Very often we all use different materials on our gears and then voice our opinion and impressions. Nothing wrong with that, but that also means in general there is a lack of recognised reference against which we can really compare the impressions / reviews from different individuals.
Granted, the same will apply to source, cables, and power suppy quality. But i think a "Reference" quality CD is a good way to align views.
I have been trying different audiophile demos / recordings from all over the world, but until now, apart of their rarity most of them have pros and cons.
Today I got myself a copy of "This is K2 HD Sound!" by FIM. This is the first debut CD using K2 HD Mastering technology and I have to say my experience playing it from my MF kW SACD, with its tubed output connect to my Woo Audio 6, and listening it through my HP-1 is a stunning experience. No, IT IS A REVELATION! My jaws D.R.O.P.P.E.D !!
Never had I experienced such resolution, precision and 3D soundstage in a super-real proportion from a CD ! It was shocking to me as to how CD can sound !
I would highly recommend every one to grab a copy. And hopefully, from now on, we have a common reference.
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I am very pleased. This is the best money I have far spent on a CD.
Many thanks, Fkclo! Just what I needed for my opamp evaluations! A copy is on the way to me.