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  Multichannel music enthusiast, mad about electrostatic speakers!
  Sony SCD-XA9000es Multichannel SACD player
Parasound P7 Multichannel pre-amp, TagMacLaren 250MR monoblocks x3, for front and centre and Audiolab 250MB monoblocks x2 for rears connected with Van Damme balanced XLR cables (all the monoblocks are placed close to the speakers to reduce speaker cable length to a metre). QED XTube400 speaker cable
Quad 2905 front L and R, Martin Logan "Theatre" centre, and "Scenario" rears, REL "Stadium 3" subwoofer, with analogue equaliser, arranged in the correct 5.1 layout.
Oppo BDP 105 Universal player (for Blu-Ray and DVD-Audio)
M2Tech Young DAC - for up to 24bit 384Khz downloads
Apple MacBook Pro

Found: 2

  May 15, 2012

I've been a fan of Heart since the debut album. Overall I enjoyed this disc, it creates a live feel in surround. Their set list includes two Led Zepplin covers, and frankly aren't that great, but not my favourite track of theirs, "If Looks Could Kill" Other than that recommended and good value for ... more
Cannonball Adderley with Milt Jackson: Things Are Getting Better        (3 of 4 found this review helpful)
  March 10, 2012

Firstly this is superb music and a wonderful performance, which explains why I have this on vinyl and SACD. And it gets 5 stars for this. I have spent some time listening to this SACD, comparing it to the CD layer and the vinyl version, with a friend who is also into audio. We find the CD layer ... more

Latest Posts

What is the best multichannel SACD player????
July 25, 2013
Thanks for this - I will be downloading this and trying it out. ... more
What is the best multichannel SACD player????
July 25, 2013
Thanks for rapid response! There is also this - I imagine you are looking at this already? In fact I think you mentioned it in one of your articles? RE. Audyssey My old AV processor which was introduced in 2003 (Tag McLaren AV32 Dual processor) can process room correction internally at 24/96, but ... more
What is the best multichannel SACD player????
July 25, 2013
Kal, I read with interest your Stereophile articles on DSD DACs etc. I was in NYC recently and picked up both the last two with your Mytek x3 test and the "manufacturers comments" in the following issue. 1. I'm glad you are coming round to my belief - which started this huge thread - that it's better to listen to DSD direct to analogue without ... more
What is the best multichannel SACD player????
October 9, 2012
The Outlaw ICBM, now discontinued, does not have time delay adjustment, just bass redirection, so unfortunately does not solve the problem. ... more
What is the best multichannel SACD player????
October 3, 2012
PACWIN, what you have shown is that outputting DSD to a receiver over HDMI results in a down conversion from 6x 2.8Mhz 1 bit to CD quality 44.1Khz. It's no wonder that some people claim they cant tell the difference between SACD and CD!!! And it explains why every demo of surround sound I hear at a show sucks compared to my home setup. Going ... more