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RE: Are most all SACD's mastered in PCM?

PAR made a number of contentions which appear internally inconsistent:
1. The first assertion: Ultimately you will be unable to find out the true provenance of many ( most?) recordings issued on SACD

2. The second assertion: As it is difficult/not possible to edit DSD, even if the original recording was made directly to DSD any post production work may well have involved conversion to PCM

3. The third assertion: These days much original DSD recording is no longer at DSD64 resolution ( the SACD standard) but at DSD128 or DSD256. And he then argues that DSD 64 is outdated.

In reply:
a) How would you know [3], given [1], and why would it matter if you argue [2]?

b) Given that it is incredibly difficult to convince most people that anyone can hear the difference between hi-res SACD resolution and crappy old CD resolution [16bit/44kHz], worrying about the theoretical difference between 64 DSD64 and DSD128 (and higher) seems an argument in infinitesimal minimalism.

c) If anything is outdated as a format, first worry about the vast bulk of downloads that are woefully less than CD quality, then worry about the entire CD industry that continues unabated with crappy old CD resolution, then worry about the demise of the downloads market which is on its way out being replaced by streaming , and be grateful that SACDs remain as the only successful hi-res physical audio-only format, at least in the classical market where it is very well supported.

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