Yeah, funny ain't it? You'd think Sony would get their act together in this day and age and crank out a Sony HA-1ES for headphones or something.
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11/18/01 at 7:55pm
|Originally posted by Beagle
Oh sure, like I am going to get fooled again, I am going to buy a player for yet another "new" format and buy my record collection all over again, assuming even .5% of it was available in that format? They sold the original format for the masses with horrible turntables and stereo systems. Now they want to sell a new format for people with good gear and ears who have been stuck with an inferior medium for the past 17 years.
No thanks. Both DVD-A and SACD will never float, they will cancel each other out and we will soon see the same number of titles available as we do for pre-recorded MiniDisc.
I suppose for those people who have been stuck with and only known the current CD format, SACD or DVD-A may sound great. But it won't replace a great sounding LP collection, sonically nor inventory-wise. If SONY thought SACD would make a breakthrough, would they be putting out all their own stuff in inproved re-mastered versions they are now? Doesn't make sense.
Even if the formats sounded like the Voice of God, who wants to have a limited (VERY limited) collection that will render everything else you own unsatisfactory. Then when the general public ignores the formats and they die because nobody is going to pay those premium prices, you are stuck with them.
|SACDs are devoid of that subtle PCM harshness, not only in the highs, but across the entire frequency band|