I recently changed my audio system to incorporate a PS Audio PerfectWave DAC+Bridge (PWD). Accordingly, I upgraded La Segunda from the CD to the Hi Rez version and loaded the files onto a NAS (networked hard drive) to play through the PWD into my stereo system.
The quality of the change was jaw-dropping. The soundstage became larger and deeper. There is an increased air and space about all of the instruments from better micro-dynamics, with sounds that are sweet and effortless.
Particularly noteworthy to me is the reproduction of the bass clarinet on the "La Roca" track. I've played the bass clarinet, and aside from having the instrument resonate next to your body, this is the most realistic bass clarinet recording I've ever heard.
Besides the obvious improvement in quality with the Hi Rez files, the music itself is very involving and is a must buy. So even if you do not yet have a Hi Rez system, you should buy the standard CD version of "La Segunda".
I'm now eager for Todd to release as many of his other recordings as possible in Hi Rez!Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]