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    Interesting. The Tea for the Tillerman SACD has been on my want list for some time. So the choice is now between the SACD, single-rate DSD, and double-rate DSD. The limited reviews at Acoustic Sounds seem to prefer the single-rate DSD.

    Now I'm in a quandary...I'm 100% certain my ears can't hear the difference between DSD 128 & 64. But the mastering differences between the two transfers may be sufficiently different to make one more pleasant than the other.

    Too bad we can't get a "trial" period to decide ;-)


    Quote Originally Posted by bmoura View Post
    Don't forget about the more recent Double DSD (DSD 128) Download of Tea for the Tillerman.
    Transferred from the Analog Master Tape by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound.

    Even better than the Stereo SACD.

    http://store.acousticsounds.com/d/10...128fs_Download

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    Nils Lofgren "Acoustic Live" SACD.

    Holy cr*p! Lofgren on "Keith Don't Go" is phenomenal. I've never heard a sound more beautiful and vibrant than his guitar work here. Vocals are good too. Very impressive live recording.

    Run as fast as you can, don't walk. Get this if you like acoustic guitar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbrom View Post
    Interesting. The Tea for the Tillerman SACD has been on my want list for some time. So the choice is now between the SACD, single-rate DSD, and double-rate DSD. The limited reviews at Acoustic Sounds seem to prefer the single-rate DSD.

    Now I'm in a quandary...I'm 100% certain my ears can't hear the difference between DSD 128 & 64. But the mastering differences between the two transfers may be sufficiently different to make one more pleasant than the other.

    Too bad we can't get a "trial" period to decide ;-)
    I have all three and prefer the double rate DSD (DSD 128) Download.
    The single rate DSD (DSD 64) Download is good. Hard to lose on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmoura View Post
    I have all three and prefer the double rate DSD (DSD 128) Download.
    The single rate DSD (DSD 64) Download is good. Hard to lose on this one.
    That's an understatement. Nearly every version I've heard sounds killer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOS View Post
    That's an understatement. Nearly every version I've heard sounds killer.
    Have the SACD and now reminded to listen to it again

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbrom View Post
    Nils Lofgren "Acoustic Live" SACD.

    Holy cr*p! Lofgren on "Keith Don't Go" is phenomenal. I've never heard a sound more beautiful and vibrant than his guitar work here. Vocals are good too. Very impressive live recording.

    Run as fast as you can, don't walk. Get this if you like acoustic guitar.
    Even more amazing: Acoustic Live is from a 16 bit PCM master and really does sound 'killer!'

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmoura View Post
    Donovan Storyteller on Hybrid Stereo SACD from Audio Fidelity.
    An excellent collection of Donovan's Greatest Hits with a bonus track by Buffy Sainte-Marie.

    Now out of print. But worth finding.
    Recommended!

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    https://www.amazon.com/Storyteller-D.../dp/B0000DD76Q
    I was a little late to the SACD party but when i joined (beginning of the millennium) I managed to get hold on new copies at ordinary prices for three Audio Fidelity SACDs that all are absolutely stellar in sound quality. The Donovan + the Searchers and the Zombies collections. You need to hear them to understand how good they sound...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbrom View Post
    Nils Lofgren "Acoustic Live" SACD.

    Holy cr*p! Lofgren on "Keith Don't Go" is phenomenal. I've never heard a sound more beautiful and vibrant than his guitar work here. Vocals are good too. Very impressive live recording.

    Run as fast as you can, don't walk. Get this if you like acoustic guitar.
    I did not know that this one was out on SACD. I have it on CD and it is so good sounding that I have no need for listening to the SACD. Especially since I think that the songs themselves do not live up to the sound quality, though I agree that Keith Don't Go is absolutely killer and so is also Mud In Your Eye. The final song No Mercy is an old favorite of mine but I think that this live version is not making the song justice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uffeolby View Post
    I did not know that this one was out on SACD. I have it on CD and it is so good sounding that I have no need for listening to the SACD. Especially since I think that the songs themselves do not live up to the sound quality, though I agree that Keith Don't Go is absolutely killer and so is also Mud In Your Eye. The final song No Mercy is an old favorite of mine but I think that this live version is not making the song justice.
    I don't have the RBCD of this disc [Acoustic Live] for comparison but one thing I CAN say about AP's SACD remaster: On my system it sounds superb and I even commented that it WAS from a 16 bit PCM master. For comparison, I also purchased AP's SACD remaster of The Cowboy Junkies which was also from a 16 bit PCM master and it sounds SIGNIFICANTLY better than the already excellent sounding original RCA RBCD.

    In other words, I don't think Analogue Productions would tackle 16 bit PCM material unless they felt they could significantly IMPROVE the sound and keep in mind, the limitations of the Redbook CD [brickwall filtering, etc] have, IMO, been overcome with AP's superior SACD remastering.

