Mini-Review: Favorite Downloaded HiRez Music file/album

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Re: Mini-Review: Favorite Downloaded HiRez Music file/album
« Reply #41 on: 7 Jul 2010, 09:51 pm »
Wild! I just listened to this last night.  Great jazz trio album; kind of a kindler gentler jazzier Bad Plus.  Very nice (and the 24/96 recording is exquisite to boot).

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« Reply #42 on: 7 Jul 2010, 09:56 pm »
a kinder gentler jazzier Bad Plus.

Ha! My thoughts exactly. A kinder gentler betterer Bad Plus.  :thumb:

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« Reply #43 on: 8 Sep 2010, 11:59 pm »
Holst: The Planets - Sir Adrian Boult/Vienna State Opera Orchestra



I seriously doubt you will be able to find a finer sounding recording of this orchestral suite anywhere, regardless of format.  What is even more astonishing is that this 24/96 stereo download courtesy of High Definition Tape Transfers was sourced from a 1/4" 4-track stereo tape.  It really boggles my mind to think what the original master tapes must be like (assuming they still exist).  I have several recordings of The Planets.  Some are regarded as "must own" performances but unfortunately most of them don't sound particularly good.  And sure enough I have a few that sound great but the performances don't do very much for me.  Here is a case were a knock-your-socks-off performance meets best-of-breed sonics to produce a near-eargasmic effect on the listener.  Chances are good, unless you own a reel-to-reel tape deck and shelf full of tapes, you haven't heard analog source recordings with strings and brass that sound like this.  I have a lot of classical music recordings on a variety of formats: vinyl, SACD, DVD-A, and 1/4" 4-track stereo tape.  Very few of them are able to make me feel as though I am actually at Symphony Hall listening to a live performance.  This is one that can.  At $14 for a 24/96 download it's a steal and you won't find a better value anywhere else in home audio.  I give it the highest possible recommendation.

--Jerome

Jerome,

You have done it again!!    :bowdown:

I am listening to this version right now and I am smitten!  This is by far the best of the half a dozen or so versions that I have in my inventory. 

Total artistry + incredible sonics = 




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Re: Mini-Review: Favorite Downloaded HiRez Music file/album
« Reply #44 on: 3 Apr 2011, 04:17 pm »



The Pizza Tapes
Audiophile 88kHz/24bit from HDTracks it is an  unbelievable record.The details in this recording are HUGE. Only $17.98

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Re: Mini-Review: Favorite Downloaded HiRez Music file/album
« Reply #45 on: 3 May 2011, 12:49 pm »
Hi there,
Which software is better, Max or XTC, for mac?
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« Reply #46 on: 28 Oct 2011, 02:01 am »
Thanks for the Holst!  The quality of the recordings I sampled from  HDTT are surprisingly good.  Just starting out in hi-rez so I will be following this thread.  And hopefully contributing...

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« Reply #47 on: 28 Oct 2011, 05:44 am »
Ani DiFranco - Red Letter Year.  Because, it's Ani, and HiRez!

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« Reply #48 on: 29 Oct 2011, 12:27 am »
Ok it has to be this one https://www.hdtracks.com/index.php?file=artistdetail&id=9718

A fantastic band called Small World Project .  The album is called "Small Is Beautiful"

At HDtracks.

Why I think this is the finest Hirez album:  my nephew is in the band  :wink:...  (their other album "Less is more" is actually much better...)

edit.: I just stumbled across this as I was perusing the HDT site and had to post it.  Apologies if this is against some rule...

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« Reply #49 on: 31 Oct 2011, 01:50 am »
HDTracks

O Brother Where Art Thou.

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« Reply #50 on: 17 Dec 2012, 04:40 am »
You guys have to check this out. You dont even need to like metal to enjoy. All you need to appreciate is thrash galloping guitar, lots of good double bass punching and not the greatest vocals but you are going to sing the crap out of it anyways kinda stuff.  :lol:

There is no instrument that takes over. It sounds like Stiff upper lip in that bluesy recording feel. The vocals are in the middle with the hirez sense of air. No clammer.
This is a great great recording in 24 bit.

best served loud  :thumb:
https://www.hdtracks.com/index.php?file=catalogdetail&valbum_code=HD016861770068

Moderator edit:  Werd and I are concerned about the Sharesale redirect with these HDtracks links.  Anybody have an idea?
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Re: Mini-Review: Favorite Downloaded HiRez Music file/album
« Reply #51 on: 17 Dec 2012, 10:12 pm »
I second the Megadeth on HD Tracks. Excellent. The Dream Theater on HD Tracks is even better - absolutely mind blowing!