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post #1 of 54
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What CDs do you consider the best sounding to  show off your highest end gear?  Also best headphone CDs.  Red Book only no SACD or DVD audio.

 

Also list any stand out re-mastered CDs.


Edited by Rock Drummer - 1/25/11 at 4:00pm
post #2 of 54

As for reference CDs for me right now, I'd say:

 

Muse - Black Holes and Revelations

Infected Mushroom - Vicious Delicious

Alice in Chains - Unplugged

Pink Floyd - DSOTM & Wish You Were Here

Massive Attack - Mezzanine

John Coltrane - Crescent

Deadmau5 - For Lack of a Better Name

Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde

Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms

 

and possible Diana Krall's The Look of Love for some nice female vocals.

post #3 of 54
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Massive Attack - Mezzanine



Mezzanine is definitely right up there on my list.

post #4 of 54

Aja

post #5 of 54
Why no SACD or DVD-A?

All of my reference discs are SACDs.
post #6 of 54
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Why no SACD or DVD-A?

All of my reference discs are SACDs.


No need Erik. Check out the other million "reference" threads on here. rolleyes.gif

 

Reference tracks, CD's, LP's, etc etc.....once again DSOTM is listed by someone....WHAT VERSION!!!!!??

deadhorse.gif

post #7 of 54

Nils Lofgren - Live Acoustic

Allan Taylor - Hotels and Dreamers

Supertramp - Crime of the Century (MFSL)

Eagles - Best of / Hotel California (both DCC)

Cowboy Junkies - Trinity Sessions

Tool - Aenima

Beethovens 5 & 7 (Kleiber)

The Who - Tommy (think it's the 1996 version)

Porcupine Tree - In Absentia

Dire Straits - Love over Gold

post #8 of 54
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post

Why no SACD or DVD-A?

All of my reference discs are SACDs.


No need Erik. Check out the other million "reference" threads on here. rolleyes.gif

 

Reference tracks, CD's, LP's, etc etc.....once again DSOTM is listed by someone....WHAT VERSION!!!!!??

deadhorse.gif



DSOTM SQ is overrated on my opinion, but that's also said a million times in different topics here

post #9 of 54
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Why no SACD or DVD-A?

All of my reference discs are SACDs.


I don't have the equipment for it...... yet

post #10 of 54
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the replies so far!  Many great leads I'll check out.  I can't afford SACD or DVD audio at this time.

 

I agree with Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms-a sonic masterpiece!  Is the remastered copy any better than the original?

 

Keep the lists coming-I'll submit my list soon I'm looking through my collection.

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Thanks for the replies so far!  Many great leads I'll check out.  I can't afford SACD or DVD audio at this time.

 

I agree with Dire Straits Brothers in Arms-a sonic masterpiece!



try Love over Gold...

post #12 of 54

Toshiba Black triangle followed by MFSL? wink.gif
 

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Originally Posted by LFF View Post

 

No need Erik. Check out the other million "reference" threads on here. rolleyes.gif

 

Reference tracks, CD's, LP's, etc etc.....once again DSOTM is listed by someone....WHAT VERSION!!!!!??

deadhorse.gif

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Originally Posted by LFF View Post



Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post

Why no SACD or DVD-A?

All of my reference discs are SACDs.


No need Erik. Check out the other million "reference" threads on here. rolleyes.gif

 

Reference tracks, CD's, LP's, etc etc.....once again DSOTM is listed by someone....WHAT VERSION!!!!!??

deadhorse.gif


Sorry mate, I didn't even consider specifying which version to recommend. I own the hybrid redbook/SACD one right now, had some other versions before, and though it is considered to be the worst, I still think that it's a fantastic sounding album.

 

I realize that it's been mentioned a lot, but I still genuinely believe that it's great.

post #14 of 54

 Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd (1992 remaster) and Aja by Steely Dan.

 

I've found the 2003 30th anniversary edition of Dark Side to be aimed at modern sub-par listening environments. They boosted the bass and vocals more significantly than any other changes.

 

I sometimes listen to Donald Fagen's Morph the Cat to assess bass quality (not quantity) -with a great set up you can hear every nuance of the bass strings, including the contact of fingers.

post #15 of 54
Thread Starter 

Thanks that's the kind of post I'm looking for.  I have that CD(Morph the Cat) but now I'm going to go back and really listen to the bass quality.  

 

One of my favorites for Bass quality is El Macho by Mark Knopfler.

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