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    Sony's 1st DSD recording, Young at Heart by the Tony Williams Trio, is still a Jazz instrumental classic.
    Always a treat to listen to this Stereo SACD from Sony Japan recorded in 1999.

    Surprisingly it's still in print and available for purchase from CD Japan for $32.46.
    Highly recommended.

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    http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/SRGS-4516

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    Spring Is Here by Stan Getz on Hybrid Stereo SACD from Groove Note's SACD Remasters of the Concord Jazz Catalog.
    Produced by Ying Tan & Joe Harley, Remastered by Bernie Grundman.

    Considered one of Getz' best albums. A classic SACD.
    Highly recommended.

    Out of print. But available used on Amazon starting at $11.99

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    California Breeze with guitartists Dai Kimura & Anthony York (of LAGQ fame) from Sony Japan.
    Very sunny and enjoyable Hybrid Stereo SACD. Recommended.

    Available from CD Japan for $25.69 new.

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    Bill Withers Greatest Hits MoFi SACD....and Steely Dan Aja SHM-SACD

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    Wow! I don't know how 10 fingers and one guitar can be made to sound like 30 fingers and 3 guitars, but Leo Kottke can do it. This is EXTRAORDINARY guitar playing from early in his career. I just spent the last 5 hours playing it over and over...I can't get enough of it. This guy can show Pepe Romero how to play geee-tar. Absolutely f'ing amazing!!!
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    Buddy Holly&The Chirping Crickets-MONO SACD.....excellent vintage recording and the songs to match..24 songs on this SACD...highly recommended

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    Todd Rundgren: Something/Anything and A Wizard A True Star Stereo SACD [both from ImportCD]. Will comment when I have the time to fully assess. In MoFi Style mini replica LP Gatefolds.

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    Duncan planted the seed...this is an excellent stereo SACD..with a great songlist...if you like Sam Cooke or this type of music...this is a must

    IMG_2997.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint Eastwood View Post
    Duncan planted the seed...this is an excellent stereo SACD..with a great songlist...if you like Sam Cooke or this type of music...this is a must

    IMG_2997.jpg
    I don't have that one, but I do have,

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    Never knew that one existed...how does it sound?

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    Pretty good, quite clean for such old recordings, though some aren't as good as others.

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    Never knew that one existed...how does it sound?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint Eastwood View Post
    Never knew that one existed...how does it sound?
    Really excellent in SACD Stereo and Stereo DSD Download.

    XUNI26125D64__101205__11102014015230-8611.jpg

    Original Recordings Produced by Lou Adler, Bumps Blackwell, Sam Cooke, Hugo & Luigi, Art Rupe, Al Schmitt

    Restoration Producers: Jody H. Klein & Teri Landi
    Mastering: Bob Ludwig (Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME)
    Analog to Digital Transfers: Teri Landi (ABKCO) & Rick Essig (The Master Cutting Room, NYC)
    Sound Restoration & Archive Coordinator: Steve Rosenthal (The Magic Shop, NYC)
    DSD Engineer: Gus Skinas

    The greatest single-disc Sam Cooke collection ever, 30 tracks in SUPER HI-REZ sound! Includes "You Send Me;" "Chain Gang;" "Twistin' the Night Away;" "Shake;" "Little Red Rooster;" "Good Times;" "(What a) Wonderful World;" "Another Saturday Night;" "Cupid;" "Only Sixteen;" "A Change Is Gonna Come;" "Having a Party," and more career highlights. Indispensable!
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    Doobie Brothers-Toulouse Street MOFI SACD

    I had forgotten how good this album was

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    I've it as well, I think I've all the Doobies SACDs & DVD-As, come on our friends at Rhino, I want the Doobies Quadio set

    Quote Originally Posted by Clint Eastwood View Post
    Doobie Brothers-Toulouse Street MOFI SACD

    I had forgotten how good this album was
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint Eastwood View Post
    Doobie Brothers-Toulouse Street MOFI SACD

    I had forgotten how good this album was
    It's got a great quad for the most part- one thing I always found odd about it is that all the drums are pushed into one of the front channels.

    One of the toughest pills to swallow for people experiencing quad for the first time today is the often experimental treatment of the drums- sometimes they're stereo, sometimes they're not. Sometimes they're front, Sometimes they're rear, and I've seen sidewall placements too. Funky stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint Eastwood View Post
    Doobie Brothers-Toulouse Street MOFI SACD

    I had forgotten how good this album was
    It's a great album.
    And the MoFi Hybrid Stereo SACD edition is a must own SACD for Doobie Brothers fans.

    Really excellent!

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