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Hey Bruce,

Thanks for the great review! I will add your review to the others in the #2 post. We will definitely have to compare the Hotel California SACD and DVD-A in the near future. I'm very interested to see if there is any noticeable SQ differences between the two. I have Yes' Fragile coming on SACD so I'm looking forward to hearing that when it arrives.

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Hey Bill:Thanks as the disc was fantastic .I also purchased Get Lucky Mark Knopfler in CD format and listened to that disc which sounded great for a CD as I tried to buy a SACD but I think no one was recorded.It was a great day of Music and BluRay Movies. Take Care Bruce

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I just received All Across The City SACD from jazz guitarist Jim Hall. I just put it on and I'm listening to the MCH layer so far it sounds very good! The MCH layer is ultilizing all speakers including the sub with nice fill from the surrounds. I picked it up on ebay for $9.99 plus shipping (link below).

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I am listening to light bulb sun right now for the first time, IMO it's very good. I hope you like it

Brock,

I had a chance to give Lightbulb Sun a good listen the other day. I enjoyed the music and the surround mix very much. I also listened to Stupid Dream as well which was enjoyable as well. I have to take the time to put together a few reviews of some new stuff I have bought. Just too lazy lately to take the time to type up some thoughts.

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I just received All Across The City SACD from jazz guitarist Jim Hall. I just put it on and I'm listening to the MCH layer so far it sounds very good! The MCH layer is ultilizing all speakers including the sub with nice fill from the surrounds. I picked it up on ebay for $9.99 plus shipping (link below).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/JIM-HALL-ALL...item19c86bf6d3

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Thanks Bro sounds good, I order it when you first posted. Did you get it from the same place.

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Thanks Bro sounds good, I order it when you first posted. Did you get it from the same place.

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Hey Dan,

My pleasure! Yes, the same place. It came well packaged and arrived fairly quickly. Let me know what you think of it when it arrives. Jim Hall's playing in a way reminds me of Pat Metheny. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the music and the overall sound quality of this inexpensive SACD.

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Artist/Title Info: John Mayall & Friends - Along For The Ride

Format: Hybrid Stereo SACD

Genre: Blues

Label: Audio Fidelity AFZ-016

I bought this SACD quite awhile ago and have not listened to it in sometime. I decided to give it a spin and this is a great sounding SACD that was mastered by Steve Hoffman. This album is a selection of blues song with many guests including Peter Green, Mick Taylor, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Gary Moore, Chris Rea, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Andy Fairweather Low, Otis Rush, Jeff Healey, Steve Cropper, Billy Preston, Billy Gibbons, Jonny Lang, Steve Miller & Davey Graham.

The songs feature just about a different linup on each song but blend very well together. As I listened to this SACD I am very impressed with the SQ with a wide and deep soundstage. "If I Don't Get Home" which is the 6th track is one of my favorites with the late great Gary Moore on lead guitar is just a smokin' track. I'm glad I broke this one out to give it a good listen. I think I should slow down on buying SACDs and just listen to the ones I have.

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Fantastic review Bill, funny you say the same thing I should be doing..Instead of buying I need to start listening to my music, but with review like yours I just want to buy, buy, buy. It's a vicious circle

I need to post a few review myself, now that the cool weather is flowing in.


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Fantastic review Bill, funny you say the same thing I should be doing..Instead of buying I need to start listening to my music, but with review like yours I just want to buy, buy, buy. It's a vicious circle

I need to post a few review myself, now that the cool weather is flowing in.


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Hey Dan,

Thanks. It really is a vicious circle as I keep seeing music I want to buy and I am buying it. Instead I should show some restraint and not buy everything I see. As much as I hate winter here in Maine it is a good time to just stay in and listen to music. It is sunny here in the 60's but I had the house to myself so I listened to some music for a few hours.

I had ordered a few Living Stereo SACDs and finally had a chance to listen to them today. I have never owned any classical music before buying these discs and I enjoyed listening to them very much. I will admit that being new to this genre I never realized how dynamic the music is. I will have to post my thoughts of both SACDs a bit later. Definitely post some reviews as I look forward to your thoughts on selections from your Hi-Rez collection.

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Hey Dan,

Thanks. It really is a vicious circle as I keep seeing music I want to buy and I am buying it. Instead I should show some restraint and not buy everything I see. As much as I hate winter here in Maine it is a good time to just stay in and listen to music. It is sunny here in the 60's but I had the house to myself so I listened to some music for a few hours.

I had ordered a few Living Stereo SACDs and finally had a chance to listen to them today. I have never owned any classical music before buying these discs and I enjoyed listening to them very much. I will admit that being new to this genre I never realized how dynamic the music is. I will have to post my thoughts of both SACDs a bit later. Definitely post some reviews as I look forward to your thoughts on selections from your Hi-Rez collection.

