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 Posted:   Oct 28, 2016 - 1:28 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Pro-tip: Just change the .co.jp to .com and you have a US link. Applies to any Amazon links, ie Amazon.fr, amazon.it, amazon.ca, etc.

 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2016 - 4:18 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Amazon US link for Aliens remaster:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OIYPIEW


Thanks Jason for the US link, my Japanese is a little rusty.wink


I just translate the page.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2016 - 4:30 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

Amazon US link for Aliens remaster:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OIYPIEW


Thanks Jason for the US link, my Japanese is a little rusty.wink


I just translate the page.


I'm not very computer savvy, how?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2016 - 7:10 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

Thanks for the links guys, my copy shipped today.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2016 - 6:33 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

Still waiting on this one, should be here in another week. I can't wait I love this score!

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2016 - 4:05 AM   
 By:   MikeJ   (Member)

I'm sure you guys have gone to the Rambling Records website to poke around. There's a youtube video embedded showing which titles are part of this DSD program.

http://www.rambling.ne.jp/catalog/soundtrack-selection-50/

I'm curious if there is a marked sound improvement in ALIENS... someone mentioned TERMINATOR 2 earlier in the thread and described listening to this new release as 'a revelation'. I'm guessing that person was not aware that Silva Screen had remastered the score when they put it out a few years back. I'm sure this is the same album master.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2016 - 3:48 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

The ALIENS DSD remaster arrived today ahead of schedule! I will go listen to it now and let you guys know how it sounds.smile

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2016 - 3:02 AM   
 By:   edern   (Member)

I'm curious if there is a marked sound improvement in ALIENS... someone mentioned TERMINATOR 2 earlier in the thread and described listening to this new release as 'a revelation'. I'm guessing that person was not aware that Silva Screen had remastered the score when they put it out a few years back. I'm sure this is the same album master.

Aliens and T2's Rambling re-releases were also mentioned in this thread: http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=106362&forumID=1&archive=0

T2 is, as you said, a re-release of the 2010 Silva release (titled "The Skynet Edition").

From the small bunch of titles I bought from Rambling's DSD series, Silvestri's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra was the one that noticeably benefited from the remaster. I'm still curious about David Newman's Ice Age nonetheless, the original Varèse mix being way too hot for my taste.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2016 - 7:15 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

I just snagged a copy of ALIENS DSD for about $50 a couple weeks ago, now the cheapest copy is over $230!

 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2016 - 7:30 PM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

I recently acquired Chungking Express, the sound quality is incredible.

http://www.yesasia.com/global/chungking-express-original-motion-picture-soundtrack-ost-sacd-jettone/1053124325-0-0-0-en/info.html

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2016 - 5:43 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

Just listened to ALIENS DSD and it sounds fantastic!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2017 - 2:34 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

I just got the STAR TREK: NEMESIS DSD remaster.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2017 - 5:19 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

It may not be the DSD process that's making these albums sound better, but rather more attentive mastering.

This is exactly it.

Heres an example, The RCA Living Stereo SACD remasters from 2005-2009 are highly praised by audiophiles for their high fidelity and sonics by the original engineers of the recordings. By 2011 Sony obtained the RCA Living Stereo catalog, and remastered them as DSD remasters with different engineers and released them as budget priced boxsets. The resulting CDs featured compressed dynamics and the lost of all clarity and richness of the originals. The fact that they were remastered in DSD made no difference at all. It was just Sony's cookie cutter approach.


I'm not sure you have any idea what you're actually talking about. I have all the Living Stereo remasters from 2005 on and they are ALL DSD, everyone of them - and are you trying to say the engineers of the original albums worked on the SACDs??? Because when you say different engineers worked on whatever these budget priced box sets you mention that's what you're kind of saying. Since most of the engineers who did those original RCA albums are dead I don't think you meant to word it in that way. Or in your obtuse way are you trying to say that Sony took the Living Stereo SACD stereo layer and remastered that for the box sets - in DSD - well, no, because the SACDs were already DSD so that makes no sense. I've read nothing about any box set remasters or compressed sound on them. Why don't you just link us all to these things so we can read up and be educated because right now just about everything in your post from June of last year makes no sense. Do you even have the Living Stereo SACDs? If you did, you would surely see the BIG OLD DSD logo on them.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2017 - 5:21 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Again, DSD without SACD is kind of meaningless. The only real way things would sound better is if they were newly remastered better than the old masterings or if better source material is found. Then again, some people look at letters on packaging, listen, and just believe it sounds better. The DSD part, as has been pointed out here in this thread, is essentially meaningless for CDs.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2017 - 5:28 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

Again, DSD without SACD is kind of meaningless. The only real way things would sound better is if they were newly remastered better than the old masterings or if better source material is found. Then again, some people look at letters on packaging, listen, and just believe it sounds better. The DSD part, as has been pointed out here in this thread, is essentially meaningless for CDs.

