SACD (Super Audio CD), DSD (Direct
Stream Digital) Audio Technology:
(Super Audio CD) The high-end CD audio
format from Sony and Philips. In 1999, Sony's SCD-1 was the first SACD
player on the market, which also plays Redbook Audio CDs. Hybrid discs
include the SACD layer as well as an Audio CD layer so they can be played
in standard CD players.
The (DSD) Direct Stream Digital Audio
Technology used in SACD discs provides 1-bit encoding at 2,822,400 samples
per second. Each bit sample points up or down, representing the sound wave
as it continues to rise or fall. The resulting digital data stream looks
much more like the analog wave it represents than traditional sampling.
SACD In The News -
Sonic - Studio Ships DSD.1 with Lower Price: "Developed in
cooperation with Sony and Phillips, the format's creators, DSD.1 is
comprised of a full length PCI interface card supporting 8
bidirectional channels of DSD via the SDIF-3 protocol or DSD-raw."
- www.SonicStudio.com: DSD.1
Ships at New Lower Price Starting at $7995
- "Airshow's popular Artist's and Producer's Guide to SACD has
been updated. Originally issued in 2002, the current update
includes new information about domestic manufacturing of hybrid SACDs
and SACD authoring services. ...published the Guide in order to spread
the word about SACD... To help our clients have a trouble-free and
cost-effective way to prepare SACDs, Airshow offers a simple menu of
SACD service modules, from format conversion for catalog reissues to
- Free SACD
Master Guide, "The Artists & Producers Guide"
(Updated, 3/12/2003; Originally Posted, 1/24/2003).
Audio Compact Disc - A Technical Proposal (PDF
Super Audio Compact Disc
Introduction - A Sony site.
SuperAudioCd - Another Sony site!
- Ditto! DSD Recording Console, Sony OXF-3 'Oxford' Digital Mixing
Console. Also location for the Sony SACD Text Editor. The SACD Text
Editor provides a convenient way to edit SACD text information
prescribed in the SACD format for creation of text master data used in
the authoring process.
- "SACD Recording: The next step from
Super Audio CD Systems - Philips Intellectual Property &
DSD Mastering & Recording Gear:
- News: mixonline.com:
Cube-Tec AudioCube 5 - "AudioCube 5 is an advanced
24-bit/192kHz, integrated audio workstation for analysis, restoration,
editing, archival, CD/DSD/SACD mastering and DVD-A
- Manufacturer: www.genex.co.uk:
Genex Research Limited (Unable to load site?!?)
- Distributor: www.hhbusa.com:
Genex GX8500: DSD Recorder; (Multi-format) Recorder.
- www.merging.com: PYRAMIX
VIRTUAL STUDIO (DSD Digital Audio Workstation) - Multi-track Record /
Editing, Mixing & Mastering
DSD RECORDING WITH THE DS-D98 (8-12-02)
- SACD Compatibility Notes
- Article: www.surroundmusic.net/articles/marantz.html
- DSD Recording Format Sets New Professional Standard.
Heads Up Super Audio Compact Discs (SACD)
SACD Progress (8-24-2000)