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Thank you Nonoise for another good recommendation. I purchased the CD Hangaround and as you mentioned, the sound quality was excellent. I don’t know why the industry is not picking this up and write about it. I am a little confused since I compared this to my hi res files and dsds, none of them come close. I think the industry is looking for high resolution or other formats for solution to a better sound. After listening to this CD and the prior drums and bells, I am convinced that higher sample rate is not a solution. I believe the method of recording is more important than bit rate and sampling rate.
Hello armendds, like you say, it really makes me wonder what all the fuss is about high rez when Redbook CD has so much to offer at practically no added cost, and is still going through refinements.
Once you factor in the cost of high rez and all the gear you need, it seems that maybe people are being played.
All the best,
I decided to order Hang Around based on Tony's excellent recording of Drums and Bells also. His latest recording is outstanding as others have found. As others have stated, no need for high rez if done correctly.
Tony mentioned he plans to release a jazz recording with trumpet, bass and purcussion next month.
I also bought Tony's new CD -- I agree with everyone's praise of the sound quality -- natural, realistic recording of acoustic instruments. The interplay between the musicians is great -- hard to believe this was improvised and not composed music, well-rehearsed over days. What is really neat -- Brad Dutz plays a wide variety of percussion instruments in these different pieces, and this really adds to the different moods portrayed.
For the analytic audiophile, the CD can be used to compare the fidelity/colorations of different cables, as well as to fine tune position of loudspeakers in your room.
My CD was $25 which included shipping in the price, but I think it is worth even more especially compared to my SACDs where I paid $35 or more for them. The quality is not even half as good as Tony's regular CDs. I think we should choose quality over format. I don't know if you know this, but Tony offers downloads for $15, but I wanted a hard copy.