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Atomic Floyd HiDefJax Headphones

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Atomic Floyd HiDefJax

The Atomic Floyd HiDefJax headphones are crafted from aluminium and do an impressive job at delivering audio for their reasonable asking price. They deliver a sweet sound with loads of detail, a rich high-end and a solid bass are are particularly suited to rock, electronic, dance, and pop. read more…

Pink Floyd – ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ A DVD-Audio review by Nicholas D. Satullo

Pink Floyd – ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ A DVD-Audio review by Nicholas D. Satullo

In 2003, High Fidelity Review trumpeted one of surround music’s best moments, the release of Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon‘ as a 5.1 SACD. While by all accounts the disc enjoyed enormous popularity among surround music enthusiasts, there were two immediate questions presented: What would it have sounded like if released as a DVD-Audio disc? And what about the original quadraphonic mix by sound engineer Alan Parsons? The debate over the two competing surround formats was fresher then, and there was a thirty year allegiance to the 4.0 quadraphonic mix of original surround engineer Alan Parsons, a mix that was never endorsed by the group itself, but which had itself become a cult classic since the release of this giant work in 1973. read more…

Steven Wilson – Producing Porcupine Tree’s ‘In Absentia’ for DVD-Audio

Patrick Cleasby interviews Porcupine Tree main-man Steven Wilson, who also runs an amazing number of parallel projects (no-man, IEM, Bass Communion, Blackfield – check out www.nomansland.demon.co.uk), about the process of turning his latest studio album ‘In Absentia‘ into a DTS Entertainment DVD-Audio title.

An in-depth HFR review of the ‘In Absentia’ DVD-Audio disc is available by clicking here. 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…

Vote For Your Favourite High-Resolution Release of 2003

HighFidelityReview is giving readers the chance to vote for their favourite high-resolution release of 2003 from a shortlist of six titles, nominated by twelve of the site’s contributors.

These six titles are, in the opinion of High Fidelity Review and our writers, the year’s finest releases on both the DVD-Audio and SACD formats. read more…

IFA 2003: Philips Car SACD Plans and Pink Floyd SACD Sales

At this week’s IFA show in Berlin, Philips officials provided an update on the SACD format and its progress in the European market. In addition, they revealed plans for the development of Car SACD players by a partnership between Philips and Harman International as well as updated SACD sales figures for the Hybrid Multichannel SACD edition of Pink Floyd’s classic album The Dark Side of the Moon. read more…

Dark Side of the Moon SACD Remains On The Market

Officials from EMI in the U.K. and Capitol Records in Hollywood earlier today informed High Fidelity Review that the 30th Anniversary Hybrid Multichannel SACD Edition of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album is an active title in their catalog and remains on the market, available for purchase. read more…

Pink Floyd Talks About Dark Side of the Moon SACD on EPK

One of the interesting items that has recently popped up on the Internet is an item from EMI entitled the “Dark Side of the Moon SACD Audio/Video Electronic Press Kit (EPK)”. The EPK is a short video that features the members of Pink Floyd talking about the origin of the Dark Side of the Moon album. It includes their remembrances of how the various songs came to be, how they were recorded and how the various talking voices on the album were recorded.

The EPK also features comments by Dark Side of the Moon Art Designer Storm Thorgerson. According to Thorgerson, the idea behind the new blue cover with the stained glass design that appears on the 30th Anniversary Edition SACD originated with the decision to include a new 5.1 surround mix on the album. Throgerson says this expanded the scope and prism through which the album’s music can be viewed, hence the stained glass window metaphor. read more…

Some Copies of ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Display Cracks

Some Copies of ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Display Cracks

Cracked discs bring ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ back into the headlines today, as over the weekend, participants on several Internet audio forums (Hi Rez Highway, Steve Hoffman Forum, QuadraphonicQuad and the Home Theater Forum) began discussing how some copies of the recently released 30th Anniversary edition of the album ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ by Pink Floyd (Capitol 7423-582136-2) have cracks in them. According to the Internet messages, the cracks start from the center of the disc and radiate outward.

According to editor Stuart Robinson, High Fidelity Review has received several messages from concerned owners of the disc, who were either reporting the issue to us or enquiring about the best course of action to replace their cracked copy. read more…

Crest National, Marcussen Mastering and The Who’s ‘Tommy’ Surround SACD

Crest National, Marcussen Mastering and The Who’s ‘Tommy’ Surround SACD

After visiting with Lon Neumann in the SACD Project Room in Hollywood, I was given a tour of the Marcussen Mastering facility by Eddie Wisztreich. Marcussen Mastering was founded by mastering engineer Stephen Marcussen in 1999. Initially the firm’s work was done out of the former A&M Studios facility in Hollywood while the current mastering studios were constructed. The firm moved in a year later and has been working there since. read more…

Pink Floyd – ‘Dark Side of the Moon’  An SACD review by Nicholas D. Satullo

Pink Floyd – ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ An SACD review by Nicholas D. Satullo

High Fidelity Review is going to let you in on a secret. When Capitol Records releases the long-awaited ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ SACD in New York next week, it will become a matter of public knowledge what our world exclusive advance review permits us to verify – it is a sparkling success, defying the gravity of expectations that invariably tug at such a staple of popular music. James Guthrie, the sound engineer responsible for the new 5.1 mix of the album, found a way to succeed where there were ten thousand ways to fail. read more…

CES: Dark Side of the Moon Is Coming to SACD

A new version of ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ featuring 5.1 SACD Surround Sound was officially announced during an SACD press event and celebration earlier tonight at the Baby’s Night Club in the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas. read more…

Dark Side of the Moon SACD News

‘Dark Side of the Moon’ is to be an SACD release, that’s the indication from EMI sales representatives who manage the inventories of on-line specialist retailers.

Ajay Pancholi, Customer Services Manager for the UK’s leading on-line SACD and DVD-Audio store EuphoricSounds.com, contacted High Fidelity Review to let us know that earlier this morning (January 7th), his company was notified by EMI that ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ would be an SACD. read more…

‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Confirmed, But on What Format?

Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ is close to completion; that was the news at Surround Pro 2002 from veteran producer Alan Parsons, who confirmed the existence of the album’s long-rumored multi-channel re-mix. read more…

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