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post #11 of 49 Old 02-18-12, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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I'll get both; thanks!!
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Thanks; that would be a good one to check out since I play guitar. I'd like to get into classical more; I listen to Segovia, but I don't have (non rock) any operas or full orchestra. I have some Telarc "big band" that I enjoy.
So here is some Classical and Rock from my collection , all SACD or DVD-A so I hope you have a compatible player.... any bluray should do enjoy


http://www.amazon.com/Saint-Sa%C3%AB...660201&sr=8-10

http://www.amazon.com/Pomp-Pipes-Dal...9660279&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/Emerson-Lake-P...9660452&sr=1-1

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Dire Straits -Brothers In Arms- DVD-A

Donald Fagen- Morph The Cat - DVD-A
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[QUOTE=RTS100x5;499404]So here is some Classical and Rock from my collection , all SACD or DVD-A so I hope you have a compatible player.... any bluray should do enjoy

I've got an old PS3 on the way that I bought to no small extent to have a SACD player. Thanks again!

Also, I've seen several Dire Straits on SACD and HDCD. I've got the SBM of Brothers in Arms, but I need to "upgrade" it to a better format for the house. The SBM reissue could become a car CD.

I noticed that Blu Ray and DVD-A have been mentioned; just for kicks, does anybody have any observations on the sq of various other formats (SACD, DVD-A, etc.) versus Red Book CD?
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I personally have not heard a SACD but DVDA and Bluray audio I have. I think if the CD has been mastered really well it can sound amazing on a good system. That said the difference in quality of a CD is the same as listening to the DVD of a movie and then comparing it to the same on BluRay. If your speakers and amp are up the the task it can be a big improvement. Plus you get multi channel recordings as well and you feel much more enveloped in the sound.

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So, if I'm reading what you stated correctly, CD vs. DVD-A/Blu Ray Audio is like DVD vs Blu Ray?? That's a BIG difference; the lossless audio on Blu Ray is incredible...not to mention the picture quality.
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Yes, but again some masters just dont really take advantage of the full potential of the media so it can be a bit hit and miss I would think.

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As the saying goes, "Garbage in, garbage out." So, in short, I agree.

I'm sure that's true of all media formats; I'll bet the premium people are willing to pay for MoFi Red Book CDs (or Japanese imports) isn't for the gold disk. Using the original masters and making sure the transfer is as good as possible is 99% of the reason that they sound better IMHO. The new SACD of Pink Floyd's WYWH is simply amazing, and I've only heard the Red Book layer. My SACD player is coming, so I'll compare the two when it arrives.
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20th anniversary Brothers in Arms SACD - Dire Straits. By far one of the cleanest recordings I've ever heard.
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The Beatles Love DVD-A is very impressive considering what equipment they had then.
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