It is dead in the commercial sense.
But so is vinyl. So if you want
to put out a specialty item, it seems
as though you might as well do an SACD,
since it sounds better, does not wear,
is not highly fragile,etc.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Peter <alcomdata@...> wrote:
> > On the other hand, when SACD exists...who really cares.
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought you'd said many, MANY times, that SACD is a "dead format."
> It's not, though it may be in hospice, at least here in the U.S.
> From: Robert <regtas43@...>
> To: email@example.com
> Sent: Saturday, May 25, 2013 7:55 PM
> Subject: [regsaudioforum] Re: Another Bolero?!
> This is interesting--and sensible. Records should have been like this from the start, most likely.
> On the other hand, when SACD exists...who really cares.
> Not to mention those awful microphones...
> --- In mailto:regsaudioforum%40yahoogroups.com, Edward Mast <nedmast2@> wrote:
> > American Record Guide has reviewed a new "audiophile" recording of Ravel's Bolero done on 180-gram vinyl and recorded with vintage Neumann microphones with all tube electronics. Nothing new there, but - having considered the nature of inner groove distortion, and that Bolero begins softly and builds to its ending climax - they produced the record to play backwards. Start with the stylus on the inner run-out groove, so the record plays from the inside of the disc to the outside. Interesting for the vinyl aficionados, I guess.