The DSD remasters do sound better to me, but who knows maybe it's the placebo effect.wink

 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2017 - 2:44 PM   
 By:   BornOfAJackal   (Member)

The 2004 Star Wars Trilogy DSD transfers sound better, at least the first two scores do, owing to the fact that the analogue recordings of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back sound better than the digital fuzz of Return of the Jedi. The Sonys of 2004 sound better than the RCA/Victors of 1997-98 (again, only including Star Wars and Empire here.), though I think both may have been derived from the same analogue masters.

As for the 2005-6 RCA Living Stereo issues, no classical reissues have ever sounded better to my ears.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2020 - 3:50 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

So I just listened to THE RIGHT STUFF/NORTH AND SOUTH Varese disc AND the DSD disc, and the DSD disc did sound better to me. Slightly deeper bass and it was louder too.

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2020 - 4:23 AM   
 By:   Max Bellochio   (Member)

Again, DSD without SACD is kind of meaningless. The only real way things would sound better is if they were newly remastered better than the old masterings or if better source material is found. Then again, some people look at letters on packaging, listen, and just believe it sounds better. The DSD part, as has been pointed out here in this thread, is essentially meaningless for CDs.

Bingo, that is the core right there. Creating a DSD master from an existing CD source is (no matter how the CD was originally mastered) is not going to get you a better result. So, definitely, it's meaningless.

Unless the new DSD master was created from original source (not a CD or LP master), then there is no benefit.

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2020 - 4:57 AM   
 By:   Max Bellochio   (Member)

Two months ago, I started and finished a project whereby I finally transferred my SACD collection (the DSD layers, both 2-channel and multichannel) into DSD files that are now playable on my computer, and through DLNA support on my home network to various HiRes devices. The 2-channel DSD files also natively play on my portable HiRes music player and balanced headphone DAC that I use in another room. For this reason, those CD's which are an "event" to play on my home hifi system, now have an extended and in some ways "new" life. The sound is far superior to my ears than the CD counterparts, mainly because the greater available bandwidth and higher sampling rate of the recording. It was a bit of a trick to do it on the old Oppo SACD/BD player, but once I got it working it becamse a routine process that I completed in one weekend. Some titles of interest that sound wonderful in DSD:

The Mission - (I bought the SACD in 2003 and hadn't played it in a while, due to the cumbersome limitations of only being only able to listen in one room on one player)

Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone - (Bought this at the Tower Records Closeout sale, I think it was only $6)

Star Trek - Nemesis - (Bought this from Varese when it became available after the initial CD release. Sounds way better in pure DSD)

The Great Train Robbery - (Truth be told, not a favorite on this board, but I am appreciating this now even more that I can play it back on better reference devices)

Goldsmith Conducts Goldsmith - (That Telarc album which was originally bundled with Phillips SACD players. Sounds great in multichannel on my PC. The 2-channel is also wonderful on the DAC)

Jerry Goldsmith: Christus Apollo - (The multichannel has Anthony Hopkins voice directly out of the center channel and it's eerie, The rest of the recording sounds great in 2-channel)

Timeline - Jerry Goldsmith (Preparing for Battle/Victory for Us is the standout cue for me. Sounds great in 2-channel and multichannel)

E.T. - John Williams - (This was the SACD of the 20th Anniversary CD. Surprisingly, the SACD was not that impressive in 2-channel or multichannel. It could have been a knockout)

Titanic - James Horner - (The 5.1 mix was pretty dynamic, sound is excellent)

Dances With Wolves - John Barry (Another kind of "meh" sounding SACD that offered no great improvements in sonics compared to the original CD, the subsequent "Gold" edition, or first minor expansion - all from Elektra/Columbia)

Also, I have some releases of the Erich Kunzel Telarc SACD's from the last decade. Some tracks on ROUND-UP were great, but all-in all, these were very minor sonic improvements over those original CD releases. Some non-Film music SACD that I own sound outrageously great, but I won't go into detail about. The key common factor is that every disc is now in DSD format for me, which has expanded the shelf life of this platform for me.

Very
MaxB

 
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