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Sorry Bill, but I gotta agree with Dan here--I'm in a "listen more buy less" mode and these positive reviews are not helping my cause.

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Sorry Bill, but I gotta agree with Dan here--I'm in a "listen more buy less" mode and these positive reviews are not helping my cause.

Hey Steve,

Sorry about that. If I give all 5 or under ratings to all my reviews will that help. I was not to happy to see that the Cowboys beat the 49ers.

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Sorry about that. If I give all 5 or under ratings to all my reviews will that help. I was not to happy to see that the Cowboys beat the 49ers.

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Artist/Title: Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Format:SACD
Genre:Rock
Label:Warner Brother
I have just listened to this great disc in Sacd Format.I have had this disc in DVD AUDIO and it sounded real good but I hear more from this new disc.The sound in PCM and Multisurround is fantastic.The surrounds are filled with one of the best mixes much like the new Eagles -Hotel California.My favorite song is Gold Dust Woman ,Oh Daddy and Siver Springs which was not on the original CD release.I sold my DVD AUDIO disc a while ago and will not miss it with this great release.
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Artist/Title: Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Format:SACD
Genre:Rock
Label:Warner Brother
Ihave juse listened to this great disc in Sacd Format.I have had this disc in DVD AUDIO and it sounded real good but I hear more from this new disc.The sound in PCM and Multisurround is fantastic.The surrounds are filled with one of the best mixes much like the new Eagles -Hotel California.My favorite song is Gold Dust Woman ,Oh Daddyand Siver Springs which was not on the original CD release.I sold my DVD AUDIO disc a while ago and will not miss it with this great release.
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Hey Bruce,

Thanks for the great review! You have me thinking of selling my Hotel California and Rumours DVD-As for the SACDs. But before I sell them we will have to do a direct comparison.

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Artist/Titleire Straits/Dire Straits
Format:SACD/SHM
Genre:Rock
Label:Mercury Records/1978
Ratings:[Scale 1-10] Music/9-SQ/10
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I have spent the afternoon listening to SACD in 2 CH.This Dire Straits SHM SACD is FANTASTIC in 2CH.I have had the CD for years and I am glad I spent $50.00 to buy this disc as It is worth every cent.The sound is as good as Brothers In Arms in SACD and it is a much older CD.The music is as live in my room as every detail of all the instruments is as LIVE.My favorite songs stand out Six Blade Knife,In The Gallery.Water Of Love and Wild Wild West are FANTASTIC and all the other songs are just as good.If you are a Dire Straits fan please RUN out and do yourself a favor and buy this GREAT SACD even though it is quite expensive BUT worth every cent you pay!!!! I was PARALIZED for the whole hour listening to this disc.

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Bruce,

Thanks again for a great review! When I have the time I will have to break out my copy of this SACD. I was surprised that I did not have Dire Straits S/T on CD. Unless I lost it I guess I never had a copy of it.

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Thanks. It really is a vicious circle as I keep seeing music I want to buy and I am buying it. Instead I should show some restraint and not buy everything I see. As much as I hate winter here in Maine it is a good time to just stay in and listen to music. It is sunny here in the 60's but I had the house to myself so I listened to some music for a few hours.

I had ordered a few Living Stereo SACDs and finally had a chance to listen to them today. I have never owned any classical music before buying these discs and I enjoyed listening to them very much. I will admit that being new to this genre I never realized how dynamic the music is:eek:. I will have to post my thoughts of both SACDs a bit later. Definitely post some reviews as I look forward to your thoughts on selections from your Hi-Rez collection.

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Bill, Bill, Bill, Bill, Bill.
Seriously you need to explore "classical" releases more.
Check out Music in the Round and The 5th Element on Stereophile.
Invaluable resources. Unleash the real potential of Hi-Res.
Don't let Jeff see you posting good things about the Living Stereo stuff.
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voigtskins - thanks for those reviews. interesting, we have the same favorite songs on those albums. in the gallery and six blade knife followed closely by wild west end. and gold dust woman on rumours. but hey, both albums are loaded with very good tunes . i notice a lot of you guys have the salks. must be some good speakers.

p.s. bill and holt - thanks for reminding me of the nice wins by the cowboys and longhorns . hopefully the boys can take down the hated redskins on monday nite
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Bill, Bill, Bill, Bill, Bill.
Seriously you need to explore "classical" releases more.
Check out Music in the Round and The 5th Element on Stereophile.
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Don't let Jeff see you posting good things about the Living Stereo stuff.
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Hey Milt,

I will definitely explore some more Living Stereo SACDs but I'm going to take it slow. I don't want to go overboard as I'm known to do. You never know maybe Jeff will pickup a few LS SACDs and become an analog convert.

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voigtskins - thanks for those reviews. interesting, we have the same favorite songs on those albums. in the gallery and six blade knife followed closely by wild west end. and gold dust woman on rumours. but hey, both albums are loaded with very good tunes . i notice a lot of you guys have the salks. must be some good speakers.

p.s. bill and holt - thanks for reminding me of the nice wins by the cowboys and longhorns . hopefully the boys can take down the hated redskins on monday nite

Hey grub,

Yes, both Hotel California and Rumours are great albums especially in Hi-Rez. I'm definitely very happy with my SongTowers and SongCenter. I wouldn't mention who I'll rooting for on Monday night.

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voigtskins - thanks for those reviews. interesting, we have the same favorite songs on those albums. in the gallery and six blade knife followed closely by wild west end. and gold dust woman on rumours. but hey, both albums are loaded with very good tunes . i notice a lot of you guys have the salks. must be some good speakers.

p.s. bill and holt - thanks for reminding me of the nice wins by the cowboys and longhorns . hopefully the boys can take down the hated redskins on monday nite

Hey Grub: Thanks as the albums I have reviewed sound awesome and glad you like the same songs .Love my Song Towers and Song Center and I can thank Bill for turning me on to these Great Salk speakers.You should try to listen to a pair and you would be taken over by the sound of Salk speakers.Please give some SACD suggestions as I am sure Bill and I would love to purchase more titles!!!! OK Bill

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Artist Steven Wilson Solo project
Name of Album Grace for Drowning
Blu-ray (September 27, 2011)
Original Release Date: 2011
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Blu Ray
Label: KSCOPE
12 tracks in stereo and 5.1 in glorious 96k/24 bit

I was looking forward giving this one a spin for a few weeks now, I finally had the chance and I have to say it's an awesome recording/mix. It's not per say aggressive but it uses the surround speakers for the smallest detail, and adding air to instruments in a realistic way while voices do come through at times.
I enjoy each and every track, as you know Steven Wilson is the front man of Porcupine Tree, and has a reputation of being in the cusp of the latest recording techs, and formats. This album shows his commitment in doing just that, bring the best possible quality to those that it matter to. I have to say this might be just my opinion but Blu ray seems to be the wave for physical high resolution music, I enjoy the huge sound stage, and the sonic bubble that I get from this album, and most BR music disc I own.

I can see Steven trying to differentiate him self from PT as there are more song that reminds me of the group, but I can hear certain elements of acid jazz which blend quite nicely with some hard core riffs in such tunes as Raider II.

You get some bonus tracks (Click on the menu crinkle paper page where the songs are for demos, different mixes , which might be just 2ch!) and some spooky but interesting SW photographs that adds to the ambiance while listening to this great album.

Any Porcupine Tree fan should run out and get this one


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1. Grace for Drowning
2. Sectarian
3. Deform to Form a Star
4. No Part of Me
5. Postcard
6. Raider Prelude
7. Remainder the Black Dog
8. Belle De Jour
9. Index
10. Track One
11. Raider II
12. Like Dust I Have Cleared from My Eye




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Hey Dan,

Thanks for posting that very detailed review of Grace For Drowning Bluray. I will be ordering this one shortly. I might have to move my system and my sleeping quarters to the garage as I've been on another music buying binge. The neighbors are starting to wonder why I'm sitting at the mailbox hoping to get the mail before my wife does. Actually my wifes very cool with all this stuff but I still get the occaisional eye roll.

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Hey Dan,

Thanks for posting that very detailed review of Grace For Drowning Bluray. I will be ordering this one shortly. I might have to move my system and my sleeping quarters to the garage as I've been on another music buying binge. The neighbors are starting to wonder why I'm sitting at the mailbox hoping to get the mail before my wife does. Actually my wifes very cool with all this stuff but I still get the occaisional eye roll.

Bill

Bill it's an great listen and I know your Salk's will deliver the goods, something I forgot to mention how Steve's voice is dead center which is usually the case with PT albums but time his voice just seem to come out clean as if he was right in the room.

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I have just been listening to one of my new arrivals - Fleetwood Mac Rumours SACD.

Track 3 - Never Going back Again, in the middle of the track. Their is an 'improv' that comes out of the surround speakers that is not present in the stereo mix. I have never heard this before, and never heard a different 'mix' on the stereo and multi-channel versions of an SACD.

Is this common knowledge? Does it occur very often with hybrid multi-channel discs?

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I have just been listening to one of my new arrivals - Fleetwood Mac Rumours SACD.

Track 3 - Never Going back Again, in the middle of the track. Their is an 'improv' that comes out of the surround speakers that is not present in the stereo mix. I have never heard this before, and never heard a different 'mix' on the stereo and multi-channel versions of an SACD.

Is this common knowledge? Does it occur very often with hybrid multi-channel discs?

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Benje,

I do not have the Rumours SACD but I have the DVD-A. When you say it is not present in th Stereo mix but is in the 5.1 mix it could be the way it is mixed for surround. I'm definitely no sound engineer but with many MCH SACD/DVD-As I own I will hear portions of the recording in surround (from the surrounds) that do not stand out when the 2CH stereo mix is played. I will be listening to this DVD-A tomorrow and comparing it to a friends SACD version. From what I have read the SACD and the DVD-A versions of Rumours use the same mastering.

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I do not mean hearing things 'better' in multi-channel, I mean a different mix, ie a different instrument is included in the surrounds mix. It sounds like an electric guitar, sometimes plucked/fingered and sometimes played with a slide on the frets. I cannot discern this at all on the stereo mix. It is laso a bit of a 'jazz improv' in style.

I look forward to your response on the dvd-a and the sacd - multi-channel versions.

One other comment that I would make about the Eagles SACD (Hotel California) and the Fleetwood Mac SACD (Rumours) - the recordings are quite loud. I have to turn my volume down for these.

As I use a Denon 3808a as a receiver to balance my fronts and surrounds (different speaker types) and integrate my subs, and as I usually usually use audyssey with dynamic volume, the low amplifier volume necessary for these two discs means more 'dynamic volume' presumption by audyssey. In my system, this produces a slightly bright rear surrounds. A little frustrating.

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Hi guys.., I have been lurking in here for awhile.. I have a OPPO and a ton of sacd's and dvd-audio's. Anyway here is a cool review for ya !

Artist: Foreigner
Name of Album: 4
SACD: 2011
Warner Japan
5.1 Hybrid Multi-Channel

Tracks:

1. Night Life
2. Juke Box Hero
3. Break It Up
4. Waiting for a Girl Like You
5. Luanne
6. Urgent
7. I'm Gonna Win
8. Woman in Black
9. Girl on the Moon
10. Don't Let Go
11. Juke Box Hero ["Nearly Unplugged" Version][*]
12. Waiting for a Girl Like You ["Nearly Unplugged" Version][*]


I am a big fan of Foreigner (the old original band with Lou Gramm and Co. Not the "new" Foreigner!)

Let me just say from the outset that i have never heard this album sound this good on any format.. I never owned the DVD-audio of this album so i can't compare it. Although i do own the band's self-titled effort on dvd-audio and that was a good sounding disc. I also have "4" on Vinyl and regular CD.

But this is an amazing sounding album in 5.1 channel DSD goodness. It literally floods your room with sound!! It is clear and present and has a wide soundstage. Lou Gramm's vocals are right in the room with you. I could not believe how awesome he sounded!! The backround vocals come to life like i have never heard them.. Of course the most famous songs stand out "Waiting for a Girl Like You", "Urgent", "Jukebox Hero" all sound amazing. They even include the almost "unplugged" versions of Juke Box Hero and Waiting for a Girl Like you.. I believe these were from the MTV Unplugged sessions in the late 90's and they sound clean! Very cool... All in all I don't think you guys would be disappointed in this release.. as long as you like Foreigner that is! Have fun and I will continue having fun along with you ! Enjoy!

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I do not mean hearing things 'better' in multi-channel, I mean a different mix, ie a different instrument is included in the surrounds mix. It sounds like an electric guitar, sometimes plucked/fingered and sometimes played with a slide on the frets. I cannot discern this at all on the stereo mix. It is laso a bit of a 'jazz improv' in style.

I look forward to your response on the dvd-a and the sacd - multi-channel versions.

One other comment that I would make about the Eagles SACD (Hotel California) and the Fleetwood Mac SACD (Rumours) - the recordings are quite loud. I have to turn my volume down for these.

As I use a Denon 3808a as a receiver to balance my fronts and surrounds (different speaker types) and integrate my subs, and as I usually usually use audyssey with dynamic volume, the low amplifier volume necessary for these two discs means more 'dynamic volume' presumption by audyssey. In my system, this produces a slightly bright rear surrounds. A little frustrating.

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Benje,

I will listen for that portion of Never Going Back Again tomorrow. I will definitely let you know my thoughts on the comparisons between the Rumours and the Hotel California SACD/DVD-As. I tried Dynamic Volume but I really did not like it. Maybe try it with DV off to see what you think.

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Hi guys.., I have been lurking in here for awhile.. I have a OPPO and a ton of sacd's and dvd-audio's. Anyway here is a cool review for ya !

Michael,

Thanks for the very cool review! I will have to put the Foreigner 4 SACD on my wish list. Keep those reviews coming as its great to get some thoughts on new and different SACD/DVD-As.

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Nice review, Michael--feel free to post more . As a youngster I believe Foreigner 4 was the first album I ever owned, and I'm surprised I don't own the SACD or DVD-A. I know Brock raved about this release as well--guess I should put it on my list.

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