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  • StewStew Posts: 646
    edited January 2006
    I’ve been listening to all my old CD’s and hadn’t heard this one in years. Wow! I had forgotten how good it sounds. I don’t know how to classify them: Jazz, Bluegrass, Rock, Acoustic??? Bela Fleck fans take note! This is a remastered CD with good sound quality and the soundstage and imaging are excellent. Anyone heard any of the other Dixie Dregs CD’s?
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    Dared SL-2000a (Siemens & Halske TM 12AT7WA's, Brimar 5Z4G)
    Jolida JD-100a (Sylvania BP TM Gold Brand 5751's), NAD C275BEE, Blue Jeans

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  • seoseo Posts: 432
    edited January 2006
    When My SDA-CRS's were new back in 1986, I would put on Talking Heads - Burning Down the House (Vinyl LP) to let people hear what the SDA's were about. This is when CD's were fairly new and I also used this as an example of why I still preferred LP's at the time.
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  • seoseo Posts: 432
    edited January 2006
    Stew wrote:
    I’ve been listening to all my old CD’s and hadn’t heard this one in years. Wow! I had forgotten how good it sounds. I don’t know how to classify them: Jazz, Bluegrass, Rock, Acoustic??? Bela Fleck fans take note! This is a remastered CD with good sound quality and the soundstage and imaging are excellent. Anyone heard any of the other Dixie Dregs CD’s?

    In college we always referered to them as Jazz Fusion/Progressive. That album was played a lot in our dorm in 1982-83. It's a fantastic album.
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  • ND13ND13 Posts: 7,648
    edited January 2006
    Well I have officially heard what, imo, is the perfect SDA song. I was amazed at the recording quality(actually a remaster).

    The song is "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" from "THE BEST OF SIMON AND GARFUNKEL"(1999). I've heard this song, literally, thousands of times and it was like rediscovering a lost treasure. Actually, almost every song on the cd is very, very well done. A must have.

    If you have your SDAs set up properly you will be in for a treat. I was/am amazed. On top of it all is, it's also a beautiful song.

    Paul Simon is a genius.
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  • danger boydanger boy Posts: 15,888
    edited January 2006
    ND13 wrote:
    Well I have officially heard what, imo, is the perfect SDA song. I was amazed at the recording quality(actually a remaster).

    The song is "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" from "THE BEST OF SIMON AND GARFUNKEL"(1999). I've heard this song, literally, thousands of times and it was like rediscovering a lost treasure. Actually, almost every song on the cd is very, very well done. A must have.

    If you have your SDAs set up properly you will be in for a treat. I was/am amazed. On top of it all is, it's also a beautiful song.

    Paul Simon is a genius.


    so true.. i listen to S&G quite a bit.. while not all of their songs sound that good on the SDA's. quite a few of them do. check out the rest of theirs.

    Not to mention that they were or are incredible song writers. Certainly as good as Lennon and McCartney.
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  • Tour2maTour2ma Old School Posts: 10,176
    edited January 2006
    Mike,

    Only took me 15 months, but I edited in the album titles like you asked. So post #4 is now up to date.

    I also dropped The Who's "Teenage Wasteland" in favor of their "Emminence Front".

    Anything else you want me to do a year or so from now?
    More later,
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  • jray9900jray9900 Posts: 5
    edited March 2006
    Can't believe nobody even mentioned:

    Radiohead - OK Computer
  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,427
    edited April 2006
    OK - I admit it - Church Music -

    Something like a funeral dirge written for a Pope in the 1600's(or earlier?) Transcripted by Mozart from memory after hearing it because the Catholic Church guarded the music.

    It's in latin but unbelieveably cool MUSIC if you can just appreciate it for that - and it makes my SDA's SING The recording is great and haunting and detailed.

    Check it out - worth a listen.

    On a side note as I make my way through these lists:
    Shawn Mullins - Souls Core - Excellent
    Rush - Moving Pictures - Excellent
    Yes - Close to the Edge - Excellent

    Can't wait to give a listen to more!

