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#259329 - 05/04/09 06:59 PM Re: Great (and Poor) Recording Quality thread.... [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Registered: 04/28/09
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peter gabriel so david sanborn close up, pink floyd dark side of the moon,acoustic alchemy against the grain and rush moving pictures remastered, also paul hardcastle for the bass.

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#259330 - 05/04/09 07:02 PM Re: Great (and Poor) Recording Quality thread.... [Re: moose]
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Moving Pictures Remaster is good? Free from the intense compression they've been using for the last umpteen years?
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#259583 - 05/07/09 01:27 AM Re: Great (and Poor) Recording Quality thread.... [Re: Craig_P]
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The entire Damnation record by Opeth is an amazing listening experience.

It also happens to be death metal, but one'd never guess it from half the album.

I like CDs that I can put on and feel like listening to it is an experience that I can enjoy many times. That album takes me on a trip. I like albums that take me on a trip.


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#259644 - 05/07/09 07:33 PM Re: Great (and Poor) Recording Quality thread.... [Re: Thasp]
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[Also posted in "So what are you listening too.."]

I haven't read all 400+ pages of this thread...so maybe these have been mentioned before. But the Deluxe 2 CD sets from Universal Records sound amazing...at least the two I have purchased: REM's Murmur and Who's Next by the Who.

Best Buy currently has a large number of the Universal Deluxe series CD's at $14.99 each. Packaging and sound quality are fantastic. Who's Next is taken from the original master tapes...supposedly for the first time on CD (I understand, though,that Steve Hoffman's earlier version was also taken from the original master tapes).

Anyway both discs sound amazing.


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#259726 - 05/08/09 03:43 PM Re: Great (and Poor) Recording Quality thread.... [Re: JohnK]
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Hi all,

Here's one that is superbly recorded and is musically terrific. Some of the selections have a huge dynamic range and all have lovely melodies, played by an excellent orchestra. Most of the classical Reference Recordings engineered by "Dr." Keith Johnson have very natural hall ambience with a very deep 3-D soundstage. This is from a list of CDs that I compiled for a colleague, one of many I use for listening tests as well as personal enjoyment:

Exotic Dances from the Opera. Minnesota Orchestra, Eiji Oue, conductor (Reference Recordings RR-71CD). Track 1, track 3, track 6. Wonderfully natural big orchestral sound, great bass drum and percussion instruments, excellent sense of concert hall sound. Fine violins and brasses and tympani. All tracks excellent; ones listed have exceptional dynamics. Note: this and other Chesky recordings can be downloaded in high-resolution FLAC files, or high-quality MP3, for a fee, at http://www.HDTracks.com

Regards,

Alan
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#259783 - 05/09/09 12:23 AM Re: Great (and Poor) Recording Quality thread.... [Re: alan]
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Thanks for the recommendation, Alan. I'll have to put that in my list.

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#259848 - 05/09/09 11:29 PM Re: Great (and Poor) Recording Quality thread.... [Re: alan]
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Alan, although I'm familiar with all the music except the Rabaud, I wasn't aware of that disc, and thanks for bringing it to our attention. Listening to the 256Kbps samples on the Amazon site , it certainly does sound impressive.

Another one of "Dr." Johnson's productions that I am familiar with is the excellent disc featuring the Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances .
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#259877 - 05/10/09 11:51 AM Re: Great (and Poor) Recording Quality thread.... [Re: JohnK]
alan Offline
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Registered: 01/29/02
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Hi JohnK,

Thanks for alerting me to the Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances disc. I don't think I have that one.

Incidentally, most of the Keith Johnson Reference Recordings are recorded in his "HDCD" proprietary dynamic-range expansion mode. I'd forgotten until I played one the other day and my H/K AVR's front-panel read out "HDCD". It's been a long time since I tested it but I seem to recall that if you have HDCD decoding, which my H/K has (I'd forgotten that as well!), there will be some dynamic-range expansion by at least a few dB. In any case, his recordings tend to be excellent with or without HDCD decoding.

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#261667 - 05/28/09 02:45 PM Re: Great (and Poor) Recording Quality thread.... [Re: alan]
gary135r Offline
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Registered: 09/27/08
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Loc: Maine
 Originally Posted By: alan
Hi all,

Here's one that is superbly recorded and is musically terrific. Some of the selections have a huge dynamic range and all have lovely melodies, played by an excellent orchestra. Most of the classical Reference Recordings engineered by "Dr." Keith Johnson have very natural hall ambience with a very deep 3-D soundstage. This is from a list of CDs that I compiled for a colleague, one of many I use for listening tests as well as personal enjoyment:

Exotic Dances from the Opera. Minnesota Orchestra, Eiji Oue, conductor (Reference Recordings RR-71CD). Track 1, track 3, track 6. Wonderfully natural big orchestral sound, great bass drum and percussion instruments, excellent sense of concert hall sound. Fine violins and brasses and tympani. All tracks excellent; ones listed have exceptional dynamics. Note: this and other Chesky recordings can be downloaded in high-resolution FLAC files, or high-quality MP3, for a fee, at http://www.HDTracks.com

Regards,

Alan



Thanks Alan, one clicked it from Amazon today. Also ordered Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances . Thanks all.


Edited by gary135r (05/28/09 02:53 PM)
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#261725 - 05/29/09 08:00 AM Re: Great (and Poor) Recording Quality thread.... [Re: gary135r]
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Good luck with Symphonic Dances. My Amazon order for that is 6 weeks old today. Of course, I used Amazon.ca. Can't remember if it was a sub-supplier or not, probably was.
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