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Direct Stream Digital

The newest High Resolution Digital Audio Format, Direct Stream Digital (a.k.a. DSD) is described here on this site.  For further information about DSD technology, click on the Introduction tab located on the left pane of this page.  The American Conservatory of Music is a leader in audio education and brings this information resource for those professionals and audiophiles who care deeply about high fidelity audio. 

Summary of the benefits of DSD Audio Coding 

  • Audio waveform integrity.
  • Wide Band Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 100 kHz.
  • Wide Dynamic Range: 120 dB.
  • Wide Availability of Publishing Formats: SACD, DSD Disc.
  • DSD Recorder/Reproducers available from 2 to 48 Tracks.
  • DSD Workstations from 8 to 32 Tracks.
  • DSD Mixing Console: 64 inputs, 24 outputs, EQ and Dynamics Available.
  • Field Recorders Available from 2 to 8 DSD Tracks.  128 FS Record Capability.
  • Offers Discrete 5.1 Surround Playback on SACD.
  • SACD, a Scarlet Book Standard Super Audio Compact Disc.