    Thanks everyone for the play ideas!
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    A/L 1000VA Dreadnought Canare 4s11 SDA cable
    SACD Marantz DV8300
    Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD
    Yamaha YP-D6
    Soundcraftsmen PCR800
    Audible Illusions L1 Preamp
    Vincent MFA based Cocci Tube Preamp
    Pho-700 Phono Pre
    Signal Cable Silver Resolution IC's






  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,427
    edited April 2006
    Gettin my SDA on tonight with a bottle and a candle... mmmmm good...

    Janes Addiction - from Nothing Shocking - "Summertime Rolls"
    KD Lang - Ingenue -
    Sade - Love Deluxe -
    VA HT HK AVR20II, Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD, Polk Audio RC80i / Polk Audio CSi3, 60" Panasonic Plasma, Nordost / Signal Cable A2 / Wireworld / Pangea / Magic Power
    VA 2 Channel Focal Electra 926 speakers, Pass Labs X150.5 Amp, Eastern Electric MiniMax Preamp (Tutay mods), Eastern Electric Minimax CDP (Scott Nixon mods), Music Hall mmf 5.1 Turntable, Parks Audio Budgie Phono Pre , Audioengine B1 streamer, MIT S3 IC's / MIT Shotgun S3 Speaker Cables / PS Audio power cables
    Noggin Schiit Valhalla, Pangea, Phillips Fidelio X1, Polk UF8000

    Polk SDA1c modded
    Polk CRS+ 4.1TL modded (need veneer)
    Polk SDA2BTL (fully modded)
    A/L 1000VA Dreadnought Canare 4s11 SDA cable
    SACD Marantz DV8300
    Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD
    Yamaha YP-D6
    Soundcraftsmen PCR800
    Audible Illusions L1 Preamp
    Vincent MFA based Cocci Tube Preamp
    Pho-700 Phono Pre
    Signal Cable Silver Resolution IC's






  • accasbelaccasbel Posts: 19
    edited May 2006
    Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
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  • univeraunivera Posts: 852
    edited May 2006
    Funky town rocks. Period. I could hear a strong, 3 layers of depth with the volume cranked up. Super tight. Mark Knoffler or any Dire Straights sounds sweet on any quality system. Knoffler's "Shangri-La" is an HDCD and is smooth and open. Butter. McCartneys "Paul is Live" sounds great. The ultimate so far, however, is Loreena McKennit's double live disk (which I can't find for a name at the moment.) This disk is concert hall and miked perfectly. Her harp in addition to a wide variety of instruments is musical a musical high. All the songs are great, but Mummer's Tale and the song that follows stand out. Lasty, A Tribute to George Harrison DVD with Ravi Shankar's daughter and an Indian orchestra is fantastic. Fleetwood Mac's the Dance wouldn't hurt either...Despite the possible ridicule, Lionel Ritchie's upbeat 80's hits sound super tight and very encompassing. Is it just me, or do quality live recordings sound better than just about any thing else on the SDA-SRS's?
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  • univeraunivera Posts: 852
    edited May 2006
    I love Paul Simon and Garfunkel. However, just saw Simon at Jazz Fest in the Big Easy and I was quite disappointed. Lionel blew him away. Yes, Lionel Ritchie. Who'd have thunk it...
    UNIVERA
    Historic Charleston SC

    2 Channel:
    SDA-SRS's RDO tweets
    Biamped Anthem 2 SE's w/1970's NOS Siemens CCA's
    Anthem Pre 2L w/E.harmonix platinum matched 6H23's
    CDP- NAD C 542



    HT setup:
    AVR: NAD T 773
    Rears: Polk LC80i
    DVD: Toshiba 3109 dual tray
    Subs: Velodyne and M&K
    T.V.: Sony KDL-52XBR4 w/Vans Evers Clean Line Jr.
    Conditioner: Panamax M5100EX

