An mag in the mag with 38 pages made in collaboration with Sony...
The biggest article ever on SACD, with a report on the new first opera in Budapest in full DSD( Bartok ), records critics, news, hardware coming in....interviews with Mr. Prent ( Galaxy studio Belgium )
it's not the first opera. As I previously said, three operas are already out on Fone', recorded in pure multichannel DSD in collaboration with Polyhymnia. I have "hard" evidence of this (all of them are on my SACD shelf :-))
With SACD having the universal backing by the world's biggest record company it's hard to see how it cannot take off.
It will be interesting to see what other labels will do that are still committed to the DVD-A format.
to turn their plight around. SACD "is as good as anything else" they've got in the way of strategy. The acid test comes when they begin to assess their "ROI on SACD". A good analogy is the electric car. GM spent 10 years and $1B on R&D. It worked just fine, but the demand hasn't taken shape (gotta recharge it every 100 miles). GM has pulled the plug (pun intended)!:-)
I think the big record companies are banking on yet another round of blanket "reissue and replacement" by the consumers. Personally, I think they are being overly optimistic. I know that I won't be biting. I'm in my young 40's, with a large CD library. I'm thinking about retirement money for the next 20 years, not replacing my CDs.
I doubt I'm alone, and I don't see how the young crowd will be enticed, since they don't have the systems (or interest?) to do the SACD format properly anyway.
I think the endless reissue campaigns that the traditional CD format has seen over the last decade in all areas of music (pop, rock, jazz, classical) are now being greeted by most customers with a big yawn!
They have simply grown weary of the endless floods of such releases and their claims how they really used the mastertapes on this one (even though they claimed that the last time already)!
As a CD collector I have simply lost interest in collecting reissues that will be superseded in another five years, exist in different bonus song configurations and will ultimately be issued as MC releases in the future anyways.
Multichannel does not only raise the level of quality in terms of sound and overall musical experience, but as a copy-protected format it will reinstate the value for most music collectors to actually own such products (which is part of the current demise of the music industry).
At the end of the day I believe MC will be the record companies' savior in this industry; the dramatic growth of Music DVD sales worldwide has already demonstrated that people are indeed looking for much more value for money than a redbook CD could ever offer!
It is very likely that with clever marketing and promotion SONY might succeed this time to raise this level with the SACD format. I would assume they have probably learned their lesson from the Betamax debacle some twenty years ago...
In the 2002 hifi yearbook by the renowned french classical music magazine Diapason, issued in november last year, there has also been an interesting 30 page SACD ad by Sony.
No, I can assure you: it was November 2002, four months ago. Plentyof SACD software, some of which still announced (some Fone' titles, King Crimson...). Granted, there were no UMG titles, IIRC, but that's where I read the first press announcement of the Alia Vox releases, as there was an interview with Savall, who still is an adamant two channel man, by the way.
It can not be the same " brochure " as I have now...It must completely different !
I speak from the one I bought yesterday in the german " Audio "...
I would be amazed to find a French 30 pages ad in a German magazine :-)))))
Still, I think part of the content might be the same. Does it end with an almost complete SACD releases catalogue, divided in Classical/Jazz/Popular sections, some items being stretched to enter a particula section?
No,no,no, of course not the same in language but the same in contend !
It may have some ( no wonder ) similarity..
No, it do not end this way...It has some pages with Sony products and review of Bowie..Taylor ..Krall...Global Percussion Network ( Opus3 ) Beethoven ( Kleiber ) Holst ( Planets ) ect..ect...
As the informations in it are all relatively recent ( the new Sony SACD ligne + Oasis + Osbourne,,)
Any confirmation of the "i-link" and outboard DSD dac? See message below on the SCD-XA9000ES. Thanks!
Nothing new as we are here always the first to know, but if you want I read for you....TA-DA9000ES 6 STR-DA50000ES & STR-DB2000QS & STR- LV500 next autumn with digital link...
Hope it help.
I will do my best.
Hein Decker ( Polyhymnia producer ) with his team, choose the Budapest Festival Orchestra as the best at the moment.
Bela Bartok " Herzog Blaubarts Burg " Lazlo Polgar & Ildiko Komlosi as Judith...It will have to reach 120 decibel ( I suppose in surround ) in pure DSD quality..
They made ab A/B test betweel live and DSD with journalists....no difference ( Meik Wipp was there too)
With Ivan Fisher as conductor.
Wouldn't pentatone be more logical? Since it's owned by Polyhymnia. Or maybe Universal, they have already got a Ivan Fisher title out, which was also done by Polyhymnia.
this SACD would be available for us? you should now! ;)
i'm glad to know this will appear in Philips and not
in Channel, as i didn't like the Love & Lament disc
(i found it too dry and with very little ambience)
besides, Bartok's opera is a great start for SACD
due to the complex interaction between singers,
orquestra and stage
Can you please email me directly? (There seems to be no way to get your email adress from your posts)
Allen (Vacuum State Electronics Inc)
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