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  1. #151

    Re: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)

    So is that were the future is going, back to 1/4 inch tape?
    Not DSD, DXD, 24/96 etc?

  2. #152

    Re: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)

    Like string theory, audiophile subculture is complex and defined by unresolved questions. Is an insanely expensive cable really better than an outrageously expensive cable? Do tube amps trump solid-state amps? Horn, electrostatic, or ribbon hybrid speakers? What about Kind of Blue — mono or stereo? Each position can be defended or attacked with various specs, waveform graphs, and double blind listening tests.One question, however, has been resolved: tape or vinyl? Even the most dubious critics find no ambiguity here. The verdict: tape sounds better than vinyl. Period. Not the cassette tapes of Walkman era, of course. Not those 8-track bricks from the land of shag carpet supervans either. That crude tech is an insult to tape, the same way Velveeta is an insult to cheddar. The real vinyl killer turns out to be reel-to-reel tape. Played on unwieldy machines that conjure visions of ABSCAM sting operations and Boogie Nights bachelor pads, R2R tape is the latest retro-trend for hi-fi geeks and design fetishists who curate their living rooms like a MoMA exhibit.

    The roots of this audio trend can be traced back to 2013, when a persnickety critic for The Absolute Sound shocked his readers by proclaiming that a new reel-to-reel deck designed by a team of fanatic engineers absolutely crushed the highest rated turntable rig ever reviewed by the magazine. A refresh of this same audiophile tape machine snagged one of The Absolute Sound’s coveted "Editors’ Choice" awards this year. That fancy R2R, which is handmade and can be customized like a Bentley, is one of the most popular demos on the
    http://www.theverge.com/2015/10/5/94...ro-audio-trend

    but I still like the SQ of Hi-res downloads and the EASE.

  3. #153

    Re: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)

    Like string theory, audiophile subculture is complex and defined by unresolved questions. Is an insanely expensive cable really better than an outrageously expensive cable? Do tube amps trump solid-state amps? Horn, electrostatic, or ribbon hybrid speakers? What about Kind of Blue — mono or stereo? Each position can be defended or attacked with various specs, waveform graphs, and double blind listening tests.One question, however, has been resolved: tape or vinyl? Even the most dubious critics find no ambiguity here. The verdict: tape sounds better than vinyl. Period. Not the cassette tapes of Walkman era, of course. Not those 8-track bricks from the land of shag carpet supervans either. That crude tech is an insult to tape, the same way Velveeta is an insult to cheddar. The real vinyl killer turns out to be reel-to-reel tape. Played on unwieldy machines that conjure visions of ABSCAM sting operations and Boogie Nights bachelor pads, R2R tape is the latest retro-trend for hi-fi geeks and design fetishists who curate their living rooms like a MoMA exhibit.

    The roots of this audio trend can be traced back to 2013, when a persnickety critic for The Absolute Sound shocked his readers by proclaiming that a new reel-to-reel deck designed by a team of fanatic engineers absolutely crushed the highest rated turntable rig ever reviewed by the magazine. A refresh of this same audiophile tape machine snagged one of The Absolute Sound’s coveted "Editors’ Choice" awards this year. That fancy R2R, which is handmade and can be customized like a Bentley, is one of the most popular demos on the
    http://www.theverge.com/2015/10/5/94...ro-audio-trend

    but I still like the SQ of Hi-res downloads and the EASE.

  4. #154

    Re: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)

    Quote Originally Posted by A.S. View Post
    So is that were the future is going, back to 1/4 inch tape?
    Not DSD, DXD, 24/96 etc?
    Or MQA;
    The sound of MQA, reproduced through a pair of Meridian DSP7200 loudspeakers, was simply stunning in every way. I heard a wide range of music, from full-scale orchestral to voices to a very quiet piece by the Modern Jazz Quartet from the 1950s. I can still vividly recall the delicacy, ease, and resolution of the cymbals in the MJQ piece. I was also struck by the precision of their placement and how they appeared to float in the air against a completely silent background. The treble was totally unlike any other digital I’d heard, completely free from the metallic hardness and artifacts we assume are part-and-parcel of digital audio. Instrumental timbres were so naturally rendered to be almost eerie in their realism. Voices had a stunning palpability and immediacy that were all the more realistic for their compact image size and the sense that they were surrounded by a natural acoustic. It’s interesting that, as I recall the experience, my sonic impressions were so striking that they are still vivid nearly a year later—yet I can’t remember any other demo I heard at the show.
    from the absolute sound magazine

  5. #155

    Re: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)

    double post. Here is photo of the new Pioneer MQA Player;

    http://www.whathifi.com/news/pioneer...s-music-player

  6. #156

    Re: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)

    Quote Originally Posted by Feanor View Post
    Well since you ask ... BTW, I don't do vinyl anymore, so it's all CD (or SACD though I usually listen to the CD layers via ripped computer files) ... Here's a few, mostly classical; I work up to 20:



    Carter: Clarinet Concerto · Symphonia ~ Oliver Knussen / BBC Symphony Orchestra, on Deutsche Gramophon

    This is good. Well played and very well recorded too! thanks.