    Master Bedroom Sony 40KDL-XBR3

    "I love it when a plan comes together." Hannibal Smith, The A-Team
  • dudeinaroomdudeinaroom Posts: 3,625
    edited May 2006
    yes- owner of a lonely heart
  • DAGLJAM6DAGLJAM6 Posts: 635
    edited May 2006
    Stew wrote:
    I’ve been listening to all my old CD’s and hadn’t heard this one in years. Wow! I had forgotten how good it sounds. I don’t know how to classify them: Jazz, Bluegrass, Rock, Acoustic??? Bela Fleck fans take note! This is a remastered CD with good sound quality and the soundstage and imaging are excellent. Anyone heard any of the other Dixie Dregs CD’s?
    Old post to respond to but adding......
    All of 'em. Look for "What If?" one of their finest. Oh, and on a side note grab a copy of Steve Morse's-"High Tension Wires" (lead guitarist for the dregs- solo effort)
  • univeraunivera Posts: 852
    edited May 2006
    Found the Loreena McKemitt set. It is live in Paris and Toronto. The whole thing is awesome. You will be sitting in Paris. Huge soundstage. If anyone listens, please let me know your thoughts.
    UNIVERA
    Historic Charleston SC

    2 Channel:
    SDA-SRS's RDO tweets
    Biamped Anthem 2 SE's w/1970's NOS Siemens CCA's
    Anthem Pre 2L w/E.harmonix platinum matched 6H23's
    CDP- NAD C 542



    HT setup:
    AVR: NAD T 773
    Rears: Polk LC80i
    DVD: Toshiba 3109 dual tray
    Subs: Velodyne and M&K
    T.V.: Sony KDL-52XBR4 w/Vans Evers Clean Line Jr.
    Conditioner: Panamax M5100EX

    Master Bedroom Sony 40KDL-XBR3

    "I love it when a plan comes together." Hannibal Smith, The A-Team
  • StewStew Posts: 646
    edited June 2006
    DAGLJAM6 wrote:
    Old post to respond to but adding......
    All of 'em. Look for "What If?" one of their finest. Oh, and on a side note grab a copy of Steve Morse's-"High Tension Wires" (lead guitarist for the dregs- solo effort)

    Thanks DAGLJAM6! I'll check those out. I haven't heard a lot of other Dixie Dregs albums but if it's anything like the one I have, I'm in for another treat!
    SDA 2B-TL (Sonicap/Solen/Mills, Erse Super Q, Rings, Spikes, No-Rez)
    1000VA Dreadnought
    Dared SL-2000a (Siemens & Halske TM 12AT7WA's, Brimar 5Z4G)
    Jolida JD-100a (Sylvania BP TM Gold Brand 5751's), NAD C275BEE, Blue Jeans

    RTiA3, Onkyo TX-SR605
  • honestaquarianhonestaquarian Posts: 2,883
    edited June 2006
    Diana Ross-Theme from Mahogany
    Sade-Your not the man
    Sade-No ordinary love
    Phylis Hyman-Living all alone
    Michael Jackson-Break of dawn
    Toto-I won't hold you back
    Steve Winwood-The morning side
    Steely Dan-The fez
    Erykah Badu-The other side of the game
    Journey-Happy to give
    Journey-Send her my love
    Yes-Owner of a lonely heart
    Yes-Hearts
    En Vogue-Whatever
    Little Anthony and the Imperials-Going out of my head
    The Delphonics-Didn't i blow your mind
    Paul McCartney and Wings-Silly love songs
    Roberta Flack-Making love
    George Benson-Give me the night
    Hall And Oates-Family man
    Hall and Oates-I can't go for that
    Hall and Oates-Say it isn't so
    The Fixx-Saved by zero
    Peter Gabriel-We do what were told
    Jill Scott-Gettin' in the way
    Herb Alpert-Makin' love in the rain
    Janet Jackson-Come back to me
    Starship-Sara
    Fleetwood Mack-Rhiannon
    Princess-Say i'm your number one
    Innocence-Natural thing
    Phil Collins-In the air tonight
    Carly Simon-You belong to me
    Lionel Richie-Love will find a way
    Foreigner-I want to know what love is
    Foreigner-That was yesterday
    Sade-Mermaid
    Teena Marie-Portuguese love
    Quincy Jones-Somethin'Special
    Quincy Jones-Razzamatazz
    Quincy Jones-Velas
    The S.O.S.Band-No one's gonna love you
    Tears For Fears-Shout(12" US Remix)
    Tears For Fears-Sowing the seeds of love
    Man Parish-Hip Hop Be Bop(don't Stop)
    Frankie Goes To Hollywood-Relax
    Lorin Maazel/The Cleveland orchestra-Moussorgsky-Pictures at an Exhibition(Telarc)
    Erich Kunzel/The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra-Tchaikovsky 1812(Telarc-Even the LP will blow your system up if not careful.ESPECIALLY the UHQR.ASSUMING you can find a Turntable/Arm/Cartridge combo that will actually track the cannon blasts)
    Al Stewart-Year of the cat
    George Benson-Breezin album
  • schwarcwschwarcw Posts: 7,261
    edited June 2006
    Good post Honestaquarian! Some new additions to the list, I'm goind to give them a try!
    Carl

