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Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Brain Salad Surgery        (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  March 31, 2009

The surround mix is just the DVD-A surround mix, converted to DSD. Since the DVD-A is out of print, this is good for those who didn't grab it the first time around (though the SACD lacks the *stunning* DVD-A bonus track surround mix of 'Lucky Man'). I like the surround mix well enough, but would ... more
Di Meola/McLaughlin/DeLucia: Passion, Grace & Fire      (0 of 2 found this review helpful)
  February 10, 2006

Actually no one who wasn't in the control room in Japan can know whether the sound of this disc is due to it being DSD, or simply to it being remastered, period. But it does sound quite nice. So did the old CD.
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps, L'Oiseau de Feu - Stravinsky      (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
  October 9, 2003

Much better sound here on Le Sacre, than on the previous , rather veiled, CD reissues of this performance. And it's great to finally have this performance of the Firebird Suite available again (originally on LP of course, previously only available on CD if you bought the giant Sony collected ... more
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7 - Kleiber        (9 of 9 found this review helpful)
  October 9, 2003

I love this record, period. Having it in multichannel makes it all the more fun. (I prefer the performance of the 5th to that of the 7th, though; for me, the definitive 7th is the one Bruno Walter recorded for Columbia.) FYI regarding the credits for this album: I wrote to the Emil Berliner ... more

 
 
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Meyer Moran result debunked - again
April 19, 2011
Actually, if you read the M&M paper, which I suspect few of you have, it did produce a positive result: at very high playback volumes, difference in noise floor between the DSD and downconverted versions could be authentically heard during very quiet passages. This is entirely expected and in keeping with known engineering and psychoacoustics. (Of ... more
Meyer Moran result debunked - again
April 19, 2011
THIS. Vinylphiles/anti-Redbook snobs want to have it both ways -- they report again and again that 'hi rez' versions 'sound better' than CD and are happy to attribute that to the formats' SR/bitdepth specs -- and even praise the superiority of discs that have, upon investigation, turn out to have been mastered from Redbook bandwidth-limited ... more
Discussion: Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique - Davis
October 24, 2007
Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous. This has always been a top-flight recording and performance, and in digital multichannel, it soars even higher. I had no idea this Phillips recording had been recorded for quad. Is it too much to hope that some of Haitink/LSO Stravinsky recordings from the early 70's were also mixed to quad? ... more
Ingrained ignorance
July 14, 2004
Actually the question is moot because a properly controlled comparison between the formats has never been published (or perhaps never even been *done*). Isn't that interesting? If SACD and DVD-A are as great a leap forward in sonics as advertised, then gathering some slam-dunk blind comparison results should be aa snap, as well as being great ... more