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post #7381 of 9822
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

While trying to find this title on SA-CD.net, which I could not do BTW, I cam across Conga Kings. Anybody know anything about them or the title? It's MCH. Also popped up MCH titles from Hiromi and Hiroshima - anybody familiar with those artists?

Jeff,

I'm not familiar with the Conga Kings SACD from Chesky. I have a number of Chesky SACDs and they are great sounding SACDs. Most if not all are 4.0 surround with no center or LFE channels with the surrounds mostly for ambiance. I have one Hiromi SACD and I think I listened to it once. The music which is mainly piano did not appeal to me as it seemed she was trying to play as many notes as fast as possible. But maybe I should give it another spin to see if it is better than the first time.

Bill
post #7382 of 9822
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

The music which is mainly piano did not appeal to me as it seemed she was trying to play as many notes as fast as possible.

Yeah, I get that with Joe Satriani as well. wink.gif

Jeff
post #7383 of 9822
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

Jeff,

I'm not familiar with the Conga Kings SACD from Chesky. I have a number of Chesky SACDs and they are great sounding SACDs. Most if not all are 4.0 surround with no center or LFE channels with the surrounds mostly for ambiance. I have one Hiromi SACD and I think I listened to it once. The music which is mainly piano did not appeal to me as it seemed she was trying to play as many notes as fast as possible. But maybe I should give it another spin to see if it is better than the first time.

Bill


Yeah Bill same here, I had two Hiromi disc and did not like either one of them sold them a while back before the Great collection of the late 2000's wink.gif


Dan
post #7384 of 9822
Allman Brothers Debut LP SACD

Fringe suede jacket and felt hat optional when listening to this one.

Also, check out this photo
post #7385 of 9822
Frank Sinatra's "Where are you?" and "No One Cares" SACD
Nat King Cole's "Welcome to the Club" SACD
Ola Gjeilo "Piano Improvisations" , Bluray/SACD
post #7386 of 9822
Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, and 2 Genesis SACDs....


post #7387 of 9822
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Originally Posted by caupina View Post

Frank Sinatra's "Where are you?" and "No One Cares" SACD
Nat King Cole's "Welcome to the Club" SACD
Ola Gjeilo "Piano Improvisations" , Bluray/SACD

You should enjoy Ola Gjeillo, very good content, immersive surround mix and excellent sonics.

His Northern Lights choral works also has good material and is a superb resolute holographic surround experience. Love to turn it up on this disc, the soprano singers will make your tweeters earn their keep smile.gif.

Ordered Nat King Cole's -Welcome to the Club SACD also.
Edited by Media Hostage - 4/22/13 at 3:38am
post #7388 of 9822
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Originally Posted by Media Hostage View Post

You should enjoy Ola Gjeillo, very good content, immersive surround mix and excellent sonics.

His Northern Lights choral works also has good material and is a superb resolute holographic surround experience. Love to turn it up on this disc, the soprano singers will make your tweeters earn their keep smile.gif.

Ordered Nat King Cole's -Welcome to the Club SACD also.

I did enjoy it very much. I was familiar with his work, Stone Rose (the song "North Country II" is superb). The SQ is excellent, as far as the SACD goes, I have not played the BR yet but I'm sure it will be quite an experience.
post #7389 of 9822
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Originally Posted by caupina View Post

I did enjoy it very much. I was familiar with his work, Stone Rose (the song "North Country II" is superb). The SQ is excellent, as far as the SACD goes, I have not played the BR yet but I'm sure it will be quite an experience.

To make sure we are on the same page, I was speaking of his sacd named, Northern Lights. It is a recording of a small choir. It is amazing.
post #7390 of 9822
I believe caupina and you Media Hostage are talking about the same Artist which I also own, and paid way too much for it at the time rolleyes.gif I started to play it a few months ago, but turned it off as it's something that need my full attention.


Djoel
post #7391 of 9822
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Originally Posted by Djoel View Post

I believe caupina and you Media Hostage are talking about the same Artist which I also own, and paid way too much for it at the time rolleyes.gif I started to play it a few months ago, but turned it off as it's something that need my full attention.


Djoel

Yes, I was talking about the same artist. I also have his SACD Stone Rose which impressed me a lot. This new record is excellent as well, but you're right Djoel you have to take the time to listen to it as it may not sound that appealling the first time.
post #7392 of 9822
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Originally Posted by Djoel View Post

I believe caupina and you Media Hostage are talking about the same Artist which I also own, and paid way too much for it at the time rolleyes.gif I started to play it a few months ago, but turned it off as it's something that need my full attention.


Djoel

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Originally Posted by caupina View Post

Yes, I was talking about the same artist. I also have his SACD Stone Rose which impressed me a lot. This new record is excellent as well, but you're right Djoel you have to take the time to listen to it as it may not sound that appealling the first time.

