About Channel Classics

The perfect combination of sound and performance.

Channel Classics Records is a quality record label based in Holland. Director, producer and recording engineer is Jared Sacks. Having grown up in Boston Massachusetts, schooled at Oberlin Conservatory and the Amsterdam Conservatory of music with 15 years experience playing French Horn, Jared decided to make his hobby of recording a profession in 1987. The label started in 1990 with the name Channel Classics coming from the street he lived on in Amsterdam. (Kanaalstraat).

Jared, his Dutch wife Lydi Groenewegen and their two employees work closely with distributors in 30 countries to promote the artists through the recordings as CDs and Downloads (from mp3 all the way up to Direct Stream Digital - the original master file of the DSD recording).

In September 2015, Gramophone awarded Channel Classics "Label of the Year"!

See a film about channel here.

Super Audio

Since 2000, Channel has been releasing CD's in the Hybrid Super Audio format.
See all our Hybrid Super Audio Releases 



Channel uses high quality power- and microphone cables made by Van Den Hul. There are several different microphone brands in use such as Schoeps, Bruel & Kjaer, DPA and AKG. Channel employs different analogue to digital converters, and digital to analogue converters, made by Grimm Audio and Meitner/EmmLabs. The mixing boards are custom designed and built by Rens Heijnis. Today's editing software is developed by Pyramix engineering.