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#280989 - 11/30/09 08:10 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: Adrian]
rvrrat Offline
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Registered: 08/22/09
Posts: 57
Loc: Iowa, USA
I have several SACD's and I wish they would catch on more! A well made SACD is spectacular and eye opening. Favorites of mine include Steely Dan, Elton John, Pink Floyd, Diana Krall, Patricia Barber. Not all SACD's are hybrid (plays on SACD player and standard CD player) Also not all SACD's are 5.1 sound. Some are only stereo (ie most of Mobile Fidelity's SACDs) Actually one of my favorite 5.1 recordings is not SACD at all. Steely Dan Gaucho DTS version...fantastic. I have the 5.1 SACD version of this also, but I have to say the DTS is better. It has more of an "analog" sound to me. Smoother, richer sound than the SACD 5.1 version.

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#280992 - 11/30/09 08:15 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: rvrrat]
CatBrat Offline
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Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 5871
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
Well, so far, my favorite music CD to listen to on the M22's is "guitarra romantica" by Jose Luis Encinas.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005A...E6VC8FM88938Z44

Sorry about the long link. I haven't learned how to associate a phrase/word with a link here yet.

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#280993 - 11/30/09 08:16 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: rvrrat]
ClubNeon Offline
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Registered: 02/06/09
Posts: 3448
Loc: Western Maryland, USA
SACD is basically a dead format, don't expect to see anyone new "catching on". I just wish those artists who did make DVD-Audio and/or SACD releases would jump on Blu-ray Profile 3.0. I'd buy Bjork's, Beck's and David Bowie's catalog again.
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#280994 - 11/30/09 08:25 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: ClubNeon]
CatBrat Offline
axiomite

Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 5871
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
Hmmm. I'll be studying the Blu-ray 3.0 audio only format. Thanks.

Here's a quote I got off of a different board,

"While high definition audio is not a new idea, the war between DVD-A and SACD effectively killed the formats, preventing them from becoming mainstream."

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#280995 - 11/30/09 08:35 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: CatBrat]
ClubNeon Offline
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Registered: 02/06/09
Posts: 3448
Loc: Western Maryland, USA
Yep, that sums things up pretty well. Hopefully the pull of BD, will get some artists releasing HD audio again. Blu-ray 3.0 is actually just 1.0 or less, but with the guarantee that it doesn't have lots of disclaimer screens up front, and will start playing automatically upon insertion. It can offer menus and other features, but the ability to be played without a display is key.
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#281008 - 11/30/09 10:18 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: ClubNeon]
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Registered: 09/27/04
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In my opinion, I don't think it was a format war that stalled the formats, but rather very poor marketing to the MP3-loving crowd. I remember asking people that WORKED in the music department about SACD and DVD-A discs, and they didn't know anything about them...despite having a display of them in their own department!
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#281102 - 12/01/09 02:06 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Adrian Offline
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Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6613
Loc: It's all about the location.
I had the same experience with a music store here, asked one of the staff if they had any SACD's..."What?"...I explained to them what they were so he then asked another clerk who more-less gave the old "if we have them they're on the floor somewhere".
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#283501 - 12/22/09 09:57 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: JohnK]
St_PatGuy Offline
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7405
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
 Originally Posted By: JohnK
I've previously suggested my favorite recording of my favorite cello concerto to some members who asked for cello suggestions. Several of them now own it with apparent satisfaction, and since it certainly qualifies for this thread, I'll add it here.

Cellist Pierre Fournier joined conductor George Szell and the Berlin Philharmonic in a stunning performance of the Dvorak Cello Concerto. I consider the Dvorak to be the finest cello concerto ever written, and going much farther, one of the Amazon customers states in his review that he views it as "the best piece of music ever written by mankind".

Also included are two shorter pieces based on Jewish themes: the dramatic and haunting Schelomo, and the Kol Nidrei.

Offered at Amazon and other sources at almost give-away prices, this is certainly a disc to buy and enjoy.


John, I listened to this CD this afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be taking it with me while I drive back to CA tomorrow for some road music.
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#284950 - 01/02/10 07:40 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: St_PatGuy]
CV Offline
Founder, Axiom Upgrade Club
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Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 11208
Loc: Richland, WA, USA
I've been listening to two of my favorite discs for showing off my system, and I figured I should put them in this thread, though I've mentioned them elsewhere before.

Bat for Lashes - Two Suns

Emily Wells - The Symphonies: Dreams Memories & Parties

Two Suns just sounds big, even when the songs are quieter or more simple. I still prefer their first album for just casual listening, but this album brings out a little bit more from my system. "The Big Sleep" was the standout for me today.

The Symphonies: Dreams Memories and Parties has a lot going on. Lots of textures, and overall just very pleasant to listen to on a nice system.

I probably prefer the music on Emily Wells' album, but the Bat for Lashes album might be the most gorgeous recording I have of the artists I consider among my favorites.

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#284954 - 01/02/10 08:09 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: CV]
CatBrat Offline
axiomite

Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 5871
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
Thanks for sharing Emily Wells. I never heard of her before. I like her music.

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