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2003 Surround Music Award Nominees

The final nominees for the 2003 Surround Music Awards, to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, as part of the 2003 International Surround Conference and Showcase sponsored by Surround Professional magazine, can be revealed by High Fidelity Review today. read more…

Cambridge SoundWorks Introduce Four DVD-Audio Systems

Cambridge SoundWorks have announced DVD-Audio and Pro Logic II as headline additions to their MegaTheater home-theater-in-a-box line of products. This will enable consumers on tightly restricted budgets, to enjoy multi-channel high-resolution audio for an outlay as little as $550 for the entry-level MegaTheater 505 system. read more…

Arts Music Announce Handel and Wagner DVD-Audio Titles

Arts Music have announced two new classical music DVD-Audio titles, ‘The Messiah’ by George Frideric Handel and a collection of overtures and preludes by Richard Wagner.

Handel’s ‘The Messiah’, with a playing time of 141 minutes, features Lynne Dawson (soprano), Guillemette Laurens (mezzo-soprano), Charles Daniels (tenor) and Antonio Abete (bass) with the Coro della Radio Svizzera and I Barocchisti, conducted by Diego Fasolis

The performance was recorded in June 2000 in Lugano, Switzerland, and will be released as catalogue number ARTS 45007-6. read more…

‘Tubular Bells 2003’ DVD-Audio Delayed Again

The release of ‘Tubular Bells 2003’ will be subject to a lengthy delay, it was confirmed by Warner Music Group earlier today.

The news will come as a major disappointment to Oldfield fans across the globe, but is not totally unexpected, as rumours about further delays have been circulating for a few days. read more…

DVD-Audio Council Members Announce Seventy New Titles by Year End

In a press statement, the DVD-Audio council has today announced its members will release seventy new titles on the format before year-end. Yes, you read that right. Not seven or seventeen, but seventy!

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Hi Fi Show and AV Expo a ‘Resounding Success’

Organisers of the Hi Fi Show and AV Expo 2003, where both DVD-Audio and SACD were parts of prominent exhibits, have declared the event “a resounding success”, as were the ‘Hi-Fi News Industry Awards’, with accolades being given to high-resolution innovators such as Meridian Audio and Pioneer. read more…

Chesky Records to Reinstate DVD-Audio Release Schedule

It has been confirmed that Chesky Records are to return to DVD-Audio and will begin releasing new titles in the format in the near future.

Recipients of the most recent Chesky mailing-list update will have noticed a promotional competition, the prize for five lucky winners being a new DVD-Audio sampler disc. read more…

Mike Oldfield DVD-Video/Audio ‘Tubular Bells’ Box Set

A Mike Oldfield DVD-Audio/Video box set is to be released by Warner Vision to mark the 30th Anniversary of ‘Tubular Bells’.

The set, scheduled to hit the streets in the U.K. on 17th November, will include DVD-Video live performances of ‘Tubular Bells II’ from Edinburgh Castle, ‘Tubular Bells III’ from Horseguard’s Parade, London (originally released as a double-sided DVD-Video disc in 1999), and ‘Art In Heaven’, the concert staged in Berlin to mark the Millennium celebrations of 2000. read more…

Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots CD+DVD-Audio Scheduled for 23rd September

The release date for ‘Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots’ by the Flaming Lips has been confirmed as September 23rd by Rick Gershon of Warner Bros. Records Publicity.

In a message circulated to the industry’s entertainment editors and some wire services, the contents of the “CD+DVDA” package – which consists of two separate discs and not a single hybrid – are detailed, but once again Warner Bros. falls flat on its face when it comes to promoting the benefits of DVD-Audio. Nowhere in the release does it mention high-resolution audio or the presence of a multi-channel version of the album, and even the words “DVD-Audio” are absent from the text!

Here are the contents of the news release: read more…

CEDIA 2003: New Theta Compli Universal Player

CEDIA 2003: Theta Digital has announced its first universal player – the Compli – at CEDIA today.

The only details we have so far are in the press release issued by Theta’s PR Agency, J. B. Stanton Communications:

The Compli plays material formatted for more than 15 popular audio, video, image and content formats. read more…

CEDIA 2003: Rotel Introduce DVD-Audio Equipped Receiver

CEDIA 2003: Rotel have announced a unique DVD-Audio capable product, the RSDX-02, a one-box design that incorporates a DVD player, 5.1 processor/amplifier and AM/FM tuner. To be priced at $1,500 when it is introduced to market in October, the RSDX-02 is said to bring high-performance home theatre and high-resolution audio to an entirely new spectrum of listeners. read more…

Steely Dan and Peter Frampton Surround SACDs Released

Steely Dan and Peter Frampton Surround SACDs Released

Universal Music has released two long awaited Multichannel SACDs this week by Steely Dan and Peter Frampton. The new SACDs are Steely Dan’s album Gaucho and the multi-million selling album Frampton Comes Alive! Both SACDs feature SACD Surround Sound and SACD Stereo tracks, with Gaucho also offering a CD Audio track for compatibility with CD players. Universal also announced some additional release dates for upcoming SACDs, including October release dates for The Who’s “Tommy” and Ludacris’ “Chickens and Beer” albums on Multichannel SACD disc. read more…

Universal Music Group Announce DVD-Audio Release Schedule

Universal have announced their upcoming DVD-Audio release schedule, and it looks like a veritable who’s who of big name artists, including Andrea Bocelli, Diana Krall, Elton John, Shania Twain, Steely Dan, Sting and The Who.

The news heralds Universal Music Group’s first American DVD-Audio releases, which are slated to begin appearing on shelves from September 23rd onwards. According to the official company press release, UMG plans an ongoing DVD-Audio release program that will “…offer best-selling artists and core catalogue titles to major markets worldwide.” read more…

TAG McLaren Audio to Cease Product Development

Exclusive: The future of TAG McLaren Audio looks bleak, all future product development will cease and the company is likely to withdraw completely from the audio/video markets following an internal review; this was the bombshell Chief Executive Office Dr. Udo Zucker dropped on TAG dealers earlier today. read more…

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