I got to thinking about Super Audio over the weekend. Everyone here knows I really like its sound, but I was thinking more about where we are possibly going with all this hirez music. Here's what I think may happen...Super Audio becomes the audiophile format of choice, 1st or 2nd to fans ongoing love for vinyl. Although I was initially optimistic that Super Audio might extend into a broader audience, it seems that is looking more and more low probability. Here is why I think Super Audio will stay with us for a while: 1. Audiophiles primarily purchase Jazz and Classical music. Super Audio has a superb and growing selection in these genres. Lately there have been some great 60s and 70s rock albums and Clapton is due up. 2. The high end manufacturers have really embraced releasing playback machines so hardware support is no problem. By the way, I understand Krell is going to make their SACD Standard in a new black color. 3. Sony & Philips (people seem to forget Philips heavy ongoing involvement) have a lot to gain from the royalty stream on both consumer and professional sales of both hardware and software. 4. Recording studios have embraced the technology, even if some of their releases do a DSD recording and then downconvert cleanly to redbook. I think this makes availability a lot easier to achieve. 5. The music industry folks I speak with seem to be thinking more about a "barbell" market where people download or selectively purchase discs on the low end and collectors and fans buy more and more hirez on the upper end. 6. Wildcard - BluRay and HD-DVD could rearrange the music landscape so 1 to 5 are contingent on that. Of course, it could help hirez as well if companies unite behind one format and do a coordinated marketing effort. What do you think of my logic? Do you agree or do you see the format fading away?