Found this on AA: SACD FACT SHEET Overview: Over the past year, the Super Audio CD format gained significant momentum. More hardware manufacturers placed new players on the market and music companies, such as Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment, continued to introduce new stereo and multi-channel surround titles. Additionally, the release of the 22 Rolling Stones Remastered Series recordings on hybrid SACD by ABKCO Music was one of the most highly anticipated music events of 2002. Music: The new year is starting off with some important SACD announcements. Universal Music Group, which issued its first SACD titles last year, will release a significant number of new SACD titles in 2003. These include reissuing the entire catalog of The Police, along with a multi-channel surround version of the band's greatest hits on hybrid SACD to coincide with the band's induction into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Sony Music is also planning an aggressive SACD schedule, which will peak in Fall `03 with the release of 15 classic Bob Dylan albums on hybrid SACD. And in March 2003, EMI will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Pink Floyd's seminal recording "Dark Side of the Moon" with a multi-channel reissue exclusively on hybrid SACD. These major label releases will be augmented by a variety of other SACD releases from audiophile and independent labels, including a new series from Concorde Music. There are currently more than 600 SACD titles available in the U.S., half of which are multi-channel surround titles. Products: In addition to players from SACD co-developers Sony and Philips, several new models are being introduced at CES 2003 from such manufacturers as Pioneer, Denon, Onkyo, Yamaha, Marantz and Sharp. These companies join Accuphase, Classe, dCS, Lindeman, Linn and Luxman in offering a variety of stand-alone and DVD-Video/SACD combination models as well as home theater in a box systems. In all, more than 15 companies manufacture SACD hardware. And, according to industry estimates, more than 2 million SACD players have been sold worldwide (life to date). Replication: In addition to the Sonopress replication facility in Gutersloh, Germany, hybrid disc SACD replication is available now from Crest National in the U.S. and Sony Disc Manufacturing in Japan. Additionally, Sony Music has announced that hybrid disc replication will begin at Sony Disc Manufacturing in Terre Haute, Ind. in mid-2003 and Viva Magnetics has also announced the start of hybrid SACD replication in Vancouver and Hong Kong in January 2003. Production: Recently, new SACD production equipment has been introduced by several professional companies including dCS, EMM Labs, Genex, Sadie, Sonic Studios and Tascam.