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NAXOS to release BD Audio

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Just got this off the NAXOS website. Very nice "head nod" to AIX! I will be interested to "hear" how this format stacks up against SACD and DVD-A.

Full Article: http://www.naxos.com/news/default.as...os_News&type=2

Beginning portion of news release:

Naxos to Debut Blu-ray Audio Releases with Corigliano's Circus Maximus
August 6, 2010

"Naxos, the world's leading classical music label, known both for recording exciting new repertoire with exceptional talent and for distributing a large number of classical labels internationally, including Opus Arte, Euroarts and 2L, has decided to join other audiophile labels such as 2L and AIX and enter into the Blu-ray Audio market.

The label plans to start releasing in the high resolution Blu-ray Audio format by October, with the premiere release being contemporary classical composer John Corigliano's Circus Maximus, recorded at a high resolution 88.2kHz/24-bit and appearing on Blu-ray in a discrete DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix along with a PCM 2.0 mix.

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The piece was actually written by Brandon DuHamel of BluRayDefinition.com...


Just for accuracy, it should be noted that there is no such thing as a BD-Audio format. It's true that the Blu-ray disc format is being used by audio labels such as 2L and now Naxos because of it's ability to handle lossless audio in multichannel. MSM Studios in Germany is advocating to the AES to adopt Pure Audio BD as a new format but this has not yet happened.

All BD-Audio discs are standard Blu-ray without any video or with a static image in place of the video.

AIX Records and SFS Media are the only companies that I'm aware of that are producing Blu-ray titles that feature both HD Audio and HD Video.
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