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    Default David Elias - Multichannel DSD Downloads - Now Available !

    Singer and Acoustic Guitarist David Elias has added Multichannel DSD Downloads on his web site at http://davidelias.com/home.html They are available for purchase and download starting this afternoon.

    Long time SACD fans will remember Elias as an independent acoustic musician based on the SF Bay Area Coast near Half Moon Bay (he's now based in Hawaii) who issued two of the first direct to DSD albums - recorded live to the Sony Sonoma DSD Workstation and EMM Labs Meitner DSD Converters.

    Since that time, the first of these Hybrid Surround/Stereo SACDs, The Window, has gone out of print. Elias posted the Stereo DSD files of The Window in 2009 and they remain available for purchase.
    Today, Elias has posted the Multichannel DSD files from The Window on his web site and they are available as a set of 12 for $24.95.

    His second Hybrid Surround/Stereo SACD, Crossing, only has a limited number of SACD copies left. The final SACD copies are available via the CD Baby web site at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/elias7 for $39.95.
    This afternoon, Elias posted the Multichannel DSD files from Crossing on the web site as well. This Multichannel DSD download is also offered as 12 songs for $24.95.

    If you visit the David Elias web site or the CD Baby web site (links above) you can take a listen to samples from the albums and decide if this music is your cup of tea. If it is, I'd strongly suggest getting these
    Multichannel DSD files. They are simply excellent!

    For reference, here are my write ups of these two SACDs when they were first issued - via the High Fidelity Review web site archive:
    http://www.highfidelityreview.com/ne...und-sound.html
    http://www.highfidelityreview.com/da...est-album.html

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    The iTrax site has had these for some time in multi-channel FLAC/PCM. It would be interesting to know how Waldrep converted the DSD files to PCM and for some enterprising person to do a comparison. I've had the FLAC files from iTrax for a couple years. Hmm, do I need the DSD files too? I don't think so ... my ears are too old to know the difference anymore - even if there is a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sukothai View Post
    The iTrax site has had these for some time in multi-channel FLAC/PCM. It would be interesting to know how Waldrep converted the DSD files to PCM and for some enterprising person to do a comparison. I've had the FLAC files from iTrax for a couple years. Hmm, do I need the DSD files too? I don't think so ... my ears are too old to know the difference anymore - even if there is a difference.
    Once you hear the DSD versions of these albums, there's no going back to a PCM downsampled version. Even older ears could tell them apart!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmoura View Post
    Once you hear the DSD versions of these albums, there's no going back to a PCM downsampled version. Even older ears could tell them apart!
    I call 88.2Khz/24bit PCM an upsample

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    Quote Originally Posted by sukothai View Post
    I call 88.2Khz/24bit PCM an upsample
    I'm afraid it is not. It's clearly a downsample from the DSD master tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmoura View Post
    I'm afraid it is not. It's clearly a downsample from the DSD master tape.
    Maybe so (by a fraction of a Mhz) but at these levels, I can't tell the difference on this disk. Maybe your equipment does better with DSD than mine. I also prefer working with PCM, but I'll take a quality DSD recording over CD any day.

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    Singer David Elias was invited to share his involvement and thoughts on Direct Stream Digital (DSD) recording, Surround Sound and the Super Audio CD (SACD) in the new issue of Positive Feedback Online.
    The article is titled "My Thoughts on DSD". Check it out on the web at http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue69/dsd_elias.htm

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    In this new video, David Elias talks with Steven Rochlin at Enjoy The Music and David Robinson of Positive Feedback about his journey to becoming a musician, recording in 5.1 Surround Sound and offering downloads on his web site. Well done.

    The two David Elias in Multichannel SACD are out of print, however Amazon.Com linked to several sites that have copies of the second one (Crossing) starting at about $45.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...&condition=new

    Both of his albums are available as Multichannel DSD Downloads from the DavidElias.Com, NativeDSD.Com and High Res Audio (Japan) web sites.
    http://www.davidelias.com
    https://skettisandwich.nativedsd.com...ts/david-elias
    https://highresaudio.jp/

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtnaPG8bVyY

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    David Elias is offering his two surround releases, "The Window" and "Crossing" via a DSD USB stick. Both can be picked up on a single thumb drive for a total of $49.95. Unfortunately, this option is only available in the U.S.

    Here's the link: http://www.davidelias.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by zabble View Post
    David Elias is offering his two surround releases, "The Window" and "Crossing" via a DSD USB stick. Both can be picked up on a single thumb drive for a total of $49.95. Unfortunately, this option is only available in the U.S.

    Here's the link: http://www.davidelias.com/
    Just heard about that yesterday. Good news for Multichannel fans who don't have Elias' albums in Multichannel download form. It's a must have!

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    FYI, NativeDSD.Com has just posted today's Free DSD Track of the Day. It is "Mend My Mind" from the album Crossing by our QQ Guest Artist, David Elias.
    You can chat with David this week on QQ at http://www.quadraphonicquad.com/foru...-and-Downloads

    The free DSD track is available in Stereo DSD or 5 Channel Multichannel DSD. Your choice - or you can get both free! Just create a free account on NativeDSD.Com and you get the free downloads.
    Happy listening...


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    Free DSD Download of the Day in Stereo and 5 Channel Multichannel DSD: Mend My Mind by David Elias
    https://justlisten.nativedsd.com/
    https://skettisandwich.nativedsd.com/albums/crossing

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