Highly acclaimed Yarlung Records has recently transferred twenty of their original tapes to 256fs DSD. The first four - sponsored by exaSound - are now available on https://yarlungrecords.nativedsd.com.
The "exaSound Quartet" includes Sophisticated Lady Jazz Quartet (here is Bill Milkowski’s review in The Absolute Sound), Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 (here is Jim Svejda’s review for Fanfare and KUSC-FM), Suryodaya and the percussion album Smoke & Mirrors: Vanish. All releases are mastered by Steve Hoffman and recorded by Bob Attiyeh. The DSD files, in 256, 128 and 64 fs are direct transfers from the SonoruS Series of analog tapes.
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"The sound was quite the best I’ve experienced from DSD"
“Then this year, I ventured into Mch PC playback via Dirac Live EQ and the ExaSound e28. Now, this is really, really outstanding reproduction elevated quite a few unmistakable notches above my previous setup. I love it. It is way beyond my wildest dreams. The PC sounds better than any player I know of, Dirac is better sounding than Audyssey, and the e28 is extraordinary, the biggest single contributor to my sonic improvement.”
Read David W. Robinson's RMAF 2014 show report
The Audio Beat calls the exaSound Room 505 at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014 the "Best of Show" experience: Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014 • Best of Show • exaSound, Magnepan, Bryston
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