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Big Sale at Acoustic Sounds
« on: February 08, 2019, 06:16:52 PM »
Chad has got a HUGE sale right now on Blues CDs and SACDs from his Analog Productions Originals (APO) label. These recordings are not only distributed by AS, but are new original recordings done by his staff as well.

The SACDs are $5 and the CDs are only $2.50!

http://store.acousticsounds.com/index.cfm?get=results&saleid=528

Get 'em while there's still some left. I placed an order for 4 SACDs and 8 CDs and it came to only $40.  :thumb:
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Re: Big Sale at Acoustic Sounds
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2019, 09:06:09 AM »
Hi, tmazz.

It took me till now to notice your post about this.  :duh

I see there are two dozen discounted selections still available, and I've begun exploring other offerings on Chad's website. I can't help but notice that some of the CDs sell for $30, $50, $60 each, which is higher than I had anticipated. Do you know if these high prices reflect supply/demand, quality of recordings, or other?

I pulled my BDP-103 out of storage a couple months ago, and have begun rediscovering my CD collection. This, not too surprisingly, has re-sparked my interest in buying CDs. I picked up Norah Jones' newest CD on Tuesday for example.

Anyway, here's a belated thanks for mentioning the sale, but more importantly, introducing me to a previously unknown seller of CDs.  :thumb:

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Re: Big Sale at Acoustic Sounds
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2019, 06:47:01 AM »
First off Chad's releases are always top shelf sonically, so you are getting a premium product to start. His base price for single disc SACD Hybrids is usually right around $30. I think the biggest driver of this is that he does relatively small production runs (as compared to the millions of units the the big labels run for popular albums, so his fixed cost of getting started (Obtaining the source material, mastering the release, setting up the artwork, etc has to be spread much more thickly across the small production runs. And because to the small runs the unit costs of producing the discs themselves id higher as he never gets any large economies of scale in the manufacturing end. But while the prices are higher than mass market CDs, the are not really out of line for premium audiophile releases from other sources. The $30 range seems to be a pretty standard price for standard audiophile software regardless of the format LPs, SACDs, gold CDs all seem to hover around that price. Of cousre there are"premium " audiophile products out there like 2 LP 45 RPM sets and some of the new one step LPS that demand higher prices and the new generation of reel to reel releases that are way higher in price, but that is due to the cost of tape and the labor involved in producing them with realtime duplication.)

An unfortunate side effect of these small production runs is that often a run is almost sold out before it is "discovered" by the audio press which causes large competition for the remaining unit , which of course drives up the price. If you look at the titles that you see on his web site that are commanding the $50 and $60 prices I would guess that they are all either out of print or damn close to it.
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Re: Big Sale at Acoustic Sounds
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2019, 07:27:29 PM »
I received 5 of 6 CDs a few days ago from my first order at Acoustic Sounds, and I'm really enjoying them. [The 6th CD is back ordered.]

One of the five is an XRCD and the sound quality and dynamics are wonderful - even at very low volume. Each instrument is clear and distinct. I like it so much that I just ordered a bunch more XRCDs to play. As much as I enjoy listening to music on TIDAL, I have noticed the sound quality is better on my BDP-103 to my SW1X DAC.

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Re: Big Sale at Acoustic Sounds
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2019, 09:10:45 PM »
What did you get, please tell us.

Or even better post your impressions to the "what are you listening to now" thread.

We are always looking for leads on good albums.  :thumb:
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Re: Big Sale at Acoustic Sounds
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2019, 04:34:49 PM »
These are the 10 XRCDs that I just ordered:

Best Audiophile Voices/ Vol. 1/ XRCD2
Best Audiophile Voices IV/ XRCD2
Best Audiophile Voices VII/ XRCD2
Best Audiophile Voices III/ XRCD2
Yoshio Kimura/ Audiophile Selections Vol
Montgomery Brothers/ Groove Yard
Doug Macleod/ Come To Find
Sonny Clark/ Cool Struttin'/ XRCD24
Lee Morgan/ Tom Cat/ XRCD24
Art Blakey/ A Night In Tunisia/ XRCD24

This order just shipped an hour ago.
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Re: Big Sale at Acoustic Sounds
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2019, 07:34:51 AM »
These are the CDs I got in my first order:

Jazz 4 All / Simone XRCD24
Various Artists / Jazz Kaleidoscope (Sampler) HDCD CD         
Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio / Midnight Sugar Gold CD   
Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio / Misty Gold CD   
Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio / Autumn In Seattle Ultra HD   
Various Artists / The Best Audiophile Voices Selections XRCD2 CD [This one is backordered.]

