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  Link Galeza
  Erie, PA USA
  Marantz NR1602N AV receiver, Marantz UD5005 universal disc player, Bang & Olufsen Beolab Penta 3 speakers, Acoustech subwoofer.

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Tears for Fears: Songs from the Big Chair      (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  January 11, 2015

On the Original Mix, the 80's sound is very spacious, full of reverb/echo, homogenous sounds from the times...almost 30D. The clarity is stunning. Never owning this title before, one thing I noticed in "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" is a chord riff that supports each line of the vocals...always ... more
Elvis Costello: My Aim Is True      (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  December 23, 2014

I have the recent re-release UIGY9628 of "My Aim Is True". Purchased on a whim, I was only familiar with the two radio-played hits. Needed to add some punk to my collection. I am very pleasantly surprised, this one is getting heavy rotation on the playlist. Not just because the music is really ... more
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Second Helping        (4 of 5 found this review helpful)
  May 16, 2014

I have now listened to the AP SACD version of Second Helping, comparing to my "pry my hand off of" MFSL Ultradisc version. All I keep saying/thinking when I play the AP SACD is WOW. I can't believe how great this sounds! I mean it's Skynyrd, down home beer-drinking southern much attention ... more
Carpenters: The Singles 1969-1973      (8 of 8 found this review helpful)
  May 16, 2014

I've now listened to Carpenters The Singles 1969-1973 several times...I am addicted to this SHM-SACD. What a breathtakingly beautiful release. Vocally, you can actually hear her lips smack between lines, you can hear her breathe. So many nuances, so real. The backing vocals are very distinct, you ... more
Styx: Paradise Theatre      (0 of 3 found this review helpful)
  May 16, 2014

The Styx Paradise Theater SHM-SACD is very very clear. Dennis' voice, electric piano/synths are spot on. The stereo separation is very distinct. There is nice midrange, okay lows, but the high frequencies are too muted for my tastes. Not super dynamic, sort of lacks the impact and snap I would ... more

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SACD/DSD compatible receivers
December 5, 2014
My Marantz SR6009 plays pure DSD in stereo and multichannel via bitstream output from my UD5005 universal player. Also plays stereo DSD via network streaming of dsf files, and with USB flash drives plugged into the front port. I really like it. ... more
Neil Diamond anyone?
November 30, 2014
The MFSL Gold CD sounds pretty darn good, one of the best live recordings I've heard. ... more
Say NO to Simon & Garfunkel on Audio Fidelity's Gold CDs because...........
November 27, 2014
BOTW is one of my all-time favorite albums and I am ever-seeking the best version. To that end I had purchased the Blu-Spec2 version to see if it would be an improvement over my MasterSound Gold CD. The BS2 was very good, but I still preferred the MS Gold. There was a warmth to the Gold CD that was not quite there on the BS2. The vocals were a ... more
Say NO to Simon & Garfunkel on Audio Fidelity's Gold CDs because...........
November 22, 2014
Analyzed: Simon & Garfunkel / Bridge Over Troubled Water (Sony SBM Gold Disc) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DR Peak RMS Duration Track -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DR9 -2.89 dB -17.89 dB 4:57 01-Bridge Over Troubled Water DR10 -4.72 dB -19.76 dB ... more
The Alan Parsons Project - I Robot DSD download.
November 16, 2014
The DSD download sounds really good, I would say it has an "LP mastered sound" to it...analog, slightly rolled-off top end, strong bottom end. Not my best DSD, not my worst. I am enjoying the clarity of the DSD. I no longer have the HDAD to compare, but back when I did have the HDAD it was not dramatically better than the original CD release to me ... more