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post #6241 of 9851
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Originally Posted by holt7153 View Post

Be safe East Coasters-this storm looks pretty gnarly. Maybe call in sick and listen to music all day wink.gif

Thanks Steve, great idea...NYC just shut down the public transit so this has to be the real deal smile.gif


Dan
post #6242 of 9851
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Originally Posted by holt7153 View Post

Be safe East Coasters-this storm looks pretty gnarly. Maybe call in sick and listen to music all day wink.gif

Thanks Steve. It looks like the mid-coast is really going to be hit real hard. I just got back from a short drive down by the beaches in town and the surf is pretty wild up here in So. Maine. I can't imagine how it is further south along the coast. I wish the best for all of those folks in that area especially along the coast. I have off today so I have the tunes cranking with Art Pepper and the Rhythm Section SACD playing smile.gif.

Bill
post #6243 of 9851
Thanks, Steve. I have pre-mixed 2-3 litres each of cosmos and margaritas to help "weather" the storm.
post #6244 of 9851
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Originally Posted by Djoel View Post

Thanks Steve, great idea...NYC just shut down the public transit so this has to be the real deal smile.gif
Dan

Dan, you weren't required to evacuate, were you?

Jeff
post #6245 of 9851
King Crimson: Larks Tongues in Aspic CD+DVD-A
Peter Gabriel: 'So' download (24bit 48kHz stereo)
post #6246 of 9851
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

Thanks, Steve. I have pre-mixed 2-3 litres each of cosmos and margaritas to help "weather" the storm.

Nice, hunker down with plenty of Anejo on hand. wink.gif
post #6247 of 9851
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

Dan, you weren't required to evacuate, were you?
Jeff


Yeah..we live in a section of the city that we're suppose to be mandatory evacuation call district/ Area A...We decide to ride it out smile.gif, it mostly because of flooding though, and we live in a apartment complex.


Dan
post #6248 of 9851
Geez, good luck.
post #6249 of 9851
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Originally Posted by holt7153 View Post

Nice, hunker down with plenty of Anejo on hand. wink.gif
That, too. smile.gif
post #6250 of 9851
Was in LA on business a few weeks ago and picked up a few . . .

The Social Network
Genesis
A Trick of the Tail
post #6251 of 9851
Norah Jones "Not Too Late" SACD/Stereo just 9.99, sealed:D
post #6252 of 9851
Tony Bennett
DeMeola, DeLuca, McLaughlin "Night in S.F."
Monk "Straight No Chaser"


Djoel
post #6253 of 9851
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Originally Posted by Djoel View Post

Tony Bennett
DeMeola, DeLuca, McLaughlin "Night in S.F."
Monk "Straight No Chaser"
Djoel

Night in S.F. Is a real treat. Easily one of the best sounding originally-analog-recorded stereo SACD I have encountered. Having been recorded live, it has an ambiance and presence that makes my multichannel system sing.

Jeff
Edited by pepar - 11/4/12 at 8:36am
post #6254 of 9851
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

Night in S.F. Is a real treat. Easily one of the best sounding analog SACD I have encountered. Having been recorded live, it has an ambiance and presence that makes my multichannel system sing.
Jeff

Thanks Jeff, will be looking forward on listening to this one. smile.gif

Dan
post #6255 of 9851
Lynyrd Skynyrd--Southern Surroundings--Three disc Wal-mart exclusive.

The DVD-Audio is outstanding. At first, I wasn't real impressed, but quickly figured out I had left the Oppo in DVD-Video mode instead of DVD-Audio, which meant I was only getting Dolby Digital 5.1!

Upon switching to the DVD-Audio setting, I listened to both the 2-channel and the 5.1 channel tracks, and I clearly preferred the 5.1 as it just sounded better to me. Clean and dynamic, and the vocals are just so clear and easy to understand. Cymbals and drum shots are also very dynamic.

The 1975 BBC concert is interesting to watch as a piece of history, but the recording and audio are horrible.

