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Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Bruce1310, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. Bruce1310

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    Hi everyone

    Any suggestions for top quality SACD and DVD-A disks that really show what the formats are cabable of.

    many thanks

    Bruce
     
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    The Doors LA Woman

    Sounds fantastic
     
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    Fleetwood Mac--Rumours (DVD-A)
    Eagles--Hotel California (DVD-A)
    Beck--Sea Change (DVD-A)

    Alison Krauss and Union Station--Live (SACD--best recorded music I've heard or owned)
    Diana Krall--The Girl in the Other Room (SACD)
    Pink Floyd--Dark Side of the Moon (SACD)
    any of the RCA Living Stereo series (SACD)
    Peter Gabriel--Up (SACD--judging from all the pro and user reviews, I've yet to hear it).

    I own all but the Gabriel and out of the 30+ hi-res discs I have, these are the ones I use for demo purposes when friends drop by.
     
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  5. Bruce1310

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    Thanks to all for recommendations...will take a look and get a few.

    Thanks again

    Bruce
     
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    Steely Dan...2 Against Nature,and Everything Must Go...if you like their music....superb production and musicianship.
     
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    I only have 3 discs but Avalon by Roxy Music is excellent
     
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    Queen - A Night At The Opera and The Game on DVD-A

    As already recommended, Pink Floyd - DSOTM on SACD

    It really depends on your personal choice of music. There are loads of classical music disks available and many have been recommended in the past.
    I've also got a couple of disks that are by artists that I like, but the multichannel mixes just don't work for me but are good as high resolution stereo mixes.

    Mark.
     
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    Agree with Alex2 Superb sound! I am listening to 2 Against Nature now and it sounds soooo.. Good... :)
     
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    ... "only" DD5.1 or DTS but an absolute treat for the ears is "Aero" by Jean Michel Jarre (think JMJ given the drum 'n' bass treatment) fantastic DVD with a CD thrown in for good measure ... Paul ;)
     
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    I tried to get hold of this on DVD-A, but nobody seems to be able to get hold of stock :rolleyes: . Does anybody know if it is available as a DVD-A or will be in the future?

    Mark.
     
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    Mark - my understanding is that this will never come out on DVD-A
    Whoever marketed "Aero" lost the plot & told everyone that it would be a CD and
    DVD-A when in fact they meant to say a CD and an Audio DVD as the DVD is just a standard DVD with DD5.1 & DTS mixes together with a bizarre "video" of some famous French actresses eyes (I kid you not!)
    Get the CD/DVD pack - the surround sound is sensational IMHO & the CD is no slouch either (the best stereo mix on CD I have ever heard!)
    Paul ;)
    PS - You probably guessed - I LIKE "AERO" A LOT!
     
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    I ordered the DVD-A of Aero from Play.com and this was listed as a separate item to the CD/DVD release. They cancelled my order after about 2 months due to being unable to get hold of stock. They were the only place I saw offering it on DVD-A though.
    Oh well, CD it is then.

    Thanks,
    Mark.
     
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    Even with the Audio DVD DTS mix of Aero I am sure you won't be disappointed, it's a great disc :smashin:
     
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    Ho Hum, another disk to order. I'll just have to wait another week though so it ends up on next months credit card bill. Trying to work out what has been ordered so far and I think it will be in the region of £200 already. That's the only problem when the family ask for a Christmas list, and then buy you socks instead :thumbsdow

    Mark.
     
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    At least you'll have something to be blown off when the discs arrive!! ;)
     
  17. MarkE19

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    Well it certainly wont blow my mind - as that was shot away years ago :rotfl:

    Mark.
     
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    Have a look at the Blue Man Group - Complex (DVD-A and DTS96/24) and YES - Magnification (DVD-A). Both these are excellent examples of 5.1 mixing
     
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    Music's great (the surround mix is a bit too playful some times) but these prying eyes make me turn off the pic....I feel watched...

    Pssst...good thing about a normal DVD is you can copy it readily from the library, and do try the dts track for quality.
    You cannot copy SACD nor DVDA.
    Don't want to hurt anybody's feelings though, I did an Illegal Act.
    Considered to what most politicians do on a day to day basis (G.W.B.) I won't feel too ashamed once in prison.
     
  20. Bruce1310

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    All to their own... but whether you could copy/pirate it or not wasn't my reason for asking the question at the top of the thread :(
     
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    SACD and DVDA recommendations (please note, my system is 2-channel, not 5.1!):

    Classical:

    SACD - Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic/Gershwin - The benchmark rendition of rhapsody in blue, imo.

    DVDA - Abravanel/Utah Symphony/Tchaikovsky - Under-rated Silverline recording of Swan Lake. The harp solo (andante non tropo) is breathtaking.

    SACD - Gergiev/Kirov Orchestra/Rimsky Korsakov - Scheherazade in all its wideband glory - a great test of your system's dynamic range.

    Pop:

    SACD - The Police/Every breath you take - comes very close to the vinyl recordings imo.

    DVDA - Flaming Lips/Yoshimi - perennial favourite on this forum!

    SACD - Moloko/Statues - one of the few examples of SACD doing justice to a dance/pop album.


    Loads of others out there, but these spring to mind immediately.

    Enjoy!
    DT
     
  22. Bruce1310

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    Thanks DT

    Flaming Lips arived in the post this morning...will look at your other suggestions.

    Bruce
     
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    Yeah The Flaming Lips (Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots) is the one to impress your friends, although not all songs are great it's a feast to listen in...
    Not too expensive on Amazon.

    Consider all 9 from Beethoven by Barenboim on Teldec on dvda, smashing 5.1 sound and VERY good performances too.
    Often on Ebay (de and com, sometimes co.uk) for bargain price.
    This really shows what DVDA can do for classical music!
    They make a point of recreating the hall atmosphere with as little playing around by the mixing engineer.
    Teldec (Telefunken/Decca) has excellent sound throughout most of their catalogue.
     
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    as were on the subject.
    i want to know does the quality differ between hybrid and non hybrid?
     
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    Whether a disc is hybrid (and I assume you mean SACD) should not affect the SACD layer's quality.

    The Sibelius Violin Concerto on Naxos DVD-A is worth a purchase (also available on SACD but it was a PCM recording, so (in theory) the better version should be the DVD-A--it should sound great in any format, though, and the SACD will have a hi-res two channel mix [DVD-A does not]).
     

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