TransAudio Group, the U.S. distributor of Digital Audio Denmark (DAD) multichannel AD/DA converters, is offering a limited number of complimentary SACDs of the world's first DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition) recording to mastering engineers. This is a dual disc set with both the standard CD and SACD formats. DXD offers 24-bit/352.8kHz recording and dramatically improved impulse response.
To obtain a copy, call Brad Lunde, president of TransAudio Group, at 702/365-5155.
The system used for the disc represents the collaboration of DAD with Merging Technologies to create the eight-channel Sphynx-2 converter for Merging Technology's Pyramix DAW. Two-time Grammy nominee Morten Lindberg and Hans Peter L'Orange used this high-end solution, along with a minimal array of DPA 130V microphones, to record violinist Marianne Thorsen and the Trondheim Soloists in Selbu Church, Norway. The musicians performed Mozart's violin concertos and were recorded live.
The DAD AX24 (pictured) is a user configurable system that is field upgradeable from 24-bit/48kHz to 24-bit/192kHz to DXD, all within the same chassis. DAD built a completely modular system to address any sample rate.
"The DAD DXD Mozart disc is truly awe inspiring," notes Lunde. "It gives the listener an excellent idea of just how different sounding the DXD format is. This Mozart CD sounds extraordinary and it immediately highlights what Digital Audio Denmark's technology can do. Only a limited number are available, so we are hoping the right people call fast."
TransAudio Group is now offering Digital Audio Denmark converter systems for sale on its Website and through selected U.S. pro audio dealers as it distributes the product in the U.S. market for the first time.