Gordon Kelly over at Trustedreviews.com is reporting on a new Sony technology that will use the blue lazer for higher quality CDs Audio. This is probably going to be cool, and released in Japan in time for x-mas ’08. But are we really going to ditch are plethora of old recordings on CD in case we might hear something new? We’ll have to see.
If you regularly read our comments sections you’ll tend to find plenty of audiophiles among us, a group who finds nothing less than lossless quality sound acceptable (yes, we’re proud of you all) meaning this could – quite literally – be music to your ears…
Taking its Blu-ray disc technology to the next logical step, Sony has announced a new standard it is dubbing ‘Blu-spec’ which uses the great accuracy of the blue lasers to write music to the humble CD. The result: audio quality should be vastly increased. Naturally enough, Sony hasn’t gone into any quantitive detail about how much better this already-most-subjective of matters but the kicker is Blu-spec CDs will be compatible with existing players around the world.
Translated Press Release (via google)