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Thread: what are your favorite cds in terms of sound quality and enjoyment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malx View Post
    Thank you - so a similar effect to listening with a 'loudness' control that was available on some integrated amps from years back activated. I believe, but I am happy to be corrected, that the loudness control was usually used when listening at lower volume levels.
    Exactly - the amount of EQ applied diminishes when you turn up the volume (at least it should). So we can safely say the 'loudness' effect is not a 'pure' V-shaped EQ effect, it's adaptive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by julide View Post
    I'm looking to purchase good sounding cds anything from chamber music orchestral to lieder is appreciated
    The Haydn String Quartet recordings of the Charioscuro Quartet on the BIS label have amazed me with several moments feeling as if the ensemble is right there in front me
    The answer to this question is somewhat system dependent. The BIS recordings are SACD. I use an Oppo 105 Universal Player that can be programmed to output the DSD layer of SACD over HDMI, and my DAC, Bryston DAC 3 has HDMI inputs. I’ve burned the same discs (the CD layer) to my Melco N 100 streamer/ NAS and it still sounds darn impressive, of just not quite that level of palpability.
    Sometimes it takes less than a perfect recording to show the merits of a system. I have always loved by Beethoven Quartets recordings of the Hungarian Quartet (the stereo set from the early sixties, which can be hard to find, not to be confused with their earlier mono set). On a relatively poor performing system one miss many sonic cues and nuances that are brought out on other systems and that really contribute to the overall atmosphere of the recordings

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    Hmm...I never really thought about the added favorite "sound quality" criteria, but I do absolutely love the sound of Bernstein's Decca recording of Mahler's Das Lied Von Der Erde with King & Fischer-Dieskau. Even though it's an older recording from the 60's I absolutely LOVE the sound (and the recording itself). There's actually a few from that Decca era now when I think about it. The Quartetto Italiano's recordings from the late 60's and early 70's come to mind as well. Not modern quality and I'm sure there is some light hiss or something, but the recordings just had a really warm sound to them that I always enjoyed.

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