As a developer of the SACD
format, Sony is dedicated to expanding the awareness for and broadening the acceptance of this trailblazing technology," said Michael Mitchell, vice president/general manager, Sony Disc Manufacturing.
One neat feature of the DV-980H is its ability to directly convert DSD data to PCM, thereby allowing the unit to send converted SACD
data down an HDMI 1.
format was developed by Sony and Philips Electronics and is an enhanced audio standard that allows for higher resolution of music, resulting in remarkably faithful and pure audio reproduction.
Ca Ira" is being released in the hybrid SACD
(Super Audio CD) format in Dolby Digital 5.
Unfortunately, neither the SACD
sound nor the Stokowski performances are anything to write home about.
And with more and more releases available in DVD-A and SACD
it's quite cool to know that you're in at the ground floor of a sonic revolution.
On the hot side, the SACD
stereo layer can be enormously dynamic, so much so that you may find yourself turning the volume up and down.
Hybrid version (playable on all CD, DVD and SACD
players) features Disc One with the original album in CD Audio, SACD
Stereo and SACD
Each includes the entire disc's musical content in both SACD
format, as well as standard CDs, providing complete backwards and forwards compatibility.
Combined with features such as HDMI, HD-JPEG, DVD-Audio, SACD
decoding and Class D modulation, the Vaddis 8 series of ICs is one of the most powerful DVD solutions today.
Is the Stereo SACD
layer on the SFSO Mahler discs actually a 2 Channel SACD
mix or is it the same quality as the red book 16 bit cd layer?
New releases in the DVD-A format are dwindling, but SACD
still offers a reasonable selection.