I like to start a thread that hopefully can become a sticky, for us to exchange Information on Audition/Demo Reference quality for Hi-Rez DVD-Audio and SACD. Whether they are Stereo or Multi-Channels is not a factor, as long as you feel that they produce the best sound it can be. Ideally, your recommendation(s) would be something that you have first-hand experience.
Criteria of evaluation: With no added processing (i.e. Source Direct, Pure-Direct modes)
- Recording Quality
- Low: tight, deep, controlled
- Mid: Vocal, instrument separation, decay
- High: clean top end
Please feel free to add any other qualities that you deem appropriate to be considered as Reference Quality.
Let me start off with:
Steely Dan - Gaucho