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Philips SuperAuthor 184.108.40.206.739: A Powerful Tool for Creating SACD Discs
If you are a fan of high-resolution audio, you may have heard of SACD, or Super Audio CD, a format that offers superior sound quality and multichannel surround sound. But did you know that you can create your own SACD discs from your stereo/multichannel DSD files using a software called Philips SuperAuthor? In this article, we will explain what SACD is, what Philips SuperAuthor can do, and how to use it to create your own SACD discs.
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What is SACD and why is it important?
SACD stands for Super Audio CD, a high-resolution audio format that offers superior sound quality and multichannel surround sound
SACD is an optical disc format that was developed by Sony and Philips in 1999 as an alternative to CD. Unlike CD, which uses PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) encoding with a sampling rate of 44.1 kHz and a bit depth of 16 bits, SACD uses DSD (Direct Stream Digital) encoding with a sampling rate of 2.8224 MHz and a bit depth of 1 bit. This means that SACD can capture more details and nuances of the original sound source than CD.
Another advantage of SACD is that it can support multichannel surround sound up to 5.1 channels, while CD can only support stereo sound. This means that SACD can create a more immersive and realistic sound field than CD.
SACD discs can store more data than regular CDs and can play on compatible SACD players or hybrid SACD/CD players
SACD discs have two layers: a high-density layer that stores the DSD data and a low-density layer that stores the PCM data. The high-density layer can store up to 4.7 GB of data on a single-layer disc or up to 8.5 GB of data on a dual-layer disc. The low-density layer can store up to 700 MB of data on either type of disc.
SACD discs can be either pure SACD discs or hybrid SACD/CD discs. Pure SACD discs only have the high-density layer and can only play on compatible SACD players. Hybrid SACD/CD discs have both layers and can play on both SACD players and regular CD players.
SACD is ideal for audiophiles, music enthusiasts, and professionals who want to enjoy the best possible sound reproduction
SACD is designed to deliver the highest quality of sound reproduction possible, preserving the original dynamics, timbre, and ambience of the recorded music. SACD is especially suitable for genres that require high fidelity and accuracy, such as classical music, jazz, acoustic music, and vocal music.
SACD is also popular among music enthusiasts who want to experience their favorite music in a new way, with more depth, clarity, and realism. SACD can also provide a surround sound experience that enhances the spatial perception and emotional impact of the music.
SACD is also used by professionals who need to produce high-quality audio content for various purposes, such as mastering, archiving, broadcasting, or distributing. SACD can ensure that the audio content maintains its original quality throughout the production chain.
What is Philips SuperAuthor and what can it do?
Philips SuperAuthor is a full-fledged authoring tool for the SACD format, allowing you to create SACD disc images from your stereo/multichannel DSD files in an easy and intuitive user interface
Philips SuperAuthor is a software developed by Philips that allows you to create your own SACD discs from your stereo/multichannel DSD files in an easy and intuitive user interface. Philips SuperAuthor is compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 operating systems.
Philips SuperAuthor has an attractive wizard guide that allows you to smoothly follow all the steps required to create an SACD disc image, from importing your DSD/DST files, specifying track points, text, and album info, right through to creating a Scarlet Book II compliant disc image.
Philips SuperAuthor also has various features that make it easy to customize your disc image according to your preferences.
Philips SuperAuthor supports DSD and DST formats, as well as PCM files converted to DSD using Philips DSD Creator
Philips SuperAuthor supports both DSD (*.dsf) and DST (*.dst) formats as input files for creating an SACD disc image. DSD is the native format for SACD encoding, while DST is a lossless compression format for DSD that reduces file size by about half without affecting sound quality.
Philips SuperAuthor also supports PCM (*.wav) files converted to DSD using Philips DSD Creator, a software that allows you to convert PCM files with various sampling rates (44.1 kHz - 192 kHz) and bit depths (16 bits - 24 bits) to DSD files with a sampling rate of 2.8224 MHz.
Philips SuperAuthor lets you import your DSD/DST files, specify track points, text, and album info, and create a Scarlet Book II compliant disc image that can be burned onto a blank DVD
Philips SuperAuthor lets you import your DSD/DST files by clicking on the Add button or dragging and dropping them into the track list window. You can also reorder, delete, or rename your tracks as you wish.
Philips SuperAuthor lets you specify track points by using markers or manually entering time codes. You can also edit track points by moving them forward or backward, or deleting them.
Philips SuperAuthor lets you add text information for each track, such as title, artist, composer, and performer. You