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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RE: SACD
by Jason Bourne on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 21:49 UTC in reply to "SACD"
Jason Bourne
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SACD is a format that failed. There are no audible benefits of DSD compared to Red Book PCM. What may be the factor that some SACD will "sound better" than CD is the mastering factor, not anything special about the media. Being that said, the same mastering could be used for a common CD.

As far as more than two channel mixes go, 4.0 and 5.1 music will never leave its tiny audience nich.

Edited 2012-10-03 21:51 UTC

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