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HE 2006 – AIX Records Releases Torme Sings Torme and Moonlight Acoustica, Shows Off HD Video Programs

HE 2006 – AIX Records offered up their two newest high-resolution, multi-channel DVD-Audio/Video products, the audiophile label making full use of their home term advantage: another in their line of double disc Collectors Edition releases featuring Steve March Torme and an all star “ten-tette” in a tribute to his late father Mel Tormй and an innovative jazz jam composition by company president, engineer and musician Mark Waldrep. The discs were available at the show, are currently shipping from the AIX web site and will be available this summer through retailers. read more…

HE 2006: Telarc Releases Round Up and Brecker Brothers in SACD Surround and Presents LAGQ Live

HE 2006: Telarc used this weekend’s HE 2006 show to launch their two newest SACDs: a newly created Surround Sound edition of the classic Round Up album featuring Frankie Laine and Erich Kunzel conducting the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and a Surround Sound SACD entitled Some Skunk Funk by the Brecker Brothers with several jazz all stars and the WDR Big Band recorded live at Leverkusener Jazztage. read more…

HE 2006: Sony Prepares for Blu-Ray Disc Format Launch

HE 2006: The launch of the next-generation Blu-Ray disc format was a featured attraction at this weekend’s Home Entertainment 2006 (HE 2006) show in Los Angeles. HE 2006 is sponsored by Primedia, the publishers of Stereophile Magazine and is being held at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel at Los Angeles International Airport. read more…

Universal Musics U.S. Labels Announce 3 Upcoming SACD Releases

Universal Music Group’s operation in the United States has announced the upcoming release of three Super Audio CDs in the American market. The new SACDs include a new Classical Music Surround Sound SACD arriving in the Fall and two SACDs by the Moody Blues. read more…

Bert Ostlunds Pathfinder is Latest Opus 3 Surround Sound SACD Release

Guitarist Bert “East” Ostlund is featured on the newest Surround Sound Super Audio CD release from Opus 3 Records. It is a Single Inventory Hybrid Multichannel Super Audio CD with the SACD disc serving as both the SACD and CD edition of the album. read more…

Melba Recordings Debuts First SACD in Wagner’s ‘Ring’ Cycle

Die Walkьre is the first SACD release in Melba’s recording of the State Opera of South Australia’s 2004 production of Wagner’s ‘Ring’ Cycle. The cycle of four operas which comprise The Ring is the largest single recording project ever undertaken in Australia. read more…

Arcam Launches Upscaling Universal DVD Player

Arcam are to introduce the DV137, a 1080p upscaling DVD-Audio/SACD player. The all-new DV137 is Arcam’s first universal player. It incorporates not only a host of new features, but also picture and sound quality that will impress even the most demanding enthusiast and that challenges competitors at far higher price points. read more…

Live Music at Home Entertainment 2006

At Home Entertainment 2006 some names familiar to high-resolution listeners will be either performing or sponsoring live music events. Held in Los Angles in June, attendees will have three days to demo the finest audio and home theatre components available in the world, attend educational seminars and enjoy live musical performances. read more…

Shostakovich from WDR Sinfonieorchester Koln and Avie Records

WDR Sinfonieorchester Koln and musical director Semyon Bychkov feature on the latest SACD from Avie Records. Since becoming Music Director of the WDR Sinfonieorchester Koln in 1998, Semyon Bychkov has enjoyed an enormously fruitful relationship with the celebrated ensemble, especially evident in his acclaimed series of recordings for Avie. read more…

Classe Announce Reference Quality CD/DVD-Audio Player

Classe Announce Reference Quality CD/DVD-Audio Player

Classe have announced the CDP-202, a reference-quality CD player with DVD-Audio capabilities, which follows closely on the heels of the CDP-102, introduced late last year.

The CDP-102 and CDP-202 are two-channel audio players, optimized for best performance at different price levels. Utilizing the advanced Classe Disc Player platform, the Classe Design Team has created these models especially for music listeners who do not want or need multichannel analog audio or High Definition video features. read more…

Rotel Debut the RDV-1092 Flagship DVD-Audio Player

Rotel are releasing a new flagship DVD-Audio player capable of 1080p video scaling. The RDV-1092 boasts the very latest in video resolution standards and exceptional audio performance.

According to Mike Bartlett, VP and General Manager for Rotel, “The RDV-1092 is a 1080p (progressive-scan) DVD player with a built-in scaler and HDMI output, to ensure that the very best picture quality is delivered to late-generation video-display devices. read more…

BIS Announce Three New SACDs

BIS Records have recently released three new SACDs featuring the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Peter Herresthal with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Bach Collegium Japan.

Sofia Gubaidulina – ‘…The Deceitful Face of Hope and of Despair’ (Concerto for flute and large orchestra, 2005) and Sieben Worte for cello, bayan and strings (1982) features performers Sharon Bezaly (flute) Torleif Thedйen (cello) Mie Miki (accordion) and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mario Venzago. read more…

Beethoven Symphonies in TACET Real Surround Sound

TACET have release an SACD of Beethoven Symphonies No. 7 and No. 8, performed by the Polish Chamber Orchestra.

The following information is from Andreas Spreer of TACET.

“There are plenty of recordings of Beethoven’s symphonies already! read more…

ARTS Release SACD of Peruvian Music

One of the latest SACDs from ARTS Music is the strangely titled ‘Esa Noche Yo Baila – Feast und Devotion in High Peru of the 17th Century’ performed by Musica Ficta.

Not entirely a mainstream title, even for SACD, so we’ll leave the description to ARTS Music’s Andrea Hentschke:

“It’s no longer a secret among lovers and classicists of historic music performances that the repertoire of 17th century Latin-American music holds real treasures. read more…

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