Sure! I realize that "reference" is sort of a loaded word.... I consider my L3000 "reference" quality although they do not compete with some of my others some areas, like soundstage, midrange detail, and tippy-top high end extension. So with that definition of "reference" in mind, I'd answer:
Ernie Watts - Unity (XRCD): One of the best sounding redbook CDs I have ever heard.
FIM Audiophile Reference IV (SACD): Various artists and genres but almost all are pure gold. Of particular note is Yang City Variations by the Jing Ying Soloists, The Look of Love by Jacintha, Lover's Tear and The Swan by Theresa Perez, and Canon in D by the All Star Percussion Ensemble.
Nils Petter Molvaer – Khmer: Another of my favorite redbook discs of all time. Amazing low frequency extension and drums of all types, and of course that trumpet...
Legends of Jazz Showcase (Blu-ray): Contender for the title of best concert disc ever. Recorded in a studio, you get the best of both worlds - live performance and great recording. I neglected to mention, but rather than use my otherwise excellent sounding Samsung BD-1200 (which would limit me to the standard 640K LPCM track) I played this one on my Oppo BDP-83SE, using the lossless TrueHD track downmixed to 2 channel through the analog outs. Chris Botti, Ramsey Lewis, Chick Corea.... so many outstanding performances.
Classical Sampler (XRCD import): Can you tell I really like XRCD? This has a bit of everything from Haydn to Bach, Beethoven to Copland, and it all sounds wonderful. I've got a bunch of classical SACDs and DVD-Audio discs but I keep coming back to this lowly redbook title.
That's about it for the great sounding stuff, the rest fall somewhere between pretty good and just "meh". I hope that answers your question.
Similar taste about music here.
Have you tried : Dire Straits : Brothers in Arms XRCD2 especially
07 The Man's Too Strong:
guitar, bass and drum cresscendo - first at 1:20 and few times after that.
This part brings quite some amps into clipping.
Before buying an amp for HD 800, I had a chance to audition Lehmann BCL among others . The only one amp that could properly drive through was Violectric HPA V100 . So if Matrix manages this properly (try at different volume levels) it is better than Lehmann BCL (ok, this is one aspect only but still) and Matrix is a huge bang for the buck.
Thank you for your time and trouble.