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post #3991 of 9851
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post


Jeff,

From what I have read this title is supposed to be outstanding in surround.

Here is a link that discusses the mixing of the Sam Cooke At The Copa SACD.

http://mixonline.com/recording/maste...ke_remastered/

Here is a link for this title from sa-cd.net.

http://www.sa-cd.net/showtitle/1173

Some interesting quotes from one of the reviews on sa-cd.net.

"We did absolutely everything conceivable to replicate the actual sonic ambience of the Copa and Sam Cooke's performance there." Further in the release it says: In the 5.1 version, the mumuring of the audience, the sound of silverware on china, of ice cubes in highball glasses, is subtly discernable. Sound engineers looked at floor plans of the club and watched the scene from the film Goodfellas that was shot in the Copa just before it closed in order to gauge the space and its acoustic characteristics so as to make the new mix "true" to the room. In this reviewer's opinion, ABKCO should get an award for their work with this disc. This is clearly what is meant by the phrase "above and beyond the call of duty." I only wish other companies took their work as seriously.

Another quote from the same review.

Upon hearing a playback at a private listening of the 5.1 surround sound program of his late brother's Copa performance, L.C. Cooke exclaimed with tears in his eyes, "It's like he's here with us again!"

Bill



That last quote makes me extremely excited to hear this sacd
post #3992 of 9851
I have a LOT of familiarity, so when I get this title I will be focusing on the ice in the highball glasses!
post #3993 of 9851
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Originally Posted by brockwilt View Post

That last quote makes me extremely excited to hear this sacd


OK, you and Bill just twist my arm just ordered it


DJoel
post #3994 of 9851
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Originally Posted by Djoel View Post

OK, you and Bill just twist my arm just ordered it


DJoel

Hey Dan,

Well alright! The race is on to see who gets it first and is the first to play it in all its surround glory. Man this better be the SACD we're getting or you guys are going to be pissed at me. All I want to see when I open this package is a digipak. Lets all get the chant going (give me some hands in the air) digipak, digipak, digipak........

Bill
post #3995 of 9851
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

Hey Dan,

Well alright! The race is on to see who gets it first and is the first to play it in all its surround glory. Man this better be the SACD we're getting or you guys are going to be pissed at me. All I want to see when I open this package is a digipak. Lets all get the chant going (give me some hands in the air) digipak, digipak, digipak........

Bill



I think you'll be the first as you order it a few days before Brock and I, so you'll be reporting the good news first..Well if it turns out to be a dud, I'm mailing my copy to you Hm Digipak? I thought most people where opposed to digipaks, well at least to my understanding. I don't really mind as long as the sonics are great.

Dan
post #3996 of 9851
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post


Hey Dan,

Well alright! The race is on to see who gets it first and is the first to play it in all its surround glory. Man this better be the SACD we're getting or you guys are going to be pissed at me. All I want to see when I open this package is a digipak. Lets all get the chant going (give me some hands in the air) digipak, digipak, digipak........

Bill

I emailed import CDs after I bought the sacd to see if they are sending me the sacd or rbcd. No response yet. But I emailed them last night and it is the weekend now... I'm not to worried about, but I'm always skeptical till I actually have the disc in my hand.

Oh and digipaks suck!!
post #3997 of 9851
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Originally Posted by Djoel View Post

OK, you and Bill just twist my arm just ordered it


DJoel

Put it on my wishlist for purchase later ... Tonight probably!
post #3998 of 9851
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Originally Posted by Djoel View Post

Well if it turns out to be a dud, I'm mailing my copy to you

Since Bill is offering a 100% satisfaction money back guarantee I may grab one as well .

I just picked up Aimee Mann/Lost In Space. I have her other SACD (Bachelor #2) but don't own Lost In Space in any format. It's only 2-channel but it's a MoFi and I found it at a decent price.

Hope you guys had a good Thanksgiving.
post #3999 of 9851
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think you'll be the first as you order it a few days before Brock and I, so you'll be reporting the good news first..

I very well could be first and I will let you guys know right away if it is the SACD.

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Well if it turns out to be a dud, I'm mailing my copy to you

It will be like a fruit cake as I'll send it right back to you mixed in with that fine batch of discs of you sent.

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Hm Digipak? I thought most people where opposed to digipaks, well at least to my understanding. I don't really mind as long as the sonics are great.

I'm hoping it is a digipak as that is how the SACD is packaged. Much like the Stones SACDs which is the same label as this disc. The CD comes in the standard jewel case.

Bill
post #4000 of 9851
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Originally Posted by holt7153 View Post

Since Bill is offering a 100% satisfaction money back guarantee I may grab one as well .

Steve,

I certainly am offering a full 100% satisfaction money back guarantee! Just send me the disc and I will handle it from here. I will need all your CC information to process the refund and order a few more SACDs (for me) while I have your CC out.

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Originally Posted by holt7153 View Post

Hope you guys had a good Thanksgiving.

Thanks! I hope you did as well.

