Monday August 25, 2014 — Toronto, ON. HDtracks and Audiophilia to partner.
First, there was the LP (which made the most magnificent comeback), then the cassette tape, the CD, DVD Audio, SACD, etc. Most dead or thereabouts. Much like the video world, we now download or stream our music. It’s downloaded for home use, on the computer and on the go.
Audiophilia will still continue to review CD versions of releases, and vinyl, of course. But the way of the musical world is digital downloading. The great news is the availability of high resolution files of recordings old and new. As audiophiles and music lovers, we’re lucky. All over again.
So, it is with great pleasure that we have partnered with HDtracks, the world’s foremost ‘hires audio’ delivery solution. They will be our partner for digital downloads used for music reviews and for use in equipment reviews.
Using HDtracks is as easy as going to their excellent website and downloading files to your computer such as DSD and resolutions up to 194/24. If these numbers and acronyms scare the musical bejeezus out of you, as they did me, HDtracks has a wonderful FAQ that will unravel all the numbers and resolutions. It’s an easy read and your ears will thank you for it.