Blue Nile - A Walk Across the Rofftops, a Linn demo record.
what about barry white hes like a fat james brown hes bad mother f**ker
and what's that got to do with the subject?
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Bryan Ferry, More Than This
Hall & Oats The Singles
Depeche Mode The Best Of Volume 1
Genesis Turn It On Again
Peter Gabriel Shaking The Tree
Squeeze Greatest Hits
Steely Dan The Very Best Of
Supertramp Retrospectacle (bit compressd in places)
The Beatles Abbey Road
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Just out of interest,and slightly of topic,does anyone look for the ADD...or AAD thing on the back of the disk case anymore?
This was my first insight into hifi if you like,local music store guy told me the best recordings were ADD
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No I don't think you can go just by that, there are good and bad in each, some DDDs are excellent. But many recent recordings have been compressed to make them sound louder which is not a good thing, look up "loudness wars" if you want to know more.
Either Chris Rea's "Road to Hell'' or Dave Grusin's "Migration''.
Both sound fantastic in their original forms without any remastering hocus-pocus.
Eva Cassidy - Live at Blues Alley, is very well recorded..............
I just listened to a "Dali test CD". It was magic. Does anyone know where I can buy/obtain these?
No. I would look for the artist and album name.
You couldn't go into shop and ask for the ADD version rather than the AAD because It all depended on whether the recording and mixing were done digitally or not. No point in worrying about something you couldn't control.
Any given album was recorded how it was recorded and that was that. It was up to the customer whether they chose their music on the basis of those letters or because they liked the artist and the music.
That was nothing new really. It happened (still happens) with vinyl. Most people chose an LP because they liked it whereas a few people would choose their music based on reviews in hi-fi mags or because it was a half-speed re-master or pressed by Linn Records or whatever.
I never got into that nor understood it either. I rarely even knew the artists on some of these 'boutique' labels in the sad little rack next to the counter in a hi-fi shop. (Music put in it's place as an upgrade accessory for your hi-fi.)
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Which one there are 3? Your Dali dealer may have them in stock, that if you can find one.
To be honest I would look at albums by some the artists on those test cds.
I can recommend Tears of Joy and Acousitic Revenge by Antonio Forcione.
The Spanish Harlem done by Rebecca Pidgeon is indeed spectaculair. She is known for the quality of her recordings.
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This is a very difficult question for me because there are literally hundreds of Cd's in my collection that are so well recorded that it is very hard and possibly unfair to just pick one and I don't have the time to list what would probably be more than 500 candidates
To be honest There are very few bad sounding Cd.s in my 2000 + collection each has it's own character for better or worse and I love them all
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Muddy Waters Folk Singer, The pink floyd The final cut. Mike Oldfield Turbular Bells 2003 is also good. Theres a record with kate Bush that's surpose to be very good (SQ) and i have heard that nike cave makes good sounding records, i also think that the simple but very good music made by simon & garfunkel is very good considering the time they where made (60's & 70's) and all this time with sting.
Wanna test your hifi system play from stevie wonders The definitive collection Fingertips (part1&2) his harmonica is everything but harmonic it's soo intrusive and agressive that you can't play this song loud unless you like your ears to bleed absolutly no comprimising of stevies harmonica or try testing your systems dynamic/bottom with Yello's On the run
Hate all the youtube videos where they test there speakers with bass i love you by basstronics
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Oh I see just pick one then for me and my collection at the moment it would be Collin Walcott - Cloud Dance.
Sufjan Stevens - "Illinoise".
Amazing SQ, and as a bonus amazing music, too...
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