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    Default Re: "Burning in" SHM SACDs

    Quote Originally Posted by fredblue View Post
    Oh I have 2 SHM-SACDs too, Red..!

    I got one of them because Songs In The Key Of Life SACD is all on one disc rather than 2 discs like the CDs (SHM or not.. that SACD is the only way other than the Blu-ray - uh oh.. got that too - to get the whole album on one disc, afaik!?)..

    oh and the other one is Yellow Brick Road.. I do wonder why I got that on SHM-SACD..? oh yeah.. because when 9 distinct versions (LP, yellow LP, cassette, DJM CDs, remastered CD, MFSL CD, Hybrid SACDs, DVD-Audio, Blu-ray Audio) of the same album are not quite enough, you know its time to get an SHM-SACD of it, to really take things into double digits of lunacy!
    Sounds to me, AB, that you're suffering from acute chronic Yellow Brick OVERLOAD....and/or Songs In The Key of STRIFE!

    BTW, do you still have your childhood Teddy Bear, 'fredbrown?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickko View Post
    I write reviews on HRAudio.net and I wrote this particular review on "Long Distance Voyageur".

    I did not use the term 'burning-in' in the review but I have read references to some SHM SACDs attributable to this phenomena. I attach this discussion as an example:
    https://forum.audiogon.com/discussio...o-be-burned-in

    As a member of the old SA-CD.net, I also remember a number of discussions of repeated playing of SHM SACDs for better audio quality. I attach reviews from SA-CD.net of Steely Dan's SHM SACD of Aja with some wide disparity of opinions of audio quality including references to repeated playing for better results.
    http://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0LEV...xXcgTAbXg8QLs-

    I have only encountered this particular issue with Japanese SHM SACDs. I have never noticed improved audio quality on any other SACDs by repeated playing (with volume off) nor I have I found any other circumstance to do so outside of a few SHM SACDs.

    I am trying to point out in the review not to make quick judgements about audio quality of a SACD (or DVD Audio, Blu-ray Audio, etc) based on initial impressions which can 'colour' your viewpoint (particularly negative). I note a number of QQ Forum members often listen several times to a disc before committing to comments or reviews particularly in multi-channel polls.

    Yes, scientifically such a viewpoint or theory of repeated playing (or burning-in) may be questionable but if it works for you, so be it. I live by the music motto "if it sounds good to you, it is good".
    So your the one spreading false rumors...

    Same thing happened when Stereophile pushed the green "magic" marker for CDs. They probably made a buck or two in the advertising section however. Audiophiles are so gullible in search of great sound!

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    Quote Originally Posted by himey View Post
    So your the one spreading false rumors...

    Same thing happened when Stereophile pushed the green "magic" marker for CDs. They probably made a buck or two in the advertising section however. Audiophiles are so gullible in search of great sound!
    I picked up a used MFSL CD of "Aja" with all green magic marker round it.. sounds kinda "meh" to meh, I mean me
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredblue View Post
    I picked up a used MFSL CD of "Aja" with all green magic marker round it.. sounds kinda "meh" to meh, I mean me
    Just a few more spins, repeat button!, and it will begin to sound MUCH MUCH, better...Audiophile peer pressure

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    Quote Originally Posted by himey View Post
    Just a few more spins, repeat button!, and it will begin to sound MUCH MUCH, better...Audiophile peer pressure
    Oh I need to break that MoFo in.. and apply more green stuff.. then it will be juuuuust right
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredblue View Post
    I picked up a used MFSL CD of "Aja" with all green magic marker round it.. sounds kinda "meh" to meh, I mean me
    That title Aja is known as one of MFSL's few duds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quicksrt View Post
    That title Aja is known as one of MFSL's few duds.
    Oh yeah.. my copy is the best though cos its mean, lean, clean.. and green
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    Default Re: Universal Japan SHM-SACDs

    SHM-SACD Release Announcement from CD Japan:

    New Items from Your Favorite Artists
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    Steely Dan
    [ SACD ] Pretzel Logic [SHM-SACD] | Release: August 24, 2016 /3,000 yen
    http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/UIG...rod-UIGY-15004

    [ SACD ] Countdown To Ecstasy [SHM-SACD] | Release: August 24, 2016 /3,000 yen
    http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/UIG...rod-UIGY-15005

    -----------------------------------------
    Dire Straits
    [ SACD ] Brothers In Arms [SHM-SACD] | Release: August 24, 2016 /3,000 yen
    http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/UIG...rod-UIGY-15008

    -----------------------------------------
    If any limited edition or first press bonus is still available, we highly
    recommend you to place your order as soon as possible before it is sold out completely.

    *********************************************

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    I wish Universal Japan would find some new titles to release!!!

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    Default Re: ALL ABOUT MUSIC #2 - Non Surround, Not Covered In Other Threads

    Listening now to Free Live, SHM SACD, stereo only, little white Japanese box, awesome. Got 3 discs on que, all hybrid SACD stereo, Lightnin Hopkins Broken Hearted Blues, John Lee Hooker, Boogie Chillin both Audio Fidelity, and Albert King I'll Play The Blues For You. I'm still warming up for my 5.1 Temple Of The Dog listen. I was watching the Temple DVD and Eddie Vedder in one of the shows was drinking Miller High Life so I went to the liquor store to get proper.

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    Listening now to Free, SHM SACD stereo only, Fire and Water. I Fucking love these stereo releases, they are perfect. I could write a book on Japanese releases, always superior to others, from your basic jewel case, to MCH to cardboard mini LPs, Blu spec you name it. If it is Japanese I am on board, and I am a white dude. Someday I will get in my long boat and row over there. Lute, where are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marpow View Post
    Listening now to Free, SHM SACD stereo only, Fire and Water. I Fucking love these stereo releases, they are perfect. I could write a book on Japanese releases, always superior to others, from your basic jewel case, to MCH to cardboard mini LPs, Blu spec you name it. If it is Japanese I am on board, and I am a white dude. Someday I will get in my long boat and row over there. Lute, where are you?
    hahaha - Lute is probably nailing some superior sushi right now.

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    Yeah, Lute likes straw and Sushi.

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    I've quite a few of the Japanese Stereo SACDs and they are very good, the Free, Camel, & Fairport Convention are wonderful, and that's coming from someone who is more of a fan of 24-bit than standard resolution DSD. They do spend a lot of care making sure the audio sounds good.

    Quote Originally Posted by marpow View Post
    Listening now to Free, SHM SACD stereo only, Fire and Water. I Fucking love these stereo releases, they are perfect. I could write a book on Japanese releases, always superior to others, from your basic jewel case, to MCH to cardboard mini LPs, Blu spec you name it. If it is Japanese I am on board, and I am a white dude. Someday I will get in my long boat and row over there. Lute, where are you?
    177 SACD (159 Multi, 18 Stereo), 218 DVD-Audio/DTS/DD, 10 Blu-ray Audio, 14 SQ LPs, 2218 plain old stereo CDs

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