Bill
post #4001 of 9851
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

Steve,

I certainly am offering a full 100% satisfaction money back guarantee! Just send me the disc and I will handle it from here. I will need all your CC information to process the refund and order a few more SACDs (for me) while I have your CC out.



Thanks! I hope you did as well.

Bill

Sounds good, but only if I get the complimentary fruitcake as well
post #4002 of 9851
Jaco Pastorius Big Band "World of Mouth Revisited" SACD/MCH 9.99
Carol Kidd " Nice Work" SACD/MCH 9.99

Unless I really need to have a specific SACD, I try not to go over 20 dollars for any title, so far it has worked as planned as I've been passing up on a lot of brand new SACDs only to find them chaper in the used bins
post #4003 of 9851
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Originally Posted by holt7153 View Post

Sounds good, but only if I get the complimentary fruitcake as well

I'll hand deliver said fruitcake in Indianapolis this February when the 49ers take on the Pats for the Super Bowl title. I know I'm dreaming on my end and the Packer fans might have someting to say as well.

Bill
post #4004 of 9851
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Originally Posted by caupina View Post

Jaco Pastorius Big Band "World of Mouth Revisited" SACD/MCH 9.99
Carol Kidd " Nice Work" SACD/MCH 9.99

Unless I really need to have a specific SACD, I try not to go over 20 dollars for any title, so far it has worked as planned as I've been passing up on a lot of brand new SACDs only to find them chaper in the used bins

That is a good way to go about buying SACDs. Fine library of SACDs you have there. I would like to know where the used bins you are frequenting are.

Bill
post #4005 of 9851
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

That is a good way to go about buying SACDs. Fine library of SACDs you have there. I would like to know where the used bins you are frequenting are.

Bill

Thanks Bill for the compliment!!! If you ever come to L.A., I'll take you myself ....plenty of SACDs, it just takes some patience to browse around.
post #4006 of 9851
Pulling my Amazon cart together ... as I read the ABKCo website, the Sam Cooke Copa title is only available as a hybrid CD/SACD, i.e. there is only one SKU for both the Compact Disc and the Super Audio CD because they are the same product.

In June of 2003, Sam Cooke at The Copa was reissued in a brilliant sounding hybrid CD/Super-Audio CD that runs circles around all prior editions of the record.

I think we are good and I am ordering one w/o waiting for one of you to report back.

Jeff
post #4007 of 9851
Never mind... the light just came on???

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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

Sir Edward meets Father Willis: The 1879 Henry Willis Organ of Saint Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh Scotland. Hybrid SACD

This is a recent multichannel DSD recording of this classic organ. Beautifully recorded and mastered by the Pro Organo label. Also has a 2-ch SACD option and the CD layer includes 2 bonus tracks.

The impressive room that houses this organ is also on display in this 5.1 recording. Also interesting to note that no attempt to remove the noises made by the "vintage winding system" has been made. This disc should be played LOUD. Abundant LF window-rattling goodness.



This disk is supposed to have big base, but my subwoofer light does not even come on when I play it.

Any ideas as to what's going on? Thanks
post #4008 of 9851
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

Pulling my Amazon cart together ... as I read the ABKCo website, the Sam Cooke Copa title is only available as a hybrid CD/SACD, i.e. there is only one SKU for both the Compact Disc and the Super Audio CD because they are the same product.

In June of 2003, Sam Cooke at The Copa was reissued in a brilliant sounding hybrid CD/Super-Audio CD that runs circles around all prior editions of the record.

I think we are good and I am ordering one w/o waiting for one of you to report back.

Jeff

Jeff,

I believe you are correct as the further I read the product description over at importcds it states the same thing you posted above. It also shows the release date of June 2003. I checked my order at importcds to see if it had shipped and the price went from $9.99 to $12.01 with only three discs left. So with all the added interest of this title discussed here it might be a worth while purchase before it is hard to find at a decent price.

Bill
post #4009 of 9851
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Originally Posted by caupina View Post

Thanks Bill for the compliment!!! If you ever come to L.A., I'll take you myself ....plenty of SACDs, it just takes some patience to browse around.

caupina,

If I do get out to LA I will certainly take you up on your offer. I know another member from LA that will probably take you up on that offer as well. Or maybe he is already hitting the same spots as you.

Bill
post #4010 of 9851
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

Jeff,

I believe you are correct as the further I read the product description over at importcds it states the same thing you posted above. It also shows the release date of June 2003. I checked my order at importcds to see if it had shipped and the price went from $9.99 to $12.01 with only three discs left. So with all the added interest of this title discussed here it might be a worth while purchase before it is hard to find at a decent price.

Bill

Got mine at $10.75 + $2.98 S&H. On the page I see, they are priced at $10.73 ... hey, that's $.02 less than what I paid!
post #4011 of 9851
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

caupina,

If I do get out to LA I will certainly take you up on your offer. I know another member from LA that will probably take you up on that offer as well. Or maybe he is already hitting the same spots as you.

