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Blu-spec CD
Following the SHM-CD by JVC/Universal and HQCD by Toshiba EMI, Sony has joined the competition for the next-generation, higher-quality CD formulation with its Blu-spec CD. Sony applies new technologies and materials developed for Blu-ray Discs to improve the sound of the Red Book CD.

More specifically, it uses the Blue Laser Diode Cutting technology, which utilizes optimized optical fibers and blue laser to improve the quality of laser beam used to cut the CD master. The new technology allows for a more precise cutting at the micro-level. The second factor is the new high-polymer polycarbonate material which enables a very precise transfer of bits from the stamper to the CD.

The cumulative effects of these innovations are reductions in reading errors and jitter, which translates to human ears as more open, vivid, and realistic sound that is closer to the quality of master tapes. And, as with SHM-CD and HQCD, Blu-spec CD is 100% compatible with normal CD players.

Sony Music Japan is now re-releasing its best recordings on Blu-spec CD. The best place to start would be a specially-packaged 2-disc samplers, available in two editions: Jazz Sampler and Classical Sampler.

Blu-spec CD Products for Sale:

George Otsuka Quintet/Physical Structure [Blu-spec CD]
No. THCD-239
Isao Suzuki Trio/Quartet/Blow UP [Blu-spec CD]
No. THCD-238
Kimiko Kasai with Kosuke Mine Quartet/Yellow Carcass in the Blue [Blu-spec CD]
No. THCD-237
Masayuki Takayanagi Guitar Solo/Lonely Woman [Blu-spec CD]
No. THCD-236
Masayuki Takayanagi and New Direction Unit/Live At Moers New Jazz Festival '80 [Blu-spec CD]
No. THCD-235
Masayuki Takayanagi Second Concept/Cool Jojo [Blu-spec CD]
No. THCD-234
Tee and Company/Spanish Flower [Blu-spec CD]
No. THCD-233
Tee and Company/Dragon Garden [Blu-spec CD]
No. THCD-232
Tee and Company/Sonnet [Blu-spec CD]
No. THCD-231
Masayuki Takayanagi and New Direction For The Arts/Free Form Suite [Blu-spec CD]
No. THCD-230
Koji Moriyama and Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio/Smile [Blu-spec CD]
No. THCD-229
Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio/Girl Talk [Blu-spec CD]
No. THCD-228
Hidefumi Toki Quartet/Toki [Blu-spec CD]
No. THCD-227
Isao Suzuki Quartet + 2/Orang-Utan [Blu-spec CD]
No. THCD-226
Takashi Mizuhashi Quartet + 2/When A Man Loves A Woman - Live [Blu-spec CD]
No. THCD-225
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