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    Wynton Marsalis: Carnaval. Some solo trumpet accompanied with symphony. Well recorded, great soundstage (orchestra arrangement is a little different than usual, which makes it interesting to listen to).

    Produced in 1987, it's one of my dad's CDs.
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    Default Great SDA recording

    Try Peter Gabriel's Security album, specifically Lay Your Hands on Me. The soundscape is huge and encompassing. Plus it is a cool tune.

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    Smile Jack Johnson

    Hello all, Just joined Club Polk. I have a Pair of SDA-CRS+. Two of the best newer recordings I have heard, are Jack Johnson - On and On, and Silverchair - Young modern. The song "Those Thieving Birds" off of Young Modern, on the CRS+s' is simply amazing! I have never heard vocals so completely fill a room! The speakers completely dissapear! Anyone else heard this song on sda's? This is the song I play to get that "SDA smile" from friends. I love that look!!!

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    Default I've been searching for these for over 25 years and.....

    have a nice list for you. My tastes are weird but I assure you you'll flip out if you try them. My friend patented a device that does what SDA does but at line level in 1981. Their company was Maryland based like Polk. Perhaps it inspired Matt to do SDA....anyway, here's a list of a few............


    Mino Cinelu - S/T on Blue Thumb: Image A- Fidelity A+

    Zap Mama -A Ma Zone on Luaka Bop: Image A Fidelity A- to C+

    Massive Attack- No Prisoners (Mad Professor): Image A+ Fidelity B- to C-

    African Head Charge v Professor Stretch - Drums of Defiance: I=A F=B to D*
    * a few low rate samples
    and just about anything else by Adrian Sherwood on his On-U label

    Just about anything by Yello but especially "Stella" and "The Eye"

    Both Yo Miles albums on the Cuneiform label,SACD hybrids at a great price

    Single tune: Nina Hagen "African Reggae" full album version (6 minutes) not the US edit (4 minutes) available on a few of her albums. This is great!!

    ENJOY!!!!!!!!!


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    Default Blow by Blow

    Quote Originally Posted by mhw58 View Post
    I just played Blow by Blow by Jeff Beck and was blown away by the SDA effects. VERY wide soundstage and great production by George Martin.
    Try it out. Does anyone have the SACD of Blow by BLow and if so, how does it compare to the regular cd?
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    I have the original CD, the remastered and the SACD. Get the SACD it's worth it for the fidelity/dynamic improvement IMO. She's a Woman is great for image and the leslie on the keyboards on Freeway Jam is too cool. It's better and wider than the Leslie on Cause we ended as Lovers.


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    I just listened to it on vinyl--sweet--;)
    JC approves....he told me so. (F-1 nut)

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    no joke -- try rob zombie's More Human Than Human!!!
    furthermore, anything by The Crystal Method; ditto for Rammstein.
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    ELP - "Welcome Back my Friends" live concert. This show was recorded in stereo, but it was a quad event. Last night I listened at robust levels and it never sounded so good. Better without the sub. Some of the quad effects were massaging my spine. The effects were jumping around the room...a reference SDA implementation.

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    Default Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!

    The sound from this kid show on NOGGIN is awesome. Give it five minutes. Look for it.

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    Uriah Heep "Demons & Wizards" sounds pretty good if you crank it up.
    No SACD, just regular CD.
    Billy Cobham's "Spectrum" is another one I like to hear on the SDA
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    Listening to Gentle Giant's "Acquiring the Taste" for the first time on my SDA's
    was a very nice experience. If you like that kind of music I can only reccomend that disc. Just great!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janne View Post
    Sarah Brightman, Album Fly, Track When it rains in America. CNN honestly changes the forecast to thunderstorm, when I play that track.
    Lindsey Buckingham, Album Out of the cradle.

    there is a Russian edition on Ebay now, is this the same one? it is a gold disc and they want 20.00 for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nik_martinov View Post
    Paul Mauriat - Gold Collection - Sabre Dance, about 0:58 seconds into it the base drums start to really kick in and if you have the quick bass response and the 15" woofers, you will really enjoy yourself. Just make sure the wife is not home and crank it up a little.
    I found a DVD of the concert that has that on it....is that the one you are talking about?
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    Man, I've bought quite a few of these CD's you guys have recommended on Ebay this week, so I should have a boat load of CD's coming in the mail next week
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    The Tori Amos CD is about the worst CD I've ever heard, she's not right, that's some weird ass sh#t there.

    The Kraftwerk CD isn't much better unless you really like Disco music....anybody want some really cheap CD's?
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    Roger Waters - Radio KAOS

    Yeah I know, going back a ways. I haven't listened to this album (Ok, CD) in like 20 years and it was well worth going back to and taking another listen. I swear to god, after a couple of beers and my newly purchased SDA speakers I was just about to shoot the neighbor's stupid dog for barking and ruining the intro to side two. Then I remembered that the stupid dog was on the album and not downstairs out the window. I giggled, sat back down, and relished...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blinddog View Post
    Roger Waters - Radio KAOS

    Yeah I know, going back a ways. I haven't listened to this album (Ok, CD) in like 20 years and it was well worth going back to and taking another listen. I swear to god, after a couple of beers and my newly purchased SDA speakers I was just about to shoot the neighbor's stupid dog for barking and ruining the intro to side two. Then I remembered that the stupid dog was on the album and not downstairs out the window. I giggled, sat back down, and relished...
    OH that brings back memories. I went to that concert. Wow! When Welcome to the machine came on, it made my pants legs vibrate from the bass.

