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Yeah, Sea Change is a winner. The MoFi is pretty good as well.
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Definitely not--you need to make a new wishlist!! One of the last on my wishlist was The Rolling Stones Singles Collection that I finally found last week at a decent price. Now I just need to find the time to listen...

What is a decent price for the singles collection on sacd?







Off topic here... But ... Where can I go to discuss my recent DVD-A purchases? I seem to be collecting DVD-a's at a 3 to 1 clip compared to sacd's. I have searched the forum and can't find anything similar to this thread.

Can I post my new DVD-a purchases here? And ask questions about DVD-a disc's ... Or not?
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Off topic here... But ... Where can I go to discuss my recent DVD-A purchases? I seem to be collecting DVD-a's at a 3 to 1 clip compared to sacd's. I have searched the forum and can't find anything similar to this thread.

I would join the Steve Hoffman forum as there is discussion there about DVD-As. It is also a great forum to find out just about everything you wish to about all music formats and genres.

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Can I post my new DVD-a purchases here? And ask questions about DVD-a disc's ... Or not?

I would suggest starting a DVD-A thread if there isn't one already. This is a SACD thread so I would think the discussion should focus on that IMO.

Bill
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What is a decent price for the singles collection on sacd?







Off topic here... But ... Where can I go to discuss my recent DVD-A purchases? I seem to be collecting DVD-a's at a 3 to 1 clip compared to sacd's. I have searched the forum and can't find anything similar to this thread.

Can I post my new DVD-a purchases here? And ask questions about DVD-a disc's ... Or not?

I think I paid $50 for the 3-disc Singles collection in mint condition. I've been eyeing it for a while but refused to pay the obscene price it frequently commands.

As far as DVD-A discussion I sometimes peruse the Steve Hoffman Music Corner forum. There are some hardcore fans/fanatics on there.

http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=2
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I think I paid $50 for the 3-disc Singles collection in mint condition. I've been eyeing it for a while but refused to pay the obscene price it frequently commands.

As far as DVD-A discussion I sometimes peruse the Steve Hoffman Music Corner forum. There are some hardcore fans/fanatics on there.

http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=2

Thanks guys. I'll check out the Steve Hoffman forum. I was really hoping that there was an already well established DVD-a purchase thread here on avs. I use the iPhone app 95% of the time. I hope mr Steve Hoffman has an iPhone app or else I won't use his site very often.

Okay ... Now back on topic....
post #2346 of 9844
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I just bought Alison Krauss and Union Station - Live. I have a SACD wish list but the three I really wanted was AKUS Live, Beck's Sea Change and Roxy Music's Avalon. I now have all three so maybe I should take a break from SACD buying (a big maybe).

Bill

Don't forget DSOTM, Bothers In Arms, Take Five, Gaucho, Getz/Gilberto, and many, many more. A good starting place is SACD-net and sort by Top Recommendations off the home page.

Styln
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Don't forget DSOTM, Bothers In Arms, Take Five, Gaucho, Getz/Gilberto, and many, many more. A good starting place is SACD-net and sort by Top Recommendations off the home page.

Styln

I have most of those. Which artist is Take Five or is that the title?

Bill
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I have most of those. Which artist is Take Five or is that the title?

Bill

Take Five is by Dave Brubeck (legendary jazz pianist).
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Take Five is by Dave Brubeck (legendary jazz pianist).
Thanks. Looking at sa-cd.net it shows 8 SACDs by Dave Brubeck but no Take Five. Maybe Styln meant Time Out.

Bill
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Take Five is a track on Time Out by Dave Brubeck. Made in 1959. A great SACD. It says 5.0 but is more 3.0.

Benje
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Thanks. Looking at sa-cd.net it shows 8 SACDs by Dave Brubeck but no Take Five. Maybe Styln meant Time Out.

Bill

If you're a jazz fan, the Brubeck SACDs are a must-have. Brubeck is a genius, and the live concert recordings are amazing. 2 that stick out the most are "Concord on a Summer Night" and "Jazz at Oberlin". Both are still in print.
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take five is by dave brubeck (legendary jazz pianist).

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Thanks. Looking at sa-cd.net it shows 8 SACDs by Dave Brubeck but no Take Five. Maybe Styln meant Time Out.

Bill

Yep, meant to say Time Out where Take Five is the legendary track on that album.

