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Old 6th June 2008, 11:26 AM   #101
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Old 6th June 2008, 04:33 PM   #102
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you can buy this SACD from Ed (in Vancouver, canada) at http://www.element-acoustics.ca/
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Old 6th June 2008, 07:46 PM   #103
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Thanks for that - have found the "Internationa Rrecords" website that's a bit5 closer and they have a lot of the good recordings.

It's a pity that all the newer SACD mastering studios have such varied sound - fresh start an' all that - understand that the K2 remastering is rather "analogue" in sound - be good if something like this found it's way into our agonising computer music programs.
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Old 7th June 2008, 12:29 AM   #104
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Thanks for that - have found the "Internationa Rrecords" website that's a bit5 closer and they have a lot of the good recordings.

It's a pity that all the newer SACD mastering studios have such varied sound - fresh start an' all that - understand that the K2 remastering is rather "analogue" in sound - be good if something like this found it's way into our agonising computer music programs.
I don't know if this will help you, but FIM has a distributor in Oz.


Australia: Fine Audio International
61-3-98864889 (phone)
61-3- 98847915 (Fax)

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Old 14th June 2008, 09:14 PM   #105
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I hope that K2 HD technology will be spread more than SA-CD... if it delivers the sound performance it states...
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Old 14th June 2008, 11:19 PM   #106
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Since the question was about best sounding CD!!! He-he, here is another suggestion: Sade; "Diamond life" An absolutely perfectly recorded and sounding album.


BTW If you dont mind about the quality, here is some real music-art indeed:
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Old 2nd July 2008, 11:38 PM   #107
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How come no one mentioned Steely Dan yet? I think those reissues on cd are amazing, for example 'Gaucho' and 'Aja'. Someone somewhere wrote the original vinyls sound better, but I can't comment on this as I haven't heard those.
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Old 3rd July 2008, 03:25 AM   #108
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How come ?
Because you did not speak out until now...
Thanks for contribution,
Any of the proposals is being tested at 2 or more of the audio fan team we have initiated and feedback will be given on proposals in some time.
I believe that each participant has a view on the subject that may not be shared by the whole community. We are then voting an those CD, and then after no negative feedback from 3 or more participants, the proposal is entered into the GOLD list.
Let us digest the proposals and come back on the subject ASAP.
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Old 20th July 2008, 06:51 PM   #109
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Maybe it's a bit late for my contribution, but you might enjoy some of the following CD's. They fit the title of this thread; very good sound quality, but also excellent music (in no particular order):

- Hamilton Pool: Return to Zero
- David Sanborn: Hideaway
- George Winston: Plains
- Andreas Vollenweider: White Winds
- Alan Parsons Project: Pyramid
- Sophie Zelmani: Sing and Dance
- Joan Baez: Diamonds and Rust (MFSL)
- Tom Petty: Wildflowers
- The Roches: Can we go Home Now
- Pentangle: One More Road
- Ry Cooder: Jazz
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Old 27th July 2008, 02:27 AM   #110
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Default Some of my top favs are...

1) The Hot Club of San Francisco "The Hot Club of San Francisco" (Clarity Recordings)
2)King and Moore "Potato Radio" (Justice Recordings)
3) Paolo Fresu "Melos" (BMG-RCA Victor)
4) Ensemble Perceval "Minnesänger, Troubadours, Trouvères" (Arte Nova) - sad I never managed to get info on the recording engineer Jean-Michel Davy from Ateliers du Frêne - if anyone can help out...
5) The Weavers "Reunion at Carnegy Hall" part 1 and 2 (Vanguard) - just amazing for a 1965 soundtake

I also like "Italian Café", a Putumayo World Music compilation which just sounds very natural, to check the tonal balance when working on crossovers.

See also the various CDs of Chris Jones (and others) the editor Stockfisch (www.stockfisch.de); very spectacular soundtakes like "Roadhouses and Automobiles" (sometimes too much but that's how we like it...).

For classical music Dorian, Aliavox, Pierre Verany, Opus111, RCA Living Stereo, Arcana, MA Recordings are usually (very) well done.

Some Gold-, Super-Remastered-, XRCD- and the like disc editions can be an improvement, but to my taste they can also sound harsh, metallic, badly re-equalized and thus becoming imbalanced compared to the "basic" CD, even if the latter is an old edition.

I agree with previous posts that the Studio/sound engineer can be a good indicator for a good quality recording.
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