SACD, DVD-Audio & Blu Ray-Audio Discussion Thread

Tetlee

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Simple idea, thought it would be interesting to see exactly what we all have in our advanced resolution music collections, comments on individual discs welcome:)

Here is mine, will update my list as I add to my collection.
Artist Album Disc Format Stereo / Multichannel

Alison Krauss & Union Station New Favourite SACD Multichannel
Amon Tobin Chaos Theory [soundtrack] DVD-Audio Multichannel
Art of Noise Daft SACD Multichannel
Art of Noise Re-constructed SACD Multichannel
Beck Sea Change DVD-Audio Multichannel
Beck Guero DVD-Audio Multichannel
Billy Joel The Stranger SACD Multichannel
Bjork Medula DVD-Audio Multichannel
Bjork Vespertine DVD-Audio Multichannel
Blue Man Group The Complex DVD-Audio Multichannel
Bob Marley and the Wailers Soul Rebel DVD-Audio Multichannel
Bryan Ferry Frantic DVD-Audio Multichannel
Bryan Ferry Boys and Girls SACD Multichannel
Chigago V DVD-Audio Multichannel
Collins and Fripp Jakszyk A Scarcity Of Miracles DVD-Audio Multichannel
David Bowie Ziggy Stardust SACD Multichannel
David Gray New Day at Midnight DVD-Audio Multichannel
Depeche Mode Violator SACD Multichannel
Depeche Mode A Broken Frame SACD Multichannel
Depeche Mode Construction Time Again SACD Multichannel
Depeche Mode Some Great Reward SACD Multichannel
Depeche Mode Playing the Angel SACD Multichannel
Depeche Mode Music for the Masses SACD Multichannel
Depeche Mode Ultra SACD Multichannel
Depeche Mode Exciter SACD Multichannel
Diana Krall The Girl in the other Room SACD Multichannel
Diana Krall When I Look Into Your Eyes SACD Multichannel
Dire Straits Brothers in Arms SACD Multichannel
Eagles Hotel California SACD Multichannel
Elton John Honky Chateau SACD Multichannel
Elton John Captain Fantastic SACD Multichannel
Elton John Madman Across The Water SACD Multichannel
Emerson Lake & Palmer Tarkus DVD-Audio Multichannel
Emerson Lake & Palmer Emerson Lake & Palmer(self titled) DVD-Audio Multichannel
Eric Bibb Just Like Love SACD Multichannel
Eric Clapton Slowhand SACD Multichannel
Fleetwood Mac Rumours SACD Multichannel
Genesis Trespass SACD Multichannel
Genesis Nursery Cryme SACD Multichannel
Genesis Foxtrot SACD Multichannel
Genesis Selling England By The Pound SACD Multichannel
Genesis The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway SACD Multichannel
Genesis Genesis SACD Multichannel
Genesis Invisible Touch SACD Multichannel
Genesis We Can't Dance SACD Multichannel
Genesis Calling All Stations SACD Multichannel
Genesis Abacab SACD Multichannel
Genesis Wind and Wuthering SACD Multichannel
Gerry Rafferty Can I Have My Money Back DVD-Audio Multichannel
Goldfrapp Supernature SACD Multichannel
Groove Armada Goodbye Country, Hello Nightclub SACD Multichannel
Jeff Wayne War of the Worlds SACD Multichannel
Joni Mitchell Both Sides Now DVD-Audio Multichannel
Junior Wells Come On In This House SACD Multichannel
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King DVD-Audio Multichannel
King Crimson Red DVD-Audio Multichannel
King Crimson Lizard DVD-Audio Multichannel
King Crimson Islands DVD-Audio Multichannel
King Crimson In The Wake of Poseidon DVD-Audio Multichannel
King Crimson Starless and Bible Black DVD-Audio Multichannel
Kinobe Versebridgechorus SACD Multichannel
Kuniko Kuniko plays Reich SACD Multichannel
Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells DVD-Audio Multichannel
Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells SACD Multichannel
Moloko Statues SACD Multichannel
Monty Alexander with Ernest Ranglin Rocksteady SACD Multichannel
Moody Blues Seventh Sojourn SACD Multichannel
Moody Blues Days of Future Passed SACD Multichannel
Nick Drake A Treasury SACD Multichannel
Norah Jones Come Away With Me SACD Multichannel
Peder Af Ugglas Autumn Shuffle SACD Multichannel
Peter Gabriel Up SACD Multichannel
Peter Gabriel So SACD Multichannel
Peter Gabriel Passion of Christ [soundtrack] SACD Multichannel
Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon SACD Multichannel
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here SACD Multichannel
Poncho Sanchez Out of Sight SACD Multichannel
Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream DVD-Audio Multichannel
Propaganda A Secrect Wish SACD Multichannel
Queen A Night At The Opera DVD-Audio Multichannel
R.E.M. Up DVD-Audio Multichannel
R.E.M. Monster DVD-Audio Multichannel
Roger Waters The Wall live in Berlin SACD Multichannel
RPWL World Through My Eyes SACD Multichannel
Rush Moving Pictures DVD-Audio Multichannel
Steely Dan Gaucho SACD Multichannel
Sting Sacred Love SACD Multichannel
Talking Heads More Songs About Buildings & Food DVD-Audio Multichannel
Talking Heads Fear Of Music DVD-Audio Multichannel
Talking Heads Remain In Light DVD-Audio Multichannel
Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues DVD-Audio Multichannel
Talking Heads Little Creatures DVD-Audio Multichannel
Talking Heads True Stories DVD-Audio Multichannel
Talking Heads Naked DVD-Audio Multichannel
Talking Heads 77 DVD-Audio Multichannel
The Doors Strange Days DVD-Audio Multichannel
The Doors Waiting for the Sun DVD-Audio Multichannel
The Doors The Soft Parade DVD-Audio Multichannel
The Doors Morrison Hotel DVD-Audio Multichannel
The Doors L.A. Woman DVD-Audio Multichannel
The Flaming Lips At War with the Mystics DVD-Audio Multichannel
The Police Every Breath You Take SACD Multichannel
Todd Rundgren Liars DVD-Audio Multichannel
Toto Toto IV SACD Multichannel
YES Fragile DVD-Audio Multichannel
Bob Dylan Love & Theft SACD Stereo
Perfect Houseplants New Folk Songs SACD Stereo
Pretenders II SACD Stereo
Spandau Ballet True SACD Stereo
The Band Stage Fright SACD Stereo
The Police Synchronicity SACD Stereo
The Police Outlandos D'amour SACD Stereo




