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Quad Elite CDS CD Player

Quad Elite CDS CD Player Quad recently introduced the new Elite CDS CD Player, a replacement for its 99 Series CD player. Significant changes can be found throughout this new CD player, including servo system and a new transport mechanism. read more…

TVLogic LUM-560W Quad HD has extremely high resolution

I’m sure you’ve all heard of Sharp’s Quattron, and TVLogic has put out their own unique HDTV with Quad HD. I’m not certain if it has that fourth color, but it does have 3,845 x 2,160 pixels in high definition resolution. read more…

Sharp to Launch Triple and Quad Layer Blu-ray Discs Soon?

Sharp has apparently developed a brand new laser ready to burn Blu-ray discs in triple and quad layers at 8x speed. That means we can expect Blu-rays to hold as much as 100GB in the near future. And it looks like Sharp is looking for an official spec from the BDA before the new technology goes into massive production. read more…

Verbatim to Launch Quad Interface 500GB/1TB External HDD

You might need one of those external HDD devices to store away all your movie downloads so why not take a look at these new quad interface external HDD which Verbatim is going to launch at Macworld? read more…

Westinghouse Quad HDTV With 2160p

Westinghouse exhibited their new Quad HDTV at the CES which has some impressive specs on it. The 52 inch TV has a whopping resolution of 2160p (3840 x 2160 pixels) which means that it runs on 8.3 megapixels which is our times more than 1080p TVs (1920×1080p) and more than twice the resolution of Dell’s, HP’s and Apple’s 30″ desktop LCDs. 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…

“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…

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…

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