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I have some questions about the sound quality on a SACD with a stereo and multichannel track.


Is the stereo track in a higher quality format than the multichannel track?


Is the multichannel track also "DSD"?
 

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everything on SACD is DSD


however the source for some older recordings may be PCM (for both stereo and multichannel layers)
 

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Both tracks are DSD. The beauty of SACd is all tracks are the same quality technology wise... With that said many discs have a better stereo mix then multi channel or a better multi channel mix then stereo this is all because of the recording and not the technology...
 

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Originally Posted by lexiconthx /forum/post/16973971


The beauty of SACd is all tracks are the same quality technology wise...

what, exactly, do you mean by this? is this in comparison to PCM?
 

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Originally Posted by Turtleboy /forum/post/16970914


I have some questions about the sound quality on a SACD with a stereo and multichannel track.


Is the stereo track in a higher quality format than the multichannel track?

No, the quality is the same unlike DVD-A where stereo tracks can have a higher resolution (192 khz) than multi-channel (96 khz).

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Is the multichannel track also "DSD"?

Yes. A SACD usually has stereo CD, stereo DSD, and Multi-channel DSD. The difference of course is in the mastering and the encoding.
 
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