The list author says: "Who needs another introduction? I'm just a hard-core audiophile that finally has my 'almost' perfect surround sound system after many years. (It's a Denon receiver/Speaker System with a Sony SACD Player/Decoder).
What do these acronyms mean?*
*SACD - Super Audio Compact Disc. Clear, crisp remastered sound in either stereo or multi-channel. You need an SACD Decoder Player. *Hybrid/SACD - Has a layer for regular CD and another for SACD playback in any CD player. Can be played in any CD player, but you only hear the regular CD mix. *DVD - Digital Virtual Disc. Stereo, but more commonly Multi-Channel. You need a DVD Decoder Player. *DTS - Digital Theater Surround. Used most commonly for films, but also multi-channel music. This plays in any DVD player (like for films). *DSD - Direct Stream Digital. Is the trademark name used by Sony and Philips for their system of recreating audible frequencies which uses pulse-density modulation encoding, a technology to store audio signals for SACD. *Multi-Channel - More than two channels; more than stereo. *DUALDISC - An interesting, but doomed format where one side is the CD version and the other is a 5.1 Multi-Channel mix with videos and other features. Great sound, but too thick for car stereos. Will play in any CD player except most car players.
NOTE: Without a "DECODER" for a specific FORMAT, you will only hear regular stereo in a typical CD player.
I hope this was helpful! Please Rate YES if helpful! If I just confused you - sorry!"
"Before you roll your eyes, some of these songs are real masterpieces of pop. The original recordings were amazing in themselves. Now in HYBRID SACD, you don't just hear Karen Carpenter inhale and breathe before she sings - you can hear her initially part her lips!"
"One of the original "Seven" Moody Blues albums, the song, "Procession" takes full advantage of surround sound, emulating the progression of musical styles since the begining of man to the present. It is amazing!""
"One of the best rock 'n roll albums ever, this "recommended to be play loudly" album makes it sound like the band is in your living room. Great stuff! This version in stereo only. Check out "Heathen" for Multi-channel surround sound!"
""Departure", "Ride My See-Saw" and "Legend Of A Mind" along with the other classics really make the original recording sound like tape hiss. Great remix, but unfortunately the second disc with extras is only in stereo."
"Originally mixed by George Martin and his son for Cirque du Soleil, this fantastic and faithful mix contains only original songs and sound effects produced by the Beatles. Once it is on, there is no turning it off - wonderful!"
"The SACD version of this is clearly multi-channel and will blow you away. Strong, distinct bass, guitars, keyboards, special effects and vocals with Bowie songwriting make this SACD a knock-out! Note: This version shown is NOT the SACD - you'll have to hunt it down here on Amazon.com."
"One of their best psychedelic albums; it sounds really, really bizarrely wonderful in this format. It's like tripping without the LSD! Unfortunately, the nine extra songs are only in stereo, but it still sounds great!"
"Clapton's so-called 'come-back' album has all the fantastic blues that he is famous for, plus some surprises! Now in DTS format (note that this disc says High Definition - it's the same thing), you can hear every guitar, every instrument and every provocative word that Yvonne Elliman is singing!"
"Forget about the fancy camera angles. Bowie and his band really deliver in the 'round with this inexpensive DVD. Listen to Gail the bass player during "Under Pressure". Amazing! Also, check out "Reality" as a a HYBRID/SACD or as a DUALDISC (lots of extra video features) all in 5.1 surround!"
"Actually, I am referring to the DVD-AUDIO version of this album. How many times can you hear Freddy scream, "Bohemian Rhapsody" from seven different speakers? Remarkable!!! Hunt this down...it is what Surround Sound for Rock is all about! The band was said to be THRILLED when they heard the final mix result."
"This 'particular' double CD is NOT an SACD or DVD. You'll have to hunt for those on Amazon.com. For some reason, I cannot edit them into this list. For the version that is multi-channel, you need the DVD."
"For a 'live' concert, this really sounds like a studio recording with crystal clear audience participation. Too bad it wasn't a complete continual concert intead of twelve seprate live songs, but the sound is immpecable."
"This precursor to the recent "Captain & The Kid" is a multi-channel wonder. Not only are the original ten songs remastered and remixed, but there are three more otherwise unavailable (in this format) songs added on. I can't wait for "Captain & The Kid" to be remixed in SACD multi-channel!"
"This double disc set is remarkable in that, Bowie recorded ALL vocals and instruments in one take. He then took the backing vocals and placed them in the rear, pronounced his vocals to center front and changed some of the mixes completely! Check out "Fame" in particular!"
"The best of the Rolling Stones remastered in DSD (similiar to HYBRID SACD), the bad boys sound even better in your living room. Check out all their earlier releases in this format, including, "Let It Bleed". Note that DSD is NOT surround sound, unless stated on box."
"The Clapton/Allman/Gordon Rock 'n Blues in Surround Sound!? Fantastic! "Layla" and "Bell Bottom Blues" never looked or sounded so good! Its not the best separation in sound, but it's better than stereo!"