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5 Moody Blues 5.1 Surround Sound SACDs Coming to Europe in March

Five classic albums by the Moody Blues will be released in Super Audio CD 5.1 Surround Sound this March in the U.K. The Surround Sound SACDs will arrive as Deluxe Editions of the group’s original albums and will include Days of Future Passed, In Search of the Lost Chord, On the Threshold of a Dream, and A Question of Balance. read more…

Sanctuary Records Group Countersues 5.1 Entertainment Over Dual Disc Licensing

The Sanctuary Records Group has filed a countersuit in its dispute over Dual Disc licensing with Los Angeles based 5.1 Entertainment Group. Dual Disc is a two-sided flipper disc that has CD Audio content on one side and DVD content on the other side. read more…

Sonopress and DualDisc at MIDEM 2006

At MIDEM 2006, Sonopress presented its entire range of DualDisc services. The Gьtersloh-based media service provider acquired a license for the replication of DualDiscs from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in the middle of last year. read more…

discWelder BRONZE bundled with Hewlett Packard Workstations

Minnetonka’s discWelder BRONZE DVD-Audio authoring tool is to be included with select Hewlett Packard workstations – the models include the XW4300, XW6200, XW8200 and XW9300.

This trial version of the award-winning discWelder BRONZE application, includes a complete feature set, capable of burning up to five standards-compliant DVD-A discs. read more…

Meridian Introduces G91A All In One Player Controller Tuner

Meridian Introduces G91A All In One Player Controller Tuner

CES 2006: U.K. based Meridian Audio Limited used this year’s Consumer Electronics Show to introduce a new version of their G91 DVD Video and Audio player.

Dubbed the G91A, this new edition of Meridian’s G91 DVD Video and Audio player goes beyond the features of a player and is now dubbed an “all in one” player, controller and tuner. In addition to being a DVD Video and Audio player, it also includes an AM/FM RDS tuner (in model G91A) or a DAB FM Digital Radio Tuner in markets with DAB services (with model G91A-DAB) and a 2 Channel preamplifier. read more…

New Arts Music SACD boasts Crystal Clear 24-bit 96kHz Sound

Arts music has announced their latest SACD release, Bach Suites Nos. 1 – 4, performed by Diego Fasolis and I Barocchisti. The following information from Andrea Hentschke of Arts:

“Diego Fasolis and his ensemble “I Barocchisti” have been acclaimed from the press many times as one of the best ensemble for ancient music. read more…

CES 2006: MusicGiants Announce High-Resolution Surround Downloads

CES 2006: MusicGiants have announced plans for high-resolution, lossless, surround downloads to be introduced later this year as part of the MusicGians Network premium music download service. The following information is from the company’s press release:

Listening to music in 5.1 provides exactly the type of rich, robust listening experience that musicians prefer and consumers now expect from their home audio systems,” said Elliot Mazer, long-time producer for Neil Young and other noted artists. read more…

CES 2006: Krell Adds 2 Super Audio CD Players To Their EVO Product Line

CES 2006: Krell Industries is showing 2 new Super Audio CD players that will become part of their “EVO” product line this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Krell display is in the South Hall area of the Las Vegas Convention Center and is part of the show’s main building – away from other high end audio exhibits over at the Alexis Park Resort. read more…

CES 2006: Conrad-Johnson and McCormack Audio Team to Upgrade UDP-1 Universal Disc Player

CES 2006: Conrad-Johnson and McCormack Audio Team to Upgrade UDP-1 Universal Disc Player

CES 2006: McCormack Audio of Virigina and its parent company Conrad-Johnson have teamed up to introduce an upgraded version of McCormack’s UDP-1 Universal Disc Player. The new edition of the UDP-1 is on display at the Alexis Park Resort location of this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2006). read more…

CES 2006: Groove Note Plans Anthony Wilson and Diana Krall SACD and Releases New SACDs and Catalog

CES 2006: Groove Note Records plans an SACD by guitarist Anthony Wilson and Diana Krall this summer. The news of this big SACD project overshadowed the label’s other CES activities including two new Super Audio CD releases and a new catalog. read more…

CES 2006: Telarc Offers New SACDs at a Discount and Announces 2006 SACD Release List

CES 2006: For the third year in a row, Telarc is hosting a booth at the disc sales area during the Consumer Electronics Show. CES attendees can stop by and listen to the label’s extensive Telarc and Heads Up Super Audio CD catalog (over 135 Super Audio titles now available) on a pair of 400 disc SACD changers with headphones. read more…

CES 2006: CES Press Day Reveals Industry Trends, New SACD and DVD-A Players and The Start of A Format War

CES 2006: The day before the opening of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is known as “Press Day” where the big names in Consumer Electronics hold a series of one hour briefings for the media. This year was no exception with a series of media briefings from firms including Toshiba, Pioneer, Sharp, Philips, LG Electronics, Thomson, Panasonic and Sony. read more…

CES 2006: CES Unveiled Opens Pre-Show Activties at the Annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

CES 2006: With the arrival of the first week of January, it is once again time for the annual Consumer Electronics Show, better known in the industry as “CES”. While the actual show doesn’t officially open until Thursday (it runs from Thursday through Sunday at the Convention Center, Hilton, Alexis Park and Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas), members of the media are encouraged to arrive two days early to participate in a host of pre-show events. read more…

Telarc Wraps Up Year With New Classical and Jazz Surround Sound SACDs

Audiophile labels Telarc and Heads Up wrapped up 2005 with releases of three Surround Sound Super Audio CDs. The new Telarc SACDs include releases of albums featuring performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. read more…

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