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Your "go to" reference albums

Discussion in 'Music' started by Sound Quest, Jul 7, 2017.
  1. Sound Quest
    Just wondering what albums people like to turn to when testing out their headphones, dacs and amps... etc.

    Some of mines in no particular order:

    Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (SACD Stereo Remaster)
    Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (SACD Stereo Remaster)
    Pink Floyd - The Wall (MFSL/Mofi CD Remaster)
    Pink Floyd - Meddle (MFSL/Mofi CD Remaster)
    The Beatles - The Collection (MFSL/Mofi LP Remaster)
    Michael Jackson - Thriller (SACD Stereo Remaster)
    Toto - Toto IV (SACD Stereo Remaster)
    Elvis - 24 Karat Hits! (SACD Stereo Remaster)
    Spandau Ballet - True (SACD Stereo Remaster)
    Eagles - Hotel California (SACD Stereo Remaster)
  2. mrtim6
    No particular order:

    Massive Attack Mezzanine (compressed but great music nevertheless)
    Porcupine Tree - Deadwing (DVD-A version the cd versions dynamic range sucks)
    The Stranglers - Rattus norvegicus (original CD dynamic range is great, avoid remasters)
    Talking Heads - Remain in Light (DVD-A)
    Pink Floyd - DSOTM SACD
    The Doors - L.A. Woman SACD
    Underworld Dubnobasswithyourheadman (original CD dynamic range is great, avoid remasters)
    Underworld - Second Toughest of the Infants (original CD dynamic range is great, avoid remasters)
    The Allman Brothers - Live at the Fillmore East (the 23 minute version of Whipping Post is a great test for any headphone) SACD
    Tangerine Dream - Rubycon SACD
    Rush - Signals (original CD dynamic range is great, avoid remasters)
    Black Sabbath (original CD dynamic range is great, HDTracks version is somewhat compressed but sounds pretty good too)
    Dire Straits - On the night (vinyl - superior to CD version)
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2017
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  3. mrtim6
    Plus -
    Yello - One Second
    Yello - Baby
    Yello - Zebra

    Get the originals on cd or vinyl - remasters are re-nasty brick walled loudness
  4. FastAndClean
    Eric Clapton - Unplugged

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