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Ravel: The Complete Piano Works Vol. 2 - Artur Pizarro        (2 of 5 found this review helpful)
  October 21, 2008

For me this is the disc of the year. I never knew Ravel had so much depth having being brought up on Boléro! The performance and sound here are first rate. Some of the pieces obviously demand exceptional skill but Pizarro makes it effortless - so you are transported into this subtle world of ... more

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SACD Layers won't play or skipping problems
December 16, 2008
I have just found some threads on other sites about some DSD chips overheating, causing the reading problems that get worse with time (as the unit gets hotter) and the answer seems to be a fan and heatsink on the dsd chip as you would find on a cpu on a computer motherboard! One commentator reckoned his chip was running at 80 Celsius! When I get ... more
SACD Layers won't play or skipping problems
November 23, 2008
I have occasionally had the disks that won't play their SACD layers properly in some or all of my (three) machines (Sony SCD XA9000ES; Pioneer DV757Ai; Marantz DV9600). There is skipping and sometimes complete non recognition of the SACD layer (CD layer OK). The titles affected are: Strauss - Salome & Elektra (Borkh) RCA LIVING STEREO Saint ... more