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The Perfect Multichannel DSD Set-Up

Bring The Highest Studio Quality 5.1 Multichannel & Stereo DSD 256 Music Into Your Home

Merging Technologies & NativeDSD Music

This collaboration between Merging Technologies and NativeDSD.com gives you the ultimate opportunity to experience the ‘real thing’ at home. Finally, the days of recording and mastering engineers owning a higher quality Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) than music listeners at home is over.

Merging Technologies has been a pioneer in high-resolution audio and Direct Stream Digital (DSD) recording & playback in the studio and at live venues. They pioneered recording music at DSD 256fs (4 times the DSD bit rate found on Super Audio CD discs). Their professional Analog to Digital and Digital to Analog converters are widely praised for the sonic quality and accuracy. These converters are used by the top music producers, recording engineers and mastering engineers when creating many of the DSD 64, DSD 128 and DSD 256 Stereo and Multichannel releases that are available at the NativeDSD Music store.

Playing Direct Stream Digital (DSD) files on a 5.1 Multichannel set-up with the MERGING+NADAC or the MERGING+PLAYER gets you as close to the original performance as technically and musically possible.

Merging+NADAC and MERGING+Player Digital to Analog Converters (DAC) available now

To sweeten this deal for NativeDSD Music listeners, the award-winning Multichannel DSD MERGING+NADAC or MERGING+PLAYER from Merging Technologies now comes with up to 10 Free DSD Albums (approx. EUR 800) of your choice from NativeDSD.com when purchased at the NativeDSD Gear Store. Turbo charging your music system with a state-of-the-art Stereo and Multichannel DSD 256 converter and a rich library of DSD music to enjoy!

The MERGING+NADAC and MERGING+PLAYER converters were born out of the repeated request from Merging’s mastering and recording engineer customers to provide a DAC for the audiophile market. They bring an unparalleled level of music quality and enjoyment to music fans and high-resolution music lovers. Both converters are able to reproduce the same experience and transparency that recording producers and engineers enjoy in the studio when working on their DSD Stereo & Multichannel Masters. In fact, some of the record labels who bring you DSD music at the NativeDSD store, use the MERGING+NADAC and MERGING+PLAYER in their recording process as they monitor and check the results of their DSD productions before they are made available to you!

The MERGING+PLAYER takes the original MERGING+NADAC converter to another level by adding a CPU card and Roon music playback software. This still enables connection to any player, server or computer on the network and its AES, Optical and Coaxial SPDIF inputs allow other digital equipment to be connected if you wish to operate it as a standard DAC.

The MERGING+PLAYER’s CPU Card and Roon software also gives the listener all the features in the original MERGING+NADAC plus the ability to playback DSD, DXD and PCM music files in Stereo and Multichannel 5.1 audio without the need to have an additional computer to access your music files. Just add an amplifier and speakers – or a set of active speakers and you’re all set. It’s simplicity itself!

NativeDSD Music was born out a wish from music companies, artists, producers and engineers recording in DSD and DXD to have one place where music lovers could download Stereo and Multichannel DSD and DXD music in the highest quality. Created from the edited master files and delivered to them directly by the engineers making the recordings. Including music files at resolutions like DSD 128 and DSD 256 which are too large to fit on a Super Audio CD disc but can be delivered and enjoyed via music downloads from NativeDSD Music.

Today, NativeDSD.com sells over 1,800 albums from over 70 record labels in DSD Stereo. In addition, over 1,500 of these DSD albums are also available in Multichannel DSD. It’s the largest catalog of Multichannel DSD albums in the world. With the MERGING+NADAC and MERGING+PLAYER DACs, you will be able to play and enjoy all the albums at the NativeDSD Music store in any format (DSD or DXD) and channel configuration (Stereo, Binaural, Multichannel) you desire. In short, a dream come true!

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Written by

Floor van der Holst

Floor is interim Communications & Label Manager at NativeDSD Music


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