The Audiophiliac ponders the long and winding road to better sound.
VR audio makes sense as part of a virtual audio-visual experience. But VR sound without pictures makes my head spin.
Sony unveils a new line of high-resolution players, but the Audiophiliac wonders if this is just a replay of the SACD saga.
SACD and DVD-A pinned their futures to the hope that there was a market for 5.1-channel music, and flopped. Now Blu-ray is making an even feebler attempt.
Oppo doesn't claim any audio performance advantages for its new BDP-83 Special Edition Blu-ray Disc Player over the standard BDP-83--if you use the new player's HDMI output. It's ideal for buyers who still have receivers lacking HDMI connectivity.
Marantz' new UD9004 "universal" spinner handles Blu-ray, CD, SACD, and DVD-Audio discs. Home Entertainment magazine's Richard Ames says its sound is "incredibly lifelike."
If you want to hear how good digital audio can sound check out Oppo's latest universal Blu-ray player, the BDP-83.
Ten years ago SACD and DVD-Audio were hailed as the next big things. Everyone thought multichannel music would soon replace stereo, but stereo's still here and 5.1 music is nearly extinct.
If you want to turn your current home-audio experience into something that will have you jumping for joy, we think you should investigate some new audiophile equipment from Onkyo
Denon has announced two new "universal" Blu-ray players that offer 3D Blu-ray compatibility and Netflix streaming in addition to SACD and DVD-Audio playback.