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HDCD NOT DEAD AFTER ALL

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Just being playing Prairie Wind by Neil Young (pretty good) and noticed in the small print that it is HDCD encoded. Anyone else noticed if anything else is coming out in HDCD?

 

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There is a HUGE Thread on Hifichoice about HDCD's and 100's are lsited. I have about 30.

http://http://forum.hifichoice.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=8454

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No probably wrong assumption on my part that with the advent of SACD etc it might be. With the exception of Naim are there many CDPs in production that can decode iiit?

 
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I heard an SACD demo at the Glasgow hifi show. Couldn't hear any real difference between that and redbook. Maybe it was the dem itself but i dont think so. It was at the Linn dem in 2:1.

With an immediate comparison using the Unidisk player through Akurate front speakers, there was a touch(and i mean a touch) more air and space with the SACD recording. Certainly not worth paying extra for it IMO.

 

Kiang

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Umberto Vanni wrote:

With an immediate comparison using the Unidisk player through Akurate front speakers, there was a touch (and i mean a touch) more air and space with the SACD recording. Certainly not worth paying extra for it IMO.
Felt the same too.

Perhaps it depends on the type of music, maybe big orchestral pieces might benefit - anyone done a thorough demo?

 

saab

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There are many Cds coming out of China claiming to be HDCD,but they aren't ie the HDCD light doesn't come on when played.

 

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