I'm really enjoying the Jazz 4 All CD. With my preamp's volume set very low, I can still distinctly hear each instrument. A friend was over two evenings ago, and he remarked on how clear and well recorded this CD is.
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Re: Big Sale at Acoustic Sounds
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2019, 01:47:24 PM »
If you like those XRCDs you should check out the Elusive Disc web site Link BelowED is the US distributor of the XRCD line and as usch usually has the best selection. They also from time to time run blowout sales to get rid of stock that is not moving. I have gotten XRCDs from them for as low as $5 for new sealed copies.


http://www.elusivedisc.com/Home-Of-XRCD/products/859/
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Re: Big Sale at Acoustic Sounds
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2019, 08:58:47 AM »
If you like those XRCDs you should check out the Elusive Disc web site Link BelowED is the US distributor of the XRCD line and as usch usually has the best selection. They also from time to time run blowout sales to get rid of stock that is not moving. I have gotten XRCDs from them for as low as $5 for new sealed copies.


http://www.elusivedisc.com/Home-Of-XRCD/products/859/

Holy moly, tmazz. This is a gold mine of choices. I thank you, but my wife may have a slightly different feeling.  :rofl: [J/K...It took her years to come round, but now she enjoys having music play in the background.]

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Re: Big Sale at Acoustic Sounds
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2019, 12:02:55 AM »
About 10 days ago, I ordered 6 CDs from Resonance Records. They arrived in the mail today.

Titles are:

Jazz Piano Panorama: The Best of Piano Jazz on Resonance

Sing a Song of Jazz: The Best of Vocal Jazz on Resonance

Groovin' Hard: Live at The Penthouse 1964 - 1968

Lori Bell: The Music of Djavan

Donald Vega: With Respect to Monty

Andreas Oberg: My Favorite Guitars

Between these and the other CDs, I have too much new music to absorb easily. It'll take me a while before I can post my impressions. However, I could offer up initial impressions without trying to go deep.
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Re: Big Sale at Acoustic Sounds
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2019, 07:31:04 AM »
About 10 days ago, I ordered 6 CDs from Resonance Records. They arrived in the mail today.

Titles are:

Jazz Piano Panorama: The Best of Piano Jazz on Resonance

Sing a Song of Jazz: The Best of Vocal Jazz on Resonance

Groovin' Hard: Live at The Penthouse 1964 - 1968

Lori Bell: The Music of Djavan

Donald Vega: With Respect to Monty

Andreas Oberg: My Favorite Guitars

Between these and the other CDs, I have too much new music to absorb easily. It'll take me a while before I can post my impressions. However, I could offer up initial impressions without trying to go deep.

How about doing that if time allows? Thanks
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Re: Big Sale at Acoustic Sounds
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2019, 05:06:39 PM »
About 10 days ago, I ordered 6 CDs from Resonance Records. They arrived in the mail today.

Titles are:

Jazz Piano Panorama: The Best of Piano Jazz on Resonance

Sing a Song of Jazz: The Best of Vocal Jazz on Resonance

Groovin' Hard: Live at The Penthouse 1964 - 1968

Lori Bell: The Music of Djavan

Donald Vega: With Respect to Monty

Andreas Oberg: My Favorite Guitars

Between these and the other CDs, I have too much new music to absorb easily. It'll take me a while before I can post my impressions. However, I could offer up initial impressions without trying to go deep.

Don't feel like you need to do an in depth analysis of everything you listen to. but I  (and a lot of other guys on the forum) would appreciate any feedback you might have even if it as simple as a thumbs up or thumbs down on the Music  and SQ on a CD.
There are so many recordings out there. You can't try them all , so it is a big help if somebody says, "Hey you have to check out this one" or "Don't waste your time with that one." Something short and sweet can be a wealth of information for somebody considering a purchase of a CD they have never heard before.
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