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    Default Universal Music Japan's possible return to single-layer SACD (with Steely Dan's Aja)

    OK, for now, it's still a rumor. However, signs are pointing to this rumor being realized this coming June, including pre-orders being taken at Amazon Jp and HMV Jp. Anyway, the below translation pretty much sums up all that's available right now....

    http://translate.google.co.jp/transl...hl=ja&ie=UTF-8

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    I am in on this one when it comes out...
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    Fantastic album! I will definately get this one on SACD. The drums at the end of the title track are worth the price alone!
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    SACD IS DEAD, time to move on

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    Well, I own about 100 SACD's and have bought several recently so I would say you're dead wrong dnager boy. I even still buy the ocassional DVD-A so there still seem to be plenty of titles out there.
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    Oh hell yeah, I'm on it.
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    Great news
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    More and more signs the Japan Universal Music single-layer SACDs are real. In fact, looks like these SACDs will be SHM-SACDs. SHM stands Super Hard Material, a new material used to make optical discs. It was previously used to make SHM CDs.

    The pop/rock SHM-SACDs have just been listed on sa-cd.net

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    Looks like Aja is set for release on June 23. Found these links accepting pre-orders now.

    http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/search3.htm...20&order=score

    http://www.cdbanq.com/Steely-Dan--Aj...6_p_19950.html
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    Here's a preview....


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    "Who's Next / The Who" - New 2010 DSD Transfer from the Analog Tapes
    "461 Ocean Boulevard / Eric Clapton" - New 2010 DSD Transfer from the Analog Tapes
    "Every Good Boy Deserves Favour / The Moody Blues" - New 2010 DSD Transfer from the Analog Tapes
    "Aja / Steely Dan" - New 2010 DSD Transfer from the Analog Tapes
    "Synchronicity / The Police" - 2003 A&M SACD DSD master
    "Velvet Underground and Nico / Velvet Underground" - New 2010 DSD Transfer from the Analog Tapes
    "Live At Fillmore East / Allman Brothers Band" - New 2010 DSD Transfer from the Analog Tapes
    "What's Going On / Marvin Gaye" - From the 2008 Mobile Fidelity DSD master
    "Layla" / Derek & The Dominoes - New 2010 DSD Transfer from the Analog Tapes
    "Let It Bleed / The Rolling Stones" - From the 2002 ABCKO SACD

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    Here's another site that lists the releases coming 6/23
    http://www.jpc.de/jpcng/home/search?...pd_medium=SACD

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    Default Single Layer

    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Tse View Post
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    Danny:

    what exactly does single layer mean? I know hybrd has 3 layers.
    Reg CD/SACD stereo/Multi-Channel SACD ..
    Is SACD single layer Only Stereo or Only MultiChannel or....

    Thanks in advance
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    Single layer = Stereo SACD only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualdean View Post
    what exactly does single layer mean? I know hybrd has 3 layers.
    Reg CD/SACD stereo/Multi-Channel SACD ..
    Is SACD single layer Only Stereo or Only MultiChannel or....
    Quote Originally Posted by shack View Post
    Single layer = Stereo SACD only.
    Single-layer means there's no CD layer. With a hybrid SACD, there's a CD layer and a SACD layer. Therefore, 2 layers at the most on any SACD. On the SACD layer, it can contain a 2 channel stereo section, or if available, a separate multi-channel surround section.....a single-layer SACD can be stereo only, or with separate multi-channel surround mix.

    In its early days, at least in the US, some SACDs were single-layer stereo only. These titles were later reissued as single-layer stereo and multi-channel surround. And certain SACD titles were even reissued a third time as hybrid SACD by adding the CD layer. For example, Toto IV (the hybrid SACD of Toto IV was only released in Europe).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Tse
    In its early days, at least in the US, some SACDs were single-layer stereo only. These titles were later reissued as single-layer stereo and multi-channel surround. And certain SACD titles were even reissued a third time as hybrid SACD by adding the CD layer. For example, Toto IV (the hybrid SACD of Toto IV was only released in Europe).
    Are you sure about that? Both SRV (Texas Flood/Couldn't Stand the Weather), Boston, Santana Abraxas, Blood Sweat and Tears, Toto Hydra, the Police catalog, most of Peter Gabriels catalog are SACDs that I have that I'm not aware that were ever issued in MC...only single layer stereo. In Japan maybe?
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    I placed my order, can't wait. :D
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    Jesse, where did you order from and do you have prior dealings with them? I have never ordered from either of the two linked stores and was a bit apprehensive.

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    I ended up placing my order with http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/ as I already had an account with them. However, Danny assured me that HMV Jp is excellent.
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    I just ordered one from cdbanq...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shack View Post
    Single layer = Stereo SACD only.
    Actually, there are plenty of single layer m-ch releases:
    Acoustic Sounds has a handy catagory system for SACDs.


    Quote Originally Posted by vc69 View Post
    I have never ordered from either of the two linked stores and was a bit apprehensive.
    I've been a cdjapan member for years & have ordered many items from them. Great experience.

    cdbanq has a perfect feeback rating in the thousands on ebay in addition to their online shop.


    P.S. I ordered The Who & The Police from cdbanq. They have cheaper shipping rates for registered airmail.

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    I ended up ordering from cdbanq. If all goes well, and I have no reason to expect otherwise, I will be a happy camper. Thanks for the replies!

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    Just added to the list....

    L.A. Guns - Shrinking Violet +6 [Japan LTD SHM-SACD]

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    Quote Originally Posted by danger boy View Post
    SACD IS DEAD, time to move on
    SACD may be on life support....but it ain't dead, I just bought two new releases.

    Thanks for the post OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Tse View Post
    Just added to the list....

    L.A. Guns - Shrinking Violet +6 [Japan LTD SHM-SACD]
    This one might be questionable. cdbanq has it as a SACD, but some sites say it's just SHM-CD??

    http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=UICE-1162
    http://eil.com/shop/moreinfo.asp?catalogid=505131

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    Since these SHM-SACD's were announced, I've been reading what folks have to say on some of the other audio sites and I have to admit that I am taken back at the amount of pessimism. Bitching about the cost, that they are 2 channel only, how the shipping from Japan costs too much, that maybe some of the tapes aren't the original masters and on and on and on. You'd think that folks would be jumping for joy that some rock/blues were being released again by one of the major labels. Lord knows, I am.
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    I'm looking forward to it. I pre-ordered my copy of Aja already. I'm not bothered the least bit it's only a 2 channel mix since this is how I listen to all my music. As far as shipping costs, it's only a +2.00 difference than what I normally pay from places like amazon or ebay. I can hardly wait for this one.

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    I better do my pre-order soon before they run out. I will be getting The Who and Steely Dan.

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    Just ordered Who's Next.

    Thanks for the heads-up on these everyone.
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    For anyone that's on the fence, according to CDJapan a lot of these are selling out fast. For example, on their site there are only 3 The Allman Brothers Band/At Fillmore East left to pre-order.
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