At our neighborhood Costco, Sony Blue-Ray theater audio sound systems still include the SACD format, so if that kind of customer is into that kind of multi-channel/speaker big sound and willing to pay for it, perhaps they can sustain the SACD as a result. As a SACD lover, I'm glad the hits keep coming, but yes, I finally got rid of my Laser-disks too when the player died. But, from what I see, the standard CD is still viable because of the ease of playing for older listeners just as the cassette lasted for the same reason.
--- On Wed, 11/7/12, Randy A. Riddle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: Randy A. Riddle <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Early digital recording history -- a couple of followups
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 9:45 AM
I look at SACDs as the audio equivalent of the Laserdisc. That format
survived several years with a hefty catalogue aimed at a specialty
audience, primarily through mail order.
SACD has been a failure as a mass market item - the discs and players
only appeared in national retail outlets like Best Buy for a few
months before disappearing.
On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 12:28 PM, Roderic G Stephens
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> Tom, you seem to be writing off the SACD as a dying animal. From what we've been seeing on http://www.sa-cd.net/ new releases keep coming, so does that mean that they (the record companies) are getting the message?