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  Priddis Alberta
  Esoteric SA60, ARC LS 15, Bryston 9B SST, PSB Synchrony One, Rega RP6

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Grover Washington Jr.: Winelight        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  March 14, 2015

I got the Audio Fidelity 5.1 SACD version of Winelight as a throwback to my very first days in digital music. In 1984, I shelled out $800 Canadian ($1668 in 2015 dollars) for a Technics SL P7 CD player. It had no remote, you had to get up and walk over to press "Play". How quaint. The very first CD ... more
Ann Mortifee: Into the Heart of the Sangoma        (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  August 9, 2009

I happened apon this recording in a thread in the forum. While I recognized the name I was not familiar with Ann's music. The good folks at were asking only $13.99 so I took a chance. One of the side effects of the limited catalogue available as SACD's is that I have discovered ... more
Cowboy Junkies: Whites Off Earth Now!!        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  June 30, 2009

This is the best sound MoFi SACD that I have in my collection. To my ear MoFi often sounds reserved and not as dynamic as vinyl. Whites however is crisp and the dynamics of the guitar in particular will test the best systems. The liner notes provide an interesting story on how the recording came to ... more

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The Rock Thread
June 16, 2015
You will enjoy the quad mix, they really liked to use all 4 channels back in the day. Also there is a flat 24/96 transfer of the stereo master. I have a turntable so was able to compare the digital stereo to the analog stereo, both are good but I would give a slight edge to the vinyl. This package, at the time I got it, was priced like regular ... more
Discussion: Warren Zevon: Excitable Boy
January 11, 2014
I have 3 AF SACD's and your comment fits with my impression, they sound like red book CD's, which is to say OK but nothing special. AF is issuing titles that are of interest to me but.......... ... more
Discussion: Warren Zevon: Excitable Boy
January 10, 2014
Just curious what others think of the sound quality of Audio Fidelity SACD's (or their vinyl for that matter). I don't want to ask a leading question so I will leave my own impressions out for now. ... more
Neil Young
March 1, 2010
In the March 2010 edition of Stereophile, Robert Baird reviews a vinyl re-issue of the first 4 Neil Young albums. The press release that Robert received indicates that there is a 24/176 PCM transfer that will be used for a SACD release. I e-mailed Robert to see if he has more information but he does not. Robert further cautioned that Neil sometimes ... more
How to open SACD Super Jewel Box clam shell tray
January 24, 2010
I have been able to carefully pry apart the SJB's and remove the RF ID tags placed inside. Another bugbear is trying to remove those infernal "hybrid" stickers from the outside of cases without marring the plastic. Solvent will work on the glue if you can get the paper off the surface but I always seem to leave some scratches where I pick at the ... more