Tell you what I have more than I realised now I list them all, although I'm finding it harder and harder to get hold of my most wanted discs. You'll notice I mainly prioritise multi-channel releases, but as you'll see below, it fits my set-up the best(due to lacking nice big punchy stereo speakers).

My set-up: Arcam AVR280, Arcam DV137, 5.1 Muso/Logo speakers/sub.
 
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Mr_Orange

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Good thread. Will add mine when I have a bit more time.

OK, here we go.....

5.1 DTS Music Discs (not exactly DVD-A or SACD but close ;))
  • Eagles - Hell Freezes Over
  • The Police - Every Breath You Take
  • Sting - Brand New Day
  • Ohio Players - Fire
  • Ohio Players - Honey
DVD-A
  • The Crystal Method - Legion of Boom
  • Talking Heads - Little Creatures
  • Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (Bootleg)
SACD
  • The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out
  • Depeche Mode - Some Great Reward - on order
  • Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses
  • **Depeche Mode - Violator
  • Depeche Mode - Ultra
  • Depeche Mode - Playing The Angel
  • Duke Ellington - Supreme Jazz
  • Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
  • Elton John - Honky Chateau
  • Eric Clapton - Slowhand
  • Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard
  • Genesis - Genesis
  • Genesis - Invisible Touch
  • Genesis - We Can't Dance
  • Genesis - Calling All Stations
  • Jeff Wayne - War of the Worlds
  • **Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Raise Your Spirit Higher
  • Marvin Gaye - The Collection
  • Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
  • Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
  • VA - Jazz at The Pawnshop
  • Puccini - Turandot
  • Carl Orff - Carmina Burana
  • Mussorgsky - Pictures At An Exhibition
  • Sergey Prokofiev - Romeo & Juliet
  • Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker Suite
  • [-]Holst - The Planets (on order for ages :()[/-] - given up waiting
DTS 96/24
  • Depeche Mode - Black Celebration (got outbid on Fleabay for the SACD, so have gone for the CD/DVD edition)

A reasonable number, but am adding to the list as and when. Missed out on Violator on Fleabay today because I wasn't prepared to pay silly money for it.

** new additions :).
 
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Mr_Orange

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I've edited in my list now :thumbsup:.
 

