Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs SACDs you like...

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by LeeS, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. LeeS

    LeeS Tubes Rule

    Location:
    Atlanta
    I'm curious which of the Mofi SACDs that members recommend. I am thinking about filling in part of my collection...

    I'm also curious how folks like these titles in terms of sonics:

    McCoy Tyner, Sahara
    Art Pepper, The Way It Was
    Aimee Mann, Lost in Space
    The Kinks, Everybodies in Showbiz and Low Budget
    Los Lobos, Good Morning Aztlan and Time
    Isaac Hayes, Hot Buttered Soul
     
  2. Kayaker

    Kayaker Well-Known Member

    Location:
    New Joisey Now
    David Alvin - Black Jack David
    Hawkins, Coleman – The Hawk Flies High
    Marshal, Mike - Gator Strut
    Winter, Edgar – They Only Come Out At Night
    Skrowaczewski/Minnesota Orchestra – Ravel
    Little Richard – Here’s Little Richard
    Earth Wind and Fire – That’s the Way of the World

    I believe the Kinks SACD's in the digipaks have the same mastering so you can save money there (unless you are a collector). Aimee Mann has great sonics but it's not my cup of tea. I don't find myself reaching for Sahara much - It's got some really good songs but I'm not a huge fan of that jazz era. Hot Buttered Souls is a must but it will cost you $$$. I need to order the Art Pepper.
     
  3. LeeS

    LeeS Tubes Rule

    Location:
    Atlanta
    Good choices Rick. I am putting the Coleman Hawkins and Little Richard on my list.
     
  4. MichaelSmith

    MichaelSmith Active Member

    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    The Little Richard does have the tape stretch - but I guess thats how the master is today - but I wish it could be corrected to sound correct....
     
  5. ATR

    ATR Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Baystate
    I have Sahara and Good Morning Aztlan. I just wanted to have a digital version of Sahara, being that it was one of my key recordings of the 70's. The sound is nothing revelatory, but I'll admit to the fact that I did no A/B comparisons. It sounds fine. As for Los Lobos, I have no basis of comparison. As with Sahara, nothing revelatory in terms of depth of soundstage or imaging, and certainly not IMO as good a record as either The Neighborhood or Kiko.

    If you have no other version of Sahara, I would jump on this one.
     
  6. Blair G.

    Blair G. Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Delta, BC, Canada
    Los Lobos - Time
    Dave Alvin
    Coleman Hawkins

    are among my favorites for sonics.

    Was kind of disappointed in Sahara but the music didn't move me so that didn't help.
    The Isaac Hayes is OK. The recording shows its age here and there.

    Have the Aimee Mann too but haven't actually listened to it yet.

    Intend to get the Art Pepper.
     
  7. I have Aimee Mann's Lost in Space on SACD and LP. There's quite a difference between the two. The LP has a much deeper low end than the SACD. I also hear a more cohesive, fuller midrange on the LP. It's worth comparing if you're a fan of the album. Being used to the LP I was disappointed with the SACD.
     
  8. Claude

    Claude Forum Resident

    Location:
    Luxembourg
  9. PoeRaider

    PoeRaider Active Member

    Location:
    Northeast Penn
    The MFSL SACD of The Pixies "Surfer Rosa" is one of my favorites. Really great clarity and the drums have a live punchy sound that I love. I also really enjoy "Time" by Los Lobos. Man I wish MFSL would do Kiko.
     
  10. Santana Abraxas (MFSL)
    Joe Walsh-Barnstorm (MFCD)
    Elton John-Captain Fantastic (SACD MCA)
    David Bowie_Hunky Dory (RYKO AU20 Gold)
    Most of Steve Hoffman's work..
     
  11. Kayaker

    Kayaker Well-Known Member

    Location:
    New Joisey Now
    Lee was only asking about the MFSL SACD's. (I have all the ones you listed here and they are indeed all audiophile treats.)
     
  12. Claus

    Claus Fireblade Rider

    Location:
    Germany
    Aimee Man / Isaac Hayes
     
  13. yasujiro

    yasujiro Forum Resident

    Location:
    tokyo
    The 2 albums of Ravel are simply awesome both in stereo and mc.
     
  14. yasujiro

    yasujiro Forum Resident

    Location:
    tokyo
    It seems a little strange nobody mentioned 'Soultrane'.
     
  15. budlyte

    budlyte Active Member

    Location:
    Michigan's U.P.
    The Blood, Sweat, and Tears titles sound great, along with Holst's "The Planets". I also agree with the EWF and Edgar Winter titles previously mentioned.
     
  16. Meddle_Guy

    Meddle_Guy Active Member

    Location:
    Woodland Hills, CA
    This one is very good.
     
  17. Javimulder

    Javimulder New Member

    Location:
    Spain
    Crime Of The Century & Breakfast In America...
     
  18. Not SACDs. :)
     
  19. Javimulder

    Javimulder New Member

    Location:
    Spain
    Oh damn, sorry...
    It is true when they tell me I should read more!
     
  20. Kayaker

    Kayaker Well-Known Member

    Location:
    New Joisey Now
    I've had the DAD of this for years and the mofi is much better (when the stereo layer on both is compared). The surround on the mofi just opens the music up.
    I need to pick up the other Ravel.
     
  21. bholz

    bholz Well-Known Member

    Location:
    USA
    I have the following, which I bought based on recommendations found here and on sa-cd.net

    John Coltrane - Soultrane
    Coleman Hawkins - The Hawk Flies High
    Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
    Jim Hall - Concierto
    Pat Martino - East
    Miles Davis - Steamin' (although I like the mastering of the Cookin' SACD better)
    Milt Jackson - Sextet

    I also have the Holst, Ravel and Mussorgsky classical SACDs.

    Bill
     
  22. anduandi

    anduandi Well-Known Member

    Patricia Barber - all of her MoFi SACDs sound very impressive.

    Achim
     
  23. yasujiro

    yasujiro Forum Resident

    Location:
    tokyo
    I didn't know this. It seems interesting. How's the sound, Bill?
     
  24. bholz

    bholz Well-Known Member

    Location:
    USA
    I think the sound is great! Excellent album too! (Note that I don't own any other version of this title, so I have nothing to compare it to for sound quality.)

    I picked this up right after my wife and I saw him in concert. Didn't know much or really any of his music before that show, just that he was from Philly. (His story is very interesting in that he had a stroke and had to re-learn everything about playing guitar. Just amazing. Goes to show that some people are just born with a gift!)

    Anyway, this disc just keeps on finding its way into the player.

    Bill
     
  25. yasujiro

    yasujiro Forum Resident

    Location:
    tokyo
    It sounds Intriguing. Thanks, Bill.
     

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