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Denon Preview DCD-SA1 High-End, Two-Channel SACD Player

Denon’s UK PR representative Robert Follis has released preview details of a new Denon two-channel, high-end SACD player.

Known as the DCD-SA1, the machine will retail at Ј5,000 in the UK, with a launch date scheduled for mid April 2005. read more…

CES 2005: Telarc Brings 4 New SACDs and 2 SACD Samplers to CES

CES 2005: Telarc International built upon their CES debut last year by bringing more SACDs to the show this year along with a new site location, more staff, new SACD releases and samplers and a way to listen to all of their SACD releases. read more…

CES 2005: Groove Note Releases SACD and Plans 4 More from Concord Jazz Catalog at Elusive Disc Booth

CES 2005: Groove Note Records was one of the music labels and partners featured at the Elusive Disc booth during this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The connection is not surprising since Elusive Disc serves as the U.S. read more…

CES 2005: Ray Kimber Debuts 4 Channel SACD With IsoMike Recordings

CES 2005: Ray Kimber, the owner of Kimber Kable and more recently IsoMike fame brought his first 4 Channel SACD IsoMike disc to the High End Audio Exhibits at the Alexis Park Resort during CES this year. read more…

Universal Music Adds 4 Classical Music SACDs to Release List

The Universal Music Group updated their Super Audio CD Release List earlier today with the addition of 4 new Classical Music albums that are due out in the U.S. market in April. Also new this week was an update on the release plans of the yet untitled next album by singer Beck. read more…

CES 2005: Mobile Fidelity Announces SACDs by St. Louis Symphony and Bela Fleck for 2005

CES 2005: Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs held court at two locations during the Consumer Electronics Show. Company representatives including Vice President John Wood, Chief Engineer Shawn Britton and Marketing Director Colie Brice were available at parent company Music Direct’s Music Booth at the Alexis Park Music Room as well as a Sound Room at The Show next door at the San Remo. read more…

Carpenters Singles Album and 4 Classical Albums Released by Universal in SACD Surround Sound

A&M Records has released a new Surround Sound Super Audio CD of the Carpenters Greatest Hits entitled Singles 1969-1981 this week. Also new from the Universal Music Group family of labels are 4 new Classical Music Surround Sound SACDs. read more…

CES 2005: Lipinski Sounds Audiophile Speaker Debut Features SACD Demo

CES 2005: Lipinski Sound and their new Speakers highlighted one of the more interesting sound rooms at last weekend’s Consumer Electronics Show. Lipinski Sound is the brainchild of Andrew Lipinski, a classical recording engineer for over 20 years. read more…

CES 2005: Sony Debuts High-End Qualia Model 007 SACD Player

CES 2005: Sony Debuts High-End Qualia Model 007 SACD Player

Returning to the well-heeled aura of its original SACD rollout, Sony Corporation unveiled this stunning new standalone SACD/CD player at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The single-disc player, to be sold under Sony’s premium Qualia brand as the model 007, sports sleek, futuristic styling that exudes high end. Slated to appear in April at an estimated price of $10,00 without loudspeakers and $12,500 with, the Qualia 007 includes a matching brushed metal remote control and built-in digital amplification. The product is so new that the Sony reps manning the Qualia room at CES were unable to provide any power output or other performance specifications. “We’re seeing it for the first time here along with everyone else,” said one. read more…

CES 2005: Sony Updates Qualia Statement SACD System for U.S. и European Markets

CES 2005: As I noted in my CES Press Day report, Sony’s Qualia group introduced a new version of the Qualia 007 SACD playback system at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. The introduction was part of an expansion of the Qualia product line into speciality audio dealers in the U.S. read more…

SA-CD.Net Web Site Adds RSS Feeds for SACD Reviews and New Release Information

The popular SA-CD.Net web site has added RSS Feeds to its list of features effective today. The new feeds will enable Super Audio CD fans to get instant notification of new SACD releases and new mini-reviews of Super Audio CD discs contributed to SA-CD.Net by visitors to that web site. read more…

CES 2005: Chesky Releases Two SACDs at CES During Show Sale

CES 2005: Chesky Records continued its tradition of offering some very low prices on discs in its catalog at the Alexis Park Music Room. In addition to some very aggressive pricing, attendees also received the first opportunity to buy two new Hybrid Multichannel Super Audio CD discs from the label. read more…

CES 2005: During Press Day The Word is High Definition

CES 2005: The day before the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) show begins is known as Press Day. It is so named because the day is filled by a host of press conferences and announcements for the media at the show that are conducted by the largest Consumer Electronics and TV firms in the industry. read more…

New SACD and DVD-Audio Releases from TACET

The end of 2004 saw several new releases from TACET in both DVD-Audio and SACD form. DVD-Audio highlights include a recording of Schubert’s ‘Octet in F Major’, while the TACET SACD catalogue continues to grow apace with the news of eight new hybrid discs. read more…

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