Hi Guys and Gals,
Looking through the search engine, looks like there hasn't been a thread on Hi-rez audio in years. I owned several SACD's since 2005 that collected dust before getting my speaker rig in order recently and now I can finally enjoy Multi-channel music discs finally. Some sound great, some kinda meh. I'm looking to slowly, but surely, expand my collection of Multi-channel (hybrid) SACD's and pick up whatever DVD-A and BR-audio discs I can get on my hands on that cover my taste in music (rock, pop, metal, some jazz).
I just ordered a small stash of SACD's and DVD-A discs on Amazon. Loving the solid prices on there and will probably continue to pick away at their rock-pop selection.
Anyone else out there interested in having a discussion? My recent SACD highlight is Dire Straits Brothers in Arms. I would have never known this is derived from a 16/44.1 PCM master tape. The multi-channel offering sounds incredible. It's done perfectly well with the vocals coming out of the Center channel while the instruments are all laid out in perfect order from the other two pairs of speakers (front and back). On the other hand, the Police Greatest Hits SACD is a complete disaster. You can clearly tell it was just run through a DSP to re-create a fake Multi-channel effect, akin to using a DSP effect on a Receiver. Total letdown.
Okay, fire away!!!
Stuff I just ordered:
Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard (Hybr) (Ms)