The Philips SACD1000 development sample is a true piece of audio history. Developed in the late 1990s, the SACD format was created to offer a higher quality audio experience than the traditional Compact Disc. As the system architect of the Philips SACD1000, Willem van der Brug played a key role in the development of this revolutionary technology. He was also present at the EISA award presentation for the SACD1000, further cementing its place in audio history.

The SACD format offered a number of benefits over traditional CDs, including a higher resolution audio experience and the ability to play multi-channel surround sound. This made it a popular choice for audiophiles and music enthusiasts alike. The Philips SACD1000 development sample, now on display at Dutchaudioclassics, offers a unique glimpse into the technology behind this groundbreaking format.

We invite visitors of our website to take a closer look at this piece of audio history and to reach out to us if they have any information about the Philips SACD1000 development sample or the SACD format. Together, we can continue to explore and appreciate the evolution of digital audio technology.

Willem van der Brug:
The Philips SACD1000 development sample is 1 of the first Philips SACD1000s. This development sample was developed and assembled at Philips ASALAB (Advanced Systems and Applications laboratory). The cabinet and front come from a Philips DVD1000 because the fronts of the Philips SACD1000 were not yet ready,

The Philips SACD1000 was an entirely new design with analogue electronics from Marantz (HDAM). The digital piece was a design by Philips ASALAB . With the Philips SACD1000, the audio DAC clock was the master clock of the entire system (even DVD).Andrew Demery was involved in mastering SACD content.