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Re: [ARSCLIST] Vanguard Classics reappears in 2 cd sets
Mike Richter wrote:
> phillip holmes wrote:
> > Kind of reminds you of the Beta debacle. Sony continues to do good
> > product development and then hamstrings it with onerous licensing and
> > poor business plans.
> SACD reminds me rather more of the ElCassette: an idea with limited
> market and limited time to reach it which was poorly addressed to that
> market. Technical virtues aside, SACD offers nothing to the typical
> user, has few titles for the users who have adequate equipment and, in
> short, has been receiving the attention and sales it earned.
My local classical station WNED-FM (I don't consider the CBC or CFMX worthy of
passing gas at) pushes SACDs all the time, and either Borders or Barnes & Noble
had a display rack of them last year with a decent sale price....problem was
that there was NOTHING I'd pay more than ten bucks for, except for the Dorati
Ancient Airs & Dances disc. Same old Reiner, Heifetz, Rubinstein and a certain
overrated Texas pianist I've spent 48 years trying not to listen to.