Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 00:05 UTC
Multimedia, AV "On October 1 1982, Joel's sixth studio album, 52nd Street, was the first commercially released CD album... Which means CDs are 30-years-old today. It's worth noting here that 52nd Street wasn't a new album - it was launched initially in 1978, but it was selected for relaunch on the new digital audio disc, rolling out alongside the first CD player - the Sony CDP-101 - in Japan. But of course, the CD didn't spring up overnight - the road to launch started long before 1982." I'm still 100% CD when it comes to music. The act of physically holding a new album in your hands for the first time and gently placing the disk in the tray can't be matched by pressing a download button behind a computer.
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SACD
by kenji on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 22:10 UTC
kenji
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2009-04-08

Does anyone remember (or still use) Super Audio CD's? I remember listening to Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" on SACD and it was spectacular, but it's pretty spectacular on any format. It was a neat idea that didn't catch on, much like quadraphonics.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Audio_CD
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quadraphonics

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