INTRODUCING THE SUPER AUDIO CD
It looks like a CD. It plays on all your CD players. But this hybrid Super Audio CD (SACD) is much, much more. Created by Sony and Philips ñ the people who invented the CD ñ this is actually a two-layer disc. And both layers pack an incredible story.
The next generation in music reproduction
the earliest digital recordings and 16-bit Compact Disc on up to even the
latest 24-bit recordings, digital audio has always used multi-bit PCM technology.
Until now. Now there is Direct Stream Digital recording. A one bit system
that´s fundamentally different.
Not just a CD, a better CD
Even the SACD´s 16-bit layer can sound better, if it´s based on a Direct Stream Digital or an analogue studio master. The Super Bit Mapping Direct process can be used to downconvert to the 16-bit CD format, which enables you to hear more of the original master.
by all means, enjoy this disc on a standard CD player. But for an unforgettable
audio experience, you´ve really got to hear it on a new Super Audio