Well, SACD may yet have a life as a high-resolution capture format.
Korg (yes, Virginia, Korg!) has just announced their new, very portable
1-bit recorders: the MR-1 which records at 2.8 MHz ("260 minutes
in stereo"), and the M-1000 which records at 5.6 MHz ("520 minutes").
Prices are roughly $700 and $1200, respectively. This is quite remarkable.
Archival transfers anyone?
>From: Don Cox <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] SACD et al. sales figures
>Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2007 19:38:13 +0000
>On 06/07/07, G. W. Ulrich Sieveking wrote:
> > There has been a discussion about sales figures of high resolution
> > digital media on this list recently, so here are at least the figures
> > for Germany for 2006 as compiled by the German branch of IFPI (all
> > numbers are millions, the complete report can be seen here:
> > http://www.ifpi.de/wirtschaft/jahreswirtschaftsbericht_2006.pdf):
> > CD 149.5
> > MC 5.8
> > LP 0.6
> > SACD & DVD-A 0.2
> > So there obviously is a reason to keep the number of SACDs sold
> > secret...
>I think BMG said they had sold about a million of the Living Stereo
>series all told so far. Sorry, I can't reember where I read that.
>Maybe if they made the slightest attempt to market the SACD, it might
>sell a bit better. 99% of potential customers have never heard of it.
>The other problem is that only well recorded content really benefits.
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