Have not listened to the re-mastered CD yet, but looking forward to it.
post #6256 of 9851
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Originally Posted by mtrot View Post

Lynyrd Skynyrd--Southern Surroundings--Three disc Wal-mart exclusive.
The DVD-Audio is outstanding. At first, I wasn't real impressed, but quickly figured out I had left the Oppo in DVD-Video mode instead of DVD-Audio, which meant I was only getting Dolby Digital 5.1!
Upon switching to the DVD-Audio setting, I listened to both the 2-channel and the 5.1 channel tracks, and I clearly preferred the 5.1 as it just sounded better to me. Clean and dynamic, and the vocals are just so clear and easy to understand. Cymbals and drum shots are also very dynamic.
The 1975 BBC concert is interesting to watch as a piece of history, but the recording and audio are horrible.
Have not listened to the re-mastered CD yet, but looking forward to it.


I really enjoyed my copy too, and pretty much feel the same way about the dynamic, and clarity of it..Mighty glad it's in my collection.

Djoel
post #6257 of 9851
You got that right.........You sure got that right...........biggrin.gif
post #6258 of 9851
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

Night in S.F. Is a real treat. Easily one of the best sounding originally-analog-recorded stereo SACD I have encountered. Having been recorded live, it has an ambiance and presence that makes my multichannel system sing.
Jeff

This has always been one of my favorite albums. Can I get some SACD details so I can find this and add to my collection. Some recordings you just know intuitively that they will sound great on SACD and/or in multi-channel!
post #6259 of 9851
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

This has always been one of my favorite albums. Can I get some SACD details so I can find this and add to my collection. Some recordings you just know intuitively that they will sound great on SACD and/or in multi-channel!

Not sure how much you are willing to part with for the SACD but Amazon marketplace has them for $140 or so.......I believe it is OOP so the price could be much worse at some point. Here is the link.
post #6260 of 9851
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

Not sure how much you are willing to part with for the SACD but Amazon marketplace has them for $140 or so.......I believe it is OOP so the price could be much worse at some point. Here is the link.

That's a crazy price. I forget what I paid, but it wasn't anywhere near that.

Jeff
post #6261 of 9851
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

That's a crazy price. I forget what I paid, but it wasn't anywhere near that.
Jeff


I paid nothing close to that price either...eek.gif


Dan
post #6262 of 9851
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Originally Posted by Djoel View Post

I really enjoyed my copy too, and pretty much feel the same way about the dynamic, and clarity of it..Mighty glad it's in my collection.
Djoel

I meant to also say that a big part of why I purchased it was that I wanted to do my part to support the DVD-Audio format, which I really like.
post #6263 of 9851
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

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Night in S.F. Is a real treat. Easily one of the best sounding originally-analog-recorded stereo SACD I have encountered. Having been recorded live, it has an ambiance and presence that makes my multichannel system sing.

What surround mode do you prefer with 2CH music?
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

Not sure how much you are willing to part with for the SACD but Amazon marketplace has them for $140 or so.......I believe it is OOP so the price could be much worse at some point. Here is the link.

Yeah that price is kind of steep eek.gif. I believe I paid around $45 for my copy. I have a few hours tomorrow in the morning and this SACD will be my first listen smile.gif.
post #6264 of 9851
I had a chance to listen to the Friday Night in San Francisco SACD this morning and it is a fine sounding SACD. I would not rate it at the top of my best sounding stereo SACDs though. I played a few Blue Note jazz XRCDs after I played the FNISF SACD and found the soundstage depth and imaging was more to my preference. But the FNISF SACD only has the three guitarists so it really is not a fair comparison. If one can find the FNISF SACD at a fair price I would definitely recommend buying it. But at anything over $75 I would say there are better sounding stereo SACDs out there IMO.

Bill
post #6265 of 9851
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

I had a chance to listen to the Friday Night in San Francisco SACD this morning and it is a fine sounding SACD. I would not rate it at the top of my best sounding stereo SACDs though. I played a few Blue Note jazz XRCDs after I played the FNISF SACD and found the soundstage depth and imaging was more to my preference. But the FNISF SACD only has the three guitarists so it really is not a fair comparison. If one can find the FNISF SACD at a fair price I would definitely recommend buying it. But at anything over $75 I would say there are better sounding stereo SACDs out there IMO.
Bill

Might get the redbook CD for $7 to see how it sounds. Hard to swallow $140 for a stereo SACD unless it is absolutely reference sonics and something I would listen to very frequently.

