Sarah Brightman - Time To Say Goodbye Hybrid-SACD US $242.04
Why reissues of SACDs are not in the mind of certain people is beyond my comprehension.
Well, at least the Talk Talk SACD's will be replaced soon with reissues (I think remastered) in deluxe editions including a DVD with the 96/24 stereo versions of the album.
The number of titles released on 2ch SACD has expanded in the last year. Mofi's Columbia, Capitol & WEA titles, Analog Productions' UMG & Blue Note titles, and UMG's SHM-SACD and Impulse titles prove that there is an audiophile niche SACD market. Don't forget the MC SACD re-release of several WEA former DVD-A titles. Somebody's buying this stuff, and I'm one of those somebodys. That's an undisputable fact, not hype.
Mantovani used quad reels going for around $180. Maybe time to unload mine. Are these going to USA buyers or overseas? I don't like shipping overseas since they can just file a non-received claim on you and then you lose all your money that you brought in for the item. ebay blocks this info now for some unknown privacy reasons.
Clouseau "En Dans" 5.1 SACD $215.74 US Dollars = 162.00 Euros
E Nomine - Die Prophezeiung Hybrid-SACD Multichannel New $107.87 US Dollars = 81.00 Euros
K-Otic - Live in Concert + Bulletproof Hybrid-SACD Multichannel 2 disc set(new & sealed) $EUR 303.00 = approximately US $396.41
There's been a big supply of quad reels on Ebay lately and they still seem to be bringing big dollars. http://www.ebay.com/itm/190665236381...84.m1433.l2649
I love Tres Hombres by ZZ Top, but wow! Someone wanted that one bad.
Some folks are motivated simply by the rarity if things. If you could buy them at the corner drugstore, they wouldn't want them. Although I own hundreds of rarities, few were rare when I bought them. I'm in it for the music, not "stamp collecting." Other folks are chasing fidelity. Some folks may be motivated by nostalgia for old technology. There again, if it's better, it's what I want. New isn't automatically better, but neither is old. Or, analog vs. digital.
It amazes me how much dough some people have, even in a bad economy.
The Tape Project is real and quite alive. At the high end audio shows, they are used regularly by exhibitors who want to demo their stratospherically priced gear with the best source material.
As an audiophile in my late 50's, and the owner of a Tascam 44 semi-pro reel to reel deck, I can attest to the potential fidelity of the format. While my deck is not festooned with the tube electronics available from the Tape project, I am able to get some marvelous sound onto tape when I use a quality microphone and mic pre-amp.
The Tape Project re-masters analog (and a few digital) recordings from the studio source tapes, and releases first generation copies at 15 ips. They take great care in the process to make sure that all of the studio master tapes are played back (for creation of the new master) on machines that have been set up exactly as the master tapes were originally recorded.
The tape project also sells rebuilt tape playback machines and offers rebuilds of Technics RS-1500 and Otari MX-5050 tape machines. These machines are not refurbished; the results are better than new specifications.
While I haven't personally heard any of these tapes or machines, nor could I afford them, if I win the lotto, I'm heading there to buy!
Lets get this thread going again.
Belafonte at Carnegie Hall SACD $113.50
Wow! I actually bought it for $19.99 when it came out.
My Mother in law loves Belafonte (I do too...) and she was looking for this.
She had the old reel to reel tape but the SACD has more tracks.
But $113.00?? Dafug???
Music is the universal language.
Someday we'll all sing together.