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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 Jun. 25, 2011

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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 Jul. 16, 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 Dec. 13, 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 Sep. 4, 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 Jul. 7, 2009

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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 Dec. 29, 2009

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Blu-ray is to DVD as SACD was to CD: Better, but not enough better?

Does the better format always win? Does Blu-ray stand a chance? The Audiophiliac thinks not.

By Mar. 4, 2008

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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 Dec. 6, 2007

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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 Mar. 16, 2014

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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 Feb. 9, 2014