Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by rstamberg, May 28, 2011.
Is this a "hybrid" SACD? Playable in a regular c.d. player?
I like EW... one of the better SHM-SACDs, but I prefer the MC-SACD. A little more punch.
...maybe a bit compressed?
Nope... it's a remix from the multitracks, while the SHM-SACD is just a remaster.
Ok. I hope it's mixed analogue. If each track is converted to PCM and then mixed digital, then it's :thumbsdn: from me.
I will have my SHM-SACD in a couple of days.
The 2003 SACD is a hybrid, so you can play it in a regular CD player.
The new 2011 SHM-SACD is NOT a hybrid, so you can only play it in a SACD player.
I was disappointed when I got this, as I don't have a SACD player, and I'm not buying one to play one disc.
Why buy an SACD at all, if you only are looking for redbook?
I think all SHM SACDs are single layer, not playable without an SACD player. However the Tony Visconti-mixed SACD is a hybrid. It will cost you, though.
Does the 2011 SHM-SACD, now back in print with budget packaging, contain any of the bonus tracks from previous releases?
No, just the straight album. No bonus tracks
I thought as much. Thanks. I was hoping for Hot Love at least. Always thought that should've been on the album anyway!
Read through all of this but not seen any comparison with the UK Castle CLACD180 - anyone?
Love the Castle, but never thought of comaring it to a SACD.
I think the Castle is superb, the benchmark for me and it would have been interesting to know how well the SACD went against that.
Yes, ages ago I bought both and compared the EQ with software as well as by ear. They're very, very close. Both have full dynamic range. The MFSL - by which I mean the SACD, because it was mastered by MFSL if I remember correctly - is very slightly smoother than the Castle - it varies from track to track but it tends to have very slightly more bass and very slightly rolled off upper frequencies compared to the CD, which makes it very slightly less raw and edgy. It's quite subtle but probably just enough to be able to detect in a blind test. I wouldn't necessarily place one above the other - although the MoFi sounds a little bit smoother than the Castle, some might say it's too polite and prefer to hear it raw. Each is superb in its own right and highly enjoyable.
Thanks for that, I won't chase down the SACD if it's that close. The Castle sounds great.
Can anyone help me out? I just bought the 2011 Japan EW SACD. Everything looks bona fide but the CD is plain green with only the tiny SHM, SACD, and DSD logos on the rim. Does this sound right? Suddenly started worrying [I also mailed Daryl about this.]
Yes, they are all like that.
Oh thanks. Relief.
Btw, are the Edsel bonus releases generally well liked?
And what is up with what must be the most boring CD label I have ever seen? Outer packaging is fine, but I was really worried that this was a boot although the guy in the shop pointed out the correspondence between the cat no. on the obi and on the runout on the disc.
I think the green is supposed to block out the laser reflections... like your old green marker around the edges of CDs. I guess they couldn't figure what to have as labels and thought the green stuff wouldn't hurt.
That's new to me, but it seems odd with all the excellent design that usually goes into prestige releases ...
Hope it's not a silly question, but why didn't you buy the SHM-CD (if it came out at the same time) and was the same mastering?
No worries. That's exactly how all the SHM-SACDs look. Bare bones. Enjoy.
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