Telarc is an audiophile record label best known for pioneering 5.1 surround sound, classical audiophile recordings and beyond. Wunner of over 40 Grammy Awards, Telarc was founded in 1977 by Jack Renner and Robert Woods. A firm supporter of high-resolution audio, most Telarc recordings are 20 or 24-bit and released on SACD.
The company was sold to Concord Records in 2005 and was later downsized by 50 percent of its work force. Shortly thereafter, most of the award winning production team left as well.
Famous artists who released albums on the label are John Pizzarelli, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra.