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My first "Faure" back into 16 bit...it's literally been a Decade

I don't care for any of the high-res Faure Chamber music available at the moment, so I downloaded Hyperion's Domus Quartet in 16 bit.

I've always loved their performances of Faure and I recall the recording being unusually high-quality.

Well, the performance was as satisfying as ever, but the sound was as flat as a pancake.

24 bit (or DSD) sampling absolutely does not guarantee a "perfect" or superior recording, and 16 bit doesn't guarantee a "bad," lifeless recording, but man--I remember Hyperion being the standard-bearer for sound. Just my humble observation.

Is hi-res a scam? I'll have to download a few more must-have recordings from the 80's before taking a side in the argument.

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Topic - My first "Faure" back into 16 bit...it's literally been a Decade - jdaniel@jps.net 18:02:16 01/24/17 (5)


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