Jarrett "Koln Concert": SACD or PCM Download?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Audiophile65, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. Audiophile65

    Audiophile65 Active Member Thread Starter

    Lexington, KY
    I have yet to try to get the SACD (Tower Records Japan/ECM exclusive) of Keith Jarrett's "Koln Concert", but I am happy to say that I already have the HDTracks 24/96 PCM download of "Koln" (which sounds terrific). Do any of you have more preference toward the SACD?
  2. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    Fantastic album. Probably the first of its sort i ever had
  3. Black Elk

    Black Elk Music Lover

    Bay Area, U.S.A.
    Yes, the Tower SACD is better than the HD Tracks 24/96 version.

    All the Tower SACD transfers I have heard (3x Chick Corea, 3x Pat Metheny and 4x Jarrett [including Sun Bear]) have been excellently done. There are a few threads on the discs discussing the sonics.
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  4. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Please don’t be angry...just wanted to say that my vinyl copy is truly wonderful!
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  5. RolandG

    RolandG Forum Resident

    I'll gift you an "ö". ;)
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  6. Audiophile65

    Audiophile65 Active Member Thread Starter

    Lexington, KY
    Thank you for your gift! You shouldn't have! :wave:Sounds nice and....German! :agree:
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  7. libertycaps

    libertycaps Forum Resident

    Portland, OR, USA
    ^This. See no reason to ask for more.
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  8. Say It Right

    Say It Right Forum Resident

    Niagara Falls
    Not to derail the thread topic, but doesn't this sound pretty terrific even without the hi rez treatment?
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  9. DLeet

    DLeet Forum Resident

    Chernigov, Ukraine
    I would got a bit further and ask - which is the vinyl version to get? I am not into the format, but I have a friend's B-day coming up soon and I can see that one can get the original fairly cheap in NM condition, but there are also new pressings from 2010 available on Amazon. What should I go for then - vintage or are the new copies, which have not become yellow yet with time, are as good?

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