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Martin Rendall

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What are your top THREE in each format? Looking for reference quality sound here, as opposed to band fandom, though the music being pleasant is important too! High resolution 5.1 cat stretching sounds not wanted! :)

Prefer rock, jazz and blues, but open minded.

Thanks!
Martin.
 

Mike Broadman

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SACD:

San Francisco Symphony performing Mahlers' 6th Symphony

Joe Satriani: Engines of Creation

Miles Davis: Miles Smiles


DVD-A:

Beethoven's 6th Symphony / Resphigi's Pines of Rome on AIX

Queen: A Night at the Opera

Bach: Concertos Vol. II from Tacet


NP: Opeth, Morningrise, remastered
 

John Kotches

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If we're limited to surround titles, I'd say:

DVD-Audio:
Fleetwood Mac Rumours Warner
Bucky Pizarrelli Swing Live Chesky
Zephyr Voices Unbound AIX Records



SACD:
Bob Mintzer Big Band Homage to Count Basie DMP Records
James Taylor JT Columbia / Sony
Pink Floyd DSoTM Capitol/EMI

Undoubtedly there are others, but I tried to stay within your "comfort zone" of genres.

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KrisM

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SACD

Chris Whitley - Perfect Day
Beck - Sea Change
Sopranos Soundrtack - Peppers & Eggs

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KrisM
 

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Labels like Telarc, Heads Up, and Chesky are using DSD recorders now for the all the way DSD sound which makes for a mighty fine SACD. Sony has done a few also. Sony did Jorma Kaukonen's BLUE COUNTRY HEART. Jazz guitarist Doc Powell's 97th & COLUMBUS is mighty fine!:emoji_thumbsup: Montie Alexander's MONTY MEETS SLY & ROBBIE. Either of the Spyra Gyro albums on the Heads Up label are superb. Joe Chamber's URBAN GROOVES is right nice with Gary Bartz on sax. I could offer about 20 more....:)
 

Evan S

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Top three SACD's for me (Sound Quality)
Alison Krauss and Union Station - Live
Alison Krauss and Union Station - New Favorite
Chick Corea - Rendezvous in New York (Live)

Honorable Mention: either Diana Krall release, but preferably "When I Look In Your Eyes"

Top three SACD's for me (Content)
Ryan Adams - Gold
Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out
Alison Krauss and Union Station - Live

Honorable Mention: Miles Davis - Kind of Blue, Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon and Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks 1964-1971
 

Javier_Huerta

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SACD:

Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
Carl Orff - Carmina Burana (Telarc)
The Police - Every Breath you Take

DVD-A:

The Eagles - Hotel California (best remaster *ever*? Could be)
Queen - A Night at the Opera
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery
 

Lee Scoggins

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SACD:

Pink Floyd - Dark Side of The Moon
Duke Ellington - Blues in Orbit
Mahler Symphony #6 - SF Symphony

Also check out: Alisson Krauss, The Collection, Beck Sea Changes, James Taylor JT, Keb Mo The Door, and anything on Channel Classics. Jorma Kaukonen is good and I love Ryan Adams SACD.

DVDA:

Queen - A Night at The Opera
Bucky Pizzarelli - Swing Live
Eagles - Hotel California

:)
 

KrisM

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Speaking of Channel Classics, I picked up one of their sampler's at A&B Sound today for $9.99CDN. I know very little about classical music but at this price I thought I'd give it a try. It is a stereo/multi channel hybrid as well. I'll be giving it a spin tonight.

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KrisM
 

Lewis Besze

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DVD-A
Buena Vista Social Club[Nonesuch]
Ziroq:Ziroq[Silverline, take that disbelievers!:D]
Blue Man Group-Audio[Virgin]

Sacd:[I only have about 10 so my list may change rapidly as I buy more]

Vaughn Williams: Sym. 1 [Telarc MC]
Di Meola,Lucia,Mc'Laughlin:Friday Night In SF [Sony]
Miles Davis: Kind Of Blue [Sony MC]
 

Bry_DD

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DVD-A
Barenaked Ladies - Maroon
Eagles - Hotel California
Queen - A Night At The Opera
 

Martin Rendall

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Thanks all for the great suggestions! I should be hi rez in a week or two, and I'm looking forward to hearing some of these.

If one were to move beyond the genres I suggested, what else would stand out?

Thanks!
Martin.
 

Doug_B

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For SACD, I have a lot of overlap with Rachael. Jorma Kaukonen's Blue Country Heart is on the top of my quality list. Since I'm into acoustic guitar at the moment, The Stones' Let it Bleed and Beggar's Banquet have excellent quality picking as well for certain tunes. Also agree with the 2 latest Spyro Gyra albums (In Modern Times, Original Cinema), which are very "crisp and clear" recordings.

Don't have many DVD-A titles, so I'll just mention Hotel California.

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I don't have an SACD player (hopefully soon), but my top 3 DVD-A's are

Dvorak Symphony 9 on Teldec
Nitty Gritty Surround on AIX
Schubert String Quintet on Tacet

You will not get tired of, or ever cease to be amazed by these.

D
 

Ian Lascell

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SACD:
Rolling Stones: "Their Satanic Majesties Request"
Lauryn Hill: "Unplugged"
Getz/Gilberto

DVD-A:
REM: "Automatic for the People"
The Grateful Dead: "Workingman's Dead"
Buena Vista Social Club
 

Hartwig Hanser

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my classical tips:
DVDA:
Second the Schubert string quintett from Tacet. also, the Beethoven septet (just arrived) and the Mendelssohn octet also from Tacet

Zephyr, Voices unbound (AIX)

New year concert 2001 (Teldec/Warner)


SACD:
Mahler 6th Zander (Telarc): never heard a giant symphony orchestra in this realism in my livingroom. Play the first 20 seconds of the last movement, and you are floored

also very impressive: Sibelius/Tubin symphonies and Vaughan Williams A sea symphony, both also by Telarc

Adams, Fearful symmetries, and Sumera, 2nd symphony (cccn)

by the way, the Channel classics sampler is very nice. I also own the Mozart Requiem and SaintSaens cello concerto from Channel. very nice recordings.
 

Trina

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DVD-A's

Frank Zappa's Halloween :star:
Celebrating the Music of Weather Report
Trey Anastasio-self titled
 

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