sacd, dvd-a & pcs

By vega
Jun 27, 2004
  1. Having just invested in a sacd/dvd-a machine and having heard my favourite band (steely dan) in this format, I have to say that I'm VERY impressed with the results - multi channel music is the way forward as far as I'm concerned but can this format be played on a 5.1 pc setup?
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    SACD can't as it requires special drives to read the discs, but DVD-Audio discs work in nomal DVD drives. Just that there aren't too many DVD-Audio software players available, and 192 kHz, 24-bit sound playback isn't very popular yet. I'm only aware of SB Audigy2 having DVD-Audio player.

    Perharps the reasons for this are

    1) DVD-Audio discs are hard to find

    2) Their target audience is audiophiles who don't listen to them with noisy (electrically and audially) computers.
  3. vega

    vega TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 147

    Oh well, I guess my dvd-a's will have to do their funky stuff on the home cinema get-up.
    Thanks for the info mictlantecuhtli.
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