Collecting things can be fun. To everyone his own. When i read 'Transferred on an all-tube cutting system' the step from dsd to PCM for sure can't hurt anymore.
I depend on them quite regularly:12AX7, EL84, EL34, 6L6
Rollin reported that converting DSD to PCM through WavPack is gapless. I recall you're a foobar2000 user so you could use it to do the conversion. Compress DSD to WavPack, load the .wv files in foobar2000 and use its converter to resample and convert to target format. Just make sure that foo_input_sacd isn't installed for this step or you won't get PCM output from the files. The SACD component does unallowed things and overrides the native WavPack decoder with its own DSD outputting version.And the conversion is transparent unless intentionally done wrong. Good resampling introduced noise is over 100 dB below the signal and no organ in human body misses the lost ultrasounds.
Quote from: greynol on 27 April, 2017, 09:39:49 PMI depend on them quite regularly:12AX7, EL84, EL34, 6L6What do you use them for?
I don't have a modified PS-3, so I can't rip the SACD to DSD sadly. But it really doesn't matter, because the disc has a CD layer. I just ripped that to FLAC and then AAC.