  7. #157

    Re: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)

    Can't help but notice that there is only one Deutsche Gramophon album on your list. They sometimes get criticized for their SQ, is that also your experience, with the Carter album being the exception?

  8. #158

    Re: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)

    no 1, 2, and 3 of my list are on sale until September, all formats $10: http://www.soundliaison.com/


    Quote Originally Posted by A.S. View Post
    Well since this forum is about sound, I thought it a good idea to list some of my best sounding music in audiophile terms.
    Unfortunately that means no Robert Johnson, Charlie Parker, Pablo Casals, Art Tatum, Heifetz...... since the recording quality of these albums is not outstanding but luckily I own a number of equally good but well recorded music in various formats.



    1. Andre Heuvelman; After Silence.
    2. Carmen Gomes; Thousand Shades of Blue.
    3. Paul Berner Band; Road to Memphis.

    After some consideration I decided to be bold and put three of my Sound Liaison Studio Master Downloads at the top of my list.
    These 24/96 hi-res WAV files has a depth and natural decay combined with a warm wide sound stage which none of my other recordings can touch. Not bad for a small independent label.
    Andre Heuvelman's After Silence is a stunning prove that he most be one of the worlds foremost trumpet players. I only have this download for a few days now but it is so convincingly recorded and produced that I had to put it on top.
    Carmen Gomes knows how to move you without having to use any of the cheap effect's so many singers are constantly using putting them self's above the music, not here, this is straight from the heart.She turns Chris Isaac's ''Wicked Game'' into a hauntingly beautiful song of desperate love. True mastery.
    Monty Alexander trio alumni, Paul Berner has made an achingly beautiful ''americana'' jazz album, with reed player Michael Moore in top form. The album with two guitars makes Bill Frisell come to mind.
    The interplay between the guitars is incredible.

    Sound Liaison; Music Store



    4. Dough McLeod; There's a Time
    5. Minnesota Orchestra; Symphonic Dances
    6. Albert Fuller; Bach & Rameau

    Equally good are the Keith Johnson recordings from Reference Recordings. These were my top audiophile musics until Sound Liaison came along.
    The Doug McLeod recording has a similar sound as the Carmen Gomes ''Thousand Shades of Blue'' album, deep, warm and very natural. If it wasn't for the fact that Doug's voice is moving a little bit from left to right in the stereo image, that album would have been at No 1 or 2 together with Carmen Gomes.
    The Minnesota Orchestra's recording of the Symphonic Dances is simply the best recording of a symphony orchestra that I own.
    Albert Fullers lovely interpretations of Bach and Rameau's Harpsichord music. If you think you don't like the sound of a harpsichord, check this one out you'll be surprised.Reference Recordings Complete Audiophile Classical Music Orchestra and Jazz HDCD Catalog

    ..............

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    Re: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)

    Nice list! Thanks for sharing. The Doug McLeod is quite different from your others, but great none the less.


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  10. #160

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Nice list! Thanks for sharing. The Doug McLeod is quite different from your others, but great none the less.


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    My pleasure,
    I actually feel that the way the McLeod album has a similar sound as the Carmen Gomes and the Paul Berner downloads, spacious, with room for the instruments to breath, yet intimate.

  11. #161

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    I find this DXD download very impressive. Superb playing and the sound is incredible, deep and spacious but also very intimate. Highly recommended.
    And she is an artist who thinks....

    http://trptk-store.com/product-category/maya-fridman/


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    Re: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)

    Ironic that in the trailer she talks continuously and you can't get a feel for the music itself... lol
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    Re: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)

    OK, now that I've heard some of the album (without her talking) I really like it.

    I will be buying this. Thank you for the recommendation.
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  14. #164

    Re: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)

    Your welcome. I just visited the site and for some reason I only see it for sale right now as a CD....strange I bought the download.

