|SACD v/s DVD AUDIO|
Derk Reefman, peter nuijten, philips
high-density audio format
Does DSD (bitstream) have
the right equation?
or DVD-Audio? Players of both formats are already available to choose from!
At this years AES in May, Philips Research Laboratories is presenting this
article as a paper on the DSD audio format (SACD). Does this basic
technology question, Bitstream or PCM concern the replication industry? Have
format, will replicate! is the credo of replicators. Right? But then, this
basic technology is responsible for the format war.
Optical Disc Systems is glad in featuring the paper in toto. In the last issue the argument against bitstream was featured. A comparison is now made possible with this article. Sony and Philips have the authoring tools for SACD in place.
To provide a broader perspective on DSD recording in the studio, a complimentary article ‘SACD Format: Development of the DSD recording solution’, is included in this issue.
Finally, the real-politik is not only about technology. Format synergy, user friendliness, practicality will ultimately decide which disc will replicate.
In the ODS’ next issue we provide an article on SACD-Authoring and Editing.
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