For those of you interested in the SHM-SACD of CTE, there's the usual torturous thread on SHF that is more tortured than usual.
Bill has been participating as have I, FWIW my moniker at SHF is mongo.
When I first joined AVS in the late 90's, mongo was my name here as well but it disappeared at some point, anywhoooo..
I like the SACD.
Not what I call "audiophile" level but still very nice and ridiculously crankable.
I had sworn off SHM-SACDS a while ago but since I had no digital versions of it I figured $45 shipped was worth a shot.
Not SQ related but they have, imo, greatly improved the packaging on these discs.
A nice box with a mini-sleeve and the disc in the usual puffy liner and not in the sleeve.
SHM discs were always nicely packaged but a PITA to deal with as the sleeves were generally gatefold or multi gatefold and the disc fit in the sleeve really tightly.
I always put the discs into a lift-loc jewel case.
Anyway, my review of CTE is on SHF if you care.
If you are a fan of this album and SACD I recommend it.
What I don't know is how it compares to the SHM-CD or Platinum CD.
My guess would be that it would be hard to impossible to tell the difference but I'm speaking from a definite bias plus the SQ of the SACD.