  15. #165

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    They must have been reorganizing the site, it is back as a download now; http://trptk.com/

  16. #166

    Re: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)

    Or were you referring to the music, not the sound?
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Nice list! Thanks for sharing. The Doug McLeod is quite different from your others, but great none the less.


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    My pleasure,
    I actually feel that the way the McLeod album has a similar sound as the Carmen Gomes and the Paul Berner downloads, spacious, with room for the instruments to breath, yet intimate.
    Quote Originally Posted by A.S. View Post
    no 1, 2, and 3 of my list are on sale until September, all formats $10: http://www.soundliaison.com/
    Well since this forum is about sound, I thought it a good idea to list some of my best sounding music in audiophile terms.
    Unfortunately that means no Robert Johnson, Charlie Parker, Pablo Casals, Art Tatum, Heifetz...... since the recording quality of these albums is not outstanding but luckily I own a number of equally good but well recorded music in various formats.



    1. Andre Heuvelman; After Silence.
    2. Carmen Gomes; Thousand Shades of Blue.
    3. Paul Berner Band; Road to Memphis.

    After some consideration I decided to be bold and put three of my Sound Liaison Studio Master Downloads at the top of my list.
    These 24/96 hi-res WAV files has a depth and natural decay combined with a warm wide sound stage which none of my other recordings can touch. Not bad for a small independent label.
    Andre Heuvelman's After Silence is a stunning prove that he most be one of the worlds foremost trumpet players. I only have this download for a few days now but it is so convincingly recorded and produced that I had to put it on top.
    Carmen Gomes knows how to move you without having to use any of the cheap effect's so many singers are constantly using putting them self's above the music, not here, this is straight from the heart.She turns Chris Isaac's ''Wicked Game'' into a hauntingly beautiful song of desperate love. True mastery.
    Monty Alexander trio alumni, Paul Berner has made an achingly beautiful ''americana'' jazz album, with reed player Michael Moore in top form. The album with two guitars makes Bill Frisell come to mind.
    The interplay between the guitars is incredible.

    Sound Liaison; Music Store



    4. Dough McLeod; There's a Time
    5. Minnesota Orchestra; Symphonic Dances
    6. Albert Fuller; Bach & Rameau

    Equally good are the Keith Johnson recordings from Reference Recordings. These were my top audiophile musics until Sound Liaison came along.
    The Doug McLeod recording has a similar sound as the Carmen Gomes ''Thousand Shades of Blue'' album, deep, warm and very natural. If it wasn't for the fact that Doug's voice is moving a little bit from left to right in the stereo image, that album would have been at No 1 or 2 together with Carmen Gomes..

  17. #167

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    Thinking about it I even think there is a connection in approach and sound of the two labels and the subjects the artist are singing/ playing about;
    the Devil in example;


  18. #168

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    I do not how I could have missed this one, but got it now;

  19. #169

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    Peter Bernstein, Monk

    mastered via an an analogue signal path.
    Highly recommended guitar playing.

  20. #170

    Re: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)

    I bought the album as I am a big Bernstein fan, but the sound of the album is a bit of a disappointment , not the playing, the sound, it sounds mono, no use of the stereo field, and I find the guitar way too loud in the mix.

    Compared to this;

  21. #171

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    New superb Bach recording by the Enghave Barok ensemble released on the Sound Liaison label, but not recorded by Frans de Rond but by danish engineer Torsten Jessen;
    “The recording was made with a main pair of matched DPA microphones in an A/B configuration. Our DPA mics have a completely identical frequency response, securing a very stable and well defined stereo image. We had spot microphones on each one of the musicians. The distance of the spot microphones were meticulously measured in relationship to the main pair and the distance was then compensated for in the mix. We always use a great deal of time perfecting the phase between the spot microphones and the main pair in order to secure a completely focused stereo recording that clearly implement the depths of the acoustics of the church and vividly portrays each instruments placement in the stereo field.”
    Sounds like a similar approach

    The 9 pieces of music were performed live in the studio in front of a select audience.The musicians were placed in front of a stereo pair of microphones with additional spot microphones on each instrument. The musicians were playing without headphones, the reason being that we believe that when we get the musicians to play together in the same room, without headphones, it creates a number of musical and technical benefits:

    As they are not ''separated'' by the headphones, the musicians, in order to hear each other are forced to create a natural and musical balance, a balance which is then easily captured by the main stereo pair of microphones. Because of the natural and musical balance the need for compression to control levels is no longer necessary. Since everybody is in the same room, the boxed sound which is so common in many modern recordings is absent and the sound of the room helps ''glue'' the sound of the recording.
    Any how it sounds superb.
    http://www.soundliaison.com/studio-m...live-edition-1

