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Is there a way to convert 24 bit FLAC album to an HDCD CD?

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I want to perform an experiment with my Linn Genki HDCD player. Right now the Reference Recording HDCD's sound far better with it than the ripped to FLAC versions from

DBPoweramp with HDCD decoding; as I did some reading, its sounds like features are missing from the DBPoweramp HDCD decoder. I'd like to reverse engineer

that with a 96/24 FLAC recording to CD for a comparison. Anyone know of a way I could  do this?


Regards,

Dave

 

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HDCD is very much like a predecessor for MQA. Being very proprietary and closed content format it is very difficult to create.

 


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42 minutes ago, Miska said:

HDCD is very much like a predecessor for MQA. Being very proprietary and closed content format it is very difficult to create.

 

HDCD is basically a compression technique that stuffs 20 bits of dynamic range into  16 bits of "physical" data.  Probably an off shoot from modem data compression techniques of the 90's. Does sound like few other than Reference Recordings understood how to best encode so that "Set and forget" for recording conversion might not be possible.


Regards,

Dave

 

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