How We Listen: A Timeline of Audio Formats

Humans have been writing music for at least as long as we've been recording history. It was storing it that took a little more time. Here are all the ways we've done it to date: » 4/17/09 3:20pm 4/17/09 3:20pm

SACD player from TEAC Esoteric Rocks Minimal Style, Maximal Price

Teac Esoteric is celebrating 20 years of semi-high end stuff with the VRDS X-05, a Super Audio CD player that boasts all sorts of sexiness—well, the sort of sexiness that only comes with CD players. For example: » 11/14/07 6:33am 11/14/07 6:33am

Sony's XAV-W1 Does SACD, 5.1 Surround and DVD On a 7-Inch Screen

Great news for people really into that dead format, the SACD. Sony is releasing a hot SACD car stereo that can also play videos on its built-in 7-inch screen (which can be customized with a wallpaper). The player can handle SACDs, CDs and DVDs for your entertainment pleasure, delivering 5.1-channel surround sound in… » 8/01/07 5:30pm 8/01/07 5:30pm

Marantz SA-7S1 SACD Player: People Use SACDs?

Marantz is launching the SA-7S1, which promises to be the Dreadnought of Super Audio CD players. The gold-colored player's main claim to fame is the built-in anti-vibration electronics (or so says the machine translation). Otherwise, it plays Super Audio CDs, "regular" CDs and burned CD-R/RWs; no MP3 support here, I'm… » 8/25/06 1:59pm 8/25/06 1:59pm