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Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots CD+DVD-Audio Scheduled for 23rd September

The release date for ‘Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots’ by the Flaming Lips has been confirmed as September 23rd by Rick Gershon of Warner Bros. Records Publicity.

In a message circulated to the industry’s entertainment editors and some wire services, the contents of the “CD+DVDA” package – which consists of two separate discs and not a single hybrid – are detailed, but once again Warner Bros. falls flat on its face when it comes to promoting the benefits of DVD-Audio. Nowhere in the release does it mention high-resolution audio or the presence of a multi-channel version of the album, and even the words “DVD-Audio” are absent from the text!

Here are the contents of the news release: read more…

CEDIA 2003: New Theta Compli Universal Player

CEDIA 2003: Theta Digital has announced its first universal player – the Compli – at CEDIA today.

The only details we have so far are in the press release issued by Theta’s PR Agency, J. B. Stanton Communications:

The Compli plays material formatted for more than 15 popular audio, video, image and content formats. read more…

CEDIA 2003: Rotel Introduce DVD-Audio Equipped Receiver

CEDIA 2003: Rotel have announced a unique DVD-Audio capable product, the RSDX-02, a one-box design that incorporates a DVD player, 5.1 processor/amplifier and AM/FM tuner. To be priced at $1,500 when it is introduced to market in October, the RSDX-02 is said to bring high-performance home theatre and high-resolution audio to an entirely new spectrum of listeners. read more…

TAG McLaren Audio to Cease Product Development

Exclusive: The future of TAG McLaren Audio looks bleak, all future product development will cease and the company is likely to withdraw completely from the audio/video markets following an internal review; this was the bombshell Chief Executive Office Dr. Udo Zucker dropped on TAG dealers earlier today. read more…

New Polk Loudspeakers Designed for High-Resolution Multi-channel

HE 2003: Polk Audio has announced a loudspeaker line-up specifically designed for high-resolution audio. In a complete re-design of their CSi center channel and FXi surround loudspeakers, the new products have been specifically designed to match Polk’s new RTi Series of floor-standing and bookshelf loudspeakers and feature all-new drivers and tweeters and striking new contemporary cosmetics. read more…

Denon DVD-2900, The First PAL Progressive DVD-Audio/SACD Player

Denon have announced that the PAL version of their DVD-2900 universal DVD-Audio/SACD player will be the only machine capable of delivering ‘legal’ PAL progressive video.

The DVD-2900 brings Denon’s audiophile and videophile performance features to a price point that most enthusiasts can afford. read more…

Acura TL to Include Factory Fitted DVD-Audio System

The latest Acura TL is to be factory fitted with a multi-channel DVD-Audio system, it was revealed today at the New York International Auto Show.

The Acura 3.2 ‘Concept TL’ performance luxury sedan made its debut on April 16th with the promise that the production model would “feature the latest in high technology”, and that includes a high-resolution audio system. read more…

Fleetwood Mac ‘Say You Will’, a Simultaneous DVD-Audio and CD Release

Say You Will’ is the first studio album since 1987 from super-group Fleetwood Mac, and it is being released simultaneously in both Europe and the United States on DVD-Audio and Compact Disc. The European release date is April 28th, while the album debuts two weeks earlier on April 15th in the U.S. read more…

Meridian 880 Reference Music Server features MLP

Meridian Lossless Packing is to be used in the 880 Reference Music Server, one of the recent announcements by Cambridge-based Meridian Audio. MLP is the loss-less compression technology used by DVD-Audio, but its flexibility allows any audio source to be stored in compressed form without compromise, unlike MP3, the standard lossy format used by the majority of music servers. read more…

The Abegg Trio Perform Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff

TACET have announced that their next DVD-Audio release will be another from the highly successful Abegg Trio who will perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Trio in G Minor and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A Minor.

The members of the Abegg Trio are Ulrich Beetz (violin) Birgit Erichson (violoncello) and Gerrit Zitterbart (piano). read more…

Meridian 800 is World’s First HDMI DVD-Audio/Video Player

Meridian’s 800 DVD-Audio/Video player is the world’s first to support HDMI, we can reveal today. At CES in Las Vegas, Meridian will today announce two upgrade cards, the VE11 and VE12, both of which will retail for $1,250 when they become available in spring 2003. read more…

Hi-Res Music Takes Top Honors at Surround Music Awards

Hi-Res Music’s ‘Trio’ (Catalog No. HRM 2008), featuring jazz legends Monty Alexander, Herb Ellis and the late, great Ray Brown, was awarded top honors for Best Hi-Res Stereo-Only Program at the recently held First Annual Surround Music Awards. read more…

Minnetonka Announce $495 DVD-Audio Authoring Software

Minnetonka Audio Software, Inc. have announced and demonstrated their latest SurCode and discWelder products for DVD-Audio authoring at a reception hosted by John Kellogg at Dolby Lab’s Burbank, CA facility.

Led by Director of Marketing John Calder, with support from company President John Schur, the brisk and lively demo showed the ease with which the content of a DVD-Audio disc could be assembled and authored. read more…

CEDIA 2002: High-Resolution Format Promoters Missing in Action

Minneapolis—Was CEDIA an opportunity lost for promoters of DVD-Audio and SACD? Last week, while waiting at the airport for my flight out to the Expo 2002 trade show for the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA), I came across the owner of a local high-end Audio/Video sales and installation store. read more…

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