Styln
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If you're a jazz fan, the Brubeck SACDs are a must-have. Brubeck is a genius, and the live concert recordings are amazing. 2 that stick out the most are "Concord on a Summer Night" and "Jazz at Oberlin". Both are still in print.

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm just getting into jazz and actually bought a used copy (RBCD) of "Time Out" but it was damaged. So I am looking to pickup another copy. I will most likely go with a RBCD copy then if I really like it I'll look for the SACD. I checked out the two titles mentioned above. "Jazz at Oberlin" is a mono recording so I'll pass on that one. "Concord on a Summer Night" looks good so I will definitely grab a copy of that.

Bill
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Because of SACD I'm right there with you, Bill (just getting into jazz). I've got 7 or 8 Miles Davis SACDs which I enjoy and one disc each from John Coltrane and Michael Brecker. Of the aforementioned Dave Brubeck discs what would be the recommended one for a Brubeck/jazz newbie?
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Take Five is a track on Time Out by Dave Brubeck. Made in 1959. A great SACD. It says 5.0 but is more 3.0.

Benje

Take Five is also the name of a live album Dave Brubeck recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1982. It exists on CD. I do not know if there has ever been an SACD issue.
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Because of SACD I'm right there with you, Bill (just getting into jazz). I've got 7 or 8 Miles Davis SACDs which I enjoy and one disc each from John Coltrane and Michael Brecker. Of the aforementioned Dave Brubeck discs what would be the recommended one for a Brubeck/jazz newbie?

Which Miles Davis SACDs do you have? I only have two SACDs (Kind of Blue and Miles Smiles) but have decided to go with used or new CDs to see what I might like. Someday My Prince Will Come and Seven Steps To Heaven look very interesting on SACD though. They are both MCH and still fairly inexpensive. I just bought a few John Coltrane CDs and I'm enjoying them very much.

The SQ is very impressive to me for albums that were recorded close to 50 years ago. Which Coltrane SACD do you have. I will have to look at Michael Brecker CD/SACDs as well. I think for Dave Brubeck Out of Time would be the one but I'm new to all these artists as you are.

Bill
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Originally Posted by holt7153 View Post

Because of SACD I'm right there with you, Bill (just getting into jazz). I've got 7 or 8 Miles Davis SACDs which I enjoy and one disc each from John Coltrane and Michael Brecker. Of the aforementioned Dave Brubeck discs what would be the recommended one for a Brubeck/jazz newbie?

Start with Time Out in MCH SACD. The drum solo on Take Five is unbelievable 3D audio. If you like Time Out Go then go with rd's recommendations.

Styln
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Start with Time Out in MCH SACD. The drum solo on Take Five is unbelievable 3D audio. If you like Time Out Go then go with rd's recommendations.

Styln

Thanks, Styln-I'm on it.
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Tangerine Dream - Rubycon (new SACD)
Deep Forest - Comparsa (new SACD)
Tiny Island - Tiny Island (new SACD)
Yellow Magic Orchestra - UCYMO (new SACS)
Peter Gabriel - So (used SACD)

My wallet is bleeding!!
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Tangerine Dream - Rubycon (new SACD)

How is the sound quality on this one? Is it surround sound, and if so, how is the mix?
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My wallet is bleeding!!

Tell me about it. My wallet is on life support at the moment.

Bill
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How is the sound quality on this one? Is it surround sound, and if so, how is the mix?
sa-cd.net says that rubycon is stereo, not multi-channel. Gets good reviews. Not cheap though.

Benje
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

Which Miles Davis SACDs do you have? I only have two SACDs (Kind of Blue and Miles Smiles) but have decided to go with used or new CDs to see what I might like. Someday My Prince Will Come and Seven Steps To Heaven look very interesting on SACD though. They are both MCH and still fairly inexpensive. I just bought a few John Coltrane CDs and I'm enjoying them very much.

The SQ is very impressive to me for albums that were recorded close to 50 years ago. Which Coltrane SACD do you have. I will have to look at Michael Brecker CD/SACDs as well. I think for Dave Brubeck Out of Time would be the one but I'm new to all these artists as you are.

