Added to the Archives This Week
The January 1999 Stereophile saw Kal Rubinson listening to a pair of disc spinners. First he auditions the Arcam Alpha 9 CD player and writes, "There are as yet no 24/96 CDs, and it's unlikely that there ever will be. So, what can justify the inclusion of a 24/96 DAC in a CD player?"
Next, KR reviews the California Audio Labs CL-20 DVD-V/CD player, noting, "At a price of $2495, the CL-20 sits above mass-market DVD players, but it might not be overpriced if its audio performance can justify it."
Finally, we have Rémy Fourré's digital feature from October 1993: "Jitter & the Digital Interface." RF reports, "As we shall see, jitter—or, more correctly, word-clock jitter—can be a significant limitation in the technical and sonic performance of digital audio systems."