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?
> For those who for various valid reasons just won't mess with the LP
> resurgence, I highly recommend HDTracks and others for greater-than-CD
> resolution downloads. These are mostly recent-vintage remastering, with
> some care taken in most cases, and often with less dynamics compression
> than the mass-market CD version. The higher quality is not universal, but
> it's more typical than not.
> -- Tom Fine
Frank B Strauss, DMD