  22. #172

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    Just opened a mail from Sound Liaison announcing 3 days left of the introduction sale but also with a letter from the Enghave Barok pdf's showing the complete layout and setup of the church and the ensemble;
    We should like to share with you one correspondence in particular from Billy in Pasadena, California and the reply from Enghave Barok director Christian Denh Bang ;
    Greetings All at Sound Liaison,

    I have just purchased and downloaded your Enghave Barok - Bach Live HD Edition 1 recording. It is phenomenal. Thank you so much for producing such masterpieces in performance and audio quality.
    Is it possible for Torsten Jessen and/or Christian Dehn Bang to provide us with an Illustration or Photograph depicting the "Stage Map" which shows the actual Size and Layout of each Musician/Instrument and Vocalist on the recording "stage" in the church and also their placement within the church?
    I am hearing an incredible "Sound Stage" and ambiance of the "room" with this recording, and would like to have an actual Reference to compare and confirm the "image placement" and depth of each instrument and vocalist, in order to properly set up and "fine tune" both my main Hi-Fi playback system and Neumann studio monitors in my home studio.
    Thank you for your time and interest.

    Sincerely, Billy

    ------------------------

    Dear Billy!

    Thank you so much for your kind email and interest in our recording – we highly appreciate your feedback!

    Here’s 3 drawings showing Cross-sections of Enghave Church – at the one with the floorplan we have placed icons for the instruments and singers showing their position at the recording of Bach Live HD Edition 1. Hope that this was what you was asking for. Unfortunately we haven’t any pictures from that project. But you can find pictures from a school concert at our Facebook pagewww.facebook.com/enghavebarok/ It’s a different setup – but it will give you a pretty good idea of the stage. Later this year the church will undergo a major rebuild that, among other benefits, makes it an even better place to perform Bach.

    Best wishes, Christian Dehn Bang

    Bach Live HD Edition 1 Stage Map (High resolution pdf):https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/...e-14a16c6f9efe

    Enghave Church Drawing 1.pdf (High resolution pdf):https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/...6-75199a3897d0

    Enghave Church Drawing 2.pdf (High resolution pdf):https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/...5-46f6bf062638

    -------------------------

    Gentlemen, Thank you so much. The PDF illustrations that you have provided are perfect and beyond my expectations! This is greatly appreciated.

    I would look forward to hearing more recordings from the "new and improved" Enghave Church, so please contact me when you have new recordings available.

    Thank you again!


    Best regards, Billy

  23. #173

    Re: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)

    my preference is for
    Fiona Joy - Into the mist
    (double DSD 5,6 Mhz version)
    I think it's very intimate and very well recorded (as usual in the catalog Blue Coast records).
    Absolutely to have
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  24. #174

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    Very good live recording of Dvorak's 9th.
    Lot's of dynamics. those ''old'' phillips recordings stand the test of time.

  25. #175

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.S. View Post
    I find this DXD download very impressive. Superb playing and the sound is incredible, deep and spacious but also very intimate. Highly recommended.
    And she is an artist who thinks....

    http://trptk-store.com/product-category/maya-fridman/

    she has a new jazz release out.
    Here is a video from the release concert;

  26. #176

    New Carmen Gomes album?

    Looks as if there is a new Carmen Gomes album being released. But there is nothing on the Sound Liaison site, yet there is a couple of previews on youtube. They sound very promising:

  27. #177

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    So nice to see/hear that good proper placement of the instruments seems to be having a revival, as on the new Branford Marsalis album;

    Highly recommended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.S. View Post
    So nice to see/hear that good proper placement of the instruments seems to be having a revival, as on the new Branford Marsalis album;

    Highly recommended.
    For Tidal subscribers it's available here.

  29. #179

    Re: New Carmen Gomes album?

    Quote Originally Posted by A.S. View Post
    Looks as if there is a new Carmen Gomes album being released. But there is nothing on the Sound Liaison site, yet there is a couple of previews on youtube. They sound very promising:
    It has been released and it is fantastic. Great songs, Carmen Gomes and band clearly enjoys playing these classic songs and the sound is phenomenal.
    5$ discount on all formats at http://www.soundliaison.com/

  30. #180

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    Thank you for the recommendation, just bought a DSD version, as vinyl is not available. Let's see.


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  31. #181

    My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)

    Downloading was at bit of a mess, but the gentleman from Sound Liaison was very helpful. The music sounds great in DSD though.

