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04-27-2005, 10:15 PM
Anyone ever listen to a HDCD encoded disc with a cd player that decodes HDCD? My home setup incorporates this decoder and I recently purchased a Japanese import of "The Wall" in HDCD and I couldn't believe the difference. Much more 3-dimensional than regular cd.
I've got Dylan's Blood on the Tracks in SACD...not quite as good as analog, but close. Certainly better than standard CD's.
04-27-2005, 10:25 PM
All 16bit, 44.1khz sampling frequency cds are inferior to vinyl. 24 bit cds are a step in the right direction but still inferior. About the only thing I think holds its own to vinyl is cassete.....j/k :laugh: . Seriously, I think 2 channel SACD and 2 channel DVD-A are really close. All systems being equal. It wouldn't make much of a difference on an inferior system.