I had the opportunity to visit Ed Meitner in Calgary this past week (and I just had a phone confirmation from him) and learned that he has just obtained a license from Philips for their drive mechanism, which now enables him to produce a multi-format capable SACD player utilizing his advanced designs. Briefly, here is what you can expect:
A six channel player/preamp combination with 16/44, DVD Video and Audio (24/96) as well as DSD playback capability. It'll include parts of his now famous Switchman design (six channels out with volume controls). It'll have digital (for separate Dolby and DTS decoders) as well as analog inputs and outputs and will be remote controlled. Everything will be based on Ed's state-of-the-art professional equipment currently used for DSD recordings around the world.
Undoubtedly, this will be a very advanced design and expected availability is late 2002 (in time for the CES) and the price is expected to be reasonable (less than $5,000).
IMO, this will be worth waiting for as it will in all probability set some new standards for digital playback (he's already set new standards in the pro arena).
With great anticipation....
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Topic - Exciting News!! Meitner DSD player coming (relatively) soon. - Lars 15:23:22 02/10/02 (13)
- Any issue of Ultimate Audio coming (relatively) soon? Just teasing. (nt) - WolfAmadeus 17:02:20 02/11/02 (2)
- I think he meant yust in yest.<nt> - Butthead 17:18:02 02/11/02 (1)
- He probably did, and I regret that I can't... - Lars 19:39:41 02/11/02 (0)
- Re: Exciting News!! Meitner DSD player coming (relatively) soon. - rick 12:34:47 02/11/02 (0)
- 2-channel SACD vs Trying to Cover All Bases - John 12:12:42 02/11/02 (3)
- Re: 2-channel SACD vs Trying to Cover All Bases - Lars 13:16:39 02/11/02 (1)
- Re: 2-channel SACD vs Trying to Cover All Bases - John 09:54:01 02/12/02 (0)
- Re: 2-channel SACD vs Trying to Cover All Bases - bmoura 12:33:17 02/11/02 (0)
- Oboy, I better rethinking my plan to buy SCD-1 now - jeromelang 21:58:06 02/10/02 (0)
- Great Exciting News!! We have missed your 'once frequent' posts nt - theob 16:30:11 02/10/02 (0)
- Re: Exciting News!! Meitner DSD player coming (relatively) soon. - bmoura 16:08:02 02/10/02 (0)
- Cool beans, but............ - Chris Garrett 15:26:54 02/10/02 (1)
- Chris, it'll probably look much like his professional equipment.... - Lars 15:34:46 02/10/02 (0)