geez guys, remember, sony music is not owned by sony anymore(the blue ray guys)......look at the release schedule for sacd. duran duran and yo yo ma
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Sorry...you are right .There is no SACD available via broadband or satellite....however the music that is available VIA broadband,cablebox,mpeg3 and computer can be run thru the DAC on the CARY.The abiltiy to source it with sacd,hdcd,cd and non software sources makes it a good choice for managing all the various digital sources available today....add a decent analog frontend and you have all the formats covered.
Jaybo, your point was made and understood three posts ago. What I see being discussed is where the audio industry is going, not what one label is releasing. I doubt anyone would disagree with your view of what is being released, and we all stand perplexed by the decision making.
One point I would make regarding the jazz and classical releases ahead of rock/pop is the quality of recordings. Most of the back library of classical and jazz is recorded direct to tape without over dubbing. The rock era of the 70's was the turning point for the recording industry and for the most part the quality of recording has fallen from there. The multi track recordings I have heard on SACD are worse than in redbook. This is because the SACD format is allowing me to hear more, in this case hear the overdubs and splices.
Most of the new "mass market" music of today is so poorly recorded that I can hardly listen to it on my system. Releasing bad recordings on a hi-rez format would only make the experience worse.
As I see it, the music industry has quit recording for "us" thirty years ago, and as said in discussed above, if the delivery is through computer or satellite in the future the mass market music will be even worse.
It requires labels like Mapleshade, Chesky, Reference Recording, Lost Highway and the like to receive our continued support if we want high quality recordings in the future. If there was enough people demanding quality perhaps some of the better artists would write there next contract with a quality first label. Otherwise, we audiophile types are stuck in the '50's and 60's when the industry cared. Sadly that means jazz and classical or garage rock.