User Details - CaryGrant


  Brian Gordon
  Victoria, Canada
  Creek 5350 SE amp
Sony SCD-CE595 5-disc SACD/CD player
B&W 602 S3 speakers
Ultralink 1412 bi-wire speaker cable
AudioNote AN-C interconnect cable

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Beck: Sea Change      (4 of 9 found this review helpful)
  March 15, 2006

For me, this is one of those SACDs I bought and listen to because of the sound quality, not because the music really grabs me. If there was more rock/pop SACD selection, I wouldn't have purchased this album. The sound is truly impressive, and certainly worth a few listens to see if you like the ... more
Derek & The Dominos: Layla        (4 of 6 found this review helpful)
  March 15, 2006

I agree that this is not a great sounding SACD, compared to others available. Probably better than the CD, but that's not saying much. I found the sound muddy, lacking whatever-it-is that helps one connect with the music. I thought it was just a poor original recording, but upon reading the other ... more
  May 31, 2005

I think Ms. Lauper has a great voice, and the music on this SACD ranges from boppy fun to intense to commentary, sometimes all in the same song. I do *not* think this is the best sounding SACD ever (say, compared to Dark Side of the Moon, Tommy, or Sea Change), sonically-speaking, but it still ... more
Peter Frampton: Frampton Comes Alive!      (1 of 2 found this review helpful)
  May 30, 2005

I have to agree that I found this SACD disappointing. Granted, for me, much of the material has lost its impact, but that is also in part due to the mediocre sound. Flat and lifeless compared to better-done SACDs. Reviewed in stereo.
David Bowie: Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars        (1 of 2 found this review helpful)
  May 30, 2005

I have to say I love this album. The sound is not as rich as some SACDs, but still quite good. I love the songs, so the music quality can suffer a bit and I'll still enjoy the album. Overall, though, I would still rate it as highly listenable sonically. Note: Review based on good quality mid-fi ... more

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Discussion: Indigo Girls: All That We Let In
May 30, 2005
I've never paid much attention or listened to the Indigo Girls, but, like most of the rest of you, tend to take chances on new SACD recordings because there aren't enough out there. I was very pleasantly surprised by this recording. Very rich and warm - the acoustic guitars sound fabulous. I also got snagged by some of the lyrics, especially ... more