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  At the present time just Oppo BDP-105 disc player with Oppo PM-1 headphones driven through the Oppo HA-1 headphone amp. A minimalist system.

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Hanson: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 - Hanson        (4 of 8 found this review helpful)
  January 8, 2005

I am surprised no one has reviewed this disc yet. I recently purchased this disc and have spent several hours listening to this remarkable SACD. I have not been familiar with Howard Hanson's work but found the music a pleasant discovery. The original recording must have been one of the better ... more
Spyro Gyra: Deep End          (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  December 27, 2004

I have been an on and off fan of Spyro Gyra since their breakout album 'Morning Dance.' Quite frankly I lost interest in the late eighty's early ninthy's. Their sound became very identifiable and safe. I was also expanding my Jazz interests, rediscovering Miles, starting to really listen to 'Bitches ... more
Geri Allen: The Life of a Song          (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  December 25, 2004

This is one of those albums you keep returning to play. It is very reflective and joy to listen to the interplay of these three artists. Allen's piano is impeccable and she is backed up by what has to be the best rhythm section in Jazz. I have reviewed this album both in SACD stereo (headphones) and ... more
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra etc. - Reiner        (7 of 7 found this review helpful)
  December 25, 2004

I agree with both of the two previous reviews that this is a “must have” recording. It is amazing that recordings made 40 to 50 years ago sound this great. This recording and several other “Living Stereo” and Mercury Living Presence recordings have finally persuaded me to go to at least three ... more

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