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What’s DXD

Digital eXtreme Definition (DXD) is an alternative audio encoding scheme for professional use that was developed for editing high-resolution recordings recorded in DSD, the audio standard used on Super Audio CD (SACD). Because the 1-bit DSD format used on SACD is not suited for editing, alternative formats such as DXD are often used during the […]

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What’s DSD

SACD audio is stored in a format called Direct Stream Digital (DSD), which differs from the conventional Pulse-code modulation (PCM) used by the compact disc or conventional computer audio systems. DSD is 1-bit, has a sampling rate of 2.8224 MHz, and makes use of noise shaping quantization techniques in order to push 1-bit quantization noise […]

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