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High Fidelity Review Official Launch

High Fidelity Review was officially launched today, January 4th, to coincide with the 2002 Consumer Electronic Show, held in Las Vegas.

HighFidelityReview.com will provide insight from the forefront of the rapidly growing, ever-changing ‘high-definition’ digital audio formats. read more…

Denon DVD-1600 Player Details

News of Denon’s first affordable region 2 (UK) DVD-Audio player first appeared on this site back in November 2001, and we promised more information when it became available. That time is now…

The DVD-1600 will be launched on the 22nd February 2002 at the Bristol Hi-Fi Show. read more…

Three New EMI DVD-Audio Releases

Three new DVD-Audio releases will be added to the EMI catalogue on February 12th, 2002.

They are: ‘Greatest Hits’ by Al Green, ‘Ah Via Musicom’ by Eric Johnson and ‘The Dance’ by Dave Koz.

Widely considered one of the ‘must-own’ soul albums, Al Green’s ‘Greatest Hits’ was originally released in 1975 but has been given the multi-channel treatment and undergone sympathetic restoration for its DVD-Audio outing. read more…

Digital Interface for DVD-Audio and DVD-Video Specifications

The DVD Forum has released guidelines for a DVD-Audio digital interface via IEEE 1394, also known as Firewire or iLink.

The 129 page document, recently published but dated September 2001, details the transmission of both digital audio and video from DVD-Audio and DVD-Video players through an IEEE 1394 (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.) bus to peripheral equipment, such as receivers, processors and even digital televisions. read more…

Two New DVD-Audio Titles From AIX Records

AIX Records have announced the availability of two new DVD-Audio titles, Johannes Brahms – ‘Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34’ and ‘Nitty Gritty Surround’ featuring John McEuen, Jimmy Ibbotson and The String Wizards with special guest Jennifer Warnes. read more…

Exclusive Surround Professional 2001 Show Report

The Surround Professional 2001 show report, published on-line by SMR Group during the two weeks that followed the December 7-8th event details the production techniques, design philosophies and technical advancements used in the creation of multi-channel audio for music and movies. read more…

Biennial Exhibition to Feature DVD-Audio ‘Sound Art’

The 2002 Biennial Exhibition at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art will feature ‘sound art’ and a dedicated surround listening room.

Meredith Monk’s ‘Eclipse Variations’ from Starkland’s ‘Immersion’ DVD-Audio disc will be replayed as a 4.0 presentation (the work lacks centre or LFE content) and was chosen to highlight modern ‘sound art’. read more…

Apex Ships AD-7701 Universal DVD-Audio/SACD Player

The Apex AD-7701 universal DVD-Audio/SACD player is shipping, almost twelve months after SMR Home Theatre’s CES 2001 Show Report first broke news of the machine.

Potential owners have suffered a long wait, and outlets such as J&R Music World took well over 1,000 pre-orders for the $299.99 machine, but now players have been sent to a limited number of recipients making the Apex the first commercially available piece of universal DVD-Audio/SACD playback hardware. read more…

DVD-Audio Sales Increase Dramatically In 2001

Sales of DVD-Audio players greatly outpaced those of SACD players during the first three quarters of 2001, according to market research organisation NPD Intelect of Port Washington, N.Y.

Sales of DVD-Audio players reached 21,022, as against just 370 during the whole of 2000, an increase of 5,582%. read more…

Yes DVD-Audio Releases Planned for May 2002

The two long-awaited Yes DVD-Audio discs are now scheduled for release on May 28th, 2002.

If all goes to plan, ‘Magnification’ (2001) and ‘Close To The Edge’ (1972) will both feature 5.1 Dolby Digital and Meridian Lossless Packing (MLP) tracks at 96/24, plus a two-channel 96/24 MLP track for the surround-challenged. read more…

A Quick Sell-out For Hodie 192/24 Titles

Released today, December 15th, Hodie’s Limited Elite Collector Series of 192kHz 24-bit DVD-Audio discs have already sold out. 300 numbered copies of the discs were produced, but all were spoken for prior to release after a deluge of pre-orders. read more…

Misleading Analog Devices DTS 96/24 Information

Misleading information from Analog Devices and DTS could lead to yet more confusion amongst consumers just as DVD-Audio is beginning to gain market penetration.

A December 5th Analog Devices press release announces support of DTS 96/24 amongst their Melody™ series of digital signal processing devices, used within popular consumer processors, receivers and amplifiers. read more…

Hodie 192kHz Limited Elite Collector Series

Hodie’s Limited Elite Collector Series, released on December 15th will be the first set of DVD-Audio titles to feature 192kHz 24-bit audio fidelity throughout the entire signal path, from recording to disc. read more…

DVD-A No. 6 released by TACET

The sixth DVD-A in TACET Real Surround Sound is available today: TACET D112 F. Chopin, N. W. Gade / Piano Trios / Abegg Trio. All you need to know about DVD-A on TACET’s website.

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