Tetlee

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Have looked at The Crystal Method - Legion of Boom DVD-A a few times, must be one of the few high-res dance music releases around, any good? Don't really know anything about them.
 

Mr_Orange

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Have looked at The Crystal Method - Legion of Boom DVD-A a few times, must be one of the few high-res dance music releases around, any good? Don't really know anything about them.
Yeah, I think so. It's a 48/24 release but sounds good and makes good use of the surround effects.

I got into them through the film "The Replacement Killers" which features "Keep Hope Alive" off the "Vegas" album during the opening scenes in the night club. There's a fair amount of their stuff on Youtube, amongst other sources if you want to have a listen before buying.
 

JUS

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hehe so the same faces/avatars :cool:

There are a few patterns in my collection...see if you can spot them :D

:smashin: = sounds incredible & quite frequently didn't like the artist until I bought this :)

BR (I'll include these as they have HD Audio)

Nine Inch Nails - Beside you in Time :smashin:
The Rolling Stones - Shine A Light
Queen - Live in Montreal & LIve Aid

DVD-A
Bjork - Medula
Bjork - Vespertine
The Crystal Method - Legion of Boom
Eric Clapton - Reptile
Eric Clapton & BBKing - Riding with the King :smashin:
The Doors - Perception :smashin:
The Doors - LA Woman
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
King Crimson - In The Court of The Crimson King
Led Zepplin - How the West Was Won
Linkin Park - Reanimation
Metallica - Metallica :smashin:
The Moody Blues - Every good boy deserves favour
Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
Porcupine Tree - In Absentia :smashin:
REM - Out of Time :smashin:
REM - Green
Talking Heads - Little Creatures

SACD
Aerosmith - O'Yeah
Brian Ferry: Boys and Girls
David Bowie - Scary Monsters
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust :smashin:
Depeche Mode - Speak & Spell
Depeche Mode - A Broken Frame
Depeche Mode - Construction Time Again
Depeche Mode - Some Great Reward :smashin:
Depeche Mode - Black Celebrator
Depeche Mode - Violator :smashin:
Depeche Mode - Music For the Masses
Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith and Devotion
Depeche Mode - 101
Depeche Mode - Playing the Angel
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
Elton John - Honky Chateau :smashin:
Elton John: Captain Fantastic
Eric Clapton - Slowhand
Jeff Wayne - War of the Worlds
Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Single Collection :smashin:
Groove Armada - Goodbye Country (hello nightclub) :smashin:
Groove Armada - Vertigo
Herbie Hancock - Headhunters
Nick Drake - A Treasury
Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
Nora Jones - Come Away With Me
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon :smashin:
The Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks 1964 - 1971
The Rolling Stones - More Hot Rocks
Roger Walters - Ca IRA
The Simple Minds - Best Of
Talk Talk - The Colour Of Spring :smashin:
The Who - Tommy :smashin:

DTS /DD5.1
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
The Police - Every Breath You Take
Marvin Gaye - Forever Yours (The Collection)
Holst - The Planets
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
Sting - Ten Summoners Tales

The Police DTS was my first disc that got the started about 10 years ago.
 
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Tetlee

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That's an impressive collection, quite a few rarities, Talk Talk being one, and is that the entire Depeche Mode catalogue you have there?:eek:

Put GA: Goodbye Country on back order earlier on(doubt it'll come through but worth a try) and should be ordering Ziggy Stardust in the next few days all being well, looking forward to that one.
 

JUS

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That's an impressive collection, quite a few rarities, Talk Talk being one, and is that the entire Depeche Mode catalogue you have there?:eek:

Put GA: Goodbye Country on back order earlier on(doubt it'll come through but worth a try) and should be ordering Ziggy Stardust in the next few days all being well, looking forward to that one.
:D Thank you. The Mrs has seen how much I got for GA: Lovebox and she wants me to sell them all now :rolleyes:

I only bought Talk Talk as it was one of the first and at the time only SACD's on release. Although it's only stereo it sounds wonderful. Same with Metallica (5.1 dvd-a) I really didn't like them (and haven't liked any album after!) but it's an incredible production and I love the album now.

DM - No, not a full collection...I've missed 2 recent albums I really didn't like...and funny enough I can still get quite cheaply. The ones I've marked I would really recommend even if you don't like DM.

GA: Goodbye Country is one of my favs...I hope you get it. Knowing how good it is I think If I didn't have it I'd be daft enough to pay insane money.

