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    Quote Originally Posted by JonUrban View Post
    These things filled the cut-out racks "back in the day". SQ and Q8
    no kidding! probably sold for a few bucks in the pile of lp's no one wanted. sick
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    This was one of many SQ's that had a pretty crappy sleeve. The gold Quad box took away from the experience. The regular paper, versus the textured stereo version was definitely a comedown. What did the Japanese SQ of this look like?

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    Sarah Brightman - Time To Say Goodbye Hybrid-SACD US $242.04
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/140720305453...84.m1438.l2649

    Why reissues of SACDs are not in the mind of certain people is beyond my comprehension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbazul View Post
    Sarah Brightman - Time To Say Goodbye Hybrid-SACD US $242.04
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/140720305453...84.m1438.l2649

    Why reissues of SACDs are not in the mind of certain people is beyond my comprehension.
    probably because 1 person buying something for $10000 does not mean 10000 people will be ready to buy the same thing for $1

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    SACD has become a strictly audiophile format. If they can sell 2ch SACD, they can sell MC SACD. Neither will sell millions. mchoo7 has a great point, yet there IS a market for existing MC mixes on SACD. The record companies are masters of leaving money on the table.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quad Linda View Post
    SACD has become a strictly audiophile format. If they can sell 2ch SACD, they can sell MC SACD. Neither will sell millions. mchoo7 has a great point, yet there IS a market for existing MC mixes on SACD. The record companies are masters of leaving money on the table.
    Yes, I understand the numbers mchoo7 is talking about and the niche market thing, maybe I'm just letting out a feeling of frustration. In japan there's a pletora of SACD reissues of old music/artists that I'm not interested in. I wish I could buy some of the most wanted SACD's out there like Sarah Brightman's, Paul Van Dyk's, Groove Armada's, David Bowie's and others at a reasonable price.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbazul View Post
    Yes, I understand the numbers mchoo7 is talking about and the niche market thing
    I don't want to believe it but may be it is true. However the example is essentially hyperbole.
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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quad Linda View Post
    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.
    Don't forget The Police. According to SHforums, they are soon reissuing some of their 2003 digipaks. I know they are not 5.1, but anyway.
    Also some other news, some of the Moodies 2006 SACDs are getting re-issued.

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    Clouseau "En Dans" 5.1 SACD $215.74 US Dollars = 162.00 Euros

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    E Nomine - Die Prophezeiung Hybrid-SACD Multichannel New $107.87 US Dollars = 81.00 Euros

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    K-Otic - Live in Concert + Bulletproof Hybrid-SACD Multichannel 2 disc set(new & sealed) $EUR 303.00 = approximately US $396.41

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr8track View Post
    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.
    Not too shabby for a dead fomat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leevitalone1 View Post
    Not too shabby for a dead fomat.
    With the quad reels I often wonder what the motivation is for the buyer. Are they an avid collector who actually listens to the reels? Are they collectors who just have to have them and they get placed on a bookshelf to gather dust? Or, are they folks who want to digitally preserve these recordings and the attraction is that the quad reels are the closest thing to a four channel master that exists?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr8track View Post
    With the quad reels I often wonder what the motivation is for the buyer. Are they an avid collector who actually listens to the reels? Are they collectors who just have to have them and they get placed on a bookshelf to gather dust? Or, are they folks who want to digitally preserve these recordings and the attraction is that the quad reels are the closest thing to a four channel master that exists?
    I wonder about that too. If buying to listen, they could be simply chasing the purest sound. I saw this tape club last year, it doesn't appear to be active, but check it out -- $500 per tape! There is also information on the site about getting actual mastering decks to play them on. http://www.tapeproject.com/

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    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.

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scratch17 View Post
    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!
    scratch17,
    I agree completely. I'm glad someone else has run across this. Digital has to work so hard to get to where good analog starts.

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    Lets get this thread going again.
    Belafonte at Carnegie Hall SACD $113.50
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Belafonte-Ca...#ht_500wt_1182

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrolls View Post
    Lets get this thread going again.
    Belafonte at Carnegie Hall SACD $113.50
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Belafonte-Ca...#ht_500wt_1182
    WTF?? and it's stereo to boot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by carrolls View Post
    Lets get this thread going again.
    Belafonte at Carnegie Hall SACD $113.50
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Belafonte-Ca...#ht_500wt_1182
    It's a great album - but the Hybrid Stereo SACD from RCA Hong Kong (shown here) isn't anything special sonically to my ears. I wouldn't have paid that kind of $ for it. But if you want it in your collection and its out of print....

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    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???
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    Are you able to A/B the SACD to the reel? Like Bob, I bought it for cheap when it came out. I never thought the fidelity that bad, but what the hell do I know? With as much as I buy, it becomes difficult to listen to any individual title very often.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Squires Jr View Post
    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???
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