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#1 of 15 Dave Lyons

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Posted August 24 2004 - 10:19 AM

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 of 15 Lee Scoggins

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Posted August 24 2004 - 10:24 AM

Too many to name:

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.

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#3 of 15 PaulDA

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Posted August 24 2004 - 04:20 PM

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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#4 of 15 Rachael B

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Posted August 24 2004 - 05:35 PM

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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Posted August 25 2004 - 01:09 AM

John Mellencamp's self-titled first album with Columbia came out in 2001. It's HDCD and sounds very good.

#6 of 15 Doug Otte

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Posted August 25 2004 - 01:20 AM

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

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#7 of 15 Sathyan

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Posted August 25 2004 - 04:28 AM

HDCD

Buy some of the titles by Reference Recordings


My favourite is "Janacek" (RR-2103)

http://referencereco...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 of 15 Dave Lyons

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Posted August 25 2004 - 02:54 PM

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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Posted August 25 2004 - 09:47 PM

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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Posted August 26 2004 - 03:04 PM

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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#11 of 15 FeisalK

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Posted August 26 2004 - 07:47 PM

dvd-a.dk has a listing here
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DVD-A registry for hirez/surround audio
Bluray, DVD-Audio, DAD/HDAD, DualDisc, MVI

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Posted August 27 2004 - 12:17 AM

Another good DTS CD is Sting, Nothing Like the Sun.
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#13 of 15 Chris Tedesco

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Posted August 27 2004 - 11:44 AM

SACD-Beck: Sea Change

DVD- Beck: Sea Change

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Posted September 03 2004 - 10:02 AM

SACD

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


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Posted September 03 2004 - 10:55 AM

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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