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Woodstock 50 - Back To The Garden: Anniversary Experience download

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Just 2 warnings related to the Woodstock 50 - Back To The Garden: Anniversary Experience download :

 

1) If you buy this boxset - download or physical CD - like me, this is definitive proof of getting old. Denial not possible anymore😩

 

2) (At least) on Qobuz, there are 33 Cd’s for download. However, be aware that these 33 Cd’s

only cover the content of the physical 10 CD boxset offered by Amazon and other sellers.

Price of the download is of the same order as on Amazon.

So this is NOT the full content of the limited 38 CD boxset.

Very strange that the download set is offered in such way!??

Dirk

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In addition, I'm debating what direction to go with the purchase of this. I would normally always go hi rez download, but its virtually twice the price of the CD box set ($114.80 cd box set on Amazon vs 201.94 for the  hi rez downloads at HD Tracks). And, given the vintage of the music, and the recording conditions, I have to wonder if the download will offer a significantly better sound quality?

 

JC

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21 minutes ago, TubeLover said:

In addition, I'm debating what direction to go with the purchase of this. I would normally always go hi rez download, but its virtually twice the price of the CD box set ($114.80 cd box set on Amazon vs 201.94 for the  hi rez downloads at HD Tracks). And, given the vintage of the music, and the recording conditions, I have to wonder if the download will offer a significantly better sound quality?

 

JC

I would definitely get the CDs in a case like this. Doubtful there is any sound advantage to the download, and the price clinches it. The only sonic difference you might find is one being less volume compressed than another and it’s not necessarily the hi res that’s less compressed, if they are different. 


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The price for the hirez download at Qobuz, as a Sublime subscriber, is 31€ per set, i.e. 93€ in total. This is far below the price of HD Tracks.

If you buy more than 20 hirez downloads, a Sublime+ subscription is easily earned back.

My only point I initially was trying to make , is the strange/confusing number of downloadable 'cds' in this particular album set

Dirk

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Highresaudio offers the sets for €30 (day 1) and €45 (days 2&3) in 24/48 stating that the 24/96 material they had 
received from the publisher appears to be upsampled from "native" 48khz material, 

 

https://www.highresaudio.com/

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8 hours ago, phil023 said:

Highresaudio offers the sets for €30 (day 1) and €45 (days 2&3) in 24/48 stating that the 24/96 material they had 
received from the publisher appears to be upsampled from "native" 48khz material, 

 

https://www.highresaudio.com/

Well, I just checked using MusicScope application,, and I see no reason to doubt that the rformat offered by Qobuz is really 96kHz.

As a reference, I did the same for a track of Alice Phoebe Lou, which has a rformat of 48kHz.

 

Dirk

 

Santana-96kHz.jpg

Alice Phoebe Lou_48kHz.jpg

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On 7/8/2019 at 9:48 AM, ddetaey said:

The price for the hirez download at Qobuz, as a Sublime subscriber, is 31€ per set, i.e. 93€ in total. This is far below the price of HD Tracks.

If you buy more than 20 hirez downloads, a Sublime+ subscription is easily earned back.

My only point I initially was trying to make , is the strange/confusing number of downloadable 'cds' in this particular album set

Dirk

I don't see it at all at Qobuz US. I wonder when it will become available? 


Main listening (small home office):

Surge protector +_iFi  AC iPurifiers >Isol-8 Mini sub Axis Power Conditioning+Isolation>CAPS IV Pipeline Server + Sonore 12V PS >SOtM Lan Isolator>Bricasti M5 Network Player >Kii Control>Kii Three >GIK Room Treatments.
 

Secondary Listening: CAPS Pipeline>IFi iOne DAC>Schiit Freya>Kii Three . Also an SBT and a RB Pi 3B+ running piCorePlayer as an SBT emulator. 

All absolute statements about audio are false :)

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so, not "jaw dropping" or like "birthing a new world" - but still well worthwhile...


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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