Djoel, Ola Gjeillo disc are usually reasonably priced (in the 13.00 to 20.00 range), hope you did not pay more for it than you should have.

Since I got my surround system in 2008 and hanging out here sampling what you experienced guys post you’ve purchased, my music palate has really opened up. I understand, prior to this, this music would have gone well under my radar. It does take a few listens but the modern pop Gjeillo vibe, crystal clear beautiful voices and harmonies and that killer surround mix drew me in. The fact that I love gospel music probably helped some too. Try the second song on the disc and turn it up!

Steve
post #7393 of 9822
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

Nat King Cole fans will want to grab a copy of the new limited edition SACD of "Welcome To The Club".
It's hard to go wrong with NKC and the Basie big band.
Great sounding master with a nice wide stereo image. For being a 55 year old analog master, it sounds amazing.

Thanks for the heads up, I don't know how I missed this. Still have the original LP form my childhood - one of my mom's favorites. Funny, the reason I listened to it as a young boy was how great it sounded compared to other stuff in the house. Setup was McIntosh tube amp/preamp and some big ol' JBL horns.
post #7394 of 9822
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Originally Posted by fjames View Post

Thanks for the heads up, I don't know how I missed this. Still have the original LP form my childhood - one of my mom's favorites. Funny, the reason I listened to it as a young boy was how great it sounded compared to other stuff in the house. Setup was McIntosh tube amp/preamp and some big ol' JBL horns.
Sounds like a nice set up. If you get the NKC disc you'll want to play it nice and loud.
post #7395 of 9822
Recently received and have been listening to, Junior Wells – Hoodoo Man Blues. It has very good content and AQ. Buddy Guy plays excellent backing guitar on this SACD.
post #7396 of 9822
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

Just bought:

John Coltrane - Blue Train APO SACD

Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue APO SACD

I've been wanting to grab thes SACDs for awhile. They just became available at importcds so I couldn't resist smile.gif.

Bill

I just got these two SACDs yesterday. I listened to Blue Train first and it sounds very good. To be honest I wasn't blown away with the SQ. But I have found that with some of these SACDs several listens are in order. If I get a chance today I'll break out the Blue Note SACD and do a quick comparison to the APO SACD. I'm currently listening to the Midnight Blue SACD and this one sounds excellent! Nice clarity, bass and a wide soundstage with the volume cranked smile.gif.

Bill
post #7397 of 9822
I was just going to do a quick edit of my last post regarding the Blue Train APO SACD. But after spending some time comparing the APO SACD to the Blue Note SACD I had to get more indepth with my thoughts. Not to deep though as I might lose my way wink.gif. Well first off I can say I'm glad I gave the APO SACD another spin. When compared to the BN SACD the APO SACD blows it away in every respect. I'm not one to use the term "blows it away" but the term applies here IMO.

The first thing I noticed about these two SACDs is how LOUD the BN SACD is. I broke out my Rat Shack SPL meter and did a quick (non-scientific wink.gif) check of the volume differences. I found that the BN SACD is 11dB louder than the APO SACD. So I'm glad I turned down the volume when I first played the BN SACD. The overall SQ of the BN SACD is to be quite honest a mess. It is bright, loud and the bass has no definition. The imaging both in width and height is very limited. With the APO SACD the SQ has so much more clarity, depth and the bass is very well defined. The imaging is wider and taller than the BN SACD but not by a huge amount but still a very nice improvement.

Looking on sa-cd.net I can not believe a seller on Amazon is asking $531.45 for a new copy of the BN SACD eek.gif. The used prices start at $23.98 without shipping. I'm glad I only paid $5.00 for it as that is about the value when compared to the cost of the APO SACD IMO. The APO SACD can be bought from importcds for $25.88 shipped. So if you are a fan of John Coltrane and Blue Train definitely grab the APO SACD smile.gif.

Bill
post #7398 of 9822
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

I was just going to do a quick edit of my last post regarding the Blue Train APO SACD. But after spending some time comparing the APO SACD to the Blue Note SACD I had to get more indepth with my thoughts. Not to deep though as I might lose my way wink.gif. Well first off I can say I'm glad I gave the APO SACD another spin. When compared to the BN SACD the APO SACD blows it away in every respect. I'm not one to use the term "blows it away" but the term applies here IMO.

The first thing I noticed about these two SACDs is how LOUD the BN SACD is. I broke out my Rat Shack SPL meter and did a quick (non-scientific wink.gif) check of the volume differences. I found that the BN SACD is 11dB louder than the APO SACD. So I'm glad I turned down the volume when I first played the BN SACD. The overall SQ of the BN SACD is to be quite honest a mess. It is bright, loud and the bass has no definition. The imaging both in width and height is very limited. With the APO SACD the SQ has so much more clarity, depth and the bass is very well defined. The imaging is wider and taller than the BN SACD but not by a huge amount but still a very nice improvement.