    But for me this is a little bit of a record for format sake, not quite the most sophisticated blues interpretation as I find. Good listening experience nevertheless.


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  32. #182

    Re: New Carmen Gomes album?

    I absolutely love it.
    The musicians are indeed clearly enjoying this straightforward material. It is the blues, simple and to the point but with finesse. Best upright bass sound and drum sound since.....
    Quote Originally Posted by A.S. View Post
    It has been released and it is fantastic. Great songs, Carmen Gomes and band clearly enjoys playing these classic songs and the sound is phenomenal.
    5$ discount on all formats at http://www.soundliaison.com/

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    Re: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)

    Thanks to all contributors in this topic! If I think beside the usual stuff about hardware in this hobby, getting to experience new music via you guys is actually the most important thing for me from this hobby.

    Thanks again!
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    Artist: Eddie Palmieri CD Title: Vortex....Excellent Reedbook CD

  35. #185

    Re: New Carmen Gomes album?

    Quote Originally Posted by A.S. View Post
    It has been released and it is fantastic. Great songs, Carmen Gomes and band clearly enjoys playing these classic songs and the sound is phenomenal.
    5$ discount on all formats at http://www.soundliaison.com/
    Quote Originally Posted by Mas View Post
    I absolutely love it.
    The musicians are indeed clearly enjoying this straightforward material. It is the blues, simple and to the point but with finesse. Best upright bass sound and drum sound since.....
    since......1959. The album has such an old school feel in spite of being a hyper modern DXD download. Maybe it is because of the very simple setup.

  36. #186

    Re: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)

    So these are one of my best sounding albums (and favorite music):

    1. Mahler - Das Lied von der Erde (F. Wunderlich, C. Ludwig - O. Klemperer) (Esoteric 2010) - DSD

    2. Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition. A Night on the Bald Mountain (F. Reiner, CSO) (RCA Living Stereo 2004) - DSD

    3. Rimsky Korsakov - Scheherazade. Stravinsky - Song of the Nightingale (F. Reiner, CSO) (RCA Living Stereo 2006) - DSD

    4. Stravinsky - Rite of Spring. Firebird Suite (Budapest Festival Orchestra, I. Fischer) (Channel Classics 2012) - DSD

    5. R. Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra. Ein Heldenleben (F. Reiner, CSO) (RCA Living Stereo) - DSD

    6. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (Columbia SACD Remaster 2003) - DSD

    7. Peter Erskine, Marty Krystall, Buell Neidlinger - Aurora (Denon 1989) - PCM

    8. Pete Alderton - Cover My Blues (Ozella Music) - PCM

    9. Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out (Analogue Productions 2012) - DSD

    10. R. Strauss - Scenes from 'Salome' & 'Elektra' (I. Borkh, F. Reiner, CSO) (RCA Living Stereo) - DSD

    11. Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else (Analogue Productions 2009) - DSD

    12. Beethoven. Bruch - Violin Concertos (A. Grumiaux, Sir Colin Davis, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/H. Wallberg, Philharmonia Orchestra) (Pentatone 2006) - DSD

    13. Bernstein Conducts Copland (L. Bernstein, NYP) (Sony Classical 2003) - DSD

    14. Ambrose Akinmusire - When the Heart Emerges Glistening (Blue Note 2011) - PCM

    15. Ken Peplowski Quartet - When You Wish Upon a Star (Venus Records 2007) - PCM

    16. Kenny Barron Trio - Minor Blues (Venus Records 2009) - PCM

    17. Kent Poon - Audiophile Jazz Prologue III - PCM

    18. Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Ella & Louis Again (Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 1995) - PCM

    19. Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Porgy & Bess (Verve) - PCM

    20. Eiji Oue & The Minnesota Orchestra - Exotic Dances from the Opera (Reference Recordings 2009) - DSD
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    Triangle Magellan Concerto 2 < AQ Everest < Vitus Audio SS-010 Mk2 < AQ Dragon HC < AQ WEL Signature XLR < Chord Qutest w UpTone JS-2 & AQ Dragon Source < SOtM tX-USBultra w 75Ohm Master Clock Input, Paul Hynes SR5-12 Turbo XL & AQ Dragon Source < AQ Diamond USB < Aurender N-100H w AQ Dragon Source < Gryphon PowerZone w AQ NRG-Wild < Solid Tech Hybrid < Ansuz Darkz D-TC, Darkz D2, Stillpoints Ultra SS, Omicron Harmonic Stabilizer & Gold SE < Furutech FT-SWS < Synergistic Research Blue Quantum Fuse

  37. #187

    Re: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)

    And more...

