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  Simply a lover of good music :)
  Sacramento, CA
  Pioneer Elite SACD/DVD-A DV-49ai
Pioneer Elite VSX-59txi Receiver
Dahlquist DQ-30 Front L/R speakers
Regnar Center Channel Designed for use with Dahlquist
Dahlquist DQ10 Rear L/R Speakers
Monster interconnects and cabling

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Everlast: White Trash Beautiful        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  April 3, 2005

I never listened to any other everlast album. I fortuitously acquired this one since it was offered as part of a promotion. I was rather pleasantly surprised by the quirky mix of Country, Pop and even hip-hop all brought together in creative ways. Audio sonics are very good with judicious use of 5 ... more
David Bowie: Heathen      (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  November 1, 2004

The first listening to this album did not impress me too much, but upon repeated listenings I began appreciating the subtlety and detail of the music. Plus the feelings conveyed by his singing are really quite powerful even though too subtle to detect upon my first listening. The instrumental ... more
Björk: Vespertine        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  October 27, 2004

This is a somewhat quirky album, if you are not familiar with Bjork, and therefore I cannot recommend it to everyone. However, I do have the following to say. First of all, the sonics are excellent and the music itself grows on you. I recommend, especially to Bjork newbies, listening to the entire ... more
Roxy Music: Avalon        (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  October 27, 2004

I have always loved this album since it was originally released back when I was in college. However the CD version for some reason tended to give me a subtle headache, and this across multiple incarnations of my music system, which caused me to not listen to it as often as I may have liked, though I ... more
Mozart: Requiem - Karajan        (1 of 4 found this review helpful)
  October 25, 2004

I love this piece in general, and this rendition is exquisite compared to my previous CD versions of the Requiem. I have not been able to compare it to the other Mozart Requiems available on SACD, but I am sure that even if the others are comparable, or even superior in some ways, I would still ... more

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Depeche Mode SACDs
February 20, 2006
There was already some dicussion about these on the Hi-rez highway ... more
5 Moody Blues SACD releases - Wow. But is the music up to it?
February 15, 2006
I am very excited, the Moody Blues albums are among the ones I look forward to most - along with the likes of Pink Floyd. Sounds like Depeche mode will be releasing practically their entire catalog soon - that is also worth a listen. ... more
Thoughts on DVD-A and SACD formats by Chuck Ainlay
November 22, 2005
I have both and somehow I like the sound of the SACD better. The sound quality seems richer. ... more
Kraftwerk Minimum - Maximum (German import)
June 9, 2005
Yes, please do so. I remember enjoying Kraftwerk back in the day and would enjoy listening to them again under SACD. ... more
Kraftwerk Minimum - Maximum (German import)
June 9, 2005
"usually dispatched within 4 to 6 weeks" I don't like the sound of that either. ... more