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Old 08-18-2007   #18
optides
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Default Re: A Blueprint For the Future of High-Resolution, 5.1 Music

A great discussion. SACD, RIP. And DVD-Audio, also -- except I always found sort of dead from my start in those high-res.

I await high-res music from my HD DVD player, or my DTS capable DVD/SACD player. Someday.

But I must interject that the back catalog, for some in SACD was worth it. Maybe because I am a bebop fan, and semi-locked in the 1940s and 1950s, I have gotten as many favorites as I wanted, usually, in (sometimes mono) SACD.

The approaching demise of SACD, if Sony pulls the plug, has inspired me to keep filling in new titles in my library, as well as new releases (sometimes multichannel) that attract me.

A boutique format, an eccentric collectors pleasure. I suspect that is what it always will be, and that DSD recording and SACD releases will continue by small companies even after the originator bails out.
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