    21. Jascha Heifetz - Double Concertos (Bach, Mozart, Brahms) (RCA Living Stereo 2006) - DSD

    22. Grant Green - Idle Moments (Analogue Productions 2010) - DSD

    23. Holst - The Planets. John Williams - Star Wars (Z. Mehta, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra) (Decca 2012) - DSD

    24. Vlatko Stefanovski & Miroslav Tadic - Treta Majka (Scardona 2004) - PCM

    25. Kings of Strings - First Step (Sokoj 2012) - PCM
    26. Al di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucia - Friday Night in San Francisco (Philips 1981) - PCM

    27. Wagner - Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Sir Georg Solti, VPO) (Decca 1997/2012) - PCM

    28. Mahler - The Symphonies (R. Chailly, RCO, RSO Berlin) (Decca 2005) - PCM

    29. Mahler - Symphony No.1 'Titan' (Manfred Honeck, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra) (Exton) - PCM

    30. Mahler - Symphony No.6 (Ivan Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra) (Channel Classics) - DSD

    31. Mahler - Symphony No.5 (Markus Stenz, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra) (Oehms Classics) - PCM

    32. Mahler - Symphony No.1 'Titan' (Ivan Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra) (Channel Classics) - DSD

    33. Dvorak - Symphony No.9 'From the New World' (Leonard Bernstein, NYP) (Sony Classical 1999) - DSD

    34. Jimmy Cobb Quartet - Jazz in the Key of Blue (Chesky Records 2009) - DSD

    35. Vangelis - 1492: Conquest of Paradise (Atlantic 2008) - PCM

    36. John Barry - Dances With Wolves (Sony Classical 2000) - DSD

    37. Carlos Heredia - Gypsy Flamenco (Chesky 1996) - DSD

    38. Reference Recordings 30th Anniversary Sampler (Reference Recordings 2006) - PCM

    39. Chet Baker & Bill Evans - The Complete Legendary Sessions (American Jazz Classics 2010) - PCM

    40. Buika - Nina de fuego (WEA 2008) - PCM

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    Triangle Magellan Concerto 2 < AQ Everest < Vitus Audio SS-010 Mk2 < AQ Dragon HC < AQ WEL Signature XLR < Chord Qutest w UpTone JS-2 & AQ Dragon Source < SOtM tX-USBultra w 75Ohm Master Clock Input, Paul Hynes SR5-12 Turbo XL & AQ Dragon Source < AQ Diamond USB < Aurender N-100H w AQ Dragon Source < Gryphon PowerZone w AQ NRG-Wild < Solid Tech Hybrid < Ansuz Darkz D-TC, Darkz D2, Stillpoints Ultra SS, Omicron Harmonic Stabilizer & Gold SE < Furutech FT-SWS < Synergistic Research Blue Quantum Fuse

  38. #188

    Re: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)

    And more...

    41. Albert King With Stevie Ray Vaughan ‎– In Session (Stax 2003) - DSD

    42. Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue (Analogue Productions 2010) - DSD

    43. Dexter Gordon - A Swingin' Affair (Blue Note) - PCM

    44. Theo Croker - Afro Physicist (OKeh/Sony Masterworks 2014) - PCM

    45. Shostakovich - Symphony No.10 (V. Petrenko, Royal Liverpool PO) (Naxos 2010) - PCM

    46. Vladimir Vysotsky (Le Chant Du Monde/Omagatoki Japan Reissue 1988) - PCM

    47. Vladimir Horowitz - Chopin, Schumann, Rachmaninov & Liszt (Sony Classical 1999) - DSD

    48. Sanda Weigl - Gypsy in a Tree (Barbes Records 2010) - PCM

    49. Petra Magoni & Ferruccio Spinetti - Musica nuda (BHM 2007) - PCM

    50. Petra Magoni & Ferruccio Spinetti - Musica nuda 2 (Radio Fandango 2006) - PCM

    51. Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez (P. Romero). Concierto Andaluz (Los Romeros) (Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner) (Philips 2006) - PCM

    52. Berg, Stravinsky - Violin Concertos (I. Perlman, S. Ozawa, BSO) (Deutsche Grammophon 1996) - PCM

    53. Vivaldi: Heroes - Opera Arias (Jean Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus) (Erato 2007) - PCM

    54. Lamenti (Emmanuelle Haïm, Natalie Dessay, Patrizia Ciofi, Véronique Gens, Joyce DiDonato, Philippe Jaroussky, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Topi Lehtipuu, Rolando Villazon, Laurent Naouri, Le Concert d`Astrée, Christopher Purves) (Erato 2008) - PCM

