JVC’s audio mastering technique K2 HD was first introduced to the general public in 2007. Under the standard, music is encoded in 24 bit and 100 kHz resolution during mastering but can be stored and played using conventional 16bit/44.1kHz CDs. And now, JVC has combined K2 HD with the HQCD (HiQuality CD) storage format to bring us the “K2HD MASTERING + HQCD” [JP] concept.
HQCDs created that way can be used in any CD player, with JVC promising superior sound quality.
The company has announced a total of ten K2HD MASTERING + HQCD music discs for the Japanese market today, at the same time indicating that audio fans in other markets will get the discs at some point in the future, too.
Each title is expected to cost between $37 and $49 (the albums are mostly classic stuff, including Curtis Mayfield’s Superfly or Roger The Engineer from The Yardbirds). JVC Music Japan will release the albums on July 20.
Via AV Watch [JP]