HD-Audio Challenge II Submissions

Please use the form below to submit your responses to the HD-Audio Challenge II. This page is intended for those that have requested the files and have agreed to participate. THIS PAGE IS NOT INTENDED FOR THE GENERAL READER POPULATION.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at mwaldrep@aixrecords.com. Thanks very much for helping with this study.

The High-Resolution Challenge II Submissions
Please enter your full name to confirm that you have only listened during this survey and not used analytical tools to determine the resolution of the files.
Some playback chains will downconvert hi-res audio to 48 kHz. This question asks you to confirm that your setup reproduced the 96/24 files in high-resolution.
PLEASE NOTE THE THE ORIGINAL FILES WERE 16-BITS. THERE IS A NEW SET NAMED LBIT2. MAKE SURE YOU'RE LISTENING TO THE NEW FILES TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION.
Some playback equipment downconverts high-resolution audio to standard-def without notifying the user. Please state whether you were able to confirm playback at 96 kHz/24-bits.
Please rank your experience level in doing critical listening.
Please state the background noise level of your listening environment.
Please estimate the value of the reproduction system used for this evaluation.
How long did you spend listening to the files before making your decisions?
Please describe the level of cables used in your system. This includes power cords, interconnects, and speaker cables.
Please provide the device or piece of equipment used to playback the files.
Please describe the equipment you used for this test. Please list the entire signal chain: source component (computer, digital audio player, networked audio server, other etc.), DAC, cables, preamplifier, amplifier, and speakers.
Please describe your process in determining which files were the high-resolution versions. Did you use A|B|X, delayed comparison, realtime switching between tracks, playing the tracks very loudly etc.). If you used special software, please describe it.
Please feel free to make any additional comments or ask questions in the space provided.
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