User Details - Lucabeer

library | recommendations


Found: 6 show all

Rolling Stones: Exile on Main St.      (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  May 29, 2012

Definitely better than the Redbook releases, the difference is noticeable! Finally we can listen to this album with good presence, depth, clarity and frequency extension. Sure, it never was a particularly "hi-fi" recording (most takes were done in Richards' villa in France, not in a professional ... more
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue - Fiedler        (1 of 2 found this review helpful)
  January 30, 2012

A bit too much tape hiss, but dynamics are excellent and the performances are top notch.
Queen: A Night at the Opera      (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  January 18, 2012

Probably the best Queen album, or one of the 2-3 best ones (and I'm not a Queen fan, but I can't avoid saying it's a very good album). What impresses me particularly about this new release, compared to the standard CD, is the presence and weight of the drums. No, they are not overblown or boomy, ... more
Velvet Underground & Nico: The Velvet Underground & Nico      (5 of 7 found this review helpful)
  October 9, 2010

No one reviewed this one yet, so I will give my contribution. As good as the SHM-SACD is, and as painstakingly as the DSD conversion was done, the original recording can't exactly be described as hi-fi, not by a long shot. So, sometimes it can sound dirty. At times it can sound distorted and ... more
Dire Straits: Dire Straits      (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  October 9, 2010

Well, what more to add to what others have said? There is some evident tape hiss (it was a deliberate choice: no digital noise reduction, no tinkering with the original materials), but clarity, dynamics, soundstage and depth of the final result is breathtaking. It really doesn't sound like it was ... more

Latest Posts

Discussion: Miles Davis: ‘Round About Midnight
May 13, 2014
Ok, never mind... Same glitches in the Redbook layer... So probably a tape issue. ... more
Discussion: Miles Davis: ‘Round About Midnight
May 13, 2014
Got my copy today! Did anyone else notice a couple of very small glitches in the SACD layer? Haven't listened to the traditional Redbook layer, though... ... more
Which Denon player is best for SACD sound? 1920,30 2910?
March 31, 2012
I have a 1930, and while a decent machine at a VERY fair price, I have heard far better from other players. You won't hear that much difference between SACD and ordinary Redbook on a 1930. Planning to upgrade soon... ... more
Dire Straits "Making Movies" and "Communique" SHM-SACDs are BAD!
March 19, 2012
For comparison, I must say that the S/T was (for my taste) a 4.5/5 (spoiled only by excessive tape hiss) and Love Over Gold was a 4/5. ... more
Dire Straits "Making Movies" and "Communique" SHM-SACDs are BAD!
March 19, 2012
Listening to Communiquè now... Well, even better than Making Movies! Same great dynamics, clarity and separation as the self titled album and Love Over Gold, without the tape hiss. A great version... Drums have presence and weight without getting boomy (they are full, natural, but DRY), guitars are crystal clean, voice is warm... what more could ... more