Blu-spec CD2 arrives

F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,171
edited November 2012 in Music & Movies
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  • polkfarmboypolkfarmboy Posts: 5,724
    edited October 2012
    I read about this, distortion is cut down by over 50% because the blu lasers burn deeper when making the recording. Should make for some awesome playback via a cd transport hooked up to a dac
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,171
    edited October 2012
    Or you could just buy a top notch CDP and lose the extra connections.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 11,528
    edited October 2012
    I read about this, distortion is cut down by over 50% because the blu lasers burn deeper when making the recording. Should make for some awesome playback via a cd transport hooked up to a dac

    Even better, it will make for better file copies to play back from the music server.
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  • drumminmandrumminman Posts: 3,366
    edited October 2012
    Interesting - most are priced $23 - $33 usd. Wonder if they'll branch out into other types of music? May have to try a couple of the classical selections out of curiosity.
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  • George GrandGeorge Grand Posts: 12,272
    edited October 2012
    I'll wait for Live at Leeds.
  • striderstrider Posts: 2,569
    edited October 2012
    Hopefully they'll release a version of Kind of Blue. Haven't seen a new version of that one in a week or so.

    Looks like it should play in redbook player?
    Wristwatch--->Crisco
  • Erik TracyErik Tracy Posts: 4,691
    edited October 2012
    I got a blu-spec CD (version 1) of the Scorpions "Taken By Force" - I didn't get it because it was blu-spec - just wanted a good CD copy of this. It is really really good: clean, great dynamics, deep spatial sonics.

    As with most releases, the mix & mastering is what really matters - the medium less so, imo.

    H9: If you don't trust what you are hearing, then maybe you need to be less invested in a hobby which all the pleasure comes from listening to music.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,975
    edited October 2012
    Excited to take a listen to one of these and happy to hear that they will work in a standard player!
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,775
    edited October 2012
    As with most releases, the mix & mastering is what really matters - the medium less so, imo.

    bingo as with most today being mastered HOT and LOUD no matter what medium they put it on i would think it would still sound bad.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,975
    edited October 2012
    Anyone had a chance to take a listen to one of these yet and feel like sharing their thoughts?
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 11,528
    edited October 2012
    I just searched on Amazon, and a few turned up in the $50+ range. Of course, none interested me. Also, you would be amazed at how many CDs there are with "blue" and "spec" in the title. :eek:
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  • jaf09jaf09 Posts: 48
    edited October 2012
    sounds good, i wanna try it!!!
  • Danny TseDanny Tse Posts: 5,233
    edited November 2012
    Just in case anyone is interested, Japan Sony is readying reissues on Blu-spec CD 2 to be released in 2013 with its usual list of artists....

    Journey, Toto, Bob Dylan, Kansas, Boz Scaggs, Paul Simon (Graceland), Boston, Billy Joel, ELO, Cheap Trick, Aerosmith, etc.

    The Jimi Hendrix Blu-spec CD 2 titles have been postponed though. But Blu-spec CD 2 releases from Davy Jones and David Cassidy are still on schedule.
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,034
    edited November 2012
    I asked a mastering engineer who has done work on the most dynamic and well recorded album I have ever ran across [FIM/Sheffield Lab DXD DTD 24-bit352.8Khz mastering] and has worked with clients such as David Chesky, First Impression Music and Wilson Audio (to name a few) if Blu-spec 2 was hype or worthy. This was his answer...
    Just hype... The burning is more accurate, but every transport has error correction. You can get the same results by using a Blu-ray burner. I've done it and there is no sonic difference.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,975
    Better late than never? I decided to finally order a few of these BluSpec CD2 discs from a Japanese eBay seller:

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    Took exactly 18 days to arrive. Prices were $30.50 and $20.50, respectively, plus $9 shipping. That is approaching SACD pricing.

    I'll play them soon in the Ruby and see how they sound.
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 11,528
    edited April 2
    Wow Clipdat. You've been on since at least 2012. For some reason I was thinking you were a newbie. Time flies. :)
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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,261
    I picked up 3 of them last night, give them s shot and see how they sound.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,975
    What titles did you go with Kerry?
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,171
    I found them brighter, not a good thing.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,974
    F1nut wrote: »
    I found them brighter, not a good thing.

    Yes, we all know how much you fear the light.
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