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World's first music Blu-ray is Norwegian

Trondheim Solistene's Divertimenti, released by Norwegian music label 2L, is the first record to combine a hybrid SACD with a Blu-ray "music only" disc in the same package.

Since all the various formats in this production are derived from the same high resolution source (5.1 channel DXD, 24-bit/352.8kHz) the product sets a unique standard for equipment manufacturers and HiFi magazines the world over.

Hybrid Super Audio-CD: 5.1 Surround + Stereo produced in DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition). This compact disc looks like a normal CD and plays on all standard players and computers. Ordinary CD (16-bit/44.1 kHz). 2.0 DSD (2.8224Mbit/s per canal). 5.1 DSD (2.8224Mbit/s per canal)

Blu-ray Exclusive High Definition Music: Video only for menu guide. 2.0 LPCM 24-bit/192 kHz. 5.1 LPCM 24-bit/192 kHz. 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio 24-bit/192 kHz. 5.1 Dolby True HD 24-bit/192 kHz. 5.1 Dolby Digital 48kHz. Sony's PlayStation3 is fully compatible with this disc.

A Grammy nominated record company renowned internationally for its uncompromising focus on audiophile quality, 2L has previously released TrondheimSolistene's Mozart - a disc that was declared a "Record To Die For" by Stereophile magazine and which received a Norwegian recording industry Spellemann prize.

Story filed 01.06.08

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