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Excellent, depending on how many SACD you it looks like you'll be purchasing tons of TB storage that is if don't have it already.

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Excellent, depending on how many SACD you it looks like you'll be purchasing tons of TB storage that is if don't have it already.

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I will and thanks for the link.
I saw Jason's ebay store a year or so ago, but I think the price used to be $350-400, plus he gives a discount for "SACD Guys" and will pre-install the ripping software.

8 TB and counting.
Already have a lot of DSF files from a SACD ripping guy and I rip all of my CDs, DVD-As and Blu-rays.
Western Digital 2TB passport drives are my choice right now.
I haven't gone to the more sophisticated route of NAS, ethernet etc.

I think in a couple years cloud storage will be cheap enough to reasonably handle the file sizes\bandwith required.
The only hassle I see is the initial upload but it's not like I have to carry the bits myself.
Comcast just doubled everyone's internet speed in my area, for as yet, no additional cost.

I think Bill Mac will eventually get onboard with hard drive music but by that time he'll have to take a leave of absence to convert all of his discs.

 

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I will and thanks for the link.
I saw Jason's ebay store a year or so ago, but I think the price used to be $350-400, plus he gives a discount for "SACD Guys" and will pre-install the ripping software.

8 TB and counting.
Already have a lot of DSF files from a SACD ripping guy and I rip all of my CDs, DVD-As and Blu-rays.
Western Digital 2TB passport drives are my choice right now.
I haven't gone to the more sophisticated route of NAS, ethernet etc.

I think in a couple years cloud storage will be cheap enough to reasonably handle the file sizes\bandwith required.
The only hassle I see is the initial upload but it's not like I have to carry the bits myself.
Comcast just doubled everyone's internet speed in my area, for as yet, no additional cost.

I think Bill Mac will eventually get onboard with hard drive music but by that time he'll have to take a leave of absence to convert all of his discs.
Natively playing DSF as opposed to converting to ... anything else ... is a very good thing. Not news though I'd bet.

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Natively playing DSF as opposed to converting to ... anything else ... is a very good thing. Not news though I'd bet.

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I know some will not agree but when I initially got my Oppo and played a sacd it didn't sound that good, not bad but not as good as an older dedicated sacd player I had.
I then RTFM and set it to output DSD, no conversion to PCM, it made an audible difference.

On another forum, some are extolling the virtues of the PS Audio box that converts everything to DSD.
Not willing to spend $5k to test that theory out.

 

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I know some will not agree but when I initially got my Oppo and played a sacd it didn't sound that good, not bad but not as good as an older dedicated sacd player I had.
I then RTFM and set it to output DSD, no conversion to PCM, it made an audible difference.
It is all about the conversion hardware and software. And then some prepros/AVRs do not convert, but rather accept DSD natively. Your observation is as expected.

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On another forum, some are extolling the virtues of the PS Audio box that converts everything to DSD.
Not willing to spend $5k to test that theory out.
DSD can be converted to/from PCM, but no audio quality is gained. You can't take one lossless format, convert it to another lossless format, and have it sound any better. Plus, the hardware/software the pros use to convert costs a lot more than $5k.

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