Looking on sa-cd.net I can not believe a seller on Amazon is asking $531.45 for a new copy of the BN SACD eek.gif. The used prices start at $23.98 without shipping. I'm glad I only paid $5.00 for it as that is about the value when compared to the cost of the APO SACD IMO. The APO SACD can be bought from importcds for $25.88 shipped. So if you are a fan of John Coltrane and Blue Train definitely grab the APO SACD smile.gif.

Bill


Thanks for your thoughts Bill, I really have to go home and see what version I have as I didn't realized their were two until recently. Thanks again as I'm really curious about it all.

Dan
post #7399 of 9822
Got my Eric Clapton 461 Ocean Boulvard.

It's kind of a double bonus for me as while I have several other Clapton CD's (From the Cradle, Unplugged, Music fromt the Movie Rush, Journyman, Time Pieces: Best Of, and Slowhand) I have never heard 461 in it's entirety.

So not only am I hearing songs like Motherless Child, Please Be with Me, Give me Strength and others for the first time, I get to hear them in hi-rez with a wonderful mix.

What a treat! It is good to be me today smile.gif
post #7400 of 9822
It's been quite awhile since I bought any hi-res music. But I broke down and purchased MoFi's Foreigner 4 SACD. Time to unleash my inner Juke Box Hero.
post #7401 of 9822
I'm totally OT here but I've been indulging my guilty prog-rock pleasures tonight with Yes, ELP & King Crimson hi-res recordings.
I've found I'm HW proportional & my hair is long & luxuriant.
This is great stuff any way you cut it,
Emerson Lake & Palmer, Fragile, Discipline, CTTE.
Mood For a Day or nite
post #7402 of 9822
Milt - Good stuff, throw in some of the Moody Blues SACDs for Mellotron goodness to cap it off. smile.gif
post #7403 of 9822
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Originally Posted by obie_fl View Post

Milt - Good stuff, throw in some of the Moody Blues SACDs for Mellotron goodness to cap it off. smile.gif

Oh man, now there's an instrument I have not thought of for a very long time.

Jeff
post #7404 of 9822
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Originally Posted by Milt99 View Post

I'm totally OT here but I've been indulging my guilty prog-rock pleasures tonight with Yes, ELP & King Crimson hi-res recordings.
I've found I'm HW proportional & my hair is long & luxuriant.
This is great stuff any way you cut it,
Emerson Lake & Palmer, Fragile, Discipline, CTTE.
Mood For a Day or nite

Milt: I've experienced a similar effect when listening to hi-rez prog smile.gif We'd get along just fine.
post #7405 of 9822
Just received Foreigner “4” SACD stereo, MFSL special limited edition, pre-ordered back in 2011.
Nice mastering work on “The Gain 2 System”. I do not know what that is, but sounds nice, could be more life in it, but first impression is promising. The package kind of cost reduced, no plastic parts at all, only paper envelope, a booklet inside and the special edition number on the paper envelope imprinted. They could at least use a standard plastic CD case, I am not even talking about SACD case. But never mind, the most important is the music!
post #7406 of 9822
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Originally Posted by weekendtoy View Post

Got my Eric Clapton 461 Ocean Boulvard.

It's kind of a double bonus for me as while I have several other Clapton CD's (From the Cradle, Unplugged, Music fromt the Movie Rush, Journyman, Time Pieces: Best Of, and Slowhand) I have never heard 461 in it's entirety.

So not only am I hearing songs like Motherless Child, Please Be with Me, Give me Strength and others for the first time, I get to hear them in hi-rez with a wonderful mix.

What a treat! It is good to be me today smile.gif

Try picking up unplugged on dvd, if you don't have it. The MCH track is fantastic.
post #7407 of 9822
^^
Are you referring to the lossy DD 5.1 release in 1992? I am not aware of a hi-res version of this. I have been waiting for it to come out on bluray for some time now.
post #7408 of 9822
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

^^
Are you referring to the lossy DD 5.1 release in 1992? I am not aware of a hi-res version of this. I have been waiting for it to come out on bluray for some time now.

Yup, better than nothing in my opinion.
post #7409 of 9822
I just joined the club with NKC's welcome to the club sacd..Will pop it in as soon as I get home tonight..

Djoel
post #7410 of 9822
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Originally Posted by gloco View Post

Yup, better than nothing in my opinion.

Differing opinions on that obviously. This *is* the "Hi Res Purchase" thread. They can keep lossy versions IMO.
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