An alternative to the DVD-Audio format developed by Philips and Sony. It is designed to play on audio CD players and Super Audio CD players by comprising two layers: one with CD-Audio the other with high quality audio. The audio encoding used is Direct Stream Digital ( DSD). www.superaudio-cd.com
Disc format that can deliver high-resolution multichannel or 2-channel digital audio.
New audio recording format aimed at providing high-fidelity audio reproduction. Whereas CDs use a process calls Pulse Code Modulation (PCM), which is reputed to sacrifice subtleties of music, SACDs use Direct Stream Digital(TM) process, which records a 1-bit signal at 2,822,400 samples per second. At the optical level, SACDs are essentially DVD format.
Developed by Sony and Philips, SACD uses 1-bit Direct Stream Digital (DSD) recording technology. Most discs are dual layer, with a standard CD layer which will play on a conventional CD player and a second SACD layer for improved performance when replayed on a dedicated SACD machine.
Super Audio CD is the highest quality of digital recording & playback technology. It represents a pinnacle of digital recording and playback technology, delivering unparelleled sound clarity in both Stereo & milti-Channel surround formats & allowing even the subtlest acoustic nuances to sparkle. It features (DSD) , a radically new recording & reproduction proccess. Up to 6 seperate channels of high-resolution sound can be encoded without any audio compromise. The Super Audio CDs come in 3 different disc types - Single High Density Layer, Dual HD Layer for extended recording, & Hybrid Disc with a HD layer & a standard CD layer on each side.
A high-density disc format that uses a proprietary audio system of very high quality developed by Philips and Sony. Like the DVD, SACD will also have extra capacity that will be used to achieve a high-quality, multi-channel surround sound that is significantly better than current CDs, and may also be used to include features such as text, graphics, video and interactivity. SACD audio discs will require new players, but most, if not all, new SACD players will also play consumers' existing CD collections.
A new aural scheme from Sony and Philips, the original inventors of the compact disc that adds a much more robust musical format than that of the standard CD. An SACD has a sampling rate of 2 882 400Hz, 64 time higher than that of a standard PCM CD at 44 100Hz. Additionally, the frequency response has been broadened to 100Hz, allowing you to hear a much broader detail of the music.
Super Audio CD (SACD) is a read-only optical audio disc aimed at providing much higher fidelity digital audio reproduction than the compact disc. Introduced in 2000, it was developed by Sony and Philips Electronics, the same companies that created the CD. SACD is currently in a format war with DVD-Audio.