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  1. Item: SACD (x37), XRCD (x5) and CDs. Collection of 213 discs in total (mostly classical music). Location: Fitzroy, Melbourne Price: See below Item Condition: All CD's are in good condition, no scratches on actual CDs. For case/box condition please see photos below. Reason for selling: Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: All CDs are from my music collection and most of them are chosen for its performance and sound quality. I've moved to digital some time ago so I won't need them any longer. The collection offered here has a total of 213 discs. At this stage, I would prefer to sell a complete lot for $1000 (ono). SOLD (Pending payment) The lot contains: Gold/XRCD - 5 SACD - 37 Boxed and individual - 171 Pictures:
  2. Item: 7 X CD's - XRCD X 2, SHM-CD X 4, Sheffield Labs X 1 Location: Ballarat, Victoria Price: $80 for the set plus postage Item Condition: VG+ to EX Reason for selling: Funding second system Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD, Bank Transfer Extra Info: Set of seven 'audiophile' CD's for sale as a job lot. Titles as follows: Thelma Houston and Pressure Cooker - I've Got the Music in Me (Sheffield Labs); Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (XRCD); Eagles - Hell Freezes Over (XRCD); Michael Jackson - Thriller (Japan Blu-Spec CD); Dire Straits (Self-titled) - (Japan SHM-CD); Donald Fagen - The Nightfly - (Japan SHM-CD); Fleetwood Mac - Rumours - (Japan SHM-CD). Please don't ask me to separate because I'd really rather sell as a set. Cheers all and happy listening, Dave. Pictures:
  3. Let's make CD great again! XRCD, K2HD, Ultra CD, UHQCD, etc. With a recent purchase of an awesome CD/SACD player from another SNA member, I've begun to re-look at redbook CDs, particularly these: XRCD, XRCD2, XRCD24, K2CD, Ultra CD, UHQCD, etc. I know that SACD and HDCD involve hardware differences, but these other "formats", XRCD, XRCD2, XRCD24, K2HD, Ultra CD, UHQCD, are nothing more than different mastering processes, and the final result is still a standard Red Book CD, containing 16bit/44.1kHz audio data, but the publishers do charge an arm and a leg more than the original publisher of the album or music. Questions: 1) Do these CDs really sound better than their original versions? Or they simply make them different to justify the price they charge? 2) Are the differences, assuming better sound, worth the premium price that's being charged for them? 3) Are the "improvements", assuming there are, in accordance with the original artistes' and producers' intentions? 4) Are there certain ones that are consistently superior, e.g. Ultra CD, or are we looking at mostly a hit-and-miss scenario I'm hoping that members who have experienced these can share their opinion. Many thanks in advance.
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