A lot of the David Bowie Albums are stereo. Ziggy Stardust is 5.1 and sounds really great...again well worth insane money.
 

Tetlee

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Really should get a few of the Depeche Mode albums, my missus likes them too which helps, although she isn't so keen on Playing the Angel, I prefer their older stuff also I think, will check out the ones you recommended first:thumbsup:, although I think Violator is very hard to find at a reasonable price.

You could probably get well over £100 for The Colour of Spring on the bay:eek: thankfully the redbook release of that album sounds great so I don't feel I'm missing too much there.
 

Mr_Orange

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I've just ordered the SACD/DVD release of Music for the Masses from HMV.

Violator went for £40 on fleabay recently - I got outbid :(. There is a vanilla CD/DVD release of Violator, but I don't know what the resolution of the DTS track on the DVD is. If it is 96/24, like the Genesis box sets, then that's as good as SACD. Does anybody know?
 

Mr_Orange

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hehe so the same faces/avatars :cool:
True, but I am surprised Steve W hasn't been by this thread to share his collection.
 

JUS

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I've just ordered the SACD/DVD release of Music for the Masses from HMV.

Violator went for £40 on fleabay recently - I got outbid :(. There is a vanilla CD/DVD release of Violator, but I don't know what the resolution of the DTS track on the DVD is. If it is 96/24, like the Genesis box sets, then that's as good as SACD. Does anybody know?
I've seen Violator and Black Celebration go for a lot more than that. These are great and I'd recommend paying that. 2 x discs. One with CD & SACD the other with 5.1 and interviews with all of the band members at the time the album was made. Quality stuff.

I've checked the Mute website to see what they say. I looked up Music for the Masses and it doesn't mention a non SACD version :confused:, I look up Black Celebration and it has no mention of SACD :rolleyes: Not sure if it helps but I can check my DVD to see what resolution is on that later but I was very pleased with those mixes when I first listened to them (not realising the SACD was on the other disc :facepalm: ).
 

Tetlee

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I've just ordered the SACD/DVD release of Music for the Masses from HMV.
Good price, going to copy you as soon as the missus wakes up so I can sneak in a grab my credit card:D

As an aside, notice it has a track named Agent Orange on that album;)
 

Mr_Orange

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Good price, going to copy you as soon as the missus wakes up so I can sneak in a grab my credit card:D
It is a good price yes, half that of Amazon. I love find-cd.co.uk :D.

As an aside, notice it has a track named Agent Orange on that album;)
I had indeed, made me chuckle :).
 

Mr_Orange

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I've seen Violator and Black Celebration go for a lot more than that. These are great and I'd recommend paying that. 2 x discs. One with CD & SACD the other with 5.1 and interviews with all of the band members at the time the album was made. Quality stuff.
I know, they're just like the Genesis discs, which are great, but when I paid £55 for Genesis 83-88, the idea of paying £40 for one album smarts rather!!

I've checked the Mute website to see what they say. I looked up Music for the Masses and it doesn't mention a non SACD version :confused:, I look up Black Celebration and it has no mention of SACD :rolleyes: Not sure if it helps but I can check my DVD to see what resolution is on that later but I was very pleased with those mixes when I first listened to them (not realising the SACD was on the other disc :facepalm: ).
The Mute web site is not overly helpful on the technical details. If you could check your DVDs to see whether the tracks are DTS 96/24, that would be great. If they are not, then it is unlikely that the CD/DVD box set will be either.
 

Theo Maxtible

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Here's my list. Jean Michel Jarre's Aero album is what started all this nonsense, and bought my first DVD-As in early-ish 2005 - first ones being Tubular Bells 2003, Vivaldi Four Seasons and Tchaikovsky 1812. Latest album bought was just about a month ago, which was the Gerry Rafferty DVD-A. There are still many SACDs Id like and will buy, and Im quite surprised to keep finding more DVD-As to buy - when I think the choice is running out! Most I've paid for a disc is about £35, which was the Deep Purple DVD-A, and the least I've paid is one of the Naxos DVD-As at £2.44!

If anyone would like my thoughts on any of these, just ask. I'll happily pass on my experiences - there are some really amazing albums here, and luckily only a few somewhat duller albums.

