A good possible story for DVD Etc...

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  1. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Producer

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    Got the latest issue today, but haven't had a chance to read it yet, but noticed the SACD/DVD-A coverage. Cool. [​IMG]

    There is a story here that no one has officially covered yet in print:

    I can just see the title: "Defect problems doom new high resoltuion audio format?" [​IMG]

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  2. Felix Martinez

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    Kevin -

    Thanks for the comments on the DVD-A/SACD coverage.

    The Sept. issue has more reviews (including the best recording on SACD I've heard to date - Channel Classics' La Stravaganza), and an interview with Tipper - an artist who produced quite a remarkable ambient/down-tempo recording on a laptop which was then mixed to 5.1.

    October will have a nice feature on AIX Records, which produces some of the most amazing recordings on hi-res multi-channel surround.

    Regarding the cracking issue on SACD discs - my understanding is that this can be traced back to one replicator, which has stated that it is taking measures to correct the problem. I would recommend folks return defective merchandise, as usual, and print documentation off the Internet in case a store gives you a prob in returning a defective disc.

    I've certainly had quite a few problems with "regular" DVDs. Manufacturing defects are not uncommon, nor are they isolated to high-res audio. But we'll certainly consider the suggestion for a future article!

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  3. Kevin C Brown

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    Felix- Please check out the links. It is the Crest plant in the US plant that is at fault, and it is more than 1 disc. I had a DSOTM the actually broke across the disc. Would be neat if some enterprising journalist [​IMG] could do some digging and get to the bottom of the issue. I like the fact that DVD Etc is starting to cover SACD & DVD-A. No one out of all the mags I read is doing a very good job of it so far... (S&V, WSR, TPV, Stereophile, SGHT, etc...)
     
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