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The SA-CD in 2008
August 8, 2008
I think we should all rejoice that the PS3 is SACD capable. This was/is Sony's trojan horse into entertainment hubs of homes worldwide - even moreso with Blu Ray now the sole hi def film format. I think moving hi res audio over to the Blu Ray format gives it most chance of not only survival but higher penetration into the mainstream. Surely a ... more
Warner Bros goes Bluray exclusive...The War is Over!
January 7, 2008
What is interesting to me is the possibility of hi rez audio releases using the winning (Blu Ray) format and whether this is possible. I believe the Blu Ray spec allows for 7.1 channels of uncomrpessed PCM audio so it would be great to see something a little more mainstream come into existance. Don't get me wrong I love SACD but am always annoyed ... more
Classical Novice - Best Starter Titles???
January 7, 2008
Thanks for all the suggestions. Being mainly into jazz and pop looking at a starting point in classical can be daunting...but using the fine format of SACD makes it fun. I'm really only looking to start out with some well known classics one could classify as 'demo' quality and have a preference for multi ch. There are some very good suggestions ... more
Classical Novice - Best Starter Titles???
January 3, 2008
Awesome list Windsurfer thanks... Are true newer DSD classical recordings that much better? ... more
Classical Novice - Best Starter Titles???
January 1, 2008
I am a novice to classical music but not to SACD. What are the better classical titles in terms of fidelity and multichannel mix available on SACD? I'd love a 'starter list' if you will of titles to purchase to get me going...I do like piano concertos and pieces such as Vivaldi's Four Seasons, more delicate stuff rather than 1812 Overture ... more