Yesterday we explored HDCD, and what it is all about, and today we are going to explore HRx and what it offers to audiophiles.
HRx DVD-R data discs contain exact, digit-for-digit copies of the original Reference Recordings 176.4 kHz / 24-bit digital masters. This is the ultimate in fidelity for two-channel sound: TRUE high-resolution audio, ready to load from DVD-R data discs onto your computer music server!
Best of Show award for “Greatest Technological Breakthrough: Reference Recordings’ HRx ultra-high resolution (176.4/24) digital music format.” (Alan Taffel: The Absolute Sound April/May 2008)
“If you want the undisputed state-of-the-art in music reproduction right now, HRx is one thrilling ride. But consider yourself warned: Once you hear high-resolution digital done right, there’s no going back.” Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound
To play HRx, the files on the DVD-R data disc must be uploaded to a computer music server, which then will play the music files through your audio system. (You cannot play them on CD, DVD, or SACD players)
Here are a couple of reviews about HRx and Reference Recordings from Computer Audiophile. The first is a good overview of what HRx is all about and the second contains good information on how to use the files on your computer:
Both the Joel Fan West of the Sun and Dallas Wind Symphony Lincolnshire Posy albums are available on HRx, and downloadable from HDtracks.com