post #31 of 51
8/22/08 at 2:33pm
SACD is a very nice addition if you maintain a decent stationary rig anyway. Great sounding discs are much, much more frequent than on redbook...
You make some great points in your post, Oliver, but I strongly disagree with the emphasized portion. There are many great sounding SACDs, but any given day you can go to the Hoffman forums marketplace and find HUNDREDS of audiophile quality RBCDs for sale, in the form of Hoffman masters (DCC et. al.), MFSLs, West German Target pressings, anything mastered by Nimbus, Japanese Black Triangles, blue/orange Swirls, or any early CD pressing straight transfer not affected by digititis.
Of course most of these are going to be albums recorded in the 80s or before, but isn't that when all the best music was made anyway?
Well, of course? My intention was to state that proportionately you have much better chances of picking up a well produced SACD—"blind", so without looking at who made it or looking for reviews—than redbook, as there are many times more CDs than SACDs.
Divertimenti is a Bluray + hybrid SACD release
musikkonline - 2L
* Stereo DSD
* MCH 5.1 DSD
* Stereo 16/44.1
Blu-Ray (dual layer):
* Stereo Linear PCM 24 BIT / 192 kHz
* MCH 5.1 Linear PCM 24 BIT / 192 kHz
* MCH 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio 24 BIT / 192 kHz
* MCH 5.1 Dolby True HD 24 BIT / 192 kHz
* MCH 5.1 DD 48kHz
Plus, Neil Young's Archives will be released Nov 3