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post #8101 of 9826
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Originally Posted by wadeh911 View Post

Just purchased the DSD 32112_5CH_1 BIT Multi-channel Download from Channel Classics of 32112 Rite of Spring, Firebird Suite, Scherzo à la Russe, Tango, Fischer, Ivan - conductor
Budapest Festival Orchestra, Stravinsky. Hoping to enjoy this new DSD MCH Audio on my Oppo BD-105. Kal Rubinson has turned me into a "Music in the Round" follower.


I love Channel Classics and because of your post bought the SACD of this.
I'd better like it. wink.gif
post #8102 of 9826
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

The Deadwing DVDA that I am referring to was mixed by Elliott Scheiner but your point is a valid one whether it was mixed by ES or SW as they are both great. However, see this that HomerJau posted the other day. And visit the dr-loudness link shown in the post too.
Again, I am no expert but I found the DW DVDA to be a little harsh on the ears in spots which may or may not be due to the DR Loudness Wars referenced. It is one of the few DVDA that I did not rip to flac and I have many, many DVDA's. Normally I will rip to flac if there is the slightest chance I will want to listen to it in a critical listening session in the future.

Perhaps someone else that has the disc can post their findings for comparison.

Will

As I understand the loudness "wars" it is the average level that is raised - like commercials - with compression. From what you are describing, it sounds like more of an issue of the spectral balance in that is is too bright.

I rip to ISO and from there I convert to FLAC for streaming from a media server.

Jeff
post #8103 of 9826
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Originally Posted by Milt99 View Post

I love Channel Classics and because of your post bought the SACD of this.
I'd better like it. wink.gif

That's the beauty of sharing on this thread. Member comments on specific recordings helps all of us to invest wisely in our purchases. Just wish the Download choices for sacd and DSD included more mainstream artist rather than primarily classical standards. For years I have collected DVD-A and sacd discs but now prefer downloads over physical. We all need broader download genre Multichannel HD sites.
post #8104 of 9826
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

Since we are on the subject of female artists, I just bought Patsy Cline -Greatest Hits SACD

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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

Willy,

I would be interested in your thoughts on this SACD when it arrives.

Bill

Bill,

I am listening to this one right now and can fairly say it is an excellent SACD. I generally listen to my 2 ch SACDs in PLIIx mode and this one sounds great in this mode as well as Direct. I have a few of her LPs and CDs and this SACD is as good as it gets for her given the age of her music.

Beware when listening however: A wise man once told me that listening to country music will keep you poor.wink.gif

Will
post #8105 of 9826
Preordered: Steppenwolf SACD due out early August.
post #8106 of 9826
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Originally Posted by wadeh911 View Post

That's the beauty of sharing on this thread. Member comments on specific recordings helps all of us to invest wisely in our purchases. Just wish the Download choices for sacd and DSD included more mainstream artist rather than primarily classical standards. For years I have collected DVD-A and sacd discs but now prefer downloads over physical. We all need broader download genre Multichannel HD sites.



Where are you getting your multi channel downloads? My preferred genre is rock or alternative.
post #8107 of 9826
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

Where are you getting your multi channel downloads? My preferred genre is rock or alternative.
Channel Classics offer .dff downloads on their website.
No rock or alternative just superbly recorded and performed "classical" music in 2 channel and surround.
post #8108 of 9826
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Originally Posted by Milt99 View Post

Channel Classics offer .dff downloads on their website.
No rock or alternative just superbly recorded and performed "classical" music in 2 channel and surround.



Thanks Milt.
post #8109 of 9826
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

Where are you getting your multi channel downloads? My preferred genre is rock or alternative.

In addition to channel classics, there is a site called 2L.com somewhere in Scandinavia that has MCH alternatives and classical at top quality but no rock. B&W society of sound also offers some alternative as well as classical. HD tracks is another site related to chesky records with MCH jazz and alternative.
post #8110 of 9826
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Originally Posted by wadeh911 View Post

In addition to channel classics, there is a site called 2L.com somewhere in Scandinavia that has MCH alternatives and classical at top quality but no rock. B&W society of sound also offers some alternative as well as classical. HD tracks is another site related to chesky records with MCH jazz and alternative.



I have not heard of the Scandinavian site but I will definitely check that out thank you!
post #8111 of 9826
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Originally Posted by wadeh911 View Post

HD tracks is another site related to chesky records with MCH jazz and alternative.

I was not aware that HDTRACKS is offering mch downloads - when did they start doing this?
post #8112 of 9826
Just bought:

Sam Cooke - Keep Movin' On ABKCO SACD

Bill
post #8113 of 9826
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

I was not aware that HDTRACKS is offering mch downloads - when did they start doing this?

Hd tracks is related to www.cheskyrecords.com where you will find MCH choices.
post #8114 of 9826
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

I was not aware that HDTRACKS is offering mch downloads - when did they start doing this?

This is an excellent example of the MCH music at chesky. http://www.chesky.com/ana-caram--blue-bossa-multichannel-surround.html

It is one of my favorites
post #8115 of 9826
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Originally Posted by wadeh911 View Post

This is an excellent example of the MCH music at chesky. http://www.chesky.com/ana-caram--blue-bossa-multichannel-surround.html

It is one of my favorites

I have a number of Chesky SACDs and they sound excellent. I believe most are 4.0 with no center or sub output. That is at least what I experienced with the titles I own.

