Re: Blu Spec
Posted by: Geir ()
Date: June 09, 2013 08:02PM

On regular CD players, there is no difference in quality compared to regular CD editions. Supposedly, on Blu Spec players, however, the quality is improved - if one is to believe Sony's own publicity on the topic, that is!

Much the same as the SHM-CD concept, I believe - you need a dedicated player to bring out the quality improvement ... and again, I'm only going by the format manufacturers' own statements on the issue.

Put differently: The Blu Spec and SHM-CD releases I've purchased from Japan in recent years in my experience do not alone offer any change in sound when played back on regular CD players. The fact that many Blu Spec and SHM-CD releases aren't even remastered does raise the question if they would sound better on "native" players, though!

I also don't think I've even seen Blu Spec or SHM-CD players advertised here in Norway - then again, the music biz and media in general here is certainly not in favour of any CD format currently - it's streaming and/or vinyl all the way. So I've kind of assumed that Blu Spec and SHM-CD are both primarily Japanese deals...

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