User Details - Tom


  Tom Martin
  Northern Virginia (near DC)
  Legacy Focus and Mirage Center and Rears
Sunfire III Pre/pro
Three PSE Stereo Amps
Sony 9000 ES

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Depeche Mode: Violator        (6 of 7 found this review helpful)
  April 20, 2007

I'm not that familar with Depeche Mode. I mail ordered this SACD, but thought I received the CD version. There's no mention of SACD on the front. It just says CD + DVD. On the back, there's a very small SACD icon. The booklet shows nothing. But start playing the disc, and the surround sound is ... more
Genesis: Abacab        (0 of 2 found this review helpful)
  April 20, 2007

I like Phil Collins, but I've never heard this album before. I am familar with a couple of the cuts however. It uses the real approach to surround in that the vocals and instuments are mainly from the front speakers. Overall, I like the album and am glad I bought it. It has an OK sound quality. I ... more
Dire Straits: Brothers in Arms        (3 of 4 found this review helpful)
  April 20, 2007

I've always liked this album and have the RBCD which I've always thought as one of my best recorded CDs. I am amazed by the SACD version. The drums sound real. They have impact and definition. The trebble is almost as good--just not perfect. It lacks a little definition and extension. I appreciate ... more
Allman Brothers Band: Eat a Peach        (1 of 2 found this review helpful)
  August 8, 2006

I'm not that familar with the Allman Brothers. I knew this was a highly regarded album, so I took a chance and bought it. The performance is great. It just sucks you in. It's one of those albums that has it together. I've listened to this SA-CD 5 or 6 times over the past week. It doesn't get ... more
The Who: My Generation      (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  August 8, 2006

I'm somewhat biased. I saw The Who live in 1968 and have always liked them. Still, I've never owned this album -- until now. Unbelievable 13 cut album -- with 17 bonus cuts! I'm impressed with the clarity of the music. You can easily hear the individual instruments. It's not a crystal clear ... more

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