At 02:27 PM 10/17/2003 -0400, Jonathan Wise wrote:
>A general question related to DVD-Audio and SACD: Has anyone adopted or
>experimented with either of these formats in an archival context or setting?
>Have available media been tested for reliability and/or longevity? Has it,
>for example, been proven beyond a reasonable doubt that these formats are
>superior in audio quality to CD's in terms of resolution, sampling, and kHz?
DVD-Audio is just emerging for private use. It supports sample rates and
bit depths superior to CD-DA, so if the quality of the original justifies
it should be a preferred format. Of course, one can simply use
higher-quality WAV files; the advantage of DVD-Audio is that some players
will let you listen without a computer.
My personal opinion is that SACD and other 'super' CD formats will die as
soon as DVD-Audio is established. They offer no advantage when DVD players
become common and their virtues will be lost in non-DVD applications such
My suggestion is to capture to file (WAV) at the quality you wish. For
computerless listening, produce from that whatever format you find
suitable: CD-DA, DVD-Audio of whatever flavor, MP3, ...
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