DVD-Audio

CES: Integra Research Debuts the RDV-1.1 ‘Universal’ DVD-Audio/SACD Player

Integra Research has announced the THX Ultra-certified RDV-1.1, a high performance universal player that features an incredible array of state of the art circuitry and connectivity options. With digital output capability for high-resolution multichannel audio, as well as DVD-Video, the player provides the highest reproduction quality possible, regardless of the source material or format. read more…

“The History and Future of Surround Sound” – Tom Holman, TMH Corporation

“The History and Future of Surround Sound” – Tom Holman, TMH Corporation

In his Surround 2003 seminar, Tom Holman of TMH Corporation gave an interesting, anecdote-laden account of the history of surround sound recording, a “drama in five acts, we hope with a happy ending.” Holman went back to the roots of stereo recording to find the events that led to the first recordings in surround sound. As Holman pointed out, it all goes back to Bell Labs’ initial experiments with stereo recording in the early 1930’s. read more…

CES 2004: Rotel Introduce New RDV-1050 DVD-Audio Player

CES 2004: Rotel have announced a new DVD-Audio player, the $700 RDV-1050, one of two DVD products to be debuted in Las Vegas.

DVD players and DVD-Audio designs are fast becoming a commodity with many consumers,” says Rotel’s V.P. read more…

CES: Meridian Flies the Flag for DVD-Audio

CES Advisory: Meridian Audio Limited, international leader in digital audio and video for home theater and music systems (Booth #17220, Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 1 and 2), has dedicated part of its booth at CES to promoting the increasingly-successful DVD-Audio format, with displays of a sample of all the available titles, a Meridian DVD-Audio replay system and a computer with DVD-Audio replay capability, as well as a selection of the twelve-million-plus players sold by manufacturers all over the world. read more…

Emerging Technology, Surround Professional 2003

HighFidelityReview reports from the ‘Future of Surround’ panel & New Technologies Forum held at the Surround Professional 2003 Conference and Technology Showcase where subjects such as hybrid DVD-Audio discs and Super Audio CD version two (SACD 2) were discussed & new products from Minnetonka Software, SRS Labs, Dolby Laboratories and iBiquity Digital were demonstrated, where John Eargle of JBL Professional demonstrates his company’s Linear Spatial Reference active studio monitors.

Regardless of their ultimate fate in the fickle consumer marketplace, at this point both SACD and DVD-Audio are mature, established formats for production and delivery of multichannel music recordings. In contrast to Surround Conferences past, presenters no longer have to lug around unwieldy custom or home-built gear for demos – now, they can simply drop their sample discs into commercial players.

Nevertheless, in this highly competitive environment neither format completely addresses all perceived needs. As a result, evolutionary changes are afoot in both DVD-Audio and SACD. Each format is currently being enhanced to address the respective limitations for which it is most commonly criticized: DVD-Audio’s lack of backward compatibility with CD players, and SACD’s lack of video content options. These developments were among the topics tackled in the ‘Future of Surround’ panel, moderated by Bobby Owsinski, Surround 2003 Conference Chairman and Managing Director/Executive Producer at Surround Associates. read more…

Philips to Produce DVD-Audio Capable ‘Universal’ Disc Module

Exclusive: Philips are to introduce an SACD and DVD-Audio solution to market in the form of the SD5.2, an integrated transport and decoder that supports all current DVD and CD-based audio and video formats. read more…

Phil Ramone – Surround Professional 2003 Keynote Speech

Phil Ramone – Surround Professional 2003 Keynote Speech

Al Schmitt introduced Surround Professional 2003’s keynote speaker, Phil Ramone, saying that usually he was irreverent when he spoke of Phil but this time he wanted to be serious. Al said that he and Phil are great friends and that it was a great pleasure and an honour to introduce Phil – in fact they are such good friends that they even went on a cruise together. After some laughter from the audience, Al added that Phil wore the high heels – so much for keeping it serious! read more…

Coro Della Radio Svizzera, I Barocchisti (Fasolis) – ‘Handel: Messiah’  A DVD-Audio review by Martin Fendt

Coro Della Radio Svizzera, I Barocchisti (Fasolis) – ‘Handel: Messiah’ A DVD-Audio review by Martin Fendt

A new Handel’s Messiah release may not at first seem to be the most ground breaking of developments, especially there are numerous versions of this celebrated oratorio in existence, albeit many of them only “highlights”. However, this latest one from Arts Music seems to raise the bar considerably in technical terms over all others. For the first time ever, here we have the whole 2Ѕ hour marathon recorded from scratch onto one DVD-Audio disc in 96kHz, 24-bit PCM with no compression or equalisation used at any stage during production. Not only that, but with no less than twenty-four channels at the original recording, the engineers have captured the sound of the performers in a fresh and seamless manner. read more…

Surround Music Awards 2003

Honoring the year’s most significant releases in the fledgling multichannel music catalog, the Surround Music Awards were held on December 11, the first night of the Fifth Annual Surround Professional Conference at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. In only its second year, the SMA Program has already emerged as the social centerpiece of the Conference. This year’s Awards ceremony, a thoroughly polished and classy affair produced by the effusive and tireless Lisa Roy, sported celebrity presenters and sophisticated multimedia segments (in multichannel sound, naturally), while still retaining the intimacy and enthusiasm befitting a gathering of lifelong music-lovers. The evening also included a moving tribute to the memory of Surround Pioneer Award winner Frank Zappa. read more…

Neil Young and Crazy Horse – ‘Greendale’ A DVD-Audio review by Cai Campbell

Neil Young is probably second only to David Bowie in his chameleon-like ability to adopt a new persona for whatever project he might be indulging himself at the moment. Over the past decade or so, Neil’s focus seems to have settled on doing what he does best: playing emotionally charged blues-based electric folk-rock. read more…

3Bone Audio Nominated for Two Surround Music Awards

For the second year in a row, Toronto based DVD-Audio label/production company, 3Bone Audio, is nominated at the Surround Music Awards in Beverly Hills, California, taking place on December 11th. The album, ‘KAJE, created by Toronto music producer Kevin “KAJE” Johnson, and mixed in 5.1 by 3Bone Audio, is up for “Most Adventurous Mix” (awarded to the album that demonstrates incredible use of multi-channel audio) alongside 5.1 re-issues of Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’, Beck’s ‘Sea Change’ and others. read more…

Twenty New DVD-Audio Releases on November 18th

Universal Music, Warner, J Records and 5.1 Entertainment rolled out no less than twenty new DVD-Audio titles on Tuesday, the largest number of discs released on one day in the history of the format. read more…

TACET Announce ‘The Auryn Series Vol.10’ DVD-Audio Release

TACET have announced their latest Auryn Quartet DVD-Audio disc will be released on November 28th.

The Auryn Series Vol.10’ features the Piano Quintet in F minor op.34 by Johannes Brahms and Variations and Fugue on a Theme op.24 by Handel. read more…

Silverline and N-Coded Sign Jane Monheit DVD-Audio Deal

Two new DVD-Audio titles from Jane Monheit will be the products of a long-term licensing deal between Silverline Records and N-Coded Music, announced today.

Silverline will take on the role of worldwide distribution for DVD-Audio versions of jazz singer Monheit’s music, it was announced by Jeff Dean, President of Silverline Records, and Adam Levy, President and CEO of Warlock Records and N-Coded Music. read more…

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