The Alan Parsons Project - I Robot DVD-A
The Alan Parsons Project - The Turn of a Friendly Card DVD-A
The Alan Parsons Project - Eye in the Sky DVD-A
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds DVD-A
The Beatles - Love DVD-A
Acker Bilk - Stranger on the Shore SACD
Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club DVD-A
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out SACD
The Carpenters - Singles 1969 1981 SACD
Putula Clark - Kiss me Goodbye SACD
Elvis Costello - North SACD
Deep Purple - Machine Head DVD-A
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms SACD
Derek and the Dominos - Layla SACD
Donovan - Storyteller SACD
The Doors Perception CD/DVD-A box Set comprising:
The Doors - DVD-A
Strange Days - DVD-A
Waiting for the Sun - DVD-A
The Soft Parade - DVD-A
Morrison Hotel - DVD-A
L.A. Woman - DVD-A
Nick Drake A Treasury SACD
Elton John Elton John SACD
Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road DVD-A
Elvis Presley 30 #1 Hits DVD-A
Emerson Lake & Palmer Brain Salad Surgery DVD-A
Bryan Ferry Boys and Girls SACD
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Autumn in New York SACD
Kitaro Kojiki SACD
Kitaro Best of Silk Road DVD-A
Kitaro Daylight, Moonlight Live in Yakushiji 2 x SACD
Kitaro Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai SACD
Kitaro & Randy Miller - The Soong Sisters Soundtrack SACD
Mark Knopfler Shangri-La SACD
Kraftwerk Minimum: Maximum Live 2 x SACD
Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Raise your Sprits Higher SACD
Little Richard Little Richard/Heres Little Richard SACD
Makino Jun Still Point SACD
Marmalade The Very Best of The Marmalade DVD-A
Metallica The Black Album DVD-A
Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells 2003 DVD-A
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon SACD
Gerry Rafferty Can I Have my Money Back? DVD-A
The Rolling Stones Singles Collection The London Years 3 x SACD
The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1964 1971 2 x SACD
Roxy Music Avalon SACD
The Searchers The Very Best of The Searchers DVD-A
Sting Brand New Day DVD-A
Sting Sacred Love DVD-A
Tomita The Planets 2003 DVD-A
Goran Wennerbrandt et al Tiny Island SACD
Various Artists British are Coming (1960s pop) DVD-A
Various Artists The Greatest Songs of the Fifties (1950s pop) 2 x SACD
Various Artists Rock n Roll Memories (1950s pop) 2 x SACD
The Afro Cuban Caribbean Jazz Project El Vuelo DVD-A



Bach / Brandenburg Concertos - Silverline DVD-A
Berlioz / Requiem - Silverline DVD-A
Brahms / Symphonies No. 2 & 3 - Silverline DVD-A
Canteloube / Chants dAuvergne - Naxos DVD-A
Charpentier / Messe de Minuit - Naxos DVD-A
Dvořak / Slavonic Dances - Philips SACD
Dvořak / Symphony No. 9 & The Water Goblin - Teldec DVD-A
Grieg / Peer Gynt Suites etc. - BIS SACD
Grieg / Piano Concerto & Symphonic Dances - Naxos DVD-A
Grofé / Grand Canyon Suite etc. - Naxos DVD-A
Händel / Ode for St. Cecilias Day - Arts SACD
Händel / Water Music & Music for the Royal Fireworks - Naxos DVD-A
Händel / Messiah - Silverline DVD-A
Holst / The Planets & The Mystic Trumpeter - Naxos DVD-A
Mendelssohn / Hebrides Overture & Violin Concerto - Linn SACD
Mozart / Le Nozze di Figaro - Naxos DVD-A
Mozart / Don Giovanni - Naxos DVD-A
Mozart / Flute Concertos - Naxos DVD-A
Mozart / Clarinet Concerto & Clarinet Quintet - PentaTone SACD
Mozart / Horn Concertos - PentaTone SACD
Mussorgsky Stokowski / Pictures at an Exhibition etc. Naxos DVD-A
Pärt / Berliner Messe - Naxos DVD-A
Prokofiev / Peter and the Wolf & Lt. Kije Suite - Silverline DVD-A
Rachmaninov / All-Night Vigil - Harmonia mundi SACD
Shostakovich / Jazz Suites No.1 & No.2 etc. - Naxos DVD-A
Smetana / Ma vlast - LSO SACD
J.Strauss / Waltzes - PentaTone SACD
R.Strauss / Alpine Symphony - PentaTone SACD
Tchaikovsky / 1812 etc. - Telarc DVD-A
Tchaikovsky / The Nutcracker - Silverline DVD-A
Tchaikovsky / Romeo and Juliet etc. - Silverline DVD-A
Tchaikovsky / Swan Lake - Naxos DVD-A
Viavaldi / Dixit Dominus - Naxos DVD-A
Vivaldi / The Four Seasons - Naxos DVD-A
Wagner / The Ring - Chandos SACD
Wagner / Overtures and Preludes - Arts DVD-A
Williams / Symphony No. 6 - Silverline DVD-A
Williams / A Sea Symphony - Naxos DVD-A
Scarlatti & Beethoven / Woodwind Quintets - AIX DVD-A
Various Composers / Budapest Live Ivan Fischer - Philips SACD
Chinese National Symphony Orchestra / Soliloquy on Cold Mountain Temple - Channel of China SACD
Starvinsky & Ravel / Firebird Suite & Bolero - AIX DVD-A
Offenbach & Rossini-Respighi / Gaite Parisienne & La boutique fantasque - RCA SACD
Various Composers / The Coronation of King George II - Hyperion 2 x SACD
Liszt & Dvořak / Les Preludes & Natures Realm etc. - Water Lily Acoustics SACD
Various Composers / Russian Nights Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Telarc SACD
Various Composers / The Ultimate Last Night of the Proms Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Membran SACD
Christmas Choral Spectacular / Breiner - Naxos DVD-A

