The Native team 

C. Jared Sacks - Managing Director
Jonas C. Sacks - Technical Director
Floor van der Holst - Marketing & Label Manager
Tom Caulfield - Mastering Engineer
Sjoerd Staal - Lead Developer
Ted Brady - Technical Advisor
Brian Moura - Technical Advisor
Marian Sluiskes - Sales

Frequent contributions come from Bill Dodd in the blog and also from
Stephen Braude - Reviewer
Jorge Capadocia - Reviewer
Mark Genfan - Reviewer
John Huxhold & Eric Meyer - Reviewers
Joel D. Parker - Reviewer
Mark Powers - Reviewer
Pal Szatmari - Reviewer
Wayne Wilmeth - Reviewer

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  • won the Brutus Award from Positive Feedback Online in 2014
  • won the Writer's Choice Award from Positive Feedback Online in 2015 for the Album '8 Ensembles in 1 Bit'
  • won the Brutus Award from Positive Feedback Online in 2017
  • won the Brutus Award from Positive Feedback Online in 2018
  • won the Brutus Award from Positive Feedback Online in 2019


Brutus Award 2019



Founded: April 2013
Launched: January 2014
Site Host: Trans IP Amsterdam
File Host: Amazon Web Services

About us

If you are tired of listening to compressed audio and your desire is to instead play uncompressed, original recording quality sound, this is your one stop shop. You will find detail in the music you were never able to hear before.


Real DSD 64fs, DSD 128 & DSD 256 & DXD masters was founded Early 2014 by Jared Sacks (Channel Classics Records founder and recording enigneer) and his son Jonas (cinematographer and music-enthousiast). Starting out with just the Channel Classics Records catalogue of about 170 albums (in DSD at the time), their goal was to create a central place where highest resolution music fans could go to find the best quality recordings in the world in both Stereo and Multichannel, directly from labels recording in DSD and/or DXD.

A big part of that vision was to make music as Direct Stream Digital (DSD) downloads available to listeners anywhere in the world. This included obtaining DSD Edit Masters and Analog Master Tapes that could be transferred to DSD, bringing you, the listener, as close to the original performance as possible.

Acoustic recorded music

In the last years, the NativeDSD platform has seen tremendous growth. Today offering 1500+ albums from 66 labels - ALL available in DSD (and sometimes DXD). More and more record labels are joining this platform store as DSD is becoming the go-to format for acoustic recorded music.


"As a professional musician, when I became a classical music label owner, it was my passion to not only bring great music to our listeners, but also to transfer the emotion of that music’s creation. I found that recording in DSD best met that need, and it is why we started this platform."- C. Jared. Sacks


"Musicians are just the best people to work with, when I started photographing and filming artist for Jared's label, I knew I wanted to be involved in a bigger part of the recording process. Starting this platform was an answer to that longing, delivering the beautiful engineering done by my father and all the other labels, to a worldwide audience."

- Jonas C. Sacks


Try it now!

We welcome you to try our free Welcome to NativeDSD Sampler and give us your thoughts. Many people have written on our Trustpilot page about their own findings. Please make sure to subscribe to our newsletter too! You can do this in the footer. In addition to the Native DSD website and newsletter, we also have InstagramTwitter and Facebook profile that we invite you to follow to get updates about music and hardware in the DSD world. 

Cheers to your ears!

The NativeDSD team

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