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Over 1600 MQA album titles on TIDAL listed here...

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David Elias Catalog on Tidal - CD Quality Streaming - Over 20 TitlesDavid Elias on TIDAL
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Artist Discography on Tidal

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New - DSD on DVD Data Discs
Handmade and Hand Verified in Hawai'i
No Downloads - No Computer Needed
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Plays DSD like any SACD disc
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DSD on DVD Data discs made here...  DSD on DVD Data discs made here...No Download, No Computer, Just Play It.

"I'm very glad to say that the trade winds from Hawaii have bourne your music safely & speedily to Dublin this afternoon." - Bill K., Ireland - DSD on DVD Data disc listener

 100% Pure Native DSD
Albums by David Elias
Stereo and 5.1 Multichannel DSD Downloads since 2009

 The Window - Stereo and 5.1 Mch DSD Download    Crossing - Stereo and 5.1 Mch DSD Download    Acoustic Trio - Stereo DSD Download    Slipper DSD Sessions - Stereo DSD Download    Coffeehouse DSD Playlist #1 - Stereo DSD Download

PFO Brutus Award to "In addition, I award David Elias a 2005 Brutus for the brilliant work that he's done with DSD in 2003 and 2005 on his exceptional recordings, 'The Window' and 'Crossing'. If you haven't treated yourself to these two exceptional recordings, you're missing what DSD can do with well recorded sources. Not only that, but David writes terrific music!" - Dr. David W. Robinson, Editor in Chief

"I just listened to the Mch download from NativeDSD. I remember starting the playback with track1, then the room disappeared while the music played. It was as if I went into a trance, captivated by a great performance and wondrous sonic. 10." - QuadraphonicQuad Forums

"Your recordings are so 'native' and unaltered it sounds like you all are standing in the circle in my living room doing the performance just for me."

What is DSD?!     Why DSD??!!    How-To DSD???? 

David Elias - SACD/DSD Download Pioneer Bio

 Streaming Hi-Res with MQA!

Here's the Acoustic Artist Hi-Res playlist that TIDAL of
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Read David Elias MQA Review on "Mono and Stereo"

New Release 2017 - Two Track Mind - Solo Acoustic CD!

"Let me say that this recording has, in many ways, the best sound quality I’ve heard. Intimate, solo acoustic — David and guitar." - Dez

One of the First MQA CDs on the planet...

New Solo Acoustic Release on CD with MQA! Any Player Works!

"Great album ..  listened to all of it on TIDAL!!" - Phil

No one has heard these solo acoustic tracks prior to this 2017 release. They are recorded with just two microphones (2 tracks!)  on voice and guitar.  Mic'd close and intimate. Solo Acoustic.

Hear it for yourself.... CD is for sale online. Plays from any CD player.  Plays with Studio Authenticated MQA from CD or ripped (ALAC, FLAC, WAV, AIF).

Brand New CDs with Downloads Included!

   Voice Memo 30 Songs... Lyrics/Notes PDF...  Rare To Go - December Solstice PDF...         

30 songs recorded as written on iPhone by the artist       Rare To Go - CD and Download

"I don't know how you did it, cause technically its not possible, but it sounds higher res than a CD - it's awesome quality music too." - Fiona Joy, Blue Coast SACD/DSD recording artist, Grammy Winner

"The CD I have is David Elias, Rare to Go, December Solstice. I also have the MQA download version. YOU have a beautiful voice Mr. Elias, and you have created a stunning CD.You have poured your heart and soul into your work, and especially this recording. I think it's a masterpiece, it's that good." - Bob C.

NEW Exclusive MQA Encloded Releases

  New Release - Illegal Copy #2 - CD Master Download with MQA encoding      David Elias - Independent Acoustic Roots - Original Solo Acoustic from 1995

"Had he come out 15 years ago, he'd've still had the opportunity of climbing the US charts; nowadays only soulless comet-singles make profit for a month, so David is destined to be relegated to an indie cult, but if I were him I wouldn't be too disappointed... He'll be remembered as one of the last poets on north-American soil to release high-quality music under every aspect." - MARKUS GANZHERRLICH, RockMetalBands.com

David Elias CD and HD Masters
Encoded with MQA

review these and other CD and HD masters online...  

