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I believe these recordings were originally released as multi-channel SACDs. Do you listen multi-channel or stereo?

You've inspired me to give these a shot. I just ordered from Amazon the 2017 release which is a reissue that includes the SACDs for Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and Nutcracker. Should be here Thursday.
Mike, thanks for the heads up on that release. It never occurred to me there was an SACD release of these. I had actually bought The Nutcracker from HDTracks as well, only to discover what I received was a different recording of Sleeping Beauty. They refunded it and took it off their site, but it's never reappeared. When I looked, the 5 disc SACD set it was selling for $60, which was just too good a deal for a 5 disc SACD set, so I ordered it. I have to wait for it to arrive from the UK though. No telling how long that will take. I'm not much for surround music, but at least with classical it's the natural ambiance of the hall. Not to mention, I'll now have the two channel DSD version, which I am presuming the 96/24 versions were down-sampled from. I'm anticipating the day when I can play back that with a premium DAC, as opposed to the options I have now. I'm wanting to update my HD music playback with something that can play DSD.
 
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My two SB-16 Ultras came this morning.

Unfortunately it's Canadian Thanksgiving weekend so I may not get a chance to play much if at all until next week.
...and?

I watched the opening sequence of Baby Driver last night for grins. It takes on an entirely new dimension with the extension and power of the SB-16 Ultras vs. the sub they replaced.
 

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Mike, thanks for the heads up on that release. It never occurred to me there was an SACD release of these. I had actually bought The Nutcracker from HDTracks as well, only to discover what I received was a different recording of Sleeping Beauty. They refunded it and took it off their site, but it's never reappeared. When I looked, the 5 disc SACD set it was selling for $60, which was just too good a deal for a 5 disc SACD set, so I ordered it. I have to wait for it to arrive from the UK though. No telling how long that will take. I'm not much for surround music, but at least with classical it's the natural ambiance of the hall. Not to mention, I'll now have the two channel DSD version, which I am presuming the 96/24 versions were down-sampled from. I'm anticipating the day when I can play back that with a premium DAC, as opposed to the options I have now. I'm wanting to update my HD music playback with something that can play DSD.

So wait, which exact SACD set are we talking here? A link please? For $60, I may wanna buy too...

Also would love to have some good BDs of them (w/ all-around excellent performances, PQ and AQ). That may be much harder to come by though...

Thanks!

_Man_
 

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So wait, which exact SACD set are we talking here? A link please? For $60, I may wanna buy too...

Also would love to have some good BDs of them (w/ all-around excellent performances, PQ and AQ). That may be much harder to come by though...

Thanks!

_Man_
Well, I said it was $60 when I ordered it, which it no longer is. There is currently a "Like New" set for $61.49, with an absurd 4-6 week delivery estimate.
 

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