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Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by tony kop77, Aug 25, 2003.

  1. tony kop77

    tony kop77
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    What does Hybird/CD/Sacd mean. I am thinking of buying the police Every Breath You Take classics for £9.99 from play and it has this in the normal cd list but does not have it in super audio cds.
     
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    There a 3 types of Super Audio CD:

    1. Single layer high-density SACD
    2. Dual layer high-density SACD
    3. Dual layer with 1 CD layer and 1 high density SACD layer

    The Hybrid SACD is the third variety which has both a CD recording and a SACD recording on the same disc.
    The CD layer can be played on normal CD players but the SACD layer requires a SACD player (or DVD player with SACD playback abilities).

    For more on this check out the Technology link on this site:
    http://www.superaudio-cd.com/

    hth,
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    Is one type superior to the others?
     
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    The sound quality will potentially be the same regardless of which SACD disc type is used.

    I say potentially because the quality of the actual recordings is down to the recording methods (new DSD recordings are going to have much higher quality than a recording made from 20-30 year old master tapes.)

    Not all SACD's will be of the same quality just as not all CD's are of the same quality.

    The other thing which makes a big difference is when they release a SACD with both a 2 channel and 5.1 channel mix of the same songs on a disc.

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