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Dena Piano Duo and Cikada Duo Discs from 2L [HFR]

The latest SACD releases from Norwegian label 2L, include titles from the Cikada Duo and a disc from the Dena Piano Duo featuring works by Mozart and Grieg. From 2L:

Cikada Duo – Nordheim

Since 1960 the composer Arne Nordheim has enchanted both musicians and audience with a unique soundscape. read more…

Two More Classic Moody Blues Albums Released in Super Audio CD Surround Sound [HFR]

Every Good Boy Deserves Favour and Seventh Sojourn by the Moody Blues have been released by the Polydor Records division of Universal Music International in newly remastered Surround Sound Super Audio CD editions. The new Surround Sound SACDs of these albums arrived in the European market on April 2, 2007 and this was followed a week later on April 10, 2007 with a release of the SACDs in Canada. read more…

High Note Continues Their Stereo Super Audio CD Jazz Highlights Series [HFR]

High Note Records continues their series of affordable Jazz highlights albums issued in Stereo Super Audio CD this week with two more additions to the series. Funky Organ: B3 Jazz Grooves and Jazz After Midnight follow in the footsteps of the previous editions in this series by offering 10 cuts each from the High Note Records Jazz catalog. read more…

Audio Capabilities of the Sony PlayStation 3 to be Highlighted at AES Event [HFR]

The San Francisco Chapter of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and Sony Computer Entertainment America have announced that they will be hosting on the audio capabilities of the Sony PlayStation 3 Gaming Console. The event will be held on May 22nd at 7:00 p.m. read more…

Telarc Releases New Albums by Hiromi and David Russell in SACD Surround Sound

Telarc has released Surround Sound Super Audio CD editions of the latest albums by Jazz Pianist Hiromi and Classical Guitarist David Russell. The albums — Time Control by Hiromi and her Sonicbloom band and Art of the Guitar by David Russell — are «day and date» releases. read more…

Super Artists on Super Audio Volume 4 from Channel Classics [HFR]

Super Artists on Super Audio, Volume 4 from Channel Classics Records is the latest in the label’s Super Audio CD sampler series. Channel Classics is based in the Netherlands and was one of the first European labels to market original Direct Stream Digital (DSD) recordings on Surround Sound Super Audio CD discs. read more…

Mobile Fidelity Releases Super Audio CD Edition of Whites Off Earth Now!! by the Cowboy Junkies

Mobile Fidelity Releases Super Audio CD Edition of Whites Off Earth Now!! by the Cowboy Junkies

The latest Super Audio CD release from Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs is the 20th Anniversary Edition of Whites Off Earth Now!! by punk rockers the Cowboy Junkies. The album was the group’s debut album and was originally recorded live at Studio 547 on June 28, 1986 by engineer Peter Moore with a Calrec Ambisonic Microphone.

In addition to the Cowboy Junkies Super Audio CD, Mobile Fidelity has provided an update on their release date for their upcoming SACD by The Pixies. The label has also added another Hybrid SACD to their release schedule. read more…

Bose Announces Universal Car Audio System With SACD and DVD-A Surround Sound Playback

Bose Announces Universal Car Audio System With SACD and DVD-A Surround Sound Playback

The Automotive Systems Division of Bose surprised many at this year’s Geneva Motor Show with the unveiling of The Bose Media System. This is a new car audio system that supports Surround Sound Super Audio CD and DVD Audio disc playback as well as CD Audio and several other music formats and will be available with the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti. read more…

CES 2007: Telarc Announces 15 SACD Releases For 2007 Plus CES Sale and Contest

CES 2007: Telarc offered a series of announcements for this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2007) in Las Vegas. The label is planning to release 15 Surround Sound Super Audio CDs. To celebrate their continued activity in high resolution audio, Telarc also announced a sale on their entire catalog of Super Audio CDs as well as a contest where one lucky fan will win a Sony SACD Changer full of Telarc SACDs. read more…

Opus 3 Releases Maria Winther’s Dreamsville in Super Audio CD Surround Sound

Opus 3 Releases Maria Winther’s Dreamsville in Super Audio CD Surround Sound

Audiophile label Opus 3 Records in Sweden continues to release albums in Super Audio CD Surround Sound. In their latest release, the label is presenting a new Swedish jazz singer named Maria Winther in an album titled Dreamsville. The disc is named after the Henry Mancini penned song that leads off the album.

As with all of the recent Opus 3 Surround Sound SACD releases, Dreamsville is a Single Inventory Hybrid Layer Super Audio CD release. It has Surround Sound SACD, Stereo SACD and Stereo CD Audio versions of the music on the album on each disc. The Super Audio CD serves as both the SACD and CD edition of the album. read more…

2007 Surround Sound Grammy Nominees Announced [HFR]

The Recording Academy has announced the nominees for their 2007 “Best Surround Sound Album” Grammy Award. Nominees in “Field 28 – Surround Sound and Category 93″ of the 2007 Grammy Awards Competition featured albums by artists including Ladysmith Black Mambazo with Melissa Etheridge, Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal, Hugh Masakela, Joe McBride, Sarah McLachlan, Natalie Merchant and Zap Mama, Donald Fagen, Wierd Al Yankovic, Alan Parsons and Ensemble 96 conduced by Шystein
Fevang. read more…

West of 5th and Mysterious Shorter Are Latest Chesky Jazz Super Audio CDs

West of 5th and Mysterious Shorter Are Latest Chesky Jazz Super Audio CDs

Chesky Records has released two more Surround Sound Super Audio CDs in their popular New York Sessions Jazz series. The latest installments in this series are West of 5th starring Hank Jones, Christian McBride and Jimmy Cobb and Mysterious Shorter, a tribute to the music of Wayne Shorter by Nicholas Payton, Bob Belden, Sam Yahel, John Hart and Billy Drummond.

Both of the new Surround Sound SACDs are Single Inventory Hybrid Layer Super Audio CD releases. They feature Surround Sound SACD, Stereo SACD and Stereo CD Audio versions of the music on the album on each disc. Each Super Audio CD serves as both the SACD and CD edition of the album. Here’s more information on these two new Surround Sound SACDs from Chesky. read more…

Sony PlayStation 3 Gaming Console Becomes Latest Super Audio CD Playback Option [HFR]

Earlier today, Sony released the long-awaited PlayStation 3 gaming console. In addition to providing gaming fans with 1080p level video and a Blu-Ray Disc drive, the console also offers playback of both Single Layer and Hybrid Super Audio CDs in Mono, Stereo and Multichannel Audio sound. read more…

Composer Peter Primamore’s Grancia Album Released As A Surround Sound Super Audio CD

Composer Peter Primamore’s Grancia Album Released As A Surround Sound Super Audio CD

Blue Apples Music has released the debut album by composer Peter Primamore as a Surround Sound Super Audio CD. Primamore is best known as the composer of music for the Today Show and the TV Series Sex In The City as well as music for a number of TV shows and commercials.

Grancia is a Single Inventory Hybrid Layer Surround Sound Super Audio CD release. The SACD serves as both the Super Audio CD and CD Audio edition of the album. It is playable on SACD, CD and SACD compatible DVD Video players. read more…

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