While on the subject of guitars, smile.gif I see where the Chet Atkins/Mark Knopfler NECK AND NECK has been reissued on HDCD. Here is the link. I looked and looked for several years to find a good used copy of this CD. Not sure the HDCD is worth $40 to anyone but if you like the music and you don't already own the CD, it might be worthwhile especially in HDCD format.
post #6266 of 9851
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

I had a chance to listen to the Friday Night in San Francisco SACD this morning and it is a fine sounding SACD. I would not rate it at the top of my best sounding stereo SACDs though. I played a few Blue Note jazz XRCDs after I played the FNISF SACD and found the soundstage depth and imaging was more to my preference. But the FNISF SACD only has the three guitarists so it really is not a fair comparison. If one can find the FNISF SACD at a fair price I would definitely recommend buying it. But at anything over $75 I would say there are better sounding stereo SACDs out there IMO.
Bill
I think Fri Night benefits from being recorded live with top notch (at the time) gear, minimal to no effects, no overdubs and maybe even "direct-to-master" technique. In any case, the analog recording certainly limits the high frequencies, but the immediacy of live acoustic guitars and the ambiance of the performance space, IMO, counters the analog limitations in the enjoyment category.

For anyone not familiar with this title, and not familiar with the players, perhaps a pass is wise at any price much over $50. But anyone who is a fan of these musicians and/or has the title on CD or, as I used to, in vinyl, $75 for this OOP SACD might be fair.

Jeff
post #6267 of 9851
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

I think Fri Night benefits from being recorded live with top notch (at the time) gear, minimal to no effects, no overdubs and maybe even "direct-to-master" technique. In any case, the analog recording certainly limits the high frequencies, but the immediacy of live acoustic guitars and the ambiance of the performance space, IMO, counters the analog limitations in the enjoyment category.

This could very well be true. Are you listening to the Friday Night in San Francisco in stereo or using a DSP mode to simulate multichannel? I ask as in an earlier post you make reference to this SACD and that it "makes my multichannel system sing".

Bill
post #6268 of 9851
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

This could very well be true. Are you listening to the Friday Night in San Francisco in stereo or using a DSP mode to simulate multichannel? I ask as in an earlier post you make reference to this SACD and that it "makes my multichannel system sing".
Bill
Yes, I have been applying a THX Music listening mode which does a very good job of spreading the ambiance around the room. Al, John and Paco are still splayed across the front, but I am transported to the venue with the listening mode.

My room is well treated and really needs content that brings its own "space" with it. Typically, that means 5.1 music or a movie soundtrack. But this stereo title, for the reasons I mention, pulls it off nicely.

Jeff
post #6269 of 9851
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

Yes, I have been applying a THX Music listening mode which does a very good job of spreading the ambiance around the room. Al, John and Paco are still splayed across the front, but I am transported to the venue with the listening mode.
My room is well treated and really needs content that brings its own "space" with it. Typically, that means 5.1 music or a movie soundtrack. But this stereo title, for the reasons I mention, pulls it off nicely.
Jeff

I like Dolby Pro Logic II myself on my Denon 4311ci, Michael Jackson's Thriller on SACD was quite convincing.

Djoel
post #6270 of 9851
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

Yes, I have been applying a THX Music listening mode which does a very good job of spreading the ambiance around the room. Al, John and Paco are still splayed across the front, but I am transported to the venue with the listening mode.
My room is well treated and really needs content that brings its own "space" with it. Typically, that means 5.1 music or a movie soundtrack. But this stereo title, for the reasons I mention, pulls it off nicely.
Jeff

Jeff,

In all honesty you earlier thoughts regarding "ambiance and presence" on the Friday Night in San Francisco SACD could be misinterpreted. By that I mean the discussion was about a stereo SACD and you did not mention that you were listening to it using a THX Music listening mode. In my opinion using a DSP mode such as the THX Music listening mode will add "ambiance and presence" to just about any SACD or CD. If you think about it you are adding three or five additional speakers which will change the listening experience quite a bit IMO. My thoughts on the Friday Night in San Francisco SACD were in stereo and not using any DSP modes. I have tried listening to a number of stereo SACDs and CDs using different DSP modes. I found I prefer to listen in stereo but thats just my preference. No right or wrong way in that regard smile.gif.

Bill
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