Acoustic Sounds Inc. has today announced that it has launched a new high resolution download service, Acoustic Sounds Super HiRez, at www.superhirez.com that will differ from other such services by focusing on uncompressed Direct Stream Digital (DSD) technology. Downloads, across all genres of music, will work with both Mac and PC computers. There are currently about 35 titles available for download with many more to come. High resolution albums will be available for $24.99.
“My customers have been asking me for DSD downloads for years and overall, I’ve always tried to provide the highest quality, best-sounding formats and this is one of them,” says Acoustic Sounds owner Chad Kassem. “ Along with SACD and vinyl, we believe this is another high quality option for them to get their favorite music.
“We’re gonna have CD files and high resolution PCM files, but most of our focus right now is on the DSD files because those have never been available for download before. No one has ever served that market and that’s really what our customers are asking for. Our plan going forward is that we have about 150 titles that we’ve done from Universal Music. They won’t all be up at the beginning but we’re working on it. We also have music coming from our own blues label. We will be adding content as fast as we can in the same high quality that Analogue Productions and Acoustic Sounds are known for; with the superior sound that people know and trust us for.”