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I listened a DSD remastered version of "The Köln Concert" contained in a hybrid SACD released on March 8th 2017 from Tower Records japan Inc. They say "DSD remastered by Christoph Stickel, 1/2017".

I got more dynamic and deeply-engraved sound impression from the new version.

 

I wonder which ADC device is used for the DSD mastering. If it was done at MSM Studios, they might use Sony Sonoma DSD Workstation.

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I listened a DSD remastered version of "The Köln Concert" contained in a hybrid SACD released on March 8th 2017 from Tower Records japan Inc. They say "DSD remastered by Christoph Stickel, 1/2017".

I got more dynamic and deeply-engraved sound impression from the new version.

I wonder which ADC device is used for the DSD mastering. If it was done at MSM Studios, they might use Sony Sonoma DSD Workstation.

Hi,

Very interesting and thank you. Is the best way for people living in the US to engage someone in Japan to buy and ship?

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I listened a DSD remastered version of "The Köln Concert" contained in a hybrid SACD released on March 8th 2017 from Tower Records japan Inc. They say "DSD remastered by Christoph Stickel, 1/2017".

I got more dynamic and deeply-engraved sound impression from the new version.

I wonder which ADC device is used for the DSD mastering. If it was done at MSM Studios, they might use Sony Sonoma DSD Workstation.

Christoph Stickel has been working at Horch House as their Chief Engineer since September 2016. Horch House uses a Grimm AD1 Analog to Digital Converter with DSD 64 for their Analog to DSD transfers and mastering.

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I listened a DSD remastered version of "The Köln Concert" contained in a hybrid SACD released on March 8th 2017 from Tower Records japan Inc. They say "DSD remastered by Christoph Stickel, 1/2017".

I got more dynamic and deeply-engraved sound impression from the new version.

 

I wonder which ADC device is used for the DSD mastering. If it was done at MSM Studios, they might use Sony Sonoma DSD Workstation.

 

This is super awesome news!! I'd love ECM to reissue their 1970s material on SACD.


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This is super awesome news!! I'd love ECM to reissue their 1970s material on SACD.

 

Tower Records Japan released three ECM SACDs including "the Koeln concert" this time.

 

Chick Corea: return to forever

http://tower.jp/item/4443534/リターン・トゥ・フォーエヴァー<タワーレコード限定-完全限定盤>

 

Pat Metheny:

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEODAI-14971

 

 

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Excellent news! Cdjapan is a solid seller. I have ordered from there a few times. They package well and ship quickly.

Yes, CD Japan does a fine job with their SACD sales. I wonder why the Pat Metheny album is shown as a CD vs. an SACD and the Chick Corea - Return to Forever SACD isn't listed as available through them.

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Yes, CD Japan does a fine job with their SACD sales. I wonder why the Pat Metheny album is shown as a CD vs. an SACD and the Chick Corea - Return to Forever SACD isn't listed as available through them.

 

All these three discs might be SACD because of their prices and release dates.

 

Keith Jarrett: The Koeln Concert

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEODAI-14025

 

Pat Metheny: Bright Size Life

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEODAI-14971

 

Chick Corea: Retur To Forever

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEODAI-15943

 

Please confirm their identities by yourself when you place your own order.

 

 

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All these three discs might be SACD because of their prices and release dates.

 

Keith Jarrett: The Koeln Concert

CDJapan : Keith Jarrett - Koln Concert [sACD] CD Album

 

Pat Metheny: Bright Size Life

CDJapan : pat metheny : bright size life CD Album

 

Chick Corea: Retur To Forever

CDJapan : Return to Forever [Limited Edition] Chick Corea CD Album

 

Please confirm their identities by yourself when you place your own order.

 

 

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Yes, the CD Japan site makes it difficult to understand what might, and might not be an SACD. As you noted, based on pricing, some of these might be SACD's, but you can't be sure. There are a couple of Pat Metheny favorites I would absolutely love to own on SACD, but again, are they SACD's?

 

JC

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I emailed CD Japan.  The reply is below.  Basically they state they obtained the Metheny and Corea albums as a special request for  a client, and offer no information about them, including whether they are CDs or SACDs.

 

Ross.

 

Hi. Thank you for your inquiry.

This item is not a regular item
we sell normally.

Another customer requested us to buy it
at some other online shop in Japan on
his behalf by using the service below.

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/daiko/

Basically, this service allows people to
request us to buy items at other online
shops that do not have the willingness to
send orders overseas.

We would just buy requested items at
the specified URL at the regular price
and then we would resell it to that customer
by including a fee to cover the expenses
and our time.

That's all we do in this service, and
assuming that the customer already knows
everything that needs to be known, we do
not write down the product description or
any other information that's available
at that online shop we are specified
to buy it from.

Also, we are unable to go into
verifying any information outside
of our own website.

Also, people request us to buy
used items.

I'm sorry I have no access to
private information of the
customer's request.

In other words, it will be best
if you do not order it if you are
not the one who used the above
mentioned above.

Best Regards,
Minako Yoshizawa
http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/

---Original Message---
Hello,

Are the Chick Corea -  Return to Forever and Pat Metheny - Bright Size Life discs  CDs or SACDs?

Catalog No.    NEODAI-15943
JAN/ISBN    2000000665023

Catalog No.    NEODAI-14971
JAN/ISBN    2000000653921

 

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FYI: When you think you can't rely on CDJapan for the purchase of those SACD, there is an alternative way.
(I have no idea on costs)
 
Tower Records Japan says;
  We don't have services for shipping overseas.
  But it is available by forwarding your product to your home country, using package forwarding service"tenso.com".
  (Overseas delivering"tenso.com"is a service of its own tenso.com,Inc. It is not in the service of our company.)
 
Tenso.com web site linked from Tower Records Japan site
 
Some useful instructions in English for your operations on TOWER RECORDS Japan Web pages are available on this page.
- Procedure for membership registration
- Select the delivery method
- Select payment method~ Confirm order...
- Adding and purchasing items - “ ...
- To Our International Customer

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On 2017/3/16 at 1:36 PM, Bunpei said:

 

All these three discs might be SACD because of their prices and release dates.

 

Keith Jarrett: The Koeln Concert

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEODAI-14025

 

Pat Metheny: Bright Size Life

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEODAI-14971

 

Chick Corea: Retur To Forever

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEODAI-15943

 

Please confirm their identities by yourself when you place your own order.

CDJapan updated their item descriptions. Title lines of all these contain  "[SACD Hybrid]".

 

Keith Jarrett: The Köln Concert

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEODAI-14025

 

Pat Metheny: Bright Size Life

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEODAI-14971

 

Chick Corea: Return To Forever

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEODAI-15943

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On 3/24/2017 at 8:55 PM, Bunpei said:

 

FYI: When you think you can't rely on CDJapan for the purchase of those SACD, there is an alternative way.

 

I have purchased from CDJapan many times, never had an issue.


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SACD and DSD download is now available from acoustic sounds. For US customers only.


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