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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 December 13, 2009


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 July 16, 2009


Are SACD & DVD-Audio already kaput? Are HD DVD & Blu-ray similarly doomed?

Audiophile poll on Stereophile.com website says its all over for the two high-resolution formats.

By December 6, 2007


High-resolution audio is a lot older than you might have thought

What was the original high-res audio format?

By June 17, 2015


CES 2015 taught us the wireless audio future is now

At this year's CES, audio was about wireless connectivity and decluttering, and this is something that makers of technologies like Dolby Atmos could learn from.

By January 9, 2015


Fiio X1: Finally, a high-resolution music player that won't empty your bank account

FiiO's little bundle of joy, the X1, looks cool and sounds great, says the Audiophiliac.

By December 3, 2014


Neil Young's reality distortion field

As Neil Young's Pono Kickstarter campaign winds down, the future looks bright -- or does it?

By April 12, 2014


Sound bite: Despite Pono's promise, experts pan HD audio

By raising $4.3 million on Kickstarter, Neil Young's startup shows an appetite for better sound quality. The only hitch: experts say there's little point going beyond CD quality.

By March 20, 2014


Poll: What's your favorite audio format?

Many, but not all, audiophiles are hard-core vinyl devotees, some are perfectly happy with FLAC files, and millions groove to iTunes. What's your choice?

By March 16, 2014


Is surround sound for music and home theater on its way out?

Music surround formats never really caught on, and now the appeal of listening to five or more speakers for movies is fading fast.

By February 9, 2014