Other Not-Quite-Hi-Res Albums

Jean Michel Jarre Aero DD & DTS DVD-V
Alan Parsons On Air DTS CD
The Police Every Breath You Take DTS CD
Various Composers / Dream Suites I DD & DTS - Silverline DVD-V
Various Composers / Dream Suites II DD & DTS - Silverline DVD-V
Various Composers / Dream Suites III DD & DTS - Silverline DVD-V
Various Composers / Night in Berlin DD & DTS - Silverline DVD-V
Various Composers / Night in Paris DD & DTS - Silverline DVD-V
Various Composers / Night in Rome DD & DTS - Silverline DVD-V
Various Composers / Night in Vienna DD & DTS - Silverline DVD-V
 
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Iain-

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Here's my list. Jean Michel Jarre's Aero album is what started all this nonsense, and bought my first DVD-As in early-ish 2005 - first ones being Tubular Bells 2003, Vivaldi Four Seasons and Tchaikovsky 1812. Latest album bought was just about a month ago, which was the Gerry Rafferty DVD-A. There are still many SACDs I'd like and will buy, and I'm quite surprised to keep finding more DVD-As to buy - when I think the choice is running out! Most I've paid for a disc is about £35, which was the Deep Purple DVD-A, and the least I've paid is one of the Naxos DVD-As at £2.44!

If anyone would like my thoughts on any of these, just ask. I'll happily pass on my experiences - there are some really amazing albums here, and luckily only a few somewhat duller albums.

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The Dave Brubeck Quartet - “Time Out” SACD
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Thanks for taking the time to list your collection. Nice. :thumbsup:

However, I would like to hear your views of the Brubeck SACD.

Very interested in this title, but somewhat concerned about SQ because of age of recording.
 

Mr_Orange

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However, I would like to hear your views of the Brubeck SACD.

Very interested in this title, but somewhat concerned about SQ because of age of recording.
I also have this, in fact mine is the DSD only version, although that probably makes no difference. Put simply, it sounds amazing. I use it to show off the format and my kit to friends and they are always blown away by how it sounds.
 

Theo Maxtible

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I also have this, in fact mine is the DSD only version, although that probably makes no difference. Put simply, it sounds amazing. I use it to show off the format and my kit to friends and they are always blown away by how it sounds.
I agree totally with Mr.Orange. As also mentioned, this is a non-hybrid SACD, which means that there is not a CD layer, and a dedicated SACD or universal disc player will be required.

I understand your thoughts Iain, regarding concerns with the audio quality from such an old recording. I'm not an audio expert, just using my ears to judge things. In my experience, though, there are a lot of reasonably old recordings out there that can put very new recordings in the shade. Sure, possibly we all hear things differently, but many of my "old" recording hi-res albums really stand out.

These hi-res formats have really changed the way I listen to music, and helped me to appreciate music that I didn't originally think I liked.
 
