iFi Quad DSD Sampler Album Jun 03 by Floor van der Holst in Hardware, News

Quad DSD tracks: listen, test, experience and… give your opinion

The release of the first ever Quad DSD Sampler Album from a variety of record labels coincides with the launch of the flagship Pro iCAN headphone amp/line stage. It is our way to support iFi Audio’s general Quad DSD mission! Visit the album page here

 

iFi Quad DSD Sampler Album
By: NativeDSD Presents
Available only in DSD 256fs (Quad DSD)

The Music

NDSD002 coverThe four record labels Yarlung Records, Just Listen, Navis Classics and Eudora Records have teamed up to create a DSD 256fs sneak preview album with a variety of artists, instrumentation, genres and repertoire. Ideal for a first encounter with Quad DSD listening.. and in case you are convinced, there’s more where that came from in the catalogues of the labels mentioned above! As you are listening to these tracks, you can read more about the albums and the iFi-NativeDSD-friendship in the booklet.

The Pro iCAN

The Professional ‘Pro’ series is the all-new iFi audio flagship line. The first product is the fully-balances Class A Headphone Amplifier Pro iCAN; a studio-grade headphone amplifier and audiophile pre-amplifier. It is the world’s first 2-in-1 tube (valve)/Solid-State amplifier. Seamlessly enjoy either amplifiers at the flick of a switch. Revel in the best of all worlds – headphones/speakers, Tube/Solid-State. Just take your pick, four special characteristics in one very substantial aircraft-grade aluminium chassis.

The retail price of the Pro iCAN is US$1,699 (ex-tax) or Euro1,950/£1,499 (incl VAT). Learn more about the Pro iCAN in our NativeDSD gear store and feel free to contact the gear experts at gear@nativedsd.com in case you have questions.

Buy the Pro iCAN here.

Pro iCAN 01.132

The Discussion

Share your experiences of your iFi Audio product and/or listening to Quad DSD music. Let us and your fellow NativeDSD listeners know what you think at the bottom of this page..

 

The Four DSD Tracks / Albums

Track 1: Groovy and hypnotising percussion music..
Album & Artist:
• Yarlung Records: YAR 15195DSD – Smoke & Mirrors Percussion Ensemble
DSD Track:
• Vanish – track 1 – Udacrep Akubrad (Dorman) 8:41

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YAR15195DSD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Track 2: Jazz vocals and guitar, to dream away..

Album & Artist:
• Just Listen: JL002 – Thomas & Eva
DSD Track:
• 8 Ensembles in 1 Bit – track 5 – Early Autumn (Herman) 2:47

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JL002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Track 3 : Bach’s famous Cello Suite, what a genius..
Album & Artist:
• Navis Classics: NC15003 – Joachim Eijlander
DSD Track:
• Bach: Cello Suites – track 1 – Prelude (Bach) 2:33

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NC15003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Track 4: 1,2,3 – 1,2,3 – Waltz with Chopin’s wonderful piano music..
Album & Artist
• Eudora Records: EUDDR1402 – Josep Colom
DSD Track:
• Dialogue: Mozart & Chopin – track 10 – Waltz in A Minor, Op. 34, No. 2
(Chopin) 5:58

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EUDDR1402

Floor van der Holst

Floor van der Holst

Floor is Head of Marketing & Promotion at NativeDSD Music

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  3. Alexander Vasiliev says:

    256fs it’s like 8K video!!! ; D
    How many people are unable to listen to this?!
    But thank you for the opportunity to test this.
    It would BE a REALLY hard stuff for my DAC.)))

  4. dirt69 says:

    How do i downlaod this freebie ? For the life of me i find no links

  5. Gerhard Ba says:

    Dankeschoen! omg, these files are huge..
    PS:The link is at the very top of the article: “Visit the album page >here<"

  6. Graeme Jackson says:

    Thankyou for the opportunity to explore Quad DSD. I’m delighted to find my system handles it (Chord Mojo DAC with JRiver on Win10). The recorded sound is superb.