Originally Posted by audiofan1
Indeed they do! I'm fairly new to DRC and have heard of the prowess of those you mention
I'd suggest you avoid saying things like this
...if your going to play the SQ card would you like to describe in what ways those you mentioned have a certain advantage?
without actually hearing the products.
I treated my the room the old fashion way first but will admit that Audyssey was able to further add improvement, but for two channel its all off and good placement and the treated room take over.
Why not good placement, a treated room and
SoTA room correction? Multi-channel or 2 channel, the benefits are the same, though it pays to have the very best RC product, and it's not Audyssey.
As for the merits of DSD vs. Redbook and advantage, first and foremost well mastered music, is well mastered music! and I have a more than a few redbook disc that make a strong argument, even from the 80's, let's just say one must be careful in wording the differences here on the difference of the sound but more fluid, body and overall better sense of Fidelity when a head to head is available for comparison. I recently downloaded a sample from Channel Classics in various formats including a dff file and the results are easily discernible with the hires pcm being a strong rival to the DSD.
I get the part about good masters being available in Hi-res. The inherent superiority of the DSD format? Not so much, personal anecdotes notwithstanding.