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hollowman
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Chandos 24/96 downloadables via their TheClassicalShop.net site

The album I want is here:
http://www.chandos.net/details06.asp?CNumber=CHAN%208870
Chandos claims that one can purchase downloadable tracks from their theclassicalshop.net shopping-cart web site (The Classical Shop is a division of Chandos Records Ltd). So for the Wm. Walton album, here is the product page Chandos links to:
http://www.theclassicalshop.net/Details.aspx?CatalogueNumber=CHAN%208870
The note at the bottom of the page says:
Format: DDD
Bit Rate: 24 Bit / 96K (Lossless)
More about their download formats here:
http://www.theclassicalshop.net/formats.aspx

Has anyone purchased 24-Bit/96K (Lossless) tracks (or albums) from The Classical Shop? If so, how's their service?
Total price for the Walton album is £9.99 ($15.48) -- a bit pricey for a download album, 24/96 or not. The album artwork is free in PDF.

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Soundstage website reviews The Classical Shop

As of 3 June 2009, most Classical Shop lossless downloads were not 24/96 (even those recorded at 24/96 or higher)...

http://chandosrecords.blogspot.com/2009/06/soundstage-website-reviews-cl...

Have things improved since June 2009?

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not sure about them but . . .

I have no experience with that business, but 24/96 downloads are wonderful! My last store bought hires download was Band On The Run. Amazing sound.

Trey

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What a fraud!

Folks, bad experience with Chandos and their sister firm, TheClasssicalShop.net. I did purchase the Walton title last night, but as I found only AFTER I had paid (and prompted to the download page), the tracks were only 16/44.1 FLAC.
I sent Chandos/TheClasssicalShop this message:

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On the product page for the album I ordered (CHAN 8870W) ...
http://www.chandos.net/details06.asp?CNumber=CHAN%208870
... the Bit Rate is stated to be 24/96.
On this assumption alone, I made an online purchase. Yet AFTER I MADE THE PURCHASE, and PROCEEDED to the DOWNLOAD PAGE, I found the files are NOT in fact avail. in 24/96!!! If you cannot offer this album in 24/96, then please refund my purchase price.
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