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post #6331 of 9836
Many years ago, when BB actually had a SACD section in my local store, I was lucky and was able to purchase FNISF. It is to this day one of my favorites. Around the time of "Morph the Cat" release, I purchased a 6 disc set at BB that have the 3 DF solo albums in a format Warner dubbed "MVI" along with the RBCDs. The "MVI" discs are really just DVD-V with hi-res stereo smile.gif but the 5.1 mixes are in standard Dolby and DTS. May have to break down and try to get "The Nightfly" DVD-A.
post #6332 of 9836
When did this become so expensive, I received an email from Amazon asking me if I wanted to sell my copy not that I would but it's crazy because I think I paid sell than 30 bucks less than 8 month ago. eek.gif Love that's in my collection either way.


Djoel
post #6333 of 9836
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I received an email from Amazon asking me if I wanted to sell my copy

seriously?
post #6334 of 9836
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Originally Posted by holt7153 View Post

seriously?


Yeah mine happens to be sealed, wanted half price for you buddy biggrin.gif

Dan
post #6335 of 9836
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Originally Posted by Djoel View Post

Yeah mine happens to be sealed, wanted half price for you buddy biggrin.gif

I'll trade it straight up for a sealed Ricky Martin SACD smile.gif
post #6336 of 9836
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Originally Posted by holt7153 View Post

I'll trade it straight up for a sealed Ricky Martin SACD smile.gif


Speaking off where's that link to that review of yours, want to see what you think about good ol Ricky biggrin.gif..You would think that sacd would have a high asking price.


Dan
post #6337 of 9836
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Speaking off where's that link to that review of yours, want to see what you think about good ol Ricky biggrin.gif..You would think that sacd would have a high asking price.
Dan

Yeah, I need to get on that--Bill's been bugging me to borrow the disc biggrin.gif.
post #6338 of 9836
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Yeah, I need to get on that--Bill's been bugging me to borrow the disc biggrin.gif.

I doubt that it's foot ball season Bill is too busy celebrating his Patriots three in a roll win.

Forget about the Giants, they're a little beat up of lately redface.gif


Dan
post #6339 of 9836
Does anyone here have the Doobie Brothers "Toulouse Street" on MOFI SACD (Hybrid)? It is one of my favorite albums and I don't own a digital copy. My vinyld is long gone. I'd like to get some idea as to how well it was mixed for this release. SA-CD.net has some favorable reviews.
post #6340 of 9836
^^^

Listening to it now on my computer's 5.1 system. It sounds pretty good - nice and clean in the high end. I'd need to put it on my home theater and crank it up to give a final opinion on sound quality.

Jeff
post #6341 of 9836
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

Does anyone here have the Doobie Brothers "Toulouse Street" on MOFI SACD (Hybrid)? It is one of my favorite albums and I don't own a digital copy. My vinyld is long gone. I'd like to get some idea as to how well it was mixed for this release. SA-CD.net has some favorable reviews.

Yes - it is an excellent SACD. One of my favorites. I would recommend it especially if you can pick it up at a reasonable price. What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits is also an excellent SACD (MoFi).
post #6342 of 9836
They are not recent purchases, but both of the Gram Parsons' SACDs from Mobile Fidelity are outstanding. I consider them the definitive editions now of both Grievous Angel and GP. MFSL did not try to pull any wool over the listener in mastering them, any imperfections in the recording are rendered without coloration. Some of the vocals appear to have been miked by an amateur.
post #6343 of 9836
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They are not recent purchases, but both of the Gram Parsons' SACDs from Mobile Fidelity are outstanding. I consider them the definitive editions now of both Grievous Angel and GP. MFSL did not try to pull any wool over the listener in mastering them, any imperfections in the recording are rendered without coloration. Some of the vocals appear to have been miked by an amateur.

Just to be clear here, the stereo SACDs are not remixed and certainly not re-recorded (or overdubbed). While they might be cleaner, more revealing and more dynamic, they are the same mixes we've been hearing from day one.

Jeff
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

Just to be clear here, the stereo SACDs are not remixed and certainly not re-recorded (or overdubbed). While they might be cleaner, more revealing and more dynamic, they are the same mixes we've been hearing from day one.
Jeff


Hey Jeff is that across the board, meaning every single sacd disc 2ch mix ?

Dan
post #6345 of 9836
Okay, Keb Mo' is on my must have SACD list, but $244 used on Amazon? Geez! I guess I'll just keep searching...
post #6346 of 9836
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Originally Posted by Djoel View Post

Hey Jeff is that across the board, meaning every single sacd disc 2ch mix ?
Dan
Yes, I believe it is. (Our context here is music that was originally recorded on analog tape.) Nobody ever remixes to make another stereo mix. They remaster from the original stereo mix. And by definition, a 5.1 mix of a previously stereo album involves revisiting the original multitrack studio tapes. And *that* assures the highest sound quality as they go forward from that point with TODAY'S digital technology. Simply remastering from an old stereo mix has an "extra" generation of "old" technology ... including the analog tape and associated electronics ... in it. I won't say, that stereo SACD are not better than Red Book because many/most are, but it is incremental. And then the buyer has to decide if it is worth it.

