User Details - Audio Ed


  Ed Hilston
  New England
  Digital Source: A heavily modified Esoteric DV-50s with an upgraded clock and caps along with silver wiring.

Blu-ray: Oppo BDP-95

Pre-amp: Cary SLP 05

Amp: Classe CAM 350

Speakers: Eggleston Works Andra II

Interconnects: Nordost Tyr XLR and Speaker Cables

Power: Shunyata Hydra fed by a Shunyata Black Mamba HC with Pythons to each unit

Found: 36 show all

Joe Walsh: So What        (4 of 5 found this review helpful)
  July 28, 2015

Audio Fidelity has returned to the SACD format for a while now and I was very glad to see that So What from Joe Walsh was released. I have owned the Japanese SHM CD for a while now and that was my go to version until now. A friend of mine, Kevin, and I got together the other night to make the ... more
Bob Dylan: The Times They Are A-Changin'        (1 of 2 found this review helpful)
  February 25, 2015

How do you review a Bob Dylan disc? He keeps one's interest with only his lyrics, voice, guitar and harmonica. The SQ on this is great. I know not think anyone will be disappointed, I sure was not. MOFI did a fantastic job here, it is not a showcase disc for one's system but it sure does sound ... more
Duke Ellington: Masterpieces by Ellington        (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  February 1, 2015

WOW!!! This sounds just great. It is in mono but one would never know it. The soundstage is very distinct. Yes it is a 1950 recording, yes I would have no trouble believing someone if they said it was recorded in the 60's, it really does sound that good. It is not a demo disc in terms of showing off ... more
Supertramp: Crime of the century      (7 of 7 found this review helpful)
  December 17, 2014

I heard a definition of audiophile that seems fitting. One who is kept up at night wondering if they have the definitive version of a particular release. Up until recently my go to version was the SHM CD from Japan. I recently received the Blu-ray and upon first audition it seemed no better than the ... more
  November 21, 2014

This disc consist of music being played by 17th Century period string instruments and the singing of 2 sopranos. The performances are very good and the sounds quality is excellent. This type of music is not what I usually listen to though I do enjoy period instruments. The voices are quite good but ... more

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Discussion: The Steinmeyer Organ in Nidaros Cathedral - Draagen
April 11, 2015
I purchase this too based on the review. I am a 2 channel listener and I was sorry to put this in and see it come up as a CD. The music and sound are good but I was expecting an SACD. I am sure it sounds awesome as a Mch SACD but that was not what I expected. ... more
Discussion: Bob Dylan: The Times They Are A-Changin'
February 25, 2015
I just posted a review. The SQ is very good, you will not be disappointed. ... more
Discussion: Grover Washington Jr.: Winelight
February 22, 2015
As of this writing, has this listed as unreleased. This has been released and I just listened to it. It is a very excellent release. I can only speak to the stereo SACD layer because that is all I am set up to listen to. I did compare it to the long OOP DVD-A and to these ears it sounds the same. There has never been a problem with the ... more
Discussion: Supertramp: Crime of the century
December 18, 2014
see my review on the "Reviews" page. ... more
Discussion: Supertramp: Crime of the century
December 11, 2014
I too have pre-ordered the Blu-ray of COTC and await its arrival. I am questioning my order based on the forum posts so far. I did go onto Amazon's UK site to see if there were any reviews. I checked other places too but the UK site seems to be the only Blu-ray review so far. Check the ... more