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  Phil Woodward

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Bach, C.P.E.: Oboe Concertos & Sonatas - Alexei Utkin          (8 of 8 found this review helpful)
  November 8, 2006

I am really impressed with the attention to detail in this (and every) Caro Mitis release I have heard so far. This is a must have disc for anyone who understands the genius of CPE Bach. The recording quality is as good as it gets...(Thanks Polyhymnia..!!) No one dropped the ball here - I have ... more
Mendelssohn: Piano Trios - Fischer, Gilad, Müller-Schott          (7 of 7 found this review helpful)
  October 17, 2006

This disc is a stellar performance from start to finish. Added to that, it is beautifully recorded. I am always more interest in a great performance that exhibits great dynamics without sacrificing the overall energy, no disappointments here either. The sound is really quite natural, I have my hat ... more
Debussy: Nocturnes, La Mer, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun - Järvi          (10 of 12 found this review helpful)
  June 6, 2005

This is run-of-the-mill at best....Viktor's review is a bit harsh - but also fairly acurate - I do agree - I've heard much better...I'd personal like to get my hands on a Haitink conducted SACD of these Debussy gems...Bottom line with this SACD - lack-luster performance with good sonics (but then ... more
Concerto Köln - The Mozart Album        (3 of 5 found this review helpful)
  April 26, 2005

Yet another must have SACD...This is a great example how to put together a spectacular SACD – The performance, the engineering (realizing the super wide dynamic range of DSD they set the peak output level slight lower than your standard disc…this enables you to have more control of the output to ... more
Alice in Chains: Greatest Hits      (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  March 9, 2005

This is the "Worst Ever" SACD...Un-listenable...I really like the band, these are great songs that have been totally screwed up - so very poorly done..!!! Yes - like the other reviewer mentioned - stick to your old CD's and run from this one..If only they just did this in a standard stereo setup - ... more

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Discussion: Roger Waters: Amused To Death
April 2, 2015
..Wow, it's really a bummer to now read "Sorry, this Product is no longer available." on the Acoustic Sounds web site... I just hope we can see this on blu-ray or some other format soon... ... more
Discussion: Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here
November 18, 2011
There is no special numbering for this release - none that I could find at least, other then your standard barcode... I would still like to hear some feedback from anyone who has compared the 24bit-96k blu-ray mix vs. the sacd....?? I would say this quite easily ranks as the best rock sacd I've ever heard - all things considered it is nothing ... more
WYWH SACD Presentation/Demo at Rocky Mountain Audio fest this weekend
October 13, 2011
Yeah - Well I wish I could could make it, this is bound to be an amazing experience hearing this on the same speaker system James used to do his magic...!!! Please give us a full report & updates when you can... Ohhhh.. and say "hi" to James & Gus for us..:) Thanks Michi..! ... more
Is Alice in Chains SACD as bad as Duran Duran's Astronaut SACD?
May 23, 2011
The Alice SACD is just unlistenable - It is really sad when the standard RBCD is so much better...I still can't believe they could approve such a mess to ever be released... ... more
DSD passthrough HDMI - No need for a quality player?
December 11, 2010
Very well put Fitzcaraldo215... I've had a several people come by to hear my Audyssey setup only to comment on how focused and balanced the sound is...typical responses have been: amazing, unbelievable, super sound..etc, etc... So in addition to Jaguar, the IMAX corporation announced it is now incorporating Audyssey technology into there movie ... more