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  Irwin H. Zack
  Toronto Canada
  SACD Listening System:

Sony SCD-1 2 Channel Stereo SACD Player

Accustic Arts Pre-1 Solid State Pre-Amplifier

Highly upgraded Nirvana Electronics Works A-60 60 wpc @ (8 ohms) Solid State 'Pure class A' Power Amplifier

Klipsch "Klipschorn" Corner Horn Speaker Systems 104db/w/m

Cardas Golden Cross Interconnects

'AEON 8'... 35' Speaker Cable runs

Cardas Golden, Hex and Quad Power Cables.

Target Stand supported by a custom built 2" MDF platform
with adjustable "feet"

BDR cones under pre-amp and amp

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Rolling Stones: Beggars Banquet      (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  February 16, 2013

This has always been my fave Stones album. I've had a copy in almost every format available over the years including the ABKCO SA-CD which I thought was pretty good. Based on this musical performance and previous experience with SHM SA-CDs I decided to spring for a copy on the chance it might be ... more
The Doobie Brothers: The Captain and Me        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  February 10, 2012

As I have posted recently I have (had) many versions of this title the most recent being the MoFi sa-cd. I felt that I was missing something in all of these so I ordered this, the WEA version. I was willing to take a chance but didn't really feel there would be a great difference. Boy was I ... more
Dire Straits: Dire Straits      (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
  January 24, 2012

I first heard some of this recording on master dupes while it was being promoted around its release time back in the 70's. At that time I was immediately struck by not just the quality of the performance but also the fantastic sound reproduction. Among other things the quality bottom end ... more
  May 4, 2005

I find this a truly strange one. The musicianship is first rate. Jacintha’s vocals are up to her usually high level of competence and the chosen tune selections are all ones I like. The problem is I can’t just put this on and sit and listen to it because if I do so I start to nod off. I’m not ... more
John Mayall & Friends: Along for the Ride        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  May 2, 2005

John Mayall & Friends: Along for the Ride is a wonderful disc that I enjoyed for quite a while and had it as one of my main “car” discs on Redbook CD. The sound quality is excellent and the performance always gave me a lift whenever I played it. As mentioned above the combo of great musical ... more

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Discussion: Peter, Paul and Mary: Peter, Paul and Mary
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Well I didn't play the box either but what I have heard from the sa-cd is unexpectedly fabulous and I'm not exagerating. Honestly I was not expecting the wonderful resolution, staging and fullness of sound. I really thought this would be just a reasonably decent repro of the old tapes but I was so wrong. This disc brings PP&M into your space with ... more
Steve Hoffman - why will no one else hire him besides Audio Fidelity?
April 10, 2014
Over the years I've had occasion to criticise some of Steve's work (without any negative feedback) but much was beyond his control with the material he had to work with. When Steve does a good job it's usually a GREAT one and as far as I can tell he tries to bring out the best in the material without adding too much "Steve" to the result. IMHO ... more
Discussion: Dire Straits: Dire Straits
April 10, 2014
I've had and/or heard most previous pressings of this title including hearing some 1st gen repros of the original masters (albeit many years ago) and this particular one we are discussing sounds real close except for the bottom end that lacks the depth and low end dynamic sound the tape had. I guess we hear things quite differently. ... more
Steve Hoffman - why will no one else hire him besides Audio Fidelity?
April 10, 2014
Why ask us? You should just post this question to Steve? I'm sure he will give you a very deserving reply. Be sure to tell us what he says! ... more