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2Ls Divertimenti Up for 3 Grammy Awards

2Ls Divertimenti Up for 3 Grammy Awards

This weekend Hi Rez Audio fans will be watching to see if 2L’s Divertimenti brings home a Grammy Award. Released last year by Norwegian Record Label Lindberg Lyd AS (usually referred to as «2L»), Divertimenti is the industry’s first Blu-Ray/Surround Sound Super Audio CD combination disc. read more…

Sony PlayStation 3 Gaming Console Becomes Latest Super Audio CD Playback Option

Sony PlayStation 3 Gaming Console Becomes Latest Super Audio CD Playback Option

Earlier today, Sony released the long-awaited PlayStation 3 gaming console. In addition to providing gaming fans with 1080p level video and a Blu-Ray Disc drive, the console also offers playback of both Single Layer and Hybrid Super Audio CDs in Mono, Stereo and Multichannel Audio sound. The product comes in two editions – a Basic edition selling for a list price of $499 and a Premium edition that sells for a list price of $599. (The difference between the two units is that the Premium unit features Wi-Fi, a 60GB hard disk drive and several flash memory readers while the Basic unit has a smaller 20GB hard disk drive and does not include WiFi or the flash memory readers.) read more…

Denon Announces Reference Grade 2 Channel Super Audio CD/CD Player

On Tuesday, Denon Electronics announced a new line of audio and home theater products that feature what the company calls «boundless entertainment». Included in this week’s product announcements is a series of «Reference Grade» 2 Channel Stereo products known as the «CX» series. read more…

CES 2008: Universal Music to Distribute Ondine Label in North American Market

CES 2008: Ondine has announced that the Universal Music Classical division of the Universal Music Group (UMG) will be distributing all of its «physical and digital» titles starting in 2008. The Ondine label is based in Finland and has released over 400 titles since its founding, with over 250 in active release. read more…

Analogue Productions Bringing 25 Classic Blue Note Jazz Albums to Super Audio CD

Earlier today Analogue Productions, the audiophile reissue specialist label owned by Chad Kassem, announced that they are bringing 25 classic albums from the Blue Note catalog to Super Audio CD disc. The albums are being licensed from Blue Note Records, the famed Jazz label owned by EMI/Capitol Records. read more…

The Jazz Side of the Moon in Super Audio CD Surround Sound

The Jazz Side of the Moon in Super Audio CD Surround Sound

A unique Jazz album entitled The Jazz Side of The Moon is the next in Chesky Records series of newly recorded Jazz performances. The album is subtitled “The Music of Pink Floyd” and as you might guess, it presents a new take on the classic album The Dark Side of The Moon by Pink Floyd. read more…

CES 2008: FIM Continues Audio Innovation with SACD, K2 HD and HRx Discs and Demos

CES 2008: First Impression Music (FIM) will highlight several different music formats during the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The 2008 edition of CES starts tonight with some pre-show press events that will be followed by an all-day «Press Day» event on Sunday and then exhibits that start on Monday.

FIM and its owner Winston Ma have been known for years as innovators in the high end audio arena. As a result of always pushing the boundaries in high end audio, the company is often among the first with new audio innovations and formats. That theme will be evident at CES this year as FIM highlights three different ways of moving Stereo two channel audio ahead. FIM will be showing their catalog of Stereo and Surround Sound Super Audio CD (SACD) discs including their latest release — Sway by singer Michael Gold. Also on display will be the label’s initial releases in JVC’s «K2 HD» enhancement of Redbook CDs.

Finally, FIM will be previewing the new «HRx» format of high resolution Stereo WAV files developed by Reference Recordings. read more…

CES 2008: Warner Bros. Goes Blu-Ray Exclusive Toshiba Is Surprised

CES 2008: Warner Home Video dropped a bombshell today in the High Definition Video Disc market by announcing that it will going to Blu-Ray Disc exclusively for its High Definition Video Disc releases starting at the end of May 2008. read more…

Heads Up Releases Spyro Gyra and Final Michael Brecker Album in 5.1 Super Audio CD Surround Sound

Heads Up International has released the final album by Jazz Great Michael Brecker and Spyro Gyra’s latest album on 5.1 Surround Sound Super Audio CDs. The SACDs of Pilgrimage by Michael Brecker and Good To Go Go by Spyro Gyra are the latest editions of Heads Up’s Surround Sound SACD Series, where they bring some of their top artists to you in high resolution audio. read more…

Telarc Releases New Albums by Hiromi and David Russell in SACD Surround Sound

Telarc has released Surround Sound Super Audio CD editions of the latest albums by Jazz Pianist Hiromi and Classical Guitarist David Russell. The albums — Time Control by Hiromi and her Sonicbloom band and Art of the Guitar by David Russell — are «day and date» releases. read more…

Bose Announces Universal Car Audio System With SACD and DVD-A Surround Sound Playback

Bose Announces Universal Car Audio System With SACD and DVD-A Surround Sound Playback

The Automotive Systems Division of Bose surprised many at this year’s Geneva Motor Show with the unveiling of The Bose Media System. This is a new car audio system that supports Surround Sound Super Audio CD and DVD Audio disc playback as well as CD Audio and several other music formats and will be available with the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti. read more…

SonyBMGs RCA Red Seal Label Releases First Surround Sound SACD In New Mahler Series

SonyBMGs RCA Red Seal Label Releases First Surround Sound SACD In New Mahler Series

SonyBMG’s RCA Red Seal classical music label has released a Surround Sound SACD featuring the first in a new cycle of recordings of the Mahler Symphonies by David Zinman conducting the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra. The new SACD includes performances of Mahler’s First Symphony as well as the Blumine movement of the composition which is placed at the end of the disc so that it can be played – or not – at the listener’s option.

As with earlier RCA Red Seal Surround Sound SACD releases, this is a Single Inventory Hybrid Super Audio CD. It serves as both the CD Audio and SACD edition of the album as noted by a sticker on the album cover that says

“New Recording – Special Priced Hybrid Multichannel Super Audio CD. Plays on all standard CD and Super Audio CD Players.”

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Telarc Releases Russian Nights by Cincinnati Pops in SACD Surround Sound

Telarc Releases Russian Nights by Cincinnati Pops in SACD Surround Sound

For February, Telarc brings us another Surround Sound Super Audio CD by Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Russian Nights is a “day and date” release with both the Hybrid Surround Sound SACD and the CD Audio edition of this album arriving on February 27th. According to Telarc, the album is the 83rd Telarc recording by Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and the 19th of their albums that have appeared as Telarc Super Audio CD releases. In addition to the new Russian Nights SACD, Telarc’s Heads Up label also added a new title to the company’s catalog of upcoming Super Audio CDs. read more…

On The Wings Of An Eagle Is Latest Chesky SACD Surround Sound Release

On The Wings Of An Eagle Is Latest Chesky SACD Surround Sound Release

On The Wings Of An Eagle by the jazz trio of pianist John Hicks, bass player Buster Williams and drummer Louis Hayes is the latest edition of the New York Sessions Super Audio CD series from Chesky Records. Chesky’s February Surround Sound SACD release continues this applauded group of audiophile grade Jazz performances recorded last year at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in New York City. Also new this month is the announcement of yet another in Chesky’s Super Audio CD releases. read more…

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