DSD Made Easy…
To avoid the 6GB+ download for multichannel DSD64 and 2GB+ for stereo, that still is a problem for many worldwide, not to mention a hassle, I now ship a DVD (Data Disc) with the same album tracks on it.
This disc plays directly from the OPPO or any other SACD/DSD disc player (which is usually the DVD/Blu-ray player too) by just selecting the “Music” option (2nd menu choice on OPPO) instead of “CD” option.
Then you just press Play and it plays the album track by track as native DSD. Exactly the same DSD masters as on the SACDs.
“The Window” SACD has been out of print for many years now and is known to sell as used copies online by others for hundreds of dollars. In addition, I have some of my best-selling DSD albums that have never been printed as SACD, only available as DSD Downloads.
All of these are now available as discs for sale. Not CDs, just DSD on a data disc. They won’t play in a CD player. Only in your SACD player.
Back to the problem for some…DSD Downloads. Not only is downloading sometimes tedious depending on your Internet speed and data limit per month (I only get 10GB/mo here for what I can afford), but you then also need the right computer media player like JRiver or Audirvana or others. Then you also need the right DSD DAC like OPPO HA-2, or Mytek or AURALiC or others and you need to have all that feed your stereo. Playing multichannel in this fashion can be more challenging.
Not everyone’s idea of fun in music. Instead they like to pop a disc into their DVD/SACD player and press play.
You can do it by ordering a DSD DVD Disc here:
No one else has done this that I know of, but that shouldn’t scare you. It’s usually cheaper than buying the SACD but doesn’t come in a fancy package.
Just the highest quality DVD (verified) with a white label, hand made, hand written, signed by me and mailed to you in a solid case within a day or two. You pay shipping which is added at PayPal checkout, depending on where you are in the world.
So far these have gone as far as from Hawaii to Ireland!
Here are the native DSD albums available as DVD Data discs:
- Coffeehouse Playlist #1 (sampler of other DSD albums) – Stereo ($24.95 + shipping)
- The Window – Stereo or Multichannel ($24.95 + shipping)
- Crossing – Stereo or Multichannel ($24.95 + shipping)
- Acoustic Trio DSD Sessions – Stereo ($24.95 + shipping)
- Slipper DSD Sessions – Stereo ($19.95 + shipping)
Most of these have a PDF with notes, lyrics and photos you can download from the web page where you buy it.
Another nice thing about DVD Data discs with DSD Masters is that you can back them up! Just copy the DSD (DSF) files off the disc and save them on your computer. No can do with SACDs.
Yes and you can play those same files through your JRiver or Audirvana or whatever you have on computer to play DSD as well. No DRM in other words.
Hope that didn’t scare you. It’s supposed to make playing “downloadable” DSD easy. You just put in a disc and press Play.
Aloha to All,
PS – if you followed all this and you have DSD Downloads already, you probably figured out you can burn your own DVD and play any of them in your SACD player if you want as well. You don’t need me to do that!