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post #1 of 21
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I have been trying to get some records now when I have all the equipment, senn HD650, PPA v2-amp and good CDP but the problem is that many of my records sound very bad! I have one great CD, it's "Sailing to Philadelphia" by Mark Knopfler, and it's just a wonderful album with great songs and very high quality. On the other hand, most of Paul McCartney's albums are unbearable to listen, the quality is very bad.

Any recommendations for a true hifi music which are also fun to listen and musical and great songs.
post #2 of 21
Michael Jackson's 80s albums perhaps? I've read on the forums that they are well recorded.
post #3 of 21
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Originally Posted by villekille View Post
I have been trying to get some records now when I have all the equipment, senn HD650, PPA v2-amp and good CDP but the problem is that many of my records sound very bad! I have one great CD, it's "Sailing to Philadelphia" by Mark Knopfler, and it's just a wonderful album with great songs and very high quality. On the other hand, most of Paul McCartney's albums are unbearable to listen, the quality is very bad.

Any recommendations for a true hifi music which are also fun to listen and musical and great songs.
Cheap re-issues - maybe .. ???
post #4 of 21
www.tdrsmusic.com
Anything there has been recorded with utmost care.
post #5 of 21

Hoffman's forum

Go on the Steve Hoffman's forum, plenty of good stuff here.

You might also want to look at the many "best *** cds" lists. I bought the last couple of my cds referring to those
post #6 of 21
Check out Another Mind from Hiromi and Wicked from the Jon Finn Group... two favorites of mine. Great sound and great music.
post #7 of 21
What an enormous question! My experience is that having great sq actually leads one to appreciate music that might not otherwise have appeared among one's tastes. Certainly the low hiss on CDs when the format was introduced made me move a lot more to solo acoustic instruments, and I think that the same thing happened to the majority of the marketplace. When I upgraded to a decent headphone rig, I found myself listening to a lot more jazz because it's generally quite well and naturally recorded.

Given that OP is starting from Mark Knopfler I'd suspect that a lot of his/her music tastes are influence by FM mainstream, which is pretty much the opposite end of the recording spectrum from hi-fi. Rather than suggesting individual recordings - which seems rather fruitless - I'd say experiment with concert recordings. In my experience good reproduction equipment really makes a concert recording sing if it hasn't been tampered too much during the mixing process.
post #8 of 21
You should try "Illinois" by Sufjan Stevens. Very, very good sound and even better music. My favourite last years album.

Regards
post #9 of 21
The Flashbulb's album "Reunion" is amazing and extremely well mastered. He did everything himself sans the violins, from recording up to the mastering.
post #10 of 21
Only from Tommy Emmanuel. One of my all time favorite acoustic albums. Also try Eric Clapton Unplugged. Alice in Chains unplugged too, while your at it.
post #11 of 21
Check out albums from "Air" or "Pink Floyd" and "Eric Clapton" indeed.
post #12 of 21
http://www.amazon.com/Blues-Lost-Day...2824636&sr=8-1


It's a fun album that is recorded well. Nothing over the top amazing, but some of the better recorded music out there.


Edit:

McCartney should be very easy to listen to. Something else may be wrong?
post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by iPatcH View Post
The Flashbulb's album "Reunion" is amazing and extremely well mastered. He did everything himself sans the violins, from recording up to the mastering.
Fantastic recommendation, thank you! I'm checking it out now, and really enjoying it.
post #14 of 21
donald fagen-morph the cat is done with exceptional care give that one
a listen.
post #15 of 21
Neil Young is pretty peticular about his recordings. Well most of them anyways. Prairie Wind was released on a dvd/cd dbl disc set and the dvd has 96k/24bit audio on it. I also like Harvest Moon
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