MQA is simply a new way of encoding normal digital audio (PCM). It can be applied to any resolution of PCM from CD quality (16/44.1) to the highest resolutions that PCM has to offer (24bit/384kHz).

I have master quality recordings in all ranges of this format (CD to hi-res). They are now encoded with MQA. They sound better. T

hey can be played on ANY PLAYER!  You can even choose the PCM format you like the best: FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF. MQA encoding is transparent to the media format in that regard. But it does sound more natural and more real like the way it was recorded in the studio or in the pub or in the big public auditorium theater :)

If you have an MQA DAC (Digital Audio Converter) there are additional benefits to playing these recordings. But the MQA DAC is not required. These all have surprising sound quality either way.

David Elias - Rare To Go, 2015, MQA Master  David Elias & CasualTees - Live in San Gregorio - MQA Master  David Elias & The Great Unknown - Half an Hour Away, 2001  David Elias - Great American Music Hall win XING - Live MQA Master  David Elias - Time Forgets, 1997, MQA Master  David Elias - Lost in the Green, 1996, MQA Master David Elias - MQA Master Sampler - CD to HD, Hi-Res Masters  David Elias - The Window - MQA Master 24/352.8 from DSD Source  David Elias - Crossing - MQA Master 24/352 from DSD Source  David Elias - Acoustic Trio - MQA Master (24/352) from DSD Source  David Elias - Coffeehouse Playlist #1 - MQA Master 24/352 from DSD Source  David Elias - Slipper DSD Sessions - MQA Master 24/352 from DSD Source

Definitive Documents (for your education) written for The Absolute Sound  all appear in a single PDF here:  MQA Revolutionizes Digital Audio...

Here is the AES Paper on MQA from Oct. 2014 as PDF

About MQA... 

"I don't know how you did it, cause technically its not possible, but it sounds higher res than a CD - its awesome quality music too." - Fiona Joy, Blue Coast SACD/DSD recording artist, Grammy Winner

"The sound is incredible.  The loudspeakers vanish.  It sounds like you and the band are right here.  Very well done with the music and recording." - Herb B., High fidelity music listener

"How did you get it to sound so amazing in my funky little computer speakers?" - C.P., Music Lover hearing MQA encoded master tracks

"...the MQA sounds like you have more room to breathe,… It is just easier on the ears. In the low regions there is no distortion, even when I turn up the volume more than I would normally do and the high regions sound ‘calm’. What is even more important (I never met you in person, so maybe I am wrong), I think your voice is sounding more like the original in the MQA version." - Eric B., Audiophile

"In your work I have been amazed by the presence and intimacy of your voice that creates a closeness and a bond that is impossible not to stop and listen to the lyrics. Congratulations also for the lyrics that I would define not stories but single emotions and moods (clearly yours, but that each one can share), in one word poems. In the end I do not know if I could explain what I felt; I simply felt emotions, desire to understand and share your own emotions." - Anonymous Hi-Res Listener

 David Elias on MQA up to 24/352 unfolded Read David Elias May 2016 MQA Announcement here...
Now offering 20+ Albums as MQA downloads 
(hi-res masters unfold up to 24/352.8 kHz with MQA USB DAC)

MQA Sampler! You don't even need special gear.
Sounds better than CD. Plays on any Media Player.

MQA Sampler by David Elias - Exclusive on Bandcamp David Elias - Independent Acoustic

Try 9 songs at different MQA Studio (Blue Light) Quality..get it here

DSD Conversions to DXD and MQA Encoded by MQA Ltd., UK

Songs from "Illegal Copy #2", "Live in San Gregorio", "Rare To Go", "Slipper DSD Sessions", "Crossing", "The Window". and an unreleased track "40 Days - Summer skies"

These studio master recordings from a variety of audio resolution sources including CD Redbook quality tracks, hi-res PCM (24/96), and DSD (2.8mHz, 1-bit converted to DXD 24/352.8). All tracks on the sampler are MQA encoded files at low bit rates (16/44.1, 24/44.1, 24/48), that can be quickly downloaded and played on any audio player with improved CD sound quality. The hi-res tracks upper frequencies are unfolded by a MQA compatible DAC or software player for even further sonic improvements.

You can hear previews of these tracks here:   Preview David Elias MQA Sampler - online for download

Read more about MQA at MQA Ltd.

David Elias is an MQA Content Partner


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