Test Your Music Systems for HIgh Resolution Audio ( DSD, WAV, and FLAC ) with FREE Downloads
Are you wondering if your system can play Direct Stream Digital (DSD) audio? Would you like to be able to compare the same song in DSD, WAV and FLAC? Are you looking for one great acoustic song to add to your collection of music downloads?
Blue Coast Music has created a a free download page for you to test your system. We offer 4 downloads of the same song.
The formats include:
DSD256 (the highest resolution and largest file size. Plan for a long download),
DSD128 (probably playable in most devices with DSD),
9624 FLAC (high resolution compressed PCM audio with metadata readable on most devices) and
44.1 WAV (the smallest size file we offer and plays in iTunes. Since WAV is uncompressed you most likely won't have the metadata we include.)
Every few weeks we'll change the song so that you can collect several for your personal enjoyment.
Many music lovers have several devices they use for playback. DSD files are huge and will take a long time to download. They may not be the optimum choice for small, portable playback devices like smart phones. Note: if you use an iPhone you will need some kind of interface to playback DSD. We're happy to announce that many Samsung and other Android phones will play DSD. This test will allow you to find out if your phone plays DSD.