Plan B: you could try calling in the on-site Geeks to solve problems, but I doubt they will have a clue about SACD
discs, let alone how to get an HDMI-based system to play them when trouble occurs.
With the introduction of the first SACD
enabled HDMI receiver to incorporate HDMI v1.
Lavish First Edition DigiPack Includes Full Opera on Two Hybrid SACDs
, Bonus "Making Of 'Ca Ira '" DVD, & 60-Page Four-Color Booklet Containing Libretto, Cast Credits, & Original Illustrations
Anyway, I doubt that anyone will mind the Pentatone SACD
(which, by the way, is a hybrid and can be played back on a regular CD player in two-channel sound), and Stokowski fans will want it in any case.
Beating the other 60s troupers, The Stones recently had their Decca back catalogue remastered to SACD
Incidentally, this is a hybrid disc with three versions of the program on it: one in regular stereo, one in SACD
stereo, and one in SACD
In a blind listening test with a decent pair of speakers, the SACD
versions are astounding.
Zinman is starting an SACD
Mahler cycle on RCA with the Amazon price of $14 and maybe lower on a good sale day at J&R.
On a more hopeful note, the core classicists such as Albany, BIS, CPO, and Dacapo have retained their single-inventory SACD
distribution channels with no price increase.
10 /PRNewswire/ -- With a new Elton John album, PEACHTREE ROAD, being issued on Universal Records on November 9, 2004, five of Elton's earliest albums will be issued in the SACD
Hybrid format on October 26, 2004.
Additional new features include a TDM serial interface and a proprietary Direct Stream Digital (DSD) processor for SACD
applications, allowing for volume control and on-chip 50 kHz filtering without an intermediate decimation filter stage.
After an hour or so comparing this new PentaTone SACD
remastering of the Grumiaux performance to Szeryng's, I still confuse them.