comes off the busses. As Bob says, there are variations from recording to recording (the James Taylor in the Sony demo, which we know was recorded 16/48 to 3348, is no huge impression, for example.) But when it is great, it's just amazing. If we're talking about the same thing, the Tom Jung recording is incredible. 5 mics direct to disc in surround. Breathtaking.

Before griping, listen.