Marantz SA-14S1

KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger ModeratorPosts: 7,087
I've been listening to some SACDs this afternoon and really loving the way it sounds. Anybody have some discs they really like the sound of? Mostly classical and jazz, but really anything well done.
"They thought we were too loud, but shoot, I had four army blankets folded over my amp, and the volume level was on 2. I'm used to playin' on 10!" S.R.V.

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,727
    All of Elton Johns are well recorded. I enjoy those greatly.
  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 7,087
    Thanks! We watched "Rocketman" last night, thoroughly enjoyed it.
    "They thought we were too loud, but shoot, I had four army blankets folded over my amp, and the volume level was on 2. I'm used to playin' on 10!" S.R.V.
  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,297
    Ken,

    If you have only one SACD in your collection....it should be this one:

    http://www.classicalsource.com/db_control/db_cd_review.php?id=4854

    Hope all is well with you!

    Cheers,

    Troy
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,297
    Also forgot, the Mercury Janos Starker Bach Cello Suites are very well done as well....
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 7,087
    Great, thanks, Troy! I have the Starker Cello Suites as a master tape copy, they were a wedding gift from my wife. I appreciate all of the suggestions.
    "They thought we were too loud, but shoot, I had four army blankets folded over my amp, and the volume level was on 2. I'm used to playin' on 10!" S.R.V.
  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 7,087
    So far I've played:
    RCA Living Stereo, Beethoven and Mendelssohn violin concertos (Heifetz and Munch)
    Music for Organ, Brass and Timpani
    Bill Evans Trio
    Jim Hall, Concierto, MoFi

    Really enjoying everything, especially the Heifetz and Bill Evans. I could hear the small duets between the violin and the flute so clearly. Sweet.
    "They thought we were too loud, but shoot, I had four army blankets folded over my amp, and the volume level was on 2. I'm used to playin' on 10!" S.R.V.
  • teekay0007teekay0007 Posts: 2,237
    Ken listening to digital?! And enjoying it? Wow, 'zat a cold front I feel? :p


    Glad you're enjoying it, Ken. I think 'Yo Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone' was really well done and can literally get lost in it - late at night...lights down low...Macallan on the rocks... Also, I really like Norah Jones' 'Come Away With Me' and some of Dianna Krall's stuff - all well recorded.
  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 7,087
    Thanks for the suggestions @teekay0007 I'll add them to my search list. I bought a Sony SACD changer from a CP member along time ago. I put a few new parts in it and began collecting discs. At that time they were being sold in "regular" CD stores and I managed to accumulate a good assortment, especially the RCA Living Stereo which I had the vinyl to compare. Now a friend made this Marantz available and I can go over the old collection with way better results.
    "They thought we were too loud, but shoot, I had four army blankets folded over my amp, and the volume level was on 2. I'm used to playin' on 10!" S.R.V.
  • aprazer402aprazer402 Posts: 1,930

    The top row only are SA-CD. The others are good too, but you know that. :)

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  • aprazer402aprazer402 Posts: 1,930
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    Midnight Sugar, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio

    This one is excellent. The SA-CD version has been on my wish list way too long.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,302
    Oh god this is not a good thread for my checking account.
  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,297
    edited July 1
    Careful on the Norah Jones Come Away With Me (sounds good but not a mind blowing difference from the red book layer).... the masters they used weren’t high resolution to begin with which is true of a lot of the early SACD’s. Lot of garbage out there.... the Diana Krall stuff, particularly Love Scenes and The Girl in the Other Room is great....on some tracks the sibilance of her microphone is noticeable but do not detract from how great the music is.
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • xsmixsmi Posts: 1,520
    TroyD wrote: »
    Careful on the Norah Jones Come Away With Me (sounds good but not a mind blowing difference from the red book layer).... the masters they used weren’t high resolution to begin with which is true of a lot of the early SACD’s. Lot of garbage out there.... the Diana Krall stuff, particularly Love Scenes and The Girl in the Other Room is great....on some tracks the sibilance of her microphone is noticeable but do not detract from how great the music is.

    Love Scenes is my goto when I'm making sure that a system is what I want it to be. LOL The imperfections in the recording process make it seem more authentic to me and makes it sound more "human". I guess that's the jazz musician in me. LOL
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  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,297
    Absolutely agree...first time I heard it, I thought I has an equipment problem LOL. Sounded like a tube giving up the ghost.
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • IrrenhausIrrenhaus Posts: 933
    This one is good.

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  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 7,087
    Thanks for everyone's suggestions, I'll be checking these out. @aprazer402 , I already have the Midnight Sugar disc I'll listen to it this morning. The Jazz at the Pawnshop is another well known favorite. I played an Eric Dolphy SACD yesterday and it sounded excellent.
    "They thought we were too loud, but shoot, I had four army blankets folded over my amp, and the volume level was on 2. I'm used to playin' on 10!" S.R.V.
  • Dennis GardnerDennis Gardner Posts: 4,876
    I like Diana Krall-Girl In The Other Room on SACD. More soundstage depth is evident in this disc over the redbook version.
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,449
    edited July 3
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    Mike Oldfield-Tubular Bells
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 5,320
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    Mike Oldfield-Tubular Bells

    Are the "two slightly distorted guitars" still slightly distorted? :p
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,449
    The double speed bagpipe fuzz guitars in all thier glory this SACD sounds fabulous.
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    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
    JD LABS C5 Headphone Amplifier, Sennheiser HD 598, Polk Audio Buckle, Polk Audio Hinge, Velodyne vPulse, Bose IE2, Sennheiser CX 200 Street II, Sennheiser MX 365

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  • msgmsg Posts: 5,749
    gudnoyez wrote: »
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    Mike Oldfield-Tubular Bells
    AAAAH!!!
    Dude that's the Exorcist song!
    Gonna be up all night now.
    I disabled signatures.
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,109
    Love Tubular Bells! One of my fav albums!
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,302
    Listened to this the other day, per the suggestion on this thread:

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    I preferred the Mendelssohn piece!
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,528
    Are you looking for ‘High res’ SACD, or regular SACD?
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,302
    Whichever one Lady Gaga uses.
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