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post #16 of 21
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Any recommendations for Dark Side Of The Moon?
The hybrid SACD version. It's a hybrid disc so has both a CD redbook layer and the SACD (stereo and 5.1) layer.

The CD layer is loudnessed and some peaks are clipped (honestly, what do you expect from modern masters nowadays?). Still sounds good. The clarity and separation is much better than what is on any of the older masters, including the MFSL. Toms are nice and separate from the bass guitar. Vocals are clear. The drums sound better than any of the other masters. But the damn thing does clip and is louder than it should be.

If you ever get a chance the SACD layer is fantastic and didn't get the CD loudness treatment.

Here's a Sterephile review of the CD layer vs. the SACD layer showing that the CD layer is louder and suffers sonically because of it.

Then once you have the SACD version look for one of the older masters just to be able to compare and to know how the album sounds with old-school dynamics. But no need to buy one of the $100+ versions.

I've got an older Capitol, the MFSL, the Doug Sax, and the SACD versions. The MFSL and the SACD versions are the ones I listen to. Which one depends on mood. But the SACD version usually wins out.
post #17 of 21
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Thanks so much for the input! I think i will go with the C2K 36183 version since I'd like a little more "liveliness" for my HD600's! Any recommendations for Dark Side Of The Moon?
For DSOTM, I would get the SACD. For CD's...I would get the Japan Black Triangle followed by the Japan Harvest Blackface.
post #18 of 21
I actually recommend you not to bother with any studio versions of The Wall and get Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live 1980-81 instead. The studio Wall is overproduced and lacking, no matter what version you get you wouldn't find the magic production of DSoTM, WYWH and Animals in The Wall. The live Wall on the other hand is fantastic and a must have.
post #19 of 21
I like the MFSL version of The Wall.

The Live version is good, gets better as the album progresses. The first song sounds terrible for some reason, and as you move along the music and the sound quality seem to get better. Not sure why.

I would get the SACD for DSOTM as well. Its good, and if you can get a surround system with SACD player, its quite an experience as an added bonus.
post #20 of 21

The Wall - have the C2K Columbia and the 2011.  C2K better IMO.  It's a little quieter.  Apparently that it is supposed to mean it's dynamics are better.

 

WYWH - Have the 1980s Columbia and the 2011 Experience Edition.  Both of em are good.  Again, the Columbia is a little quieter.  I like the bonus material on the 2011.

 

DSOTM - Have one of the earlier Capitol USA releases, silver face.  Also have the 2011 Immersion Set.  Capitol better IMO for the CD.  Immersion also has the DVD-A and BD with the SACD mastering, Quad mastering and the Stereo mastering.  Just ordered a MoFi version so will have to see how it compares.  Thought this would be better than the overpriced and possibly fake Black Triangle discs.

 

Also have Meddle Capitol silver face.  Sounds fine IMO.  Haven't got any other versions to compare it to though.

 

 

 

SACD's are not for me.  Do they even make SACD players anymore unless you spend a lot of money on an Oppo?  Besides, they can't be backed up without a CFW PS3. 

 

DVD-A provides the same capabilities and can be backed up, then you can just make a Data DVD with the WAV files on it and play it without a dedicated DVD-A player.


Edited by hogger129 - 10/26/13 at 3:57pm
post #21 of 21
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The Wall - have the C2K Columbia and the 2011.  C2K better IMO.  It's a little quieter.  Apparently that it is supposed to mean it's dynamics are better.

 

WYWH - Have the 1980s Columbia and the 2011 Experience Edition.  Both of em are good.  Again, the Columbia is a little quieter.  I like the bonus material on the 2011.

 

DSOTM - Have one of the earlier Capitol USA releases, silver face.  Also have the 2011 Immersion Set.  Capitol better IMO for the CD.  Immersion also has the DVD-A and BD with the SACD mastering, Quad mastering and the Stereo mastering.  Just ordered a MoFi version so will have to see how it compares.  Thought this would be better than the overpriced and possibly fake Black Triangle discs.

 

Also have Meddle Capitol silver face.  Sounds fine IMO.  Haven't got any other versions to compare it to though.

 

 

 

SACD's are not for me.  Do they even make SACD players anymore unless you spend a lot of money on an Oppo?  Besides, they can't be backed up without a CFW PS3. 

 

DVD-A provides the same capabilities and can be backed up, then you can just make a Data DVD with the WAV files on it and play it without a dedicated DVD-A player.

I lucked into a Dennon DVD-2900 on eBay a few years back for about $150.  It plays CD, SACD and even .mp3 files burnt to CD.

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