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post #6151 of 9846
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

I have quite a few SACDs by all those artists and they are well worth it IMO. The JSACD of Kind of Blue is outstanding in 5.1 smile.gif.
Bill

Looking forward to adding some old friends to the collection (again).
post #6152 of 9846
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Originally Posted by holt7153 View Post

Thanks for the heads up about this--I didn't know it was out on BR. Bluray.com says "for a music release, this is most definitely a reference quality disc."

It is incredible. Highly recommended on Blu-ray!
post #6153 of 9846
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

Just bought:
John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman Verve SACD
This SACD always looked interesting but it was listed as mono. Then I read a bit more and tracks 1-6 are mono and tracks 7-12 done in stereo.

I bought this last winter (Feb. I believe) and I quite like it. Had a bit of trouble with my order, though. I ordered it from Amazon (3rd party seller that was an "Amazon Fulfilment" order) but received a redbook CD in an SACD case. Amazon was excellent about it and took it back. Re-ordered it and got the proper disc. May put it on later tonight, actually, after reading your post.
post #6154 of 9846
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It is incredible. Highly recommended on Blu-ray!

thanks, I'll grab it.
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Recently picked up the BD release of Lee Ritenour: Overtime. This appears to be a re-issue of a 2005 DVD release which was originally recorded in HD. Also includes 4 tracks from a 2011 performance at Montreux. DTS-MA audio is excellent, lots of dynamics and an aggressive surround mix. Great music in an eclectic mix of styles from classic jazz to Brazilian to fusion. Over 2-1/2 hrs of music, and at $13 it's a no-brainer purchase.
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Recently picked up the BD release of Lee Ritenour: Overtime. This appears to be a re-issue of a 2005 DVD release which was originally recorded in HD. Also includes 4 tracks from a 2011 performance at Montreux. DTS-MA audio is excellent, lots of dynamics and an aggressive surround mix. Great music in an eclectic mix of styles from classic jazz to Brazilian to fusion. Over 2-1/2 hrs of music, and at $13 it's a no-brainer purchase.

I'm such a sucker...You sold me. Should be here in two days time. Amazon Prime strikes again!
post #6157 of 9846
My copy of Sara K. "Made in the Shade" Blu-ray showed up today. Just through the first 3 tracks and I'm thoroughly impressed already. Lee Ritenour and ELP should be here tomorrow.

Hello, my name is Steve, and I'm an audioholic.

Edit: I could be losing it, but I swear I'm hearing an occasional "pop" in the surround speakers when listening to the DTS-HD layer. Never heard anything like that come out of my Oppo before!
Edited by scirica - 10/10/12 at 4:18pm
post #6158 of 9846
Simply Red Live In Montreax on BluRay

Ordered this one today mainly for 1 song: Holding Back The Tears

Reviews on Amazon are good. Should be great in DTS HD MA
post #6159 of 9846
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

My copy of Sara K. "Made in the Shade" Blu-ray showed up today. Just through the first 3 tracks and I'm thoroughly impressed already.

I wonder how the Made in the Shade SACD would compare to the Bluray? I would think the Bluray would sound better with the 5.1 DTS HD master audio mix.

Bill
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Bill, I think both DSD and DTS Master Audio would be considered lossless formats. There'd probably be some arguments on it, but that's my take.

Jeff
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

Simply Red Live In Montreax on BluRay
Ordered this one today mainly for 1 song: Holding Back The Tears
Reviews on Amazon are good. Should be great in DTS HD MA

I got that one and I think it's great...HBTT is one of my favorites SR songs along with "Enough" among many others.
post #6162 of 9846
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

Simply Red Live In Montreax on BluRay
Ordered this one today mainly for 1 song: Holding Back The Tears
Reviews on Amazon are good. Should be great in DTS HD MA


Hm my girl would be pressing me to get this, as that is her favorite track as well, and a few others...


Purchased Early in the week Sonny Clark Trio A session with Sonny Clark, and Herman's Hermits Retrospective .


DJoel
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A few posts back there was some discussion about upcoming Steven
Wilson 5.1 remixes announced on his twitter account...also perhaps starting
a thread dedicated to past and future SW releases. If any of you guys decide to
do a SW thread, please post here on this thread, I would definitely subscribe
and support it. smile.gif
This thread is tremendous, I really appreciate everyone's posts & discussion.
Going to have to dust my wallet off again soon... eek.gif
post #6164 of 9846
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

Bill, I think both DSD and DTS Master Audio would be considered lossless formats. There'd probably be some arguments on it, but that's my take.
Jeff

Jeff,

I agree that both formats are lossless but I have a feeling the BR title with DTS-MA would sound better. This is just an uneducated guess but after hearing PB's Modern Cool BR the 5.1 DTS-MA layer is outstanding. I believe it to be better than just about every MCH SACD I own. I guess the only way to find out is if someone has both discs to compare. I will likely go for the BR when the price drops and is available at importcds.

Bill
post #6165 of 9846
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Originally Posted by caupina View Post

I got that one and I think it's great...HBTT is one of my favorites SR songs along with "Enough" among many others.

