Review: Pure Audio Blu-Ray — The future of the past of high music

It’s widely known that no one have managed to construct, market and sell a functional successor to music CDs. Such things as Super Audio CD and DVD-Audio, failed from a series of devastatingly handicapping factors which included failing to get support from contemporary artists, very strict copy protection for its time, and a lack of blank ROM discs of their formats. Things have got so bad in terms of finding a CD successor, that both listeners and artists alike have increasingly turned back to LP records to get a better audio experience.

But after many years of planning, Blu-Ray decided to chip in on the steadily decreasing super-hi-fi audience, and created BD-Audio, poising with the support of DTS-HD Master Audio. But this new format failed so very hard as to have been virtually non-existent, and its only use in the end, and I do mean only, was for bragging rights between a small handful of choirs. If you not only saw those nirvanas, but also somehow decided to buy one of those choir albums whose main distinction is a lighter shade of blue on the Blu-Ray cover’s plastic, you’ve got yourself a possible collector’s object already. Yay!

But all these setback did not truly wipe out the movement, since there were still some skilled audio mixers out there who were hiding around in their nests, who really wanted to use the Blu-Ray Disc’s full potential for 192kHz audio mixing with DTS-HD support. And then a fusion was created, using BD video standards, Java menus, support on every not-too-old Blu-Ray player, region-free disc coding, and the almost untainted sound. It became slightly known… as Pure Audio Blu-Ray!

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Review: Pure Audio Blu-Ray — The future of the past of high music