User Details - Espen R


  Espen R
  An audiophile music lover.
  Yamaha SCD-1000. Lots of modifications; Terra Firma clock from Vacuumstate, lots of Bybee Music Rails in both digital and analogue section of the player, and more.

EAR 834L pre-amp. Re-buildt by Vacuumstate electronics

NAD M3 (only the power section in use)

Gamut L3 speakers (modified). Added supertweeters on top of the speakers.

Lots of tweeks.

Found: 8 show all

Carpenters: The Singles 1969-1973      (9 of 10 found this review helpful)
  May 2, 2014

Universal japan SHM-SACD (UIGY 9542) Remastered by Richard Carpenter and Bernie Grundman, at Bernie Grundman mastering, February 18, 2014. As far as I can tell, this is as close to perfection you can imagine. My reference for CD has been the A&M 393601-2 (POL899), digitally re-mastered be ... more
Eric Clapton: 461 Ocean Boulevard      (3 of 4 found this review helpful)
  February 24, 2013

This is an amazing DSD transfer from japan dub tapes that are in excellent condition! I can't praise this SHM-SACD enough. It's up there with the very best transfers like Black Sabbath S/T, Dire Straits S/T, Rolling Stones "Sticky Fingers", among others. The sound is very analogue, open, clean and ... more
  December 3, 2012

For me, the past two reviews of this album is very strange. And I will explain why. I have the original CD edition of "Different Light". And my reference for Different Light is also the original LP that I have listened to several times. I can say that the original CD from 1986 sounds very much like ... more
Black Sabbath: Black Sabbath      (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  October 18, 2012

@analogue has said it all. This SHM-SACD sounds incredible. It now sounds as good as you ever could hope for. It's an amazing transfer from the absolute stereo masters.
Sonny Rollins: Way Out West      (5 of 6 found this review helpful)
  February 15, 2011

A true jazz classic album has now been released as an SHM-SACD. This is an incredible good transfer. It outperforms the Doug Sax SACD issued by Analogue Productions by far. And it doesn't have this fake added reverb to it, as the AP SACD has. The sound is incredible open, smooth, analogue, with ... more

Latest Posts

Discussion: Diana Krall: Love Scenes
October 17, 2015
Diana Krall is a bit boring, Imo. That said, I like "Love Scenes". I have both the hybrid SACD and the SHM-SACD. The latter sounds best; has the most "analogue" and unlimited sound picture. ... more
Discussion: Stevie Wonder: Talking Book
September 7, 2015
I have it. Can you say a bit more about this "static"? ... more
Looking for 2ch sa-cd player
September 5, 2015
I share your view on Marantz "house sound". Exactly as you said it. I bought a Yamaha SCD-S1000 player in 2010. It is very well buildt. The disc transport is high quality made, and that is very important to me. Right out of the box it sounded very good on SACD's, better than my Vaccuumstate modded Sony player. But CDs sounded just ok.... After ... more
Discussion: Bill Evans: Waltz for Debby
March 30, 2015
The SHM-SACD is the best! ... more
Discussion: John Coltrane: A Love Supreme
January 31, 2015
I have that Rudy van Gelder SACD, in my opinion it is really BAD. Hard, mechanical sound. ... more