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JUS

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Hi Steve,

Could you please give your "The Doors" DVD-A a listen from your Perception box set and let me know what you think of the surround sounds? Mine sounds like it's 3.1 rather than 5.1.

Which of the classical discs would you recommend?

Regards

Jus
 

Theo Maxtible

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Hi Steve,

Could you please give your "The Doors" DVD-A a listen from your Perception box set and let me know what you think of the surround sounds? Mine sounds like it's 3.1 rather than 5.1.

Which of the classical discs would you recommend?

Regards

Jus
Hello Jus,

Yeah, I'll gladly give my "The Doors" a listen to again. If you'll bear with me until perhaps the weekend, as I'm away until Friday evening. From memory though, which I know is not always terribly reliable, it wouldn't surprise me if you think it might sound like 3.1, rather than 5.1. If I remember correctly, the earlier albums are very delicately (generally referred as ambient) mixed in MCH, whereas the later ones are slightly more aggresively mixed - although not particularly aggresively. As I said though, I'll gladly give the disc another listen to. I don't know if it's of any interest to you or anyone else, but on first listenings, I decided that I preferred the stereo mixes over the MCH. Of course, this could have been prejudice, wanting the sounds to "match" my expectations of when I listened used to them on vinyl etc. - who knows? I'm warming to the MCH mixes though.

Regarding the orchestral/classical discs, there are a number that really do stand out. Very interestingly enough - as mentioned earlier - some are old recordings, and some are relatively new from the last decade. Bear with me, and I'll see if I can give you an update on these before the weekend, perhaps I'll manage it from the office when I'm at work. I'm not very knowledgable with this kind of music, but I generally know what I like. Are you able to give me a very rough idea of your general tastes?
 
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JUS

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Great, look forward to your feedback. I listened to a few of the albums and I could hear it was 5.1 throught the albums...I had to put my ear as close to my surrounds as I could when listening to "The Doors" and couldn't really hear anything!

I'm more of a pop, rock, metal, house etc etc fan... but I like to expand my horizons. I'd prefer it to be engaging rather than background...preferably with some sort of vocals.

I already have The planets, four seasons, Figaro
 

brian s

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Good Lord, this will take forever the way I type!!
:D

I don't have a huge number but I'd be the same. My most played is Pentangle's Basket Of Light on DVD-A BUT I've several jazz albums on SACD that I love.

Bri
 

Iain-

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I agree totally with Mr.Orange. As also mentioned, this is a non-hybrid SACD, which means that there is not a CD layer, and a dedicated SACD or universal disc player will be required.
Not a problem here as Pioneer 610 is universal disc player, but it might be a problem for others who aren't so equipped.

"Time Out" is a Sony non-hybrid early release, right?

I understand your thoughts Iain, regarding concerns with the audio quality from such an old recording. I'm not an audio expert, just using my ears to judge things. In my experience, though, there are a lot of reasonably old recordings out there that can put very new recordings in the shade. Sure, possibly we all hear things differently, but many of my "old" recording hi-res albums really stand out.

These hi-res formats have really changed the way I listen to music, and helped me to appreciate music that I didin't originally think I liked.
My experience exactly.

BTW, I've only been collecting a relatively short time, but here's my list:

DVD-Audio

  • Beethoven - Piano Concertos 3, 4 and 5 - Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Artur Pizarro - Linn *

  • Arne Nordheim - 1956 String Quartet - The Engegård Quartet - 2L *

  • Dave Matthews - Some Devil **

  • Leo Kottke - 6 and 12 String Guitar - Takoma **

  • Sibelius - Tone Poems - Sir Colin Davis/LSO - Red Seal **

  • Sibelius - Tone Poems - Sir Andrew Davis/RSPO - Apex **

SACD

  • Rosa Passos/Ron Carter - Entre Amigos - Chesky

  • Beethoven - Symphonies 1-9 - Haitink/LSO - LSO Live

  • Ravel/Debussy - String Quartets - Parkanyi Quartet - Praga Digitals

  • The Bohemian Album - Amsterdam Sinfonietta - Channel Classics

  • Days of Future Passed - Moody Blues - Deram

* 192/24 FLAC OEM Download
** 2-Channel to Multi-Channel Hi-Res Upconversion

Nordheim string quartet is part of a recording that also includes Beethoven and Dvorak pieces to be released later this month by 2L in SACD as well as FLAC format. That piece is phenomenal in that both SQ and performance are excellent. I can only conclude other pieces are as well.
 

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