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Free web publication Audiophile Audition ( features monthly giveaways of hi-res recordings and reviews over 100 CDs and DVDs a month, with daily updates. Next month sets of the complete works of Bach on 155 CDs will be the drawing.

The current issue of Audiophile Audition offers six lucky readers a lavish six-CD set from Mosaic Records of all of saxist Johnny Hodges' Verve recordings. The free drawings change monthly, and coming in April will be a massive 155-CD set of the complete works of J.S. Bach!

This month's Guest Editorial is on the Streamburst Antipiracy Plan, which preceded Steve Jobs' plea in urging the music and movie industry to stop using Digital Rights Management (DRM) altogether, as the best way to protect media content. Their alternative involves personalization and a unique watermarking system, and stops trying to control what consumers can do with the music and movie files for which they have paid.

Recent feature articles at Audiophile Audition are "Is Classical Music an Acquired Taste?" and a review of 20 recent audiophile vinyl releases from many labels. New audio and home theater components reviewed include Sanyo's hi-def LCD video projector, universal DVD players from Oppo Digital and Arcam, and the Sirius portable satellite radio player and recorder. The web publication's championing of the hi-res SACD format with almost daily new reviews contradicts the erroneous view in the music industry that Super Audio discs are a failed format. In fact, nearly 4000 have been released worldwide so far.

About Audiophile Audition:

Audiophile Audition is devoted to music, audio and home theater, and has the most readers of the web publications focusing on reviews of hi-res audiophile discs (primarily SACDs, xrcds & DVD-Audio). All genres are reviewed, and both classical and jazz videos are included. The Audio News column updates readers on AV developments, and users come from over 64 countries, totaling about 200,000 unique visitors monthly. Free archives of past disc reviews go back to 2001.


John Sunier




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