    That is one of my favorite cds to listen to on the headphones.

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    Nickleback "Darkhorse" is a great cd.....Turn it up and play! The whole thing is awesome
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    Are there any classical music lovers on this site? I could only find one listing for a classical selection. Does anyone have any classical recordings they could share with the group.

    Thanks,

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    Add Styx "Mr Roboto" to your must have list. 4 minutes 15 seconds into the song;) Best SDA song yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldsoundguy View Post
    Are there any classical music lovers on this site? I could only find one listing for a classical selection. Does anyone have any classical recordings they could share with the group.

    Thanks,

    oldsoundguy
    Well, Schubert's "Death and the Maiden" sounds pretty good to me but it's an older pressing, 1988, so there might be a better version out by now.
    This one is from the Mandelring Quartet, recorded in Heidelberg in 1988
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    apocalyptica "worlds collide"




    cello metal kicks butt!
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worlds_Collide_(album)
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    good list

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    Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Raising Sand Great CD great sound!!
    Kings of Leon only by the night I didn't care for the Kings of Leon's 1st 2 cd's but the 3rd and this one... I like it!!! Listen to it twice. Once just gets you in the groove the 2nd round you are sucked in.

    Robin Thicke The Evolution Lots of bass nice Marvin type sound.

    John Legend Evolver Another cd with great bass and so far I think one of his best CD's

    Out of print but if you can find it, Lorna Hunt All in one day. If you like the Cowboy junkies version of sweet Jane then you will love the version of Piece of my heart ( Joplin) and Whipping post! Fantastic recording.

    Dave Brubeck Time out LP NOT THE CD. I have the cd and it sucks. The LP is just night and day. I know someone did mention this but I did not know if they were talking about the cd or not. I should see if they made a remasted version...... !!

    Rufus Wainwright Poses or Want one. On Poses, on some of the songs you can actually hear when his foot hits the peddle on the piano.

    Steve Winwood About time and 9 lives great music and recorded great.

    Fleetwood Mac The Dance. The Dynamics of this cd is fantastic! Get ready for some BOOM!

    Great list!!
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    I forgot, Genisis Trick of the tail, I can't dance,
    Death Cab For Cutie Transatlanticism If you have never heard them they are not a hard rock band. Actually there sound is NOTHING like the name.

    The entire queen News of the World and Night at the Opera. Now Night at the Opera, when you are done listening to it on the SDA's put on some headphones LOL

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    Damm Ok one more


    Ray Lamontagne Either the Trouble CD or Gossip In The Grain.

    If you never heard Ray... He has a old style to him.. Kind of like a cross between Cat Stevens and Van Morison from Into the Mystic.

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    Default Glad to finally be a part of this thread!

    Ok, I'm finally able to post in this thread. Happy about that, no doubt. Anyhoo, I'll be reading this entire thread in the next couple of weeks and most likely blowing a LOT of dough on some new music that brings out the best that SDA's have to offer.

    I just heard the Eagle's Long Road out of Eden album, song #1 "No more walks in the woods" and I gotta say that this sounds pretty damned phenomenal with the SDA's. I'm nowhere even close to dialing in the new rig nor have I gotten all of the components in, let alone the entire rig hooked up yet but man, if this is any indication of what is to come, I'm looking very forward to hearing the end result of my latest project.

    One of the singers was actually located outside [through a wall] the sound stage was so wide. Another singer was singing in my fireplace and you absolutely could not tell where the speakers were located. Very 3-D sound that wrapped all around you and envelops the room without throwing sounds where they shouldn't be. This is some cool ****.
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    Quote Originally Posted by treitz3 View Post
    Ok, I'm finally able to post in this thread. Happy about that, no doubt. Anyhoo, I'll be reading this entire thread in the next couple of weeks and most likely blowing a LOT of dough on some new music that brings out the best that SDA's have to offer.

    I just heard the Eagle's Long Road out of Eden album, song #1 "No more walks in the woods" and I gotta say that this sounds pretty damned phenomenal with the SDA's. I'm nowhere even close to dialing in the new rig nor have I gotten all of the components in, let alone the entire rig hooked up yet but man, if this is any indication of what is to come, I'm looking very forward to hearing the end result of my latest project.

    One of the singers was actually located outside [through a wall] the sound stage was so wide. Another singer was singing in my fireplace and you absolutely could not tell where the speakers were located. Very 3-D sound that wrapped all around you and envelops the room without throwing sounds where they shouldn't be. This is some cool ****.
    Interesting! There are a lot of cd's that give me a great SDA affect but NMWITW isn't one of them. I played the Eagles cd and it's just so so in the SDA department. Wonder why your system is getting such great affects and mine is not? I love that Eagles cd and it sounds great on my speakers but it's not giving me great SDA.
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    I think he said Album not CD. I find some albums provide a better effect than others, same with CDs.
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