Bill

Bill-

As far as Miles Davis goes I have Kind Of Blue, Miles Smiles, Someday My Price Will Come, Live Evil, In A Silent Way, 'Round About Midnight, Seven Steps To Heaven, Sketches Of Spain, and Quiet Nights. Sadly I have not listened to all of them yet, but I will. The only Coltrane I have is John Coltrane With Theolonius Monk, and I have Brubeck/Time Out on order. I agree about the SQ of the Miles discs being impressive for their age. Looks like I have 2 copies of 'Round About Midnight (as well as too many others) I could send your way for cheap if interested. It's kind of nice to find a whole new genre of music since I've been listening to most of the same rock albums since the 80's!
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Bill-

As far as Miles Davis goes I have Kind Of Blue, Miles Smiles, Someday My Price Will Come, Live Evil, In A Silent Way, 'Round About Midnight, Seven Steps To Heaven, Sketches Of Spain, and Quiet Nights. Sadly I have not listened to all of them yet, but I will. The only Coltrane I have is John Coltrane With Theolonius Monk, and I have Brubeck/Time Out on order. I agree about the SQ of the Miles discs being impressive for their age. Looks like I have 2 copies of 'Round About Midnight (as well as too many others) I could send your way for cheap if interested. It's kind of nice to find a whole new genre of music since I've been listening to most of the same rock albums since the 80's!

holt,

That is an impressive list of Miles Davis SACDs! I am definitely interested in 'Round About Midnight, I'll send you a PM. I agree that it is nice to find a new genre of music. I've been stuck on classic rock for years as well since the '70s. But in the past severel years have enjoyed exploring jazz and blues.

Bill
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Originally Posted by Mandrake2003 View Post

How is the sound quality on this one? Is it surround sound, and if so, how is the mix?

It's hybrid stereo SACD, so no multichannel mix. I definitely hear a difference: more clear, fuller and detailed sound in the SACD layer vs Redbook layer. Bass is deeper and in the 2nd track the voices (chorus) sound superb. This is my first experience with Tangerine Dream and I really liked it, is dark, ambient and very seventies.

2 SACDs were released from Virgin and remastered by Simon Heyworth in 2001: Tangerine Dream's Rubycon and Songs of Sanctuary by Adiemus (both hybrid stereo). I have both and in Adiemus SACD I hardly hear a difference between layers, sometimes feels more analogue and some clearer details but you can't get more.

I believe that the awesome factor is not present in Rubycon but I would recommend this SACD to any fan of TD or stereo SACD listeners.

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Start with Time Out in MCH SACD. The drum solo on Take Five is unbelievable 3D audio...

Thanks for reminding me how I've missed this album since leaving vinyl far behind. Just picked it up in 2ch CD, Columbia Jazz reissue CK 65122, at my local used record shop for $3. It turns out it is HDCD and a darn nice listen. The Joe Morello drum solo in 5/4 time is a delight and, per legend, was what Take Five was written around.
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Just picked it up in 2ch CD, Columbia Jazz reissue CK 65122, at my local used record shop for $3. It turns out it is HDCD and a darn nice listen. The Joe Morello drum solo in 5/4 time is a delight and, per legend, was what Take Five was written around.
SoM,

I just grabbed this used as well. Once I read your post I checked and I have the same copy but it does not indicate HDCD on the liner notes of the disc. But when I put the disc in my 83SE sure enough it is a HDCD! I just played Take Five and the CD does sound excellent.

Bill
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SoM,

I just grabbed this used as well. Once I read your post I checked and I have the same copy but it does not indicate HDCD on the liner notes of the disc. But when I put the disc in my 83SE sure enough it is a HDCD! I just played Take Five and the CD does sound excellent.

Bill

I've never heard this disc but just ordered it so I'm anxious to pop it in my Oppo 83. I still can't believe Oppo 93/95 are now being sold at Magnolia...
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SoM,I just grabbed this used as well. Once I read your post I checked and I have the same copy but it does not indicate HDCD on the liner notes of the disc. But when I put the disc in my 83SE sure enough it is a HDCD! I just played Take Five and the CD does sound excellent. Bill

Good point, I had no idea it was HDCD until I popped it in and the Oppo BDP83SE told me so! I don't know how many HDCD discs are out there, nor whether there is a forum for them analogous to this inspiring and informational thread, but HDCD seems like an obscure footnote to CDs.

This is the little I know of HDCD. Unlike hybrid SACD, the HDCD technology itself offers only an increase in the available dynamic range. But in my limited experience they tend to be discs that are well recorded and well-mastered. Like hybrid SACD they can be played on regular CD players but of course lose the technical advantage of the enhanced medium. Record companies do little to promote them and like SACD they are so obscure that most people have never even heard of them.
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