SACD recommendations

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  1. PAGS

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    The MoFi SACD release of James Taylor's JT is outstanding. Even the songs I used to not like so much sound great on this disc.
     
  2. darkblue94

    darkblue94 It wasn't me. Subscriber

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  3. stoutblock

    stoutblock If it sounds good, it must be right... Subscriber

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    ^^^ scary soundstage on this SACD ^^^
     
  4. 2channel*

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    Treated myself to some new software. Beck - Sea Change Thought it was SCAD but HDCD arrived. I guess $9 was TGTBT, James Taylor - Dad Loves His Work SACD, and Natalie Merchant - Tigerlilly, MOFI gold CD. I also ordered Mark Knopfler - Shangri La SACD; but it never came. That and Beck were ordered thru Half.com. I got a refund on Shangri La and Sea Change sounds somewhat better in HDCD than the redbook layer on superior hardware; so I guess you could say my first experience with this site wan't half bad.
    I did the same comparison with Dad Loves His Work. SACD on an Oppo DV-980H and CD on a NAD C546BEE. Same result, SACD much more detailed with a larger, more defined stage. Can't wait until I replace one of these players with a better CD/SACD player. Now enough analysis. On to pleasure listening.
     
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    PentaTone The First 10 Years

    From the PentaTone booklet: "In order to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our label, we have selected 10 albums to include in an anniversary box: one dating from each year of our existence." - Giel Bessels.

    Also included is a BONUS disc which includes 14 excerpts from other PentaTone albums and a series test tones that are useful for setting up a 5.1 channel sound system. Note this bonus disc is identical to the PentaTone Super Audio CD Sampler vol. 2, PentaTone classics 5186 086.

    I really like this set and the sound is demo worthy. The multi-channel mix places hall ambiance in the surround channels which adds a openness and realism to the sound.

    Highly recommended. :music:

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  6. jblnut

    jblnut Vintage Audio Nut Subscriber

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    It's that time of year....when I get to OD on my favorite Christmas album, now on SACD.

    A Charlie Brown Christmas by the Vince Guaraldi Trio

    This one simmers and swings, and somehow never gets old. Great sound quality too, especially the stand up bass.

    jblnut
     
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  7. 2channel*

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    I discovered one of my Manheim Steamroller Christmas CDs had an HDCD track! I've replaced my Oppo DV-980H with a BDP-95. Nice upgrade. Got my first Blu ray audio. David Gilmour's Rattle That Lock. It comes with a CD version. There's quite a step up in SQ with the Blu ray. Bigger sound stage, brighter top end, better decay. They sent me the DVD version first by accident. Surprisingly, I can't say it sounded much different than the CD.

    Getting back to SACDs, I am going to order the Band, Cahoots. Has anyone compared the MoFi version with the SHM-SACD?
     

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