Audio CD - CD digital Audio
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DVD-Audio:

Audio CD

DVD-Audio (commonly abbreviated as DVD-A) is a digital audio format for delivering high-fidelity audio content on a DVD. DVD-Audio is not intended to be a video delivery format and is not the same as Video DVD containing concert films or music videos.

Launched:  2000
Used for: digital audio recording
a.k.a.: DVD-A, Music DVD, Audio DVD

Basic specifications:
Audio on a DVD-Audio disc can be stored in the following combinations:

 

16-, 20- or 24-bit depth

44.1 kHz

48 kHz

88.2 kHz

96 kHz

176.4 kHz

192 kHz

Mono (1.0)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Stereo (2.0)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Stereo (2.1)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Stereo + mono surround (3.0 or 3.1)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Quadraphonic (4.0 or 4.1)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

3-stereo (3.0 or 3.1)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

3-stereo + mono surround (4.0 or 4.1)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Surround (5.0 or 5.1)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No


Manufacturers:
Philips, Verbatim, Taiyo-Yuden, Maxell and many others.

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