Originally Posted by stevec325
Diana Krall, The Look of Love: "Cry Me a River" and "Besame Mucho".
Every time, every connection, every setting.
I have played it on my 981 and on a friends Denon and with those players, it sounds fine. it is definitely NOT a flawed disc.
This is my reference test for each new FW release
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and suggest another possible source for sounds or artifacts that one would think should not be present in either "Cry Me A River" or "Besame Mucho". I hope I don't come across as sounding like I think this thing is all "listener error", because I don't think that. Just wanting to cover all the bases.
I just listened to both cuts twice and, after spending more time really concentrating on what might be perceived as R/C, I am now of the impression that the percussion tracks on both songs are sloppy enough to cause a serious listener to want to send a metronome to the percussionist. In fact, the very next cut, "The Night We Called it A Day", exhibits similar "percussive anomalies" that are even more distracting to my ear.
It would be interesting to track down these "events" as to specific time location and channel in order to determine if whatever is being heard is being heard at the same location on the disc (including channel).
For what it's worth, of the 3 Diana Krall SACDs I own, I have always felt that "The Look Of Love" demonstrated the poorest production quality.