    55. Beethoven - Eroica Variations. Piano Sonatas Nos. 21&23 (E. Gilels) (Deutsche Grammophon-Esoteric) - DSD

    56. Rachmaninov - The Piano Concertos. Paganini Rhapsody (Stephen Hough, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton) (Hyperion 2004) - DSD

    57. Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps (Esa-Pekka Salonen, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra) (Deutsche Grammophon 2006) - DSD

    58. Shostakovich - Symphony No.1. Cello Concerto (Mstislav Rostropovich, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy) (Sony Classical Great Performances 2006) - PCM

    59. Jan Lundgren, Paolo Fresu & Richard Galliano - Mare Nostrum (Rolf Liebermann - Studio Hamburg 2014) - PCM

    60. Virginia Zeani - Operatic Recital (Decca 2014) - PCM


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    Triangle Magellan Concerto 2 < AQ Everest < Vitus Audio SS-010 Mk2 < AQ Dragon HC < AQ WEL Signature XLR < Chord Qutest w UpTone JS-2 & AQ Dragon Source < SOtM tX-USBultra w 75Ohm Master Clock Input, Paul Hynes SR5-12 Turbo XL & AQ Dragon Source < AQ Diamond USB < Aurender N-100H w AQ Dragon Source < Gryphon PowerZone w AQ NRG-Wild < Solid Tech Hybrid < Ansuz Darkz D-TC, Darkz D2, Stillpoints Ultra SS, Omicron Harmonic Stabilizer & Gold SE < Furutech FT-SWS < Synergistic Research Blue Quantum Fuse

  39. #189

    Re: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)

    And more...

    61. Dvorak - Symphony No.9 'From the New World' (N. Harnoncourt, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra) (Teldec 2000) - PCM

    62. Cecile McLorin Salvant - WomanChild (Mack Avenue 2013) - PCM

    63. Portico Quartet - Knee-Deep in the North Sea (Real World/B&W Society of Sound 2007) - PCM

    64. Bill Evans - Some Other Time: The Lost Session From the Black Forest (Resonance Records 2016) - DSD

    65. Natalie Merchant - Leave Your Sleep (Nonesuch Records 2010) - PCM

    66. Beethoven - Triple Concerto (D. Oistrakh, M. Rostropovich, S. Richter, Berliner Philharmoniker, H. von Karajan) (EMI Classics/Warner Classics 2012) - PCM


    Sorry guys! I think I got carried away... I've reached no.66 and there are plenty more... Not all of them are sonically amazing but a hi-end system can do wonders with these gems...
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    Triangle Magellan Concerto 2 < AQ Everest < Vitus Audio SS-010 Mk2 < AQ Dragon HC < AQ WEL Signature XLR < Chord Qutest w UpTone JS-2 & AQ Dragon Source < SOtM tX-USBultra w 75Ohm Master Clock Input, Paul Hynes SR5-12 Turbo XL & AQ Dragon Source < AQ Diamond USB < Aurender N-100H w AQ Dragon Source < Gryphon PowerZone w AQ NRG-Wild < Solid Tech Hybrid < Ansuz Darkz D-TC, Darkz D2, Stillpoints Ultra SS, Omicron Harmonic Stabilizer & Gold SE < Furutech FT-SWS < Synergistic Research Blue Quantum Fuse

  40. #190

    Re: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)

    Thanks John, great list! I will go explore

  41. #191

    last chance of a 5$ disscount.

    for those interested, the introduction sale of the album ends this weekend.
    Seems that Nagra used the tape version to demonstrate their new equipment on the Munich 2017 audio show.
    Quote Originally Posted by A.S. View Post
    It has been released and it is fantastic. Great songs, Carmen Gomes and band clearly enjoys playing these classic songs and the sound is phenomenal.
    5$ discount on all formats at http://www.soundliaison.com/
    Quote Originally Posted by Mas View Post
    I absolutely love it.
    The musicians are indeed clearly enjoying this straightforward material. It is the blues, simple and to the point but with finesse. Best upright bass sound and drum sound since.....
    Quote Originally Posted by A.S. View Post
    since......1959. The album has such an old school feel in spite of being a hyper modern DXD download. Maybe it is because of the very simple setup.

