In Reply to: Wow, Dave - that's not my experience at all posted by Chris from Lafayette on July 7, 2020 at 14:45:42:
I have also had no general issues with classical downloads. The first set that I purchased was the remastered Mahler 4 (Szell/Cleveland, from HDtracks). It's 24/192. There is more air around the instruments than in any of the CD issues of this wonderful performance. The only time classical downloads have sounded less than optimal was when the source materials had issues (e.g., Bernstein/NYP Rite of Spring, a great performance with shrill sound).
My "path" is streaming the files via WiFi from my home PC to an Oppo 103, which is connected via coax to a Marantz HD-DAC1. The DAC's analog output goes either to my Denon receiver or the DAC's headphone jack (Focal Clears). I've also brought the files to the Oppo on a portable hard drive, with little audible difference compared to WiFi.
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Topic - Download quality - Dave Billinge 11:01:53 07/07/20 (13)
- I've been pretty happy with mine, the only time I felt something was wrong was when accidentally selecting WMA - firstname.lastname@example.org 07:34:48 07/08/20 (1)
- RE: I've been pretty happy with mine, the only time I felt something was wrong was when accidentally selecting WMA - PAR 10:29:53 07/08/20 (0)
- RE: Download quality - Roseval 03:04:40 07/08/20 (3)
- RE: Download quality - Dave Billinge 03:16:20 07/08/20 (2)
- RE: Download quality - PAR 15:41:48 07/07/20 (2)
- RE: Download quality - Dave Billinge 20:23:04 07/07/20 (1)
- RE: Download quality - PAR 02:35:09 07/08/20 (0)
- Wow, Dave - that's not my experience at all - Chris from Lafayette 14:45:42 07/07/20 (3)Follow Ups
- RE: Wow, Dave - that's not my experience at all - pbarach 11:27:40 07/10/20 (1)
- when the source materials had issues - Dave Billinge 13:33:21 07/10/20 (0)