  • honestaquarianhonestaquarian Posts: 2,883
    edited June 2006
    schwarcw wrote:
    Good post Honestaquarian! Some new additions to the list, I'm goind to give them a try!
    Carl
    Let me know which ones you tried and how they sounded on your SDA's

    Carlton
  • honestaquarianhonestaquarian Posts: 2,883
    edited June 2006
    univera wrote:
    I love Paul Simon and Garfunkel. However, just saw Simon at Jazz Fest in the Big Easy and I was quite disappointed. Lionel blew him away. Yes, Lionel Ritchie. Who'd have thunk it...
    Simon and Garfunkel-Bridge over troubled water on Mobile Fidelity sound labs LP.Or even the CBS halfspeed if you have it.The MoFi sounds better though.
  • warlocks1warlocks1 Posts: 1,191
    edited July 2006
    Does anyone have a compliation disc of great SDA songs? I would love to listen to one. Would it be illegal to pass one around on a trial basis to interested members? BTW, Steve Miller Born to be Blue sounded great. Thanks, Jeff
  • schwarcwschwarcw Posts: 7,261
    edited July 2006
    I've though about making one. But I never got around to it. Some of my favorite demo tunes include Paul Simon's Graceland, Miles Davis ****'s Brew, Van Morrison's Moondance and many others already on this thread.
    Carl

  • BodgirBodgir Posts: 1
    edited August 2006
  • hearingimparedhearingimpared Banned Posts: 21,473
    edited August 2006
    Jazz at the Pawnshop --Arne Domnerus Group-Proprius - CD or LP any track
    Spirit- The Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus- any track
  • WaftobmamWaftobmam Posts: 1
    edited August 2006
  • ESavinonESavinon SRT Specialist Posts: 3,015
    edited August 2006
    Ray Lynch - Deep Breakfast. (reference recording).
    Ray Lynch - Best of. volume 1. (reference recording).
    The Living Sea soundtrack.
    Frida soundtrack. (reference recording).
    Enigma All recordings.
    Sting Ten summoner's tale.
    Vangelis 1492 conquest of paradise soundtrack.
    Vangelis - Direct.
    Dark City Soundtrack (reference recording).
    The prince of egypt soundtrack.
    Bjork - Homogenic
    Blue man group - All recordings.

    more to come.........
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  • riglehartriglehart Posts: 276
    edited August 2006
    I just got Billy Thorpe's CD. The song "Children of the Sun" is awsome in SDA.
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  • crazyeyescrazyeyes Posts: 74
    edited November 2006
    The Postal Service's album Give Up sounds great on my 2B's I have it on vinyl and it sounds amazing. The CD i haven't tried yet but i am sure it sounds good as well.
  • RicardoRicardo Posts: 10,583
    edited November 2006
    Not sure if this was posted before....

    Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - The Ellington Suites -20bit from pablo Records/Fantasy Jazz

    UNBELIEVAVBLE soundstage; I keep turning left and right... :)
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