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#142207 - 06/22/06 01:41 PM Re: Great (and Poor) Recording Quality thread.... [Re: MarkSJohnson]
medic8r Offline

Registered: 02/05/06
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Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
... BTW, that album in your avatar sounds really good over the Axioms...
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#142208 - 06/22/06 01:52 PM Re: Great (and Poor) Recording Quality thread.... [Re: medic8r]
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You mean Green Day, American Idiot? <--- Searchable!

Yes, it does. Evidence again that even a hard rock album can be mastered well!
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#142209 - 06/22/06 03:20 PM Re: Great (and Poor) Recording Quality thread.... [Re: medic8r]
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Registered: 12/25/02
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Loc: Ashburn, VA
I have the Elton John sampler SACD (it's free btw) It has surprisingly great sound for such an old recording, the dynamics are great, …punchy drums particularly on the last song.

I also like the hybrid SACD/cd (re-master) of TOTO IV. The old vinyl LP recording sounded great, but the CD version is garbage. I was pleasantly surprise that the SACD version is a huge improvement.
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#142210 - 06/22/06 08:20 PM Re: Great (and Poor) Recording Quality thread.... [Re: sonicfox]
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Loc: St. Louis, Missouri

Larry, I remembered that you are a fan of smooth jazz. I've noticed that for whatever reason, a lot of smooth jazz recordings have obnoxious bloated bass. I'm a big fan of Keiko Matsui, and in general, her recordings sound good except for the exaggerated bass. It's just seems overpowering at times.

I too appreciate smooth jazz recordings, and agree that the bass is, indeed, bloated. I have found that the Denon/Audyssey calibration compensates nicely for the exaggerated bass in this genre and makes it a pleasureable listening experience. Audyssey really tames bass, to the extent that when you watch movies that you really want the bass effect, you have to go to "manual" to get around it.

More on topic, I find that "Dual Disc" recordings, e.g., Chris Botti, "To Love Again", are recorded amazingly well.
Has anyone else found Dual Disc to be acceptable?

Edited by cgrface (06/22/06 08:22 PM)
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#142211 - 06/22/06 11:27 PM Re: Great (and Poor) Recording Quality thread.... [Re: royce73]
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I was going to mention St. Anger--it's like they did it on purpose, because occasionally there are bits that actually sound really good.

On the flip side, I often use Metallica's S&M for testing--it sounds really good! My favorite of theirs is the gold remaster of Master of Puppets--that sounds incredible!

I doubt anyone will ever look for it, but Gary Hoey's Bug Alley actually made me get into a car crash because it was mastered so badly! Tip--don't try and adjust the treble while driving. Not safe.
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#142212 - 06/23/06 12:25 AM Re: Great (and Poor) Recording Quality thread.... [Re: Ken.C]
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Alice in Chains: Unplugged sounds fantastic.
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#142213 - 06/26/06 05:25 AM Re: Great (and Poor) Recording Quality thread.... [Re: INANE]

Registered: 11/12/04
Posts: 164
Tool - Aenima
Police - Every Breath You Take (The Singles)

Both of these were mastered very well. It's nice to have to turn the volume up on a cd every once in awhile.

#142214 - 12/17/06 01:15 PM Re: Great (and Poor) Recording Quality thread.... [Re: DOUBTINGTHOMAS29]
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Registered: 12/17/06
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I´m looking to buy Axiom speaker for listening music. All these diferences, bad and good mastered cd´s can be heard in any axiom or only M series??

I have small room so I think it´s better M22+sub


#142215 - 12/17/06 03:57 PM Re: Great (and Poor) Recording Quality thread.... [Re: powerestudio]
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All axioms use the same drivers.


#142216 - 12/17/06 05:00 PM Re: Great (and Poor) Recording Quality thread.... [Re: jakewash]
powerestudio Offline

Registered: 12/17/06
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Mastering studios usually work with audiophiles speakers. Do you think axiom can be used for mastering??

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