Coming in June 2018. Saw this during my daily Google search for SACD news. 「ハイレゾCD」登場、MQA×UHQCDでユニバーサルから100タイトル Below is a translation done by Google.... Universal Music will release to take advantage of the MQA technology a "Hi-Res CD" on June 20. In Limited Edition, line up all 100 title. Price but each 3,000 yen, or 4,000 yen at 2 Disc title, be released in no less than 1,000 yen experience sampler that can be compared to listen to the effect of high resolution CD. The title and "rogue of The Rolling Stones / Main Street" and "Eric Clapton / 461 Ocean Boulevard". Universal Music in 2007, using a polycarbonate material which is excellent in transparency and liquidity "SHM-CD", in 2010, "SACD ~ SHM" specification adopted the SHM material to the SACD of Single Layer, such as in 2013 to launch a "Platinum SHM" using a platinum reflective film, it has developed and launched a high-quality disc for audio / music fan. Newly developed "Hi-Res CD" is, that the MQA-CD and UHQCD, adopted the two technologies. It is positioned as "was recorded hi-res sound source which boasts more than spec CD, high-quality CD of knobs." MQA is a high resolution sound source and the "quality as it is possible to reduce" technology. And "0 to music signal of up to 24kHz" the music, divided into "That high-frequency music signal than", a high-frequency signal like to fold origami, hear in the ear, which is in the music signal of up to 0 ~ 24kHz It moves into the free level of the noise signal, and a proprietary encoding method. Thus, when reproduced by the player that does not support MQA, are recognized as normal PCM data can be reproduced in the same manner as CD. If you play in the corresponding players, those that enjoy the high resolution sound. Ripping also possible. MQA In addition to this, also improves the accuracy of the time axis. Clean the bleeding time sounds caused by the digital conversion, prevent deterioration of the time axis information included in the master. "Quickly is one one of the sound, because the carving stand up deeply, not only the vocal and the main instruments come to mind rich sense of air, also often it is surprised by the presence of the now until the notice did not" hidden sound, "" that's . In the manufacture of the disk, it adopted UHQCD is the latest type of material-based high-quality CD. Those Memory-Tech developed, in a normal audio CD, a way that injection molding, when recording pits (groove) of the data to polycarbonate, using a mold called stamper, a polycarbonate dissolved in high heat by Komu flow, to transfer a pit pattern on the stamper. However, polycarbonate has a sticky, not fit to every nook and corner of the stamper of the pit, can not be completely transferred the pit of the stamper master. In HQCD, rather than polycarbonate, using a photopolymer, transfer pits of the stamper. Photopolymer is in a normal state but a liquid, there is a characteristic that hardens when exposed to light of a specific wavelength. By utilizing this property, penetrate the stamper fine groove in a liquid state, it can reproduce the unevenness with high accuracy. Thus, being able to dramatically improve the accuracy of the CD player reads the information. The sound quality of high resolution CD that combines the MQA and HQCD, in the universal, are as "the height of the master reproduction capabilities such as rose freshness of like sound," Approaching the highest performance of Crystal disk "". The label side, adopted the green color label coat to absorb the unwanted pickup light which is reflected in the CD player. Same jewel case specifications as normal CD, but the band has adopted a special form, such as a clear file that wraps around the entire case. By removing from the case, to transform itself can fit a CD or jacket to "slim case". That's "concept of MQA Similarly, the case thin" collapse "can be, happy style for those who suffer from space of the CD shelf." The first series of high resolution CD Universal is released, the classic that was carefully selected from a rich catalog, jazz, pop name board 100 title. That was a master in many, 176.4kHz / 24bit files converted from DSD material for SACD ~ SHM specification series. The Hi-Res CD, called "here also includes a digital undelivered sound source which can only be to obtain". In addition, for some hi-res CD series, a new title that caused from analog tape. The first series title lineup of Hi-Res CD is "Steely Dan / Aya (teenager)", "Stevie Wonder / Songs in the Key of Life", such as "John Coltrane / Blue Train" 100 title. More information can be found at a dedicated page.