In the constantly changing and rapidly advancing world of recording technology, Telarc continually evaluates the latest developments.
Ever since producing its first digital recordings in 1978, Telarc's objective has been TO provide the highest quality music reproduction possible.Now With the development of the Super Audio Compact Disc (SACD), which utilizes the extraordinary Direct Stream Digital(DSD) recording technology, the foundation exists to launch a new era of high resolution stereo and multichannel surround recordings.
The new Super Audio Compact Disc format, created by Sony and Philips, provides unprecedented sound quality in stereo and discrete multi-channel surround. To achieve its sonic performance, SACD employs DSD, a radically new digital encoding technology.DSD samples the musical signal at a phenomenal 2.8 million times a second, 64 times the amount of a traditional CD. The result is an extremely smooth digital waveform with unparalleled frequency response and dynamic range.
The potential benefits OF SACD do not stop with its performance. The SACD format supports several disc configurations, including a Hybrid SACD designed to be completely compatible with the millions of CD players in the market today. Hybrid SACDs actually contain two complete layers of music information. One layer contains the high density DSD recording that can be played in the new generation of stereo and surround SACD players.The other layer is a conventional CD layer, which can play on any CD player.