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Got SACD/DVDA Player, Now What?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jordan_E, Jan 30, 2003.

  1. Jordan_E

    Jordan_E Cinematographer

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    The wife popped a HUGE surprise on me tonight, giving me the Pioneer DV-45A. I know I'm getting DARK SIDE OF THE MOON when it comes out, but I'm low on funds right now, so what is the best out of SACD and DVDA discs? Let it be known that my music tastes runs from classical to jazz to rock to movie soundtracks, essentially anything except country. Thanks.
     
  2. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Producer

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    I would suggest any of the Stones SACDs, but there are actually more and more choices out there all the time. Maybe some people will post some of the review sites too. [​IMG] Like:

    http://www.highfidelityreview.com/
     
  3. KeithH

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    Jordan, some of my favorites both musically and sonically:

    SACD
    * The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1964-1971
    * Miles Davis Kind of Blue
    * Miles Davis In A Silent Way
    * The Sopranos Peppers & Eggs
    * Diana Krall When I look in your eyes
    * Creedence Clearwater Revival Willy and the Poorboys
    * The Isley Brothers 3 + 3
    * Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble Couldn't Stand the Weather
    * Alison Krauss Now That I've Found You: A Collection
    * Alison Krauss + Union Station New Favorite
    * Rebecca Pidgeon The Raven
    * Keb' Mo' The Door
    * Herbie Hancock Head Hunters
    * The Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Out
    * Stan Getz Getz/Gilberto
    * James Taylor Hourglass
    * James Taylor JT
    * Chris Botti Night Sessions

    DVD-Audio
    * Steely Dan Two Against Nature
    * Fleetwood Mac Rumours
    * Metallica Metallica
    * America Homecoming
    * The Doors L.A. Woman
    * Elvis Presley Elv1s
    * Eagles Hotel California
    * Emerson, Lake & Palmer Brain Salad Surgery
    * Queen A Night at the Opera

    That should get you started. [​IMG]
     
  4. Jeff Keene

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    Probably my favorite SACD (based on 15 seconds of thought) would be Allison Kraus - New Favorite. It has an excellent mix of music, is multi-channel, is hybrid, and more importantly is performed and produced well.

    I don't know what the rest of your system holds, but if you want to show it off (to yourself and others) I suggest the Blue Man Group DVD-A. Lot's o bass and impressive loudness, but also musical and enjoyable... less loud.
     
  5. Philip Hamm

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    There have been umpteen posts like this in the last few weeks, just check the music forum. You don't even have to do a search just set the view to last 30 days and look.

    My personal favorites:

    SACD: Miles Davis Kind Of Blue
    DVD-A: Steely Dan Two Against Nature
     
  6. Jordan_E

    Jordan_E Cinematographer

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    Thanks. I'm still torn between HOTEL CALIFORNIA, TWO AGAINST NATURE, any Miles Davis, and Dave Brubeck. I did look through the rest of this music section, but tired of the DVDA vs. SACD battles that always seemed to sprout up. Glad the wife was aware enough to get the universal player! [​IMG]
     
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    SACD - David Bowie "Heathen"

    DVD-A - Donald Fagen "The Nightfly"
     
  8. Rich Malloy

    Rich Malloy Producer

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    SACD Recommendations:

    Rock/Pop
    Beck "Sea Change"
    Bowie "Heathen"
    CCR "Willy and the Poorboys"
    Dylan "Blonde on Blonde"
    Stones "Beggar's Banquet", "Let it Bleed"

    Jazz
    Miles Davis "Kind of Blue", "In a Silent Way", "Round about Midnight"
    Herbie Hancock "Headhunters"
    Diana Krall "The Look of Love"
    Fitzgerald/Armstrong "Ella and Louis"
    Sonny Rollins "Saxophone Collosus"
    John Coltrane "A Love Supreme"
    Bill Evans Trio "Waltz for Debby"

    Blue Grass ("new grass")
    Alison Krauss + Union Station "New Favorite"

    Bossa Nova/Samba
    Getz and Gilberto "Getz/Gilberto"
    Ana Caram "Blue Bossa"

    Soul/R&B
    Isaac Hayes' "Hot Buttered Soul"
     

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