HDCD, SACD, DVD-A reference material?

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  1. Dave Lyons

    Dave Lyons Stunt Coordinator

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    I finally can support all these formats with the combination of my Rotel RSP-1098 and Denon 2900. I would like to give each of these formats a try, and was wondering what people currently consider "reference" recordings for each format? Genre is not important. I do have one HDCD which is Jewel, "Spirit" and I think that one sounds really good. I don't have any DVD-Audio discs or SACD discs, nor have I heard any in person. Thanks for your suggestions!
     
  2. Lee Scoggins

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    DVDA - most of the AIX recordings are good. Try the Laurence Juber

    SACD - Alison Krauss Live and The Red Rose Sampler are favorites.

    HDCD - I don't really have a good suggestion here, maybe some of the JVCs.

    Happy listening!!!
     
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    DVD-A: Fleetwood Mac-Rumours (if you like classic rock)
    SACD: have to second Alison Krauss Live, probably the best recorded disc of any format I own
    don't know any HDCDs offhand, don't have the capability
     
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    On SACD & SA-CD

    Joe Satriani STRANGE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC
    Jorma Kaukonen BLUE COUNTRY HEART
    Will & Rainbow HARMONY
    Roxy Music AVALON
    Alison Krauss NEW FAVORITE
    Tower Of Power LIVE
    The Thorns S/T
    Godsmack THE OTHER SIDE
    Willie Nelson STARDUST
    Monty Alexander MONTY MEETS SLY AND ROIBBIE
    Doc Powell 97th & COLUMBUS
    any of the 3 Spyro Gyra discs...
    Vivino Brothers BLUES BAND
    Anna Caram BLUE BOSSA
    Los Lobos AZTLAN
    Aimee Mann LOST IN SPACE
    Peter White GLOW
    Chick Corea RENDEZVOUS IN NEW YORK
    Nickel Creek THIS SIDE
    Blue Oyster Cult AGENTS OF FORTUNE
    Aaron Neville NATURE BOY
    Natalie Macmaster IN MY HANDS

    ...any of the many Telarc, Heads Up, Groove Note, and Eighty Eights, and other label's pure DSD recordings. Check out some of these!
    ...on DVD-A

    Flaming Lips YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS
    Neil Young STARS AND BARS & GREENDALE
    Beach Boys PET SOUNDS
    Doors L.A. WOMAN

    ...on HDAD

    Alan Parsons Project I ROBOT
     
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    John Mellencamp's self-titled first album with Columbia came out in 2001. It's HDCD and sounds very good.
     
  6. Doug Otte

    Doug Otte Supporting Actor

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    Howdy.

    SACD - Prokofiev "Romeo & Juliet" on Telarc
    (by far the best sounding SACDs are pure DSDs and most if not all Telarcs are such)

    HDCD - Mike Oldfield "Incantations"

    DVDA - Sorry; don't own a player yet

    Cheers,
    Doug
     
  7. Sathyan

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    HDCD

    Buy some of the titles by Reference Recordings


    My favourite is "Janacek" (RR-2103)

    http://referencerecordings.com/NEW.html#jose/czech


    DAD

    Muddy Waters - "Folk Singer" (Classic)

    SACD

    Alison Krauss - "New Favorite" (Rounder)
    Ravel - "Bolero" (MoFi)

    DVDA
    Shania Twain - "Up!" (Mercury) (no, I'm not kidding)
    Barenboim's Beethoven cycle
     
  8. Dave Lyons

    Dave Lyons Stunt Coordinator

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    Wow, thanks for all the suggestions! Sounds like I definitely can't go wrong with the SACD of Alison Krauss. I'll be trying that and several other suggestions from this thread ... thanks all!
     
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    Chicago II on DVDA doesn't get mentioned often, but it sounds wonderful. Also Zephyr on AIX label (a capella songs from middle ages to present).
     
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    Since a DTS disc has yet to be mentioned, I vote for Fly Like An Eagle by The Steve Miller Band.
     
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    dvd-a.dk has a listing here
     
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    Another good DTS CD is Sting, Nothing Like the Sun.
     
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    SACD-Beck: Sea Change

    DVD- Beck: Sea Change

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    SACD

    Chris Thile (of Nickel Creek) - Not All Who Wander are Lost


    Doug
     
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    If you want to give your subwoofer a workout, Emerson Lake and Palmer's Brain Salad Surgery. Sit back and "feel" the music.
     

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