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I enjoy hi-rez audio. I have an SACD/DVD-A player and many SACDs. I am beginning to create a library of Blu-Ray music (opera mostly). I recently downloaded WinAmp and several 24bit FLAC music files. Hummmm, looks like this is the download format of choice for hi-rez audio. What do you all think?


SACD or BD or FLAC (through WinAmp). It looks all good to me!


My HTPC:


1. Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

2. Nexus RX-1K 1000 Watt 80-Plus Inaudible 15dB Power Supply

3. EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX X58 SLI LE Intel Motherboard

4. Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

5. COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler

6. CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D

7. SAPPHIRE VAPOR-X 100269VXL Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

8. LinkSys USB wireless adaptor.

9. Pioneer Black 8X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Internal Blu-ray Burner 8X Blu-Ray DVD Burner w/ Software Model BDR-203BKS

10. Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Hard Drives

11. ASUS Xonar HDAV1.3 Slim 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Audio Card with True Blu-ray Audio


12. WIN 7 RC (64Bit)

13. Total Movie Theater

14. My Movies

15. WinAmp


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I don't think it will be possible to narrow it down to one format. Myself, I am downloading 16 and 24-bit FLAC files from the Society of Sound, which is giving me a great variety of music. I also plan on buying FLAC files from other sites, like Discipline Global Media (King Crimson stuff) and Burning Shed (Porcupine Tree stuff)


But there is other content that is only available on DVD-Audio and SACD that I want to get as well- mostly jazz and classical stuff.


My goal is to remain flexible, and just stick to hi-rez material wherever possible, while making sure I have the software and hardware to make use of as much as possible.


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