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Pioneer DV-600AV player connected via HDMI to
MARANTZ SR7001 AV receiver (direct DSD processing in 'Pure Direct' mode)
Front - CANTON Chrono 507.2
Center - CANTON Chrono 505
Rear - Pioneer HS-510V
Sub - MAGNAT 200

Stereo: either Sony SCD-XE800 through analog out or Pioneer DV-600AV through HDMI to Marantz SR7001

Computer audio: Mac Mini to KORG DS-DAC100 to Marantz SR7001 or to

Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro headphones

Found: 4

Mike Oldfield: Ommadawn      (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  March 14, 2012

I agree with Zappaien. This is my first SHM-SACD and I am totally amazed. Clarity and dynamics are unbelievable. I have an RBCD version of Ommadawn and listening to that always used to put me to sleep (because it had a murky quality, melting the sounds and dynamics into one unified mass). Now, the ... more
Elton John: Honky Chateau        (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  March 4, 2012

I rarely sit down to write a review but this disc demands me to. I must say that I am just a casual fan of Elton. I never bought his records, because he was always on the radio or Tv and I considered him more as a live performer, hammering on his piano on stage... Now, back to Honky Chateau: I am ... more
Yes: Fragile        (8 of 11 found this review helpful)
  September 5, 2011

Oh my! I had a chance to listen to this title 3 times today. What an orgy of sounds. I must tell you that I have absolutely no comparison of this SACD with other mediums like vinyl, DVD-A or RBCD as this has been the first time I heard the album in its entirety. I don't think I need to highlight the ... more
Genesis: Abacab        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  July 5, 2010

I heard the ABACAB album for the first time when I bought this SACD release so I have no base for comparison with RBCD or vinyl. I can only compare it with other Genesis SACD releases. Actually I was expecting something worse sonic wise. Yes, it belongs to the loud group of Genesis SACDs but it does ... more

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Upcoming SACD releases
April 2, 2015
Thanks for the hint. I contacted them thru the website about the delay in the release of 'The Friends of Mr Cairo' by Jon and Vangelis and he replied that unfortunately the record label put the release on hold :( They don't know when or if they will be allowed to work on that title. I am so disappointed. I love that album. I often listen to the ... more
DSD Output On or Off?
March 22, 2015
It is up to you to decide whichever alternative sounds better to you. When DSD is off, your player converts the DSD code to 176 kHz PCM and allows you to set up speaker and bass management. When DSD is on, it means that your player bitstreams the original DSD signal from the disc to your receiver without any conversion. In that case check the ... more
4 SHM-SACD by Tangerine Dream are coming
March 20, 2015
These TD albums are works of art. They deserve to be presented in this excellent format. The sheer force of the music gets to you with its raw energy never experienced before. Definitely get Phaedra as well. The bass sequences and the atmospheric textures will blow you away. ... more
4 SHM-SACD by Tangerine Dream are coming
March 9, 2015
Today our postman delivered Stratosfear. I could hardly wait for work to be finished and sit down to listen to it. As I have previously mentioned, I like my first issue RBCD, it is a very good master - it presents a huge dynamic range and a very pleasant sound. So I was looking forward to seeing if it was worth rebuying it in SACD. I am happy to ... more