CES 2007: Telarc offered a series of announcements for this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2007) in Las Vegas. The label is planning to release 15 Surround Sound Super Audio CDs. To celebrate their continued activity in high resolution audio, Telarc also announced a sale on their entire catalog of Super Audio CDs as well as a contest where one lucky fan will win a Sony SACD Changer full of Telarc SACDs. It was an impressive showing for the label except for one thing, they were not exhibiting at the show — the entire Telarc CES «booth» is on their web site!
2007 Surround Sound Super Audio CD Releases from Telarc
Telarc and their Heads Up jazz label continues to be one of the more active U.S. based record companies issuing Super Audio CDs. That will continue to be the case this year as Telarc announced plans to release 3 Surround Sound Super Audio CDs this month and a total of 15 this year.
Included in the list is a Surround Sound SACD edition of The Big Picture by Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops (originally available only on Stereo CD and 5.1 DTS Music Disc). Telarc Senior Engineer Michael Bishop promises that fans of the album will feel that they’ve gone «from 2-D to 3-D» when they hear the new SACD edition later this month.
Another highlight from the 2007 Telarc SACD release list will be the new DSD recording On The Other Side by jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton. Telarc played a cut from this SACD that wowed the attendees at the recent AES Convention in San Francisco with its 3 Dimensional imaging and soundstage in SACD Surround Sound.
Other Surround Sound SACD highlights in 2007 will include titles by guitarist David Russell and a unique performance of the music of John Coltrane, including A Love Supreme by the Turtle Island Quartet. Here is the list of upcoming Surround Sound SACDs from Telarc and Heads Up:
Telarc Surround Sound SACD Releases — January 23, 2007
Telarc Surround Sound SACD Release — February 6, 2007
Telarc Surround Sound SACD Release — February 27, 2007
Telarc Surround Sound SACD Releases — March 27, 2007
Telarc Surround Sound SACD Releases — April, 2007
Telarc Surround Sound SACD Release — August, 2007
Telarc Surround Sound SACD Releases — September, 2007
Telarc Surround Sound SACD Releases — October, 2007
A CES 2007 Sale for Everyone
One of the perks of attending shows like CES and the Home Entertainment Show is that audiophile record companies like Telarc often bring early copies of their soon-to-be-released discs to the shows and offer them at special prices. If you aren’t at the show, you miss out. In this case, while Telarc isn’t at this week’s CES show in person, they are still offering special pricing on their Super Audio CDs — both to show attendees and everyone else via a special Telarc CES Virtual Booth web site (see link below). This includes pre-orders on their January and February 2007 SACDs.
To order Telarc’s SACD at the special price of $14.99 (a $5 savings per SACD), visit their CES web site and enter the word SURROUNDSAVE in the promotional code section when at checkout.
Chance to Win an SACD Changer and the Telarc SACD Catalog
The icing on the cake at the Telarc CES Virtual Booth is a contest for all Telarc fans. The prize for one lucky winner will be a Sony 400 Disc Super Audio CD Changer that comes with every SACD in the Telarc and Heads Up catalog! The folks at Telarc estimate that the prize is worth «more than $7,000″.
So you may want to cruise by the Telarc CES Web site and enter the contest even if you don’t plan to pick up any of their current and upcoming SACDs. With offers like the online sale and contest, many people will realize that Telarc is bringing some of the highlights of being at CES right to the desktop. A very clever move by Telarc indeed.
Telarc’s Virtual CES Booth on the Web — Offering New SACD Releases, SACD Sale Prices and a $7,000 SACD Giveaway