HDCD's...How many do you own? Where did you buy them?

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  1. RichardK

    RichardK Second Unit

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    I purchased an HDCD capable CD player a couple of months ago. I have been looking in earnest for HDCDs to listen to and buy. So far, my only luck has been on ebay with 99.9% of the title's being 'asian' releases... i have purchased 9 of these discs, they all came 'as advertised' and sound great.

    please share your experience with HDCD...
    How many do you have?
    Where did you buy?

    qty 9 - on ebay
     
  2. John Milton

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    I have a few which I purchased mostly from Best Buy and CD clubs. Sad news is that my receiver doesn't have the HDCD encoder to benefit from these discs.

    311: Transistor
    Better Than Ezra: Friction, Baby
    Bloodhound Gang: Hooray For Boobies
    DC Talk: Supernatural
    God Lives Underwater: Life In The So-Called Space Age
    Green Day: Nimrod
    Live: Secret Samadhi
    Nine Inch Nails: The Day The Whole World Went Away (Single)
    Orgy: Candyass
    Pearl Jam: Live On Two Legs
    Sponge: New Pop Sunday
    Stabbing Westward: Darkest Days

    Here's a list of all available HDCDs: http://www.hdcd.com/music_catalog/mu...=AtoZ&alph=All
     
  3. Brian L

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    Have you looked at the HDCD web site for a list of titles? Dohhh....John and I were posting at the same time.

    When I got my NAD 762 (my first HDCD capable device) I plowed through my collection, and found a 1/2 dozen or so discs (Van Halen reissues, Motley Crue discs...).

    FWIW, I don't know that I heard anything that made me want to run out and buy some more.

    Side note: I just today got a Tool release "Lateralus". It does have the HDCD logo on the back. Have not given it a spin yet.

    And you may also find that some discs labeled as such may not be. The Dixie Chicks home has the logo, but the NAD does not illuminate the HDCD indicator.

    BGL
     
  4. Kristian

    Kristian Supporting Actor

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    I have only one: Michael W. Smith - Live the Life (don't laugh). I've never had an HDCD-enabled player, so I have no idea what the disc sounds like in that format.
     
  5. Sathyan

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    I use the analogue outs on my Music Hall CD25 since my receiver doesn't support HDCD (the Music Hall has a much better DAC anyways).

    I have 18 HDCD titles. All the classical titles are from Elusive Disc. The others came from BMG Music Service and Circuit City.

    Those Reference Recordings titles are amazing. (and cheap!) I will eventually get the full catalogue. These are high quality NEW recordings of NEW performances. The Janacek I'd put up with XRCD Living Stereo.


    ArtistAlbumGenreLabelYear
    Paganini w/ RicciPaganini's DreamsClassicalJohn Marks Records1998
    Rimsky-Korsakov w/ Serebrier/LPORimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade; Russian Easter OvertureClassicalReference Recordings1999
    Chicago Pro MusicaMedinah Sessions, TheClassicalReference2001
    von Stade, FredericaCasa GuidiClassicalReference2002
    JanacekJanacek: Taras Bulba, Sinfonietta, etcClassicalReference
    BrucknerBruckner: Symphony No. 9ClassicalReference1998
    Hell, FelixOrgan SensationClassicalReference Recordings2003
    St.-John, LaraBach Solo Works for ViolinClassicalWell-Tempered Productions1996
    St.-John, LaraGypsyClassicalWell-Tempered Productions
    Thomson, CyndiMy WorldCountryCapitol2001
    McBride, MartinaGreatest HitsCountry
    McCready, MindyIf I Don't Stay the NightCountryBMG1997
    Dixie ChicksFlyCountrySony1999
    Carter, DeanaDid I Shave My Legs for This?CountryCapitol1996
    Dixie ChicksHomeCountrySony2002
    Wright, ChelyNever Love You EnoughCountryMCA2001
    Fleck, Bela The Bluegrass Sessions Folk WB
    Velasquez, JaciCrystal ClearFolkEpic2000
     
  6. Danny Tse

    Danny Tse Producer

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    May want to check out this thread at head-fi.org
     
  7. Mark C.

    Mark C. Supporting Actor

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    If anything, HDCD is a thing of the past. I have a few, but they're nothing special.
     
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    Rachael B Producer

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    I'd say the majority of mine are from the Higher Octave label.
     
  9. SteveBro

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    I have a few, including a few 311 titles and a couple of Koch jazz titles. The only access I have to HDCD decoding is through Windows Media Player (the newest version has this capability). I don't find it that big of a deal.
     
  10. RichardK

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    thanks for the replies...
    just wondering if anyone is using the HDCD function if they happen to own a HDCD player since many Rotel,NAD,Denon have HDCD from what i recall.
     
  11. Danny Tse

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    The Panasonic F87 5 disc DVD-Audio/Video player also feature HDCD decoding for $129.00.
     
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    311: Transistor
    Tool: Lateralus
     
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    Danny Tse Producer

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    The CD layer of the just released Lee Ann Womack "Greatest Hits" is HDCD encoded, but the packaging is unmarked.
     
  14. Rick_Brown

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    Most of the Beach Boys re-issues are HDCD. Watch out for those Japanese titles - they are putting the HDCD sticker on everything, even if it is not HDCD-encoded.
     

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