  42. #192

    Re: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)

    Hi Johndoe
    I see you have Dexter Gordon, a swingin' affair, which version do you have, and do you find the SQ better or similar to the album ''Go'' recorded 2 days earlier?

  43. #193

    Re: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jose View Post
    Artist: Eddie Palmieri CD Title: Vortex....Excellent Reedbook CD
    Good stuff! Thank you!

  44. #194

    Re: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)

    Thanks excellent CD!

  45. #195

    Re: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)

    The Sound Liaison files are on sale this week, 33% off.
    AudioSteam.com recommends the label on their list of lovely recordings:
    Anything from Sound Liaison
    Sound Liaison is a small audiophile type record company from the Netherlands. They differ from many audiophile labels as they produce music that you will want to listen to over and over again for the quality of the music and the performances rather than just for the sound quality. Don't get me wrong, the entire Sound Liaison catalogue, which is very small as they are a new label, features excellent sound. My favorites are Andre Heuvelman's After Silence featuring classical music, Carmen Gomes Inc.'s A Thousand Shades of Blue and Little Blue both of which feature music more in the pop and standards vein and two jazz recordings, Impromptu featuring Tony Overwater and Bert van den Brink on piano and bass and The Witner's Trio's En Azul which features some very creative arrangements of some jazz standards.


  46. #196

    Re: New Carmen Gomes album?

    Quote Originally Posted by A.S. View Post
    for those interested, the introduction sale of the album ends this weekend.
    Seems that Nagra used the tape version to demonstrate their new equipment on the Munich 2017 audio show.
    Quote Originally Posted by A.S. View Post
    It has been released and it is fantastic. Great songs, Carmen Gomes and band clearly enjoys playing these classic songs and the sound is phenomenal.
    5$ discount on all formats at http://www.soundliaison.com/
    Quote Originally Posted by Mas View Post
    I absolutely love it.
    The musicians are indeed clearly enjoying this straightforward material. It is the blues, simple and to the point but with finesse. Best upright bass sound and drum sound since.....
    The 2nd album in the new DXD serie has just been released; Paul Berner Band playing Beatles songs. Highly recommended.
    https://www.soundliaison.com/studio-...bird-has-flown

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    Re: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)

    Love it. Sonically stunning.


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    Tuner: MagnumDynalab 108T/SE
    Table/Cart: ?? // Lyra Kleos
    Speakers: TAD R-1 MkII, REL 212SE (2)
    Power: Nordost QBase8 Mk2 (2), QX4, Qkore1, 3 and 6, QK1 (2), QV2 (2), AddPOWR EAU2 (2)
    DAC/Spinner: LampiZator Pacific/ Luxman D-08u
    LampiZator SuperKomputer
    Final Touch Audio PCs, Elrod Speaker Cables
    AudioDesk Systeme RCM
    Stillpoints and SortKones and EVPs - to near excess
    Symposium Super Plus Platforms under subs, on top of EVPs

  48. #198

    Re: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)

    Quote Originally Posted by Hounddog View Post
    Love it. Sonically stunning.


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    +2
    ''This Bird has flown'' is a beauty. The 2 guitar players are fantastic and what a gorgeous bass sound.
    And it is amazing how well the video they uploaded to youtube sounds. One should think that this kind of hi-res files with very little or no compression would not translate so well to the limited sonic requirements of youtube. It is no comparison to the real thing but still.
    Have they made a special mastering for youtube?

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    Re: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)

    I didn’t know about the video. Thanks. I have everything from soundliaison -even when the content isn’t my cup of tea, it’s so well recorded that it’s worth having in the collection.


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    Amplification: Accuphase A200 (2)//C3800// Phono Pre (under construction)
    Tuner: MagnumDynalab 108T/SE
    Table/Cart: ?? // Lyra Kleos
    Speakers: TAD R-1 MkII, REL 212SE (2)
    Power: Nordost QBase8 Mk2 (2), QX4, Qkore1, 3 and 6, QK1 (2), QV2 (2), AddPOWR EAU2 (2)
    DAC/Spinner: LampiZator Pacific/ Luxman D-08u
    LampiZator SuperKomputer
    Final Touch Audio PCs, Elrod Speaker Cables
    AudioDesk Systeme RCM
    Stillpoints and SortKones and EVPs - to near excess
    Symposium Super Plus Platforms under subs, on top of EVPs

  50. #200

    Re: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)

    Hey HoundDog with your name I guess the ''Road to Memphis'' download is your favorite Sound Liaison download

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