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Originally Posted by Djoel View Post

Hm my girl would be pressing me to get this, as that is her favorite track as well, and a few others...
Purchased Early in the week Sonny Clark Trio A session with Sonny Clark, and Herman's Hermits Retrospective .
DJoel

I think that the live version of the song he sings at Montreax differs a good bit from the commercial releases (cd, vinyl). I remember catching the live version off the tube a few years back and was amazed at how much better it was over the version I was used to hearing all these years. When I get the BR, I will play it and see if it still jives with what I remember.wink.gif Like TRAIN and JACK WHITE, live performances can be so different (and many cases much, much better) than the stuff they release for commercial purposes. Palladia is starting to pickup a lot of those live performances now but mostly DD 5.1. Would liike to see/hear some of those old Soundstage episodes in DTS HD MA (Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, etc..).
post #6166 of 9846
Not sure if this has been posted before but I stumbled across this list from Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Recommended-Multichannel-SACDs/lm/R27MXX68IZU39I
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

Not sure if this has been posted before but I stumbled across this list from Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Recommended-Multichannel-SACDs/lm/R27MXX68IZU39I

Thanks for the list looks like I'm right on track, with a few that I would love to hear and own one day..



Dan
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^^
Gotta get that Carpenters SACD to go with my Barry Manilow collection.biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

^^
Gotta get that Carpenters SACD to go with my Barry Manilow collection.biggrin.gif



Nothing, wrong with a little Carpenters and Barry White, Oh you said Manilow..Hmm not too sue about that now wink.gif

j/k smile.gif

Seriously I wasn't aware there were Barry M sacd out in the wild..Edit: OK there's a Christmas album, at a not too shabby.

DJoel
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

^^
Gotta get that Carpenters SACD to go with my Barry Manilow collection.biggrin.gif

The Carpenters is a great SACD, definitely a must have....if you like their music, that is redface.gif.
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

Not sure if this has been posted before but I stumbled across this list from Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Recommended-Multichannel-SACDs/lm/R27MXX68IZU39I

Nice list. I own many of those, but others I'm not interested in ie: Bob Dylan or Johnny Cash. I'd have included Chris Botti's "Night Sessions", it's a great SACD with exceptional SQ.
post #6172 of 9846
I guess I'm doing OK with 11 of 33 on that Amazon list.

You'll have to pry Avalon from my cold dead hands, and my Blood on the Tracks is probably the only Dylan I will listen to now.

Say what you will about the Carpenters - paying $21.00 for that one particular disk meant the Chief Financial Officer has allowed me to buy many others.
post #6173 of 9846
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

Not sure if this has been posted before but I stumbled across this list from Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Recommended-Multichannel-SACDs/lm/R27MXX68IZU39I

Willy,

Thanks for posting that list of recommended SACDs smile.gif. I had read that the The Window SACD by David Elias was an excellent SACD. But it was not available anywhere so I grabbed Crossing SACD directly from CD Baby (not through Amazon). There is a listing for The Window SACD on Amazon.de but it is the CD not the SACD. On that list the only one that I would really want that I don't have is The Window SACD. I have the Rocksteady SACD and I would not put that on this list of recommended SACDs wink.gif. I would like to find the Chris Botti SACD that caupina mentioned though.

Bill
Edited by Bill Mac - 10/11/12 at 7:51am
post #6174 of 9846
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Originally Posted by caupina View Post

The Carpenters is a great SACD, definitely a must have....if you like their music, that is redface.gif.

Sorry, didn't mean to offend. Like most music it is entirely subjective what one person likes (or doesn't). Didn't mean to sound snobbish. I may come around at some point.............I certainly listen to a larger variety of music now than when I was younger.
post #6175 of 9846
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Originally Posted by envirogeek View Post

I guess I'm doing OK with 11 of 33 on that Amazon list.
You'll have to pry Avalon from my cold dead hands, and my Blood on the Tracks is probably the only Dylan I will listen to now.
Say what you will about the Carpenters - paying $21.00 for that one particular disk meant the Chief Financial Officer has allowed me to buy many others.

If you like Dylan, suggest you try some of the other SACDs from his catalog. Blonde on Blonde is a good one too. I have them all now and I can honestly say that his music is much better in hi-res. The acoustics really shine on these discs. I am not a fan of the mono mixes though and you have to be careful that you are getting the stereo hi res version too. To me, the mono mixes just don't do it.
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Originally Posted by caupina View Post

I got that one and I think it's great...HBTT is one of my favorites SR songs along with "Enough" among many others.

I have the Sydney Opera concert on BD. And the Home Live concert in Sicily on DVD. I "simply" love Mick Hucknall! But, not to take anything away from him now, I would also love his catalog to be remixed in surround. His earlier performances are stunning and studio albums have another level of audio quality and production "sheen."

Jeff
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

I have the Sydney Opera concert on BD. And the Home Live concert in Sicily on DVD. I "simply" love Mick Hucknall! But, not to take anything away from him now, I would also love his catalog to be remixed in surround. His earlier performances are stunning and studio albums have another level of audio quality and production "sheen."
Jeff

I'm with you on this, Simply Red has been one of my favorites groups, I have 24 SR CDs, DVDs,BRs....one DVD worth mentioning is "Cuba!"....If you have a chance to grab it, go for it.
post #6178 of 9846
Thanks for the tip. Right now only region 2 is available on Amazon. I had mistakenly purchased "The Art of Flight" in PAL, so now I scrutinize the listings .... redface.gif

Jeff
Edited by pepar - 10/11/12 at 10:35am
post #6179 of 9846
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

I had mistakenly purchased "The Art of Flight" in PAL, so now I scrutinize the listings .... :oJeff

Hopefully you've seen the NTSC version smile.gif? I didn't really think I would enjoy it but wow, some amazing audio and cinematography on this one.
post #6180 of 9846
I have seen some of the NTSC version and you're right ... WOW!!

Baraka is also visually stunning - same people I think, and they are making a follow-up to Baraka.
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