Allow me to weigh in regarding my favorite release ... Toes All Curled Up :confused:\n\nArtist ... Candy :oops:\n\n\n\nBe careful what you wish for but hey, next Twist Off ... you, sir, have front row.\nNote: Eye protection is encouraged. :eek:\n\nAlright, enough of that.\n\nThe regular CD version Switch Blade Knife never struck me as anything but a good song that I enjoyed hearing but 'Brothers in Arms' is a standard I have used to check out speakers. Track 1 is bass heavy. Track 3 has a nice acoustic guitar at the beginning. Some speakers are better at putting that guitar right in the room than others. Track 6 has vocals that stand out well enough that comparison of the speech discrimination band from speaker to speaker is easy enough. Track 7 has a kind of explosively loud acoustic guitar strum that might well be used to appreciate the dynamic capabilities of a given system.\n\nThen of course, track 2 ... don't get me started. I've got the SACD version with a CD layer.\n\nYou don't have a record player so we can skip past that but the much praised Miles Davis thing. I guess it's as good as everybody says and I own the album. I even listen to it from time to time but I really don't like jazz. I listen it because I know it's good and I want to give it a chance but ... meh.\n\nPENG had a thread that you should be able to search out easily enough on this topic. TLSguy has also contributed greatly on the topic of good classical recordings. Searching out jostenmeat's thoughts would also be fruitful. You're sort of late to the party. Swerd has gleaned some info on the matter and KEW as well has chimed in a time or two with some pretty specific requirements and expectations for the playback of horns. This stuff has been addressed in great lengths back in the day.\n\nI'm off to New Englandier parts of New England than the part of New England that I live in ... all I can say about that is 'women' but when I get back I'll see if I can find some of those threads I recall from back in the day when we all just got along.\n\nNemoj nista zamjerit. Ako je ista bilo, nije namjerno. <My new sig. :)\n\nWelcome, welcome!! Finally, people are slowly starting to show some interest. It was well worth waiting.\n\nNegative thing I wrote about Dire Straits Dire Straits, refers only to the Japanese edition of the SACD. It is not hard to imagine that some other SACD could sound great. Also, Ludwig's remaster, which I really appreciate, could also be used for SACD (if not already).\n\nThank you for the heads up on other threads. PENG told me I'm free to use his thread for this purpose and I quote his entry on Led Zeppelin.\n\nSeveral times before, I've been in a situation where I was disappointed with my purchase only to learn afterwards that I simply bought a bad rendition or a wrong format. This is what I think is a little bit different about this thread. For example, a lot of Eurythmics CD's sound bad, but that's not a reason not to tell Eurythmics fans which is the least bad sounding (a lot of them have that typical CD glare that claws at your eardrums).\n\nI like your new sig. although I don't bear any grudges with you!:D:D\n\nThank you for your contribution!!