Bill

It'll be a pleasure, let me know and we'll go SACD hunting
post #4012 of 9851
I picked up the last 3 SRV mofi discs a couple of weeks ago and have Tea for the Tillerman and Wish You Were Here on preorder from Amazon.
Looking forward to the upcoming Ray Charles releases as well.

Reading all this talk about At the Copa makes me want to go listen to my copy. I believe I have all of the Sam Cooke hybrids except for the EU only release.
post #4013 of 9851
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

caupina,

If I do get out to LA I will certainly take you up on your offer. I know another member from LA that will probably take you up on that offer as well. Or maybe he is already hitting the same spots as you.

Bill

Yeah, could be fun looking for discs locally. I have over 200 SACDs and DVD-As and every one was purchased online. I used to buy used redbooks from Amoeba stores in college but thought they were all gone.
post #4014 of 9851
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Originally Posted by holt7153 View Post

Yeah, could be fun looking for discs locally. I have over 200 SACDs and DVD-As and every one was purchased online. I used to buy used redbooks from Amoeba stores in college but thought they were all gone.

I'm game, holt7153...Amoeba is still the place to go, but I've also found some other used CD stores around the South Bay area. I stopped by Amoeba yesterday and there were many SACDs especially in the jazz bins.
post #4015 of 9851
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Originally Posted by holt7153 View Post

Since Bill is offering a 100% satisfaction money back guarantee I may grab one as well .

I just picked up Aimee Mann/Lost In Space. I have her other SACD (Bachelor #2) but don't own Lost In Space in any format. It's only 2-channel but it's a MoFi and I found it at a decent price.

Hope you guys had a good Thanksgiving.


I love Aimee Mann, and lost in space is great, I own the redbook for it and played the heck out of it, but lost it some how. Would love to know what you think of it.


Dan
post #4016 of 9851
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post


I very well could be first and I will let you guys know right away if it is the SACD.

I'm excited, as soon as it gets to your door let us know.



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It will be like a fruit cake as I'll send it right back to you mixed in with that fine batch of discs of you sent.

Hey Fruit Cake is the gift that keeps on giving ,and giving, and giving Re gift that is, Spanish folks don't know the stigma yet


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I'm hoping it is a digipak as that is how the SACD is packaged. Much like the Stones SACDs which is the same label as this disc. The CD comes in the standard jewel case.

Bill

Strange when you said digipak I immediately thought of the Rolling Stone packaging, perhaps because I had a difficult time selling the 4 sacd digipak I had, it was one of the questions I would get over and over. Do they even come none digipak???


Dan
post #4017 of 9851
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Originally Posted by caupina View Post

I'm game, holt7153...Amoeba is still the place to go, but I've also found some other used CD stores around the South Bay area. I stopped by Amoeba yesterday and there were many SACDs especially in the jazz bins.

I'll have to pop in Amoeba the next time I'm in Hollywood. I think the Pasadena location shut down a few years back IIRC.
post #4018 of 9851
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Originally Posted by Djoel View Post

I love Aimee Mann, and lost in space is great, I own the redbook for it and played the heck out of it, but lost it some how. Would love to know what you think of it.


Dan

I'll shoot you a PM after I get it and let you know how it sounds.
post #4019 of 9851
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Originally Posted by holt7153 View Post

I'll shoot you a PM after I get it and let you know how it sounds.

Cool & the gang..

Dan
post #4020 of 9851
I really don't know how to handle this, I've had issue with this Seller in the pass kinda let it go last time, well I didn't have much proof before a few back and forth emails got me no where. I believe a few here have send offers to this guy as well to.

This is going on Agon btw, I notice there was a Roxy Music Avalon for sale, and I immediately pressed/clicked on buy now button without much thought of whom was I buying it from .As of 12.30 am there wasn't any response, mind you I purchased early in the evening so I'm thinking he had a change of heart .( True this guy lives on the other side of the planet)

He first send me a quote for the shipping, ( shown below) and then I get an email saying it was some sort of mistake, below are the two emails I got from via agon. Part of me thinks this isn't a big deal, I have bigger fish to fry, and the other part of says I can't let this go..With some help of my shirk here Bill Mac I've been reclaiming my inner primal self.

I really don't go around giving people negative feed back, I think I've done it twice, when I should have given at least half a dozen times in my 10 years on Audiogon.

So I'm thinking of writing to Agon, which I'll probably get no real help, and they'll tell me to just give him negative feedback I thinks I've answered my own question, but would like to hear what would you guys do.

Thanks, and sorry about the off topic question.

Dan


link to the sale, which I purchased.

http://cgi.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cl.p...ock&1327617766



From the member

Transaction titled: Roxy music AVALON - SACD
Status Updated: The seller has submitted total with shipping.

Pricing details:
*** Item total:*** $40.00
*** Shipping:*** $10.00
*** Total Due:*** $50.00







From the member

there was a mistake in the system for some reason it marked it as BuyNow. I want to received offers and don't accept BuyNow transactions. This was not my mistake, I am sure I didn't allow BuyNow.
============================

FROM:*** Rui (a member)
RE:* *** Transaction Cancellation: Roxy music AVALON - SACD
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