Love, loathe, or indifferent to her, but the most beautiful recordings I have are by Katie Melua – I can literally hear her breathe, whatever she’s been played through.
Putting out fire with gasoline
Especially when produced by William Orbit
Carmignola -The Four Seasons
Supertramp - Retrospectacle
Neville Marriner - Amadeus Movie Soundtrack
The Alan Parsons Project - The Turn of a Friendly Card
Bric Bibb - Booker's Guitar
PC > AVI Neutron Five 2.1
Sony NWZ-A847 64GB Walkman > Westone UM3x
Ah someone else finally picks artists I've actually heard of lol. (Though I have heard of Katie Melua recomended by Sizzers)
Main system: Mac Mini 2011 > HRT II+ DAC • Cyrus 2 & PSX • Cyrus tuner • MS 10i speakers [on loan]
Also cluttering-up the place: Thorens TD160 (no cart) • Marantz CD 63 mkII KI & PM66 KI • Technics SL-P777 • Nakamichi DR-1
Eric Bibb, Yes most of his are well recorded I like his last one "Deeper in the well" which I believe is DSD.
That last one's supposed to be Eric Bibb BTW.
Yeah I sussed that
Luka Bloom - Riverside
Kronos Quartet - Pieces of Africa
These came up this evening after a good listen. Of course there are many more!
Airport Express (still analog), Artephonos Energa (power-tube-amp), Peitho 303 (speakers). Panasonic TX-P42G30 (tv).
Several, but of late, just about anything by the Dead Can Dance is worth hearing. Magnificent recording / production quality.
Onkyo TX-NR818 / Tannoy Revolution DC4 (bi-amped)
AVI Laboratory Series CD Player
You must try and hear Lindsey Buckingham's solo album "Out Of The Cradle" a superb demonstration of how to record electric and acoustic guitars - the songs are ace too!
Oracle Delphi 1 / Zeta /Goldring 2200. Onkyo Tr 875. Marantz CD 85 SE.Sony CDX 355 300 Disc CD Multi-Player
Lake Audio 1015 Ft Speakers and Lake Audio Ctr. Wharfdale Diamond III Rears. Ruark Vita 100 Sub Woofer. Pioneer PX 50d Plasma. Denon 1940 DVD. Panasonic DMR ex 777 HD/DVD-R. Pioneer 989 avi DVD Player. Sony BDP185 Blu Ray player, Sky HD Box
EAGLES - Hell Freezes Over (CD is good, the XRCD is great)
JOHN MELLENCAMP - Words & Music: Greatest Hits
STRYPER - Recovering
ANTHRAX - Anthem
Hi-Fi: Audiolab 8200CD Oled, Audiolab 8200P, ProAc Studio 140 Mk2, Atlas Ascent & Kimber Silver Streak Interconnects, Chord Odyssey Bi-Wire (Shotgun) for LF & Chord Epin Twin for HF, RA Ref. PK w/ W350i Ag, RA Ref. PK w/ W320i. HT: Sharp LC-40LE700M, Sony BDP-S790, Wharfedale 9.1 Anniversary, Wharfedale Diamond 9CS, Mordaunt Short Carnival 3 Bi-Pole, Wharfedale Diamond 9SR, Wharfedale SPC10, QED Silver Anniversary XT, Chord SuperShield Powercord.
Beyond Skin and the track Nadia is one of my favourites. Other albums include The Silver Tree (Lisa Gerrard), Modern Cool (Patricia Barber) and the track Aye Dil E Nadan (superbly sung by Lata Mangeshkar).
All the best
Rick @ Musicraft
Musicraft (Derby), Specialist Hi-Fi/AV & Multimedia Dealer
good accurate audio monitoring and good sound reproduction to all
Apart from their last one for sound quality, otherwise I would agree, same for Lisa Gerrard who I mention above.
Some good choices. Although as an album I prefer Cafe Blue to Modern Cool but think that would be a good demo disc.
- Any Dire Straits albums. Wonderfully produced. Private investigations is a nigh impossible track to get "right", so it's used as my main demo for new equipment
- Seal: Seal aka Seal II
- Damien Rice: O - On a good system the production value and levels of intimacy are breaktaking
- Michael Buble: Self titled album and also "It's Time". Excellent big band stuff in the days before he became a smug t**t
- Pink Floyd: The Wall
Marantz CD63 KI - Onkyo TX-8050 - Ruark Talisman II/Ruark Icon/Mission 752F/Wharfedale 9.1/JPW Sonata/Tannoy DC4
Rotel RCD865 - RTC850L/RB850 (pre/power)
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