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Wynton Kelly: Kelly Blue        (1 of 2 found this review helpful)
  February 3, 2015

Don't listen to Claude. This is a fine sounding high resolution analog to DSD recording. Natural, spacious tones, good imaging. Most of all, no CD 'digititis' due to brick-wall filtering. Just a fine all around, enjoyable presentation.
John Pizzarelli: Live at Birdland          (0 of 2 found this review helpful)
  February 2, 2015

DSD-wide recording here. I suppose this still counts as 'pure' DSD. Telarc seems to think so. The sound here has the typical DSD-wide 'veil'. Indeed I admit, DSD-wide sounds much closer to pure DSD than processing in DXD/PCM. Nevertheless, there is a notable loss in detail, and this is reflected in ... more
Bruch, Chausson, Korngold: Violin Concertos - Steinbacher        (3 of 5 found this review helpful)
  January 26, 2015

I will simply defer to what Polly Nomial has already said. This is a SUPERB disc. I dare say a Reference Level performance and Reference Recording for all other Reference Recordings. This is for me THE example SACD that fulfills the promise of the medium. As good as DSD64 gets. I would add that ... more
Hiromi: Brain          (1 of 4 found this review helpful)
  January 6, 2015

As to why one reviewer thought the treble should be more 'brilliant and airy'... this is a Michael Bishop production. Mr. Bishop believes in conversion of DSD to analog for mixing then re-digitizing as DSD. Therefore, there are multiple, and many would argue, unneeded conversions during production. ... more
Earth, Wind & Fire: All 'n All      (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  November 21, 2014

Of my 1000 plus SACD's, this one is top 10 and is there to stay! Delightful music, and I will echo that this is extremely well recorded. A fine example of the pinnacle of analog recording. Which may have been the pinnacle of recorded sound, period... analog recording, that is. One of the best uses ... more

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