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What's so great about high-resolution audio?

The Audiophiliac ponders the long and winding road to better sound.

By 19 June 2016

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Audio-only VR: Is it ready for prime time?

VR audio makes sense as part of a virtual audio-visual experience. But VR sound without pictures makes my head spin.

By 8 May 2016

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Sony gets serious about high-resolution audio, again

Sony unveils a new line of high-resolution players, but the Audiophiliac wonders if this is just a replay of the SACD saga.

By 7 September 2013

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Why did SACD, DVD-A, and Blu-ray fail as music surround formats?

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.

By 26 June 2011

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Oppo's newly upgraded Blu-ray/SACD/DVD-A player isn't just for audiophiles

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.

By 30 December 2009

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Marantz' $6,000 Blu-ray, SACD, DVD-Audio player

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."

By 14 December 2009

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Phenomenal sounding Oppo Blu-ray/SACD/DVD-A player

If you want to hear how good digital audio can sound check out Oppo's latest universal Blu-ray player, the BDP-83.

By 5 September 2009

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Are SACD and DVD-Audio dead yet?

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.

By 17 July 2009

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Onkyo A-5VL and C-5VL: Audiophile SACD player and amp combo

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

By 8 July 2009

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Denon 'universal' Blu-ray players take on Oppo

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.

By 28 April 2010