[FAQ] DSD or DXD?

There is no definitive answer to this, but suffice to say that both formats give excellent results. The subjective performance is affected by the quality of the master recording, and the processing that has been applied during its production. Additionally, subtle interactions between amplifier, loudspeakers and other elements in the system can affect the outcome and, of course people’s preferences vary.

In general, DXD (24/352.8 or 24/384) offers incredible crystalline clarity – you will hear detail in your favourite recordings that you were not aware was there – but it may reveal flaws in the recording too. In contrast, DSD (1/2.822M) generally gives a more rounded and sympathetic presentation.