SACD/DVD-Audio

SACD and DVD-Audio still to this day represent the best in audiophile digital audio formats. Audiophile record labels have adopted SACD over DVD-Audio for the most part and to this day, you can get many audiophile specialty albums on hybrid SACD, stereo SACD and even mono SACD. Others collect DVD-Audio and/or DTS CDs for their 5.1 audio mixes and video supplementals. Some audiophiles even search out a handful of Dual Disc titles for their 24 bit audio.

The Carpenters: Making The Leap From Singles to Surround Sound

Audiophile Music, Audiophile, Audiophile News, News, SACD/DVD-Audio • One Comment

Mark Smotroff looks at the best and most original Carpenters' singles re-releases......

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Reconsidering A Zappa Tribute Covers Project In Surround Sound, SACD

Audiophile, Audiophile Music, Audiophile News, News, Quadrophonic, SACD/DVD-Audio

Mark Smotroff breaks down why some tributes work better than others…...

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Cecil Holmes’ Soulful Surround Sounds on Quadrophonic SACD

Audiophile Music, Audiophile, Audiophile News, Quadrophonic, SACD/DVD-Audio, Surround Sound

Two years ago at a flea market I found a curious record that looked like one of many records riding the coat-tails of so-called...

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The Frank Zappa Documentary Part II: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack On CD

Audiophile Music, Audiophile, Audiophile News, SACD/DVD-Audio

In part one of my review series we explored the new Blu-ray edition of the Alex Winter’s terrific new documentary about Frank Zappa...

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Hendrix Live In Maui, Part 1: The Vinyl Experience

Audiophile Music, Audiophile, Audiophile News, SACD/DVD-Audio

In the universe of psychedelic rock ’n roll, there have been a number of films over the years which have gone on into the annals of...

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The Band’s Stage Fright 50th Anniversary Boxed Set, Pt. 2: Surround Sound Blu-ray & CD

Audiophile News, Audiophile, Audiophile Music, SACD/DVD-Audio

In Part One of my review of the new super-deluxe edition of The Band’s 1970 release called Stage Fright, we explored the new Stereo...

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Classic Rick Derringer SACD Rocks In Quadraphonic Sound

Audiophile News, Audiophile, Audiophile Music, SACD/DVD-Audio

In 1973 guitarist, producer and songwriter Rick Derringer issued an album, his first solo release that in its own way helped define the...

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Santana / Coltrane Collaboration Shines On Quadraphonic SACD

Audiophile News, Audiophile, Audiophile Music, SACD/DVD-Audio • 2 Comments

Unless you happen to follow uber-niche enthusiast forums on the Internet, chances are you haven’t heard about a somewhat new series...

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John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme, Acoustic Sounds Series Remastered Vinyl Reissue

Audiophile, Audiophile Music, SACD/DVD-Audio

Mark Smotroff doesn't want to make a choice... even a wee tiny bit......

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Steven Wilson Makes Tears For Fears’ The Seeds Of Love Flower In 5.1 Surround Sound

Audiophile, Audiophile Music, High End Audio, SACD/DVD-Audio • One Comment

Mark Smotroff appreciates a richly produced labor of love... ...

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Loss For Words: Is CD Quality Lossless or Lossy?

SACD/DVD-Audio

Mark Smotroff splits digital hairs to make a point…

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Oh No! It’s Pono!

SACD/DVD-Audio

Steven Stone looks at an idea that is behind its time...

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Does High Resolution Music Hold Human’s Attention Better than Standard Rez?

SACD/DVD-Audio

There is an idea out there that 3D visuals are more engaging than 2D visuals. However, could this idea be applied to music? Would high resolution music be more engaging than standard definition music?

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The 10 Best Audiophile SACDs Ever – Many Are Out Of Print

SACD/DVD-Audio

Audiophile music, particularly the high resolution disc format, can be difficult to find. However, its always good to have a starting...

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