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."
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.
It's a classic audiophile design: the large, over-the-ear Koss ESP-950 sounds like no other headphone.
Audiophile poll on Stereophile.com website says its all over for the two high-resolution formats.
Oppo's BDP-95 Blu-ray player also spins SACDs, DVD-Audio discs, WAV, FLAC files, and more.
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.
The company's BDP-83 Blu-ray Disc Player with SACD & DVD-Audio is finally available after almost a 10-month wait.
The players will take Blu-ray, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD, and CDs.
Oppo is planning to release the company's first Blu-ray player, the BDP-83, with support for SACD, possibly DVD-Audio, and a full suite of Blu-ray features.
The DVD Forum's Audio Working Group released its draft to members and several music industry associations.