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Test your DAC! Free Format Comparison v2.0*Which format is best for your DAC?Every DAC has it's own character, some sounds better using PCM files and some sounds better using DSD files......some people find the convenience of FLAC files more important.Here on this page is a list containing a song in 15 different formats.The song is called 'A Fool For You' and is performed by Carmen Gomes Inc.It’s taken from the album 'Carmen Sings The Blues'.
http://soundliaison.com/studio-showcase-series/276-carmen-gomes-sings-the-bluesAll the different formats have the same source file, DXD 352kHz (Studio Master).We used the XiSRC app for the conversion to DSD and Steinberg Wavelab for the conversion to the other PCM formats and FLAC.When you compare different sample rates always start with the lowest resolution.During listening don't focus too much, hearing is as individual as taste but hearing is also something which can be acquired, like the taste of good wine.You can choose from the following formats:1. DXD 352kHz-32bit2. DXD 352kHz-24bit3. PCM 192kHz4. PCM 176kHz5. PCM 96kHz6. PCM 88kHz7. PCM 44kHz8. DSD 2569. DSD 12810. DSD 6411. FLAC 352kHz12. FLAC 192kHz13. FLAC 176kHz14. FLAC 96kHz15. FLAC 88kHz
We have been made aware by the good folks over at Audio Science Review.com that our free compare formats sampler contained some strange artifacts.Founder/Admin Amirm has taken the trouble to analyze our free comparison sampler and while he noted that the first 40 seconds were perfectly clean and with musical information all across the bandwidth, the moment the voice entered all kinds of 'dirt' showed up in the very high frequencies.The track we used for the sampler; 'A Fool For You', is taken from the album; 'Carmen Gomes Sings The Blues'. The album was recorded live in MCO Studio 2. The recording was a collaboration with Rhapsody Analogue Recordings (RAR). We recorded in DXD (352,8khz) and RAR recorded simultaneously to a Studer A80 Reel to Reel tape machine. We used the same set of microphones but split the signals sending them both to our digital workstation as well as to a Studer analogue mixer, where the signals were mixed using various vintage analogue equipment. We liked the color the vintage equipment added to the voice and decided to record that track as well. That is the vocal track we used for the initial mix. But as Amirm research shows, apparently this signal chain generated some high frequency noise.Anyway, we have gone back and reopened the DXD multitrack session and made a new mix using the track that went straight to DXD. We tried (and succeeded quite well) in recreating the sound the analogue vintage equipment added to the voice by using the tools we have in our digital workstation. But now without added high frequency noise.