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  Ed Maidel

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Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances - Litton        (6 of 9 found this review helpful)
  January 18, 2013

I am quite familiar with "The Isle of the Dead," and more so the "Symphonic Dances," and so I eagerly anticipated this disc, having been extremely satisfied with Litton's work on previous BIS SACD's. Well, I wasn't disappointed at all upon first listen, and actually found myself hearing orchestral ... more
Dvorák: Symphony No. 7, Othello, The Wild Dove - Flor        (7 of 7 found this review helpful)
  June 11, 2012

Sometimes one purchases a recording and likes one or more aspects of it, but doesn't care much for another. This particular disc is all but a revelation: everything is absolutely first rate. The Malaysian Philharmonic has rarely played with such conviction, giving freshness, life and genuine ... more
Stravinsky: The Firebird - Litton        (15 of 22 found this review helpful)
  January 13, 2012

This recording is simply awesome. The orchestra plays like crazy under the brilliant direction of Litton, resulting in a "Firebird" that will satisfy just about anyone, and for every reason: both in terms of performance, and sonics. The disc jacket states "Resolution: 44.1KHZ/24-bit," which might ... more

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Service issues with Marantz SA-8001
May 7, 2015
Thank you. I suspect a call to Marantz's customer service might be worthwhile too, as that may lead me to a different service center. Other than this issue, I've been very satisfied with the 8001, though I'm sure the newer model is better. I'm just not in the position to spend over a grand for one, especially if I can get the 8001 repaired for a ... more
Service issues with Marantz SA-8001
May 6, 2015
I'm curious as to whether or not anyone else is experiencing such issues with the Marantz SA-8001. Numerous SACD's refuse to load, or if they do, the machine makes a lot of mechanical noises. Usually I can try a number of things to "trick" the unit into playing these SACD's, but it's really a nuisance. I sent the player off to an authorized ... more
amazon orders sending me CDs instead of sacd
November 2, 2014
I gave the vendor in question a "poor" rating because she did not send me a replacement SACD (which I erroneously stated in my post), but was totally clueless as to the difference between an SACD or a CD, even though she very specifically posted the disc I wanted as an SACD. She returned my money, though not shipping costs, and I bought the desired ... more
amazon orders sending me CDs instead of sacd
November 1, 2014
I too have had that happen, and with third-party vendors. I had no trouble returning the wrong disc, and rated the vendor "poor," as she represented the disc as an SACD, but sent a CD instead. Oddly, she was "hurt" by my rating and asked me "how could you (I) do such a thing?" ... more
"A Dying Format"
August 25, 2014
This site has been up and running for years, with its primary purpose of supporting and promoting the SACD medium. Unfortunately, elsewhere, especially when doing an online search for "SACD," all one can find is a series of postings claiming that the format is "dying," or already dead, with "no discernible differences between it and regular CD's." ... more