Originally Posted by pepar
I agree and have a theory that material that is compressed and limited by design doesn't improve (much) with the wider bandwidth and dynamic range of MLP/DSD. Not to take a swipe at anyone's musical taste, but my eyes roll back a bit when I read about heavy metal being available on SACD/DVD-A. I love Foreigner and have Foreigner 4 in hi-res surround, but I have no thoughts about how much better Mick's guitar sounds.
I have avoided Jeff Beck's BBB because of the comments on the SQ.
Hmm, i dunno, I have heard some pretty good Heavy Metal albums. Opeth's albums come to mind along with some of the early Ozzy solo albums. There's plenty of stuff out there deserving of the MCH treatment. have you ever heard Metallica's Black Album on DVD-A? To my ears it sounds great.
Non-Metal related: Several years back (2004-2005?) I attended the Stereophile show at the Hilton in midtown Manhattan and one of the rooms had these insane speakers. Very expensive and they sounded great, with the typical audiophile Jazz, Blues or Classical song.. The staff were Asian and very friendly. I listened to some other music before asking the male rep to play a song from Dave Matthews' solo album, Some Devil, track titled "Oh" You shoulda saw the look on the male rep's face...his jaw dropped and he was like "Wow!" And yeah, he wasn't kidding. It sounded magical. He quickly asked me for the name of the album and artist and of all things, which studio was the album recorded in.
So, I know some audiophiles put stock in only Jazz, Blues and Classical music, but there's a whole world of Popular music out there that is just as well-recorded and enjoyable as any other genre.