96kHz/24-bit ALAC/FLAC/AIFF/WAV, Cleveland International/Epic/Legacy (supplied by www.hdtracks.com)
96kHz/24-bit FLAC, Warner Music 9362499752 (supplied by www.highresaudio.com)
192kHz/24-bit FLAC, Acousence ACO-CD-11412 (supplied by www.highresaudio.com)
96kHz/24-bit FLAC, BIS-SACD-1996 (supplied by www.eclassical.com)
96kHz/24-bit FLAC/ALAC*, ACT 9430-2 (supplied by www.highresaudio.com)
192KHZ/24-BIT ALAC/FLAC/WAV, Rhino/Elektra (supplied by www.hdtracks.com)
Following our Investigation feature [HFN, Jun ’11] where we examined the claimed quality of high-resolution downloads, Hi-Fi News & Record Review is now measuring the true sample rate and bit-depth of the HD music downloads we review.
These unique reviews will be a regular source of information for those seeking new and re-mastered recordings offered at high sample rates and with the promise of delivering the very best sound quality. (Note: asterisk in headings denotes technical reservation explained in the Lab Report.) PM
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