$244, for me, is a no-brainer.

Jeff
post #6347 of 9836
I'd like to get Flim & The BB's recordings in HD.
post #6348 of 9836
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Okay, Keb Mo' is on my must have SACD list, but $244 used on Amazon? Geez! I guess I'll just keep searching...

This one?
post #6349 of 9836
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I'd like to get Flim & The BB's recordings in HD.

They are/were all "DDD" so hi-res versions of them would be stunning. The CD's were always great.
post #6350 of 9836
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

This one?

Actually, it is this one... http://www.sa-cd.net/showtitle/600 Keb Mo' "Just Like You"
post #6351 of 9836
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They are/were all "DDD" so hi-res versions of them would be stunning. The CD's were always great.

I still listen to my DMP recordings of these guys!
post #6352 of 9836
Keb Mo's "Just Like You" SACD is a great sounding title. The surround mix uses a bit more reverb in the surrounds than I usually care for, and I sometimes prefer the stereo tracks because of it. The CDDA also has excellent AQ, probably not worth paying a huge premium to get this title on SACD.

All 3 of the Keb Mo SACD releases are classic albums worth having in any format.
post #6353 of 9836
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Keb Mo's "Just Like You" SACD is a great sounding title. The surround mix uses a bit more reverb in the surrounds than I usually care for, and I sometimes prefer the stereo tracks because of it. The CDDA also has excellent AQ, probably not worth paying a huge premium to get this title on SACD.
All 3 of the Keb Mo SACD releases are classic albums worth having in any format.

I know I have the original CD releases here somewhere...just can't find them!
post #6354 of 9836
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

Yes, I believe it is. (Our context here is music that was originally recorded on analog tape.) Nobody ever remixes to make another stereo mix. They remaster from the original stereo mix. And by definition, a 5.1 mix of a previously stereo album involves revisiting the original multitrack studio tapes. And *that* assures the highest sound quality as they go forward from that point with TODAY'S digital technology. Simply remastering from an old stereo mix has an "extra" generation of "old" technology ... including the analog tape and associated electronics ... in it. I won't say, that stereo SACD are not better than Red Book because many/most are, but it is incremental. And then the buyer has to decide if it is worth it.
$244, for me, is a no-brainer.
Jeff

The Genesis SACDs released with a MCH mix were also remixed in the 2 channel portion of the disc (this was not done exclusively for the SACDs, as the CD/DVD-V sets also included these stereo remixes, as did the Platinum Collection 3-CD release). As a rule, 2CH is not usually remixed, as you point out, but there are exceptions.
post #6355 of 9836
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Yeah, I need to get on that--Bill's been bugging me to borrow the disc biggrin.gif.

Steve,

Well??? When can you send the Ricky martin SACD east biggrin.gif? I've been very patient but I figured you had in constant rotation wink.gif.
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

Actually, it is this one... http://www.sa-cd.net/showtitle/600 Keb Mo' "Just Like You"

I have this Keb Mo SACD and it is an excellent sounding 5.1 SACD. I recently bought The Door SACD (stereo only) and this one sounds excellent as well. I compared the Keb' Mo' ST SACD to the the RBCD version and did not think the SACD sounded that much better.

Bill
post #6356 of 9836
I had some time the past few days to listen to some stereo SACDs in surround eek.gif. I mostly used the DTS Neo:6 Music mode and I felt on some SACDs it sounded quite good smile.gif. The funny thing is when using Neo:6 Music the display on my 4311 shows Neo:6 88k Music. It thought that was pretty cool. I did not try PLIIx yet but does that mode also show 88k when playing SACDs?

Bill
post #6357 of 9836
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I did not try PLIIx yet but does that mode also show 88k when playing SACDs?

I'm pretty sure my display reads something like "DD + PLIIx" on those, Bill.
post #6358 of 9836
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Originally Posted by holt7153 View Post

I'm pretty sure my display reads something like "DD + PLIIx" on those, Bill.

Steve,

Thanks smile.gif. I'll try using PLIIx next chance I get using the parameters you posted earier in the thread.

Bill
post #6359 of 9836
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

I had some time the past few days to listen to some stereo SACDs in surround eek.gif. I mostly used the DTS Neo:6 Music mode and I felt on some SACDs it sounded quite good smile.gif. The funny thing is when using Neo:6 Music the display on my 4311 shows Neo:6 88k Music. It thought that was pretty cool. I did not try PLIIx yet but does that mode also show 88k when playing SACDs?
Bill

Thought I'd see if the Anthem display did anything cool like that so I dropped in a Norah Jones ST SACD and played as Neo:6 Music. No cool readout here.
post #6360 of 9836
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Originally Posted by Ovation View Post

The Genesis SACDs released with a MCH mix were also remixed in the 2 channel portion of the disc (this was not done exclusively for the SACDs, as the CD/DVD-V sets also included these stereo remixes, as did the Platinum Collection 3-CD release). As a rule, 2CH is not usually remixed, as you point out, but there are exceptions.

Were the CD/DVD-V sets and Platinum Collection 3-CD release concurrent with the SACD release?
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