High Res Multi Channel Recommendations ( SACD , DVD Audio, etc.)
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I am likely going to be getting an Oppo BDP-83 (probably SE version) and using it with my Smyth Realiser.  I've tried some samples and even DTS encoded versions of songs, and am very impressed.  It can only get better with high resolution formats with SACD and the defunct DVD-A.
 
So, any recommendations for albums that have Multi Channel and well recorded?
 
I am acquiring my personal favorites like anything DSD Telarc.  (I'm a big Erich Kunzel junkie).  But I'm open to all genres.  Well, except maybe rap and bluegrass country.
 
I've been slowly scouring these sites.
http://www.sa-cd.net
http://dvd-a.info
 
-Ed
 
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I am likely going to be getting an Oppo BDP-83 (probably SE version) and using it with my Smyth Realiser.  I've tried some samples and even DTS encoded versions of songs, and am very impressed.  It can only get better with high resolution formats with SACD and the defunct DVD-A.
 
So, any recommendations for albums that have Multi Channel and well recorded?
 
I am acquiring my personal favorites like anything DSD Telarc.  (I'm a big Erich Kunzel junkie).  But I'm open to all genres.  Well, except maybe rap and bluegrass country.
 
I've been slowly scouring these sites.
http://www.sa-cd.net
http://dvd-a.info
 
-Ed

 
The Telarc DSD titles are a good place to start.  Here are some of the best Surround SACD discs (to my ears) that I would encourage you to snag if you find them:

O'Jays - Ship Ahoy
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Steely Dan - Gaucho
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ) - Latin, Guitar Heroes
Ultimate Mancini
Herbie Hancock - Gershwin's World
Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms
Alison Krauss - New Favorite
Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Long Walk to Freedom
Bucky Pizzarelli - Swing Live
David Elias - The Window
Ray Charles - Ray Sings, Basie Swings
Police - Every Breath You Take (Greatest Hits)
ERA - The Mass
Count Basie Orchestra - Basie Is Back: Live in Japan
Jacintha - The Girl from Bossa Nova
Anthony Newman - Music for Organ, Brass & Timpani
Cowboy Junkies - Whites Off Earth Now
Broadway Inspirational Voices - Grace
Ann Hampton Callaway - Blues In The Night
John Pizzarelli - Dear Mr. Sinatra
James Taylor - Hourglass
Erich Kunzel - Scary Music
 
There are more worth mentioning, of course.  But this should give you a running start!  
(And they work quite well with the Oppo SE and the Realiser in my listening room).
 
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I've been slowly scouring these sites.
http://www.sa-cd.net
http://dvd-a.info
 
-Ed


One more web site to check out (or scour) when it comes to Surround Sound music: http://www.quadraphonicquad.com/forums/forum.php
 
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The Telarc DSD titles are a good place to start.  Here are some of the best Surround SACD discs (to my ears) that I would encourage you to snag if you find them:

O'Jays - Ship Ahoy
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Steely Dan - Gaucho
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ) - Latin, Guitar Heroes
Ultimate Mancini
Herbie Hancock - Gershwin's World
Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms
Alison Krauss - New Favorite
Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Long Walk to Freedom
Bucky Pizzarelli - Swing Live
David Elias - The Window
Ray Charles - Ray Sings, Basie Swings
Police - Every Breath You Take (Greatest Hits)
ERA - The Mass
Count Basie Orchestra - Basie Is Back: Live in Japan
Jacintha - The Girl from Bossa Nova
Anthony Newman - Music for Organ, Brass & Timpani
Cowboy Junkies - Whites Off Earth Now
Broadway Inspirational Voices - Grace
Ann Hampton Callaway - Blues In The Night
John Pizzarelli - Dear Mr. Sinatra
James Taylor - Hourglass
Erich Kunzel - Scary Music
 
There are more worth mentioning, of course.  But this should give you a running start!  
(And they work quite well with the Oppo SE and the Realiser in my listening room).


Thanks for the recommendations.  :)
 
-Ed
 
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Thanks for the recommendations.  :)
 
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Glad to help!  Since you've already found out about the Telarc DSD recorded SACDs, you're well on your way.  Along the way, be sure to nab the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet Surround SACDs "LAGQ: Latin" and "Guitar Heroes".  Both are standouts - either via a home 5.1 speaker system or especially via the Smyth !
 
 
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Here are some more
 
SACD's
 
Albert King and SRV - In Session (one of the greatest recordings IMO)
Nine Inch Nails - Downward Spiral (one of the best surround mixes)
Diana Krall - Girl in the Other room
Tiiorney Sutton - Something Cool
John Lee Hooker - Come on into this house
Peter Gabriel - Up
Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed
Moody Blues - On the Threshold of a Dream, Days of Future Passed
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow brick road
John Satriani - Strange Beautiful Music
1812 Overture from Telarc
Eric Claptop - Slowhand
Alman Brothers - Live at Fillmore East
Beethoven Nine Symphonies - Vanska Set or Karajan Set
Billy Joel - The Stranger
Nickelcreek - Nickelcreek
 
DVD/DTS
 
Porcupine Tree - Stupid Dream, In Absentia, Deadwing
Opeth - Ghost Reveries, Still Life
Beatles - Love
Eagles - Hell Freezes Over
Steely Dan - Two Against Nature
Queen - Night at the Opera
Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing
REM - Automatic for the People
Blue Man Group - Audio
King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King (havent heard this one yet)
 
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Quote:
Here are some more
 
SACD's
 
Albert King and SRV - In Session (one of the greatest recordings IMO)
Nine Inch Nails - Downward Spiral (one of the best surround mixes)
Diana Krall - Girl in the Other room
Tiiorney Sutton - Something Cool
John Lee Hooker - Come on into this house
Peter Gabriel - Up
Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed
Moody Blues - On the Threshold of a Dream, Days of Future Passed
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow brick road
John Satriani - Strange Beautiful Music
1812 Overture from Telarc
Eric Claptop - Slowhand
Alman Brothers - Live at Fillmore East
Beethoven Nine Symphonies - Vanska Set or Karajan Set
Billy Joel - The Stranger
Nickelcreek - Nickelcreek
 
DVD/DTS
 
Porcupine Tree - Stupid Dream, In Absentia, Deadwing
Opeth - Ghost Reveries, Still Life
Beatles - Love
Eagles - Hell Freezes Over
Steely Dan - Two Against Nature
Queen - Night at the Opera
Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing
REM - Automatic for the People
Blue Man Group - Audio
King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King (havent heard this one yet)


You have some good ones there!  Love the Albert King disc - unfortunately only a Stereo SACD.  With Elton John, don't forget the Honky Chateau Surround SACD - Honky Cat in 5.1 Surround is a trip.
 
Jun 23, 2010 at 7:25 AM Post #11 of 11

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the alan parsons 4.1 mix was originally made on 1/2" 4 track tape i believe it is an orginal. He said he was rushed when he made it and didnt make it exactly how he would of liked to.
 

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