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    Smile Welcome to the STEREO SACD Forum!

    Please keep all STEREO SACD and DSD download discussion in this forum, and out of the Multichannel SACD section.

    Brian will moderate this sub-forum, as he does the MC SACD forum. Any issues or problems that come up here can be PM'd to me or Brian.

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    I'm with you John - Multichannel all the way. Although through the years I have picked up some stereo SACDs and DVDA's that do sound great (although would be even better in surround.) Here are a few:

    SACDs: Jennifer Warnes - The Well; Willy Nelson - Stardust; America - self titled
    DVDAs: Neil Young - On the Beach and Greatest Hits

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gmat25 View Post
    I'm with you John - Multichannel all the way. Although through the years I have picked up some stereo SACDs and DVDA's that do sound great (although would be even better in surround.) Here are a few:

    SACDs: Jennifer Warnes - The Well; Willy Nelson - Stardust; America - self titled
    DVDAs: Neil Young - On the Beach and Greatest Hits
    There are some good Stereo SACDs - no doubt about that.
    Of the three you mention, America is relatively new on Stereo SACD but The Well and Stardust are out of print on SACD disc.

    Stardust remains with us in Direct Stream Digital (DSD) format as a Stereo DSD Download over on Super HiRez.
    See http://store.acousticsounds.com/d/95...t-DSD_Download

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    Anyone who posts in this forum should be banned. Except for me.

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    I'm already banned, but from that other forum. You know the one (redbook, vinyl).

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    Quote Originally Posted by cupboy View Post
    I'm already banned, but from that other forum. You know the one (redbook, vinyl).
    Please expound upon..........Snood loves banned from forums stories :dance:


    Also Snood not gonna go nutz on Stereo SACDs..............but am maaaaaaaaybe interested in Counting Crows "August & Everything After" - Does anyone have this and can give some critique?


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    Default Re: Welcome to the STEREO SACD Forum!

    Is that liked books that are "banned in Boston" ?

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    Default Re: Welcome to the STEREO SACD Forum!

    As a native, I can tell you with authority that Boston did not ban books very much but, rather, performers and films that didn't fall within a nebulous and absurd definition of 'decency,' whatever that was supposed to mean. In the end, in Beantown, if you wanted something--anything, legal or not--easy to find if you knew where to look and who to seek. Same with NYC, anywhere, really, but cities are where the action is. And probably (yikers!) where stereo SACD's can be found to this day. If you're into that sorta thing.

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    Default Re: Welcome to the STEREO SACD Forum!

    Thanks, Jon. Nice to see a forum for stereo SACD. I'd like to hear most recordings in surround, and although I prefer 24bit formats (MLP, LPCM, etc.) over DSD there are some fine two-channel SACD discs out there. Sometimes -- well, most of the time -- we have to settle for what we can get.

    Willie Nelson's aforementioned "Stardust" is gorgeous. Best version I've heard.
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    Default Re: Welcome to the STEREO SACD Forum!

    Quote Originally Posted by hafquark View Post
    Willie Nelson's aforementioned "Stardust" is gorgeous. Best version I've heard.
    Which version do you have? The Stereo SACD or the Stereo DSD Download ?

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    Stereo will always be the industry standard; whether we like it or not...
    But the UGH! is regarding...SACD!!!!! YUCK!!!!! heck, give me PCM anytime...
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    Default Re: Welcome to the STEREO SACD Forum!

    Quote Originally Posted by kap'n krunch View Post
    Stereo will always be the industry standard; whether we like it or not...
    But the UGH! is regarding...SACD!!!!! YUCK!!!!! heck, give me PCM anytime...
    Depends on the recording. When the source was recorded in Direct Stream Digital (DSD), I'm definitely looking for the SACD or DSD Download editions.

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    Default Re: Welcome to the STEREO SACD Forum!

    Another thing to consider is finer quality playback equipment only does SACD (and CD). For example the Marantz SA8005 and SA-14S1. Tempted to buy one of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cupboy View Post
    Another thing to consider is finer quality playback equipment only does SACD (and CD). For example the Marantz SA8005 and SA-14S1. Tempted to buy one of these.
    The Marantz SACD players are pretty nice. They feature Marantz' High Definition Analog Modules (HDAM) for analog playback.
    Used to have a Marantz SA 8001 here for my office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmoura View Post
    Is that liked books that are "banned in Boston" ?
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    Keep up the good fight Cupboy \o/


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    Quote Originally Posted by steelydave View Post
    Anyone who posts in this forum should be banned. Except for me.
    ok I'm not posting here!
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    Default Re: Welcome to the STEREO SACD Forum!

    what...no SACD Mono forum????

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    Well I just got the latest stereo SACD, Jon Anderson's "Olias Of Sunhillow" with the DD Pro-Logic II set for Music! Some interesting bits pop out of the mix. As for the stereo I 'm not sure how much (if any) of an improvement it is over my Japanese import CD from a few years ago (which was better than my original CD copy). The level seems too low as well. But if you don't have a copy of the import CD its well worth it, and its comes with the full album booklet as per the LP, which is much more readable than the one that came with the Japanese CD.
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    Default Re: Listening to Now In SACD or DSD Stereo (or Mono)

    Oh oh....this forum degenerates
    How about renaming it to stereophonic.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by IMachine View Post
    Oh oh....this forum degenerates
    How about renaming it to stereophonic.com
    How about ... Nearmonophonic.com

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    Default Re: Listening to Now In SACD or DSD Stereo (or Mono)

    stevens...tea for the tillerman .sacd 2 chnl technically. but listening in faux surround PL II

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    queen...greatest hits .sacd 2 chnl. again..pseudo surround!

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    Quote Originally Posted by corneredcat View Post
    albert king...i'll play the blues for you .sacd 2 chnl
    good thru PLII iirc!
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    Default Re: Listening to Now In SACD or DSD Stereo (or Mono)

    I've always been skeptical of SACD. It seemed like a blatant attempt by Sony and Philips to put the cat back into the bag with no obvious benefit to consumers. But hey, I'm not trying to start an argument or anything

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