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Audio News for December 13, 2016

OPPO Releases “4K” Ultra-HD Blu-ray Disc Player – The new UDP-203, scheduled for release next month, will support UHD Blu-rays with four times the pixels of standard Blu-ray. The resolution of up to 3840 x 2160 will be accompanied by High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut. The enhanced resolution, refined contrast, greater brightness […]

MAX REGER: The Complete Organ Works – Martin Schmeding, organ – Cybele 17 SACD set

MAX REGER: The Complete Organ Works – Martin Schmeding, organ – Cybele 17 SACD set

The complete organ works of Reger on 16 binaural SACDs plus an interview. MAX REGER: The Complete Organ Works [TrackList follows] – Martin Schmeding, at 13 different historic Sauer & Walcker organs, Dom zu Berlin, Wiesbaden & elsewhere – 17 multichannel (binaural stereo channels) SACDs in gold-stamped collectors’ box – Vol. 17 is interview of […]

Audio News for October 4, 2016

CBS Radio to Cease –  More and more Americans, particulary young people, don’t tune into on-air radio stations anymore. Advertising dollars and audiences are dwindling everywhere. Revenues for terrestrial radio as a whole have been on a downward march for years. The biggest indicator is that CBS Corp. – once the home of Edward R. […]

SCHUBERT: Complete Symphonies, Masses & opera Alfonso und Estrella – Soloists/Berlin Philharmonic/ Nicolaus Harnoncourt – Berlin Phil. –  (8 SACDs + 1 Blu-ray stereo only)

SCHUBERT: Complete Symphonies, Masses & opera Alfonso und Estrella – Soloists/Berlin Philharmonic/ Nicolaus Harnoncourt – Berlin Phil. – (8 SACDs + 1 Blu-ray stereo only)

FRANZ SCHUBERT: Symphonies, Masses and Alfonso und Estrella (TrackLists below) – Berlin Philharmonic Orch./Nikolaus Harnoncourt – Berlin Phil. BPHR 15006 [Distr. by Naxos] – The set contains 8 CDs, and identical content on one Blu-ray audio disc in 2.0 PCM + Bonus video: Nikolaus Harnoncourt in conversation [in German w/ English subtitles] (38 min) HD […]

Home Page for November 2014

Home Page for November 2014

Our November drawing is for two 45-CD sets of The Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon by famed conductor Ferenc Fricsay. Here is a complete list of all the selections on this multi-CD boxed set. And here is our review of it. These have been specially remastered for this collector’s set. The Hungarian conductor, who died in […]

Editorial for June  2014

Editorial for June 2014

Decca Classics will donate three of their new (Feb. release) 11-CD boxed sets of Rachmaninov’s Complete Works for Piano, with Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink and other musicians. It includes all four of the Piano Concertos and the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, as well as the Piano Trios. These are considered at the top […]

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Home Page for April 1, 2014

Our drawing/giveaway for April is for a dozen of the new Universal/DGG Pure Audio Blu-ray albums of classic symphonic recordings by Karajan, Kleiber and Fricsay. Two Pure Audio Blu-rays each will go out in early May to three AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers who register on our simple form this month, and two others each will go […]

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Home Page for December 2013

Our December drawing/giveaway is again an unusual one: It is for three 50-CD boxed sets from the Teldec, Erato and Das Alte Werke classical labels respectively, as pictured. One box will go at random to each of three AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers who register on our simple form this month; we will not share your email address […]

Audio News for November 5, 2013

Five Common Home Theater Mistakes; Jump in Sell-Thru Revenue for Electronics in Q3 According to DEG; The Economist Says Digital Divide Should be Redefined; Google, Yahoo, Twitter, Others Seeking More Screen Time With You

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Home Page for October 2013

Our October drawing/giveaway is unusual: We are awarding seven 180-gram double-disc audiophile vinyl jazz albums to seven AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers. The albums are all from Mack Avenue Records’ new vinyl release program: Albums (shown above) from: Christian McBride (2), Gary Burton, Kenny Garrett, Stanley Jordan, Kevin Eubanks and Yellowjackets. One album at random to each […]

Audio News for May 14, 2013

New Mercury Living Presence Reissue Set; Digital Downloads of Music Now Surpass Sales of Physical Discs; Box Claimed to Turn Any TV Into a Smart TV; AudioXperts Expands; Sprint Purchase of Clearwire Wireless Hits a Snag