I think the hi-rez-for-cost-of-low-rez is only for promotional items. Normally the 88.1 or 96 versions cost a bit more. What I like about that store is that they charge according to the length of the issue - if it's short, it's cheaper. I would buy, for example, the Everest remasters, if they offered them.
Eclassical does run great promotions. In recent months, there were bargains on BIS 'box-sets.' I got the complete symphonies of Tubin and Schnittke for - - a song. Just last week they offered a terrific new album of Gubaidulina pieces for piano, guitars, cello, and bass - $11, 60+ minutes, 88.2. Beautifully recorded.
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Hi Tom-another possibility that folks might explore is the relatively new (to the US) eclassical dot com.
Based in Sweden, so they say. They offer FLAC at 16 bit and 24 bit and also mp3 at 320, all for the same low price, and it is quite a bit lower than HDtracks. Payment via Paypal. A fairly extensive catalog, some less well known but highly regarded orchestras/performers. Also a fair bit of jazz. I am curious, can you always tell the difference between mp3 at 320 and WAV using high end headphones and a good quality headphone amp?