Bill
post #8116 of 9826
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

I have a number of Chesky SACDs and they sound excellent. I believe most are 4.0 with no center or sub output. That is at least what I experienced with the titles I own.

Bill

That is correct for many of the DVD-a recordings but the 5.1 channel sacd recordings are native MCH.
post #8117 of 9826
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Originally Posted by wadeh911 View Post

That is correct for many of the DVD-a recordings but the 5.1 channel sacd recordings are native MCH.

Are you referring to Chesky titles? What is "native MCH"?

Bill
post #8118 of 9826
Just bought:

Matt Bianco - Matt's Mood Multichannel SACD

I've been looking for this SACD for quite awhile. But finding a copy at a price that is even close to being sane has been a challenge. Well I got lucky and found a copy in excellent condition at a very fair price. I can't wait to get it as the SQ is supposed to be outstanding smile.gif.

Bill
post #8119 of 9826
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

I was not aware that HDTRACKS is offering mch downloads - when did they start doing this?
They haven't started mch downloads. Chesky Records offers MCH SACD's and DVD-A. Chesky is one of the partners in HD Tracks. The Ana Caram disc that Wade mentioned is excellent but it is a MCH SACD thru Chesky and is available as a 2channel hi rez download thru HD tracks.
post #8120 of 9826
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

Just bought:

Matt Bianco - Matt's Mood Multichannel SACD

I've been looking for this SACD for quite awhile. But finding a copy at a price that is even close to being sane has been a challenge. Well I got lucky and found a copy in excellent condition at a very fair price. I can't wait to get it as the SQ is supposed to be outstanding smile.gif.

Bill

Sound quality IS excellent!

Jeff
post #8121 of 9826
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Originally Posted by acebreathe View Post

They haven't started mch downloads. Chesky Records offers MCH SACD's and DVD-A. Chesky is one of the partners in HD Tracks. The Ana Caram disc that Wade mentioned is excellent but it is a MCH SACD thru Chesky and is available as a 2channel hi rez download thru HD tracks.

Thanks for clarifying. I heard they would be offering mch downloads "in the future" so I guess the "future" is still not now.
post #8122 of 9826
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

Thanks for clarifying. I heard they would be offering mch downloads "in the future" so I guess the "future" is still not now.

I like the future. I'm in it. - F. Theater

Jeff
post #8123 of 9826
Although they have no high rez music out, and definitely no multi-channel, i thought I'd post the news. They were always a band I liked alot. Rollingstone called them the worlds most famous unknown band.

Peppi Marchello, lead singer of the Good Rats died a couple of weeks after open heart surgery. RIP.

I'll go home and listen to the two CDs I have of the band. Rat City in Blue and Tasty.

http://www.longisland.com/news/07-11-13/peppi-marchello-lead-singer-of-the-long-island-base-band-the-good-rats-has-died.html
post #8124 of 9826
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Originally Posted by Milt99 View Post

Channel Classics offer .dff downloads on their website. No rock or alternative just superbly recorded and performed "classical" music in 2 channel and surround.

I noticed recently that www.hd-klassik.com and www.cybele.de sell some MDG label classical multichannel recordings encoded as FLAC 24bit 96kHz Aurophonie 6.0 | 2+2+2 | 2-2-2 format, and FLAC 24bit 96kHz Aurophonie 8.0 | 2222plus |2222+ format. I had read that the MDG label in Germany and the Divox label in Switzerland licensed Aurophonie technologies (in 2009, or perhaps even earlier), but I have not yet seen any hardware or software platforms specifically designed for Aurophonie 6.0 or 8.0 playback...?! cool.gif

Of course, the Aurophonie 6.0 configuration was previously used on at least some MDG SACDs.


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Edited by SoundChex - 7/11/13 at 12:44pm
post #8125 of 9826
Just bought:

Gil Evans - Out Of The Cool AP SACD

Bill
post #8126 of 9826
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Originally Posted by SoundChex View Post

Aurophonie

Bad choice of words for a company to use.rolleyes.gif
post #8127 of 9826
Does anyone know if there's a way to manage your HD tracks downloads other than mediamonkey? Mediamonkey wants to import all my music not just my HD tracks downloads, unless I'm doing something wrong.
post #8128 of 9826
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

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Originally Posted by SoundChex View Post

Aurophonie
Bad choice of words for a company to use.rolleyes.gif

I can appreciate your concerns with the term aurophonie/aurophony . . . but your issues might be easier to understand if it transpires you have already expressed similar mistrust for anything labeled stereophonie/stereophony...?! biggrin.gif
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post #8129 of 9826
Sorry but that 6.0 configuration, imo, is never going cut it.
I'm not saying there's anything wrong with it or that it might not be superior to 5.x\7.x but acceptance of 5.x music is still a niche market albeit a fervent, dedicated niche market.
But to introduce another wrinkle in surround philosophy is a dead-end, again imo.
post #8130 of 9826
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Originally Posted by wadeh911 View Post

Just purchased the DSD 32112_5CH_1 BIT Multi-channel Download from Channel Classics of 32112 Rite of Spring, Firebird Suite, Scherzo à la Russe, Tango, Fischer, Ivan - conductor
Budapest Festival Orchestra, Stravinsky. Hoping to enjoy this new DSD MCH Audio on my Oppo BD-105. Kal Rubinson has turned me into a "Music in the Round" follower.

Here is the problem I see, the SACD cost $22.10 the DSD download $39.00 !!!!!!!

Shouldn't it be the other way around, it cost them nothing to produce a download vs the physical media! Hello!
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