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  Dan Popp

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Anonymous 4: Gloryland          (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  March 18, 2007

Don't buy a copy of this disc. Buy three so you'll have some to give away or loan. Early American music may not be everyone's cup of orange pekoe; but if you liked the female acapella harmonies on the "O Brother Where Art Thou" soundtrack ("Down to the River to Pray," "Didn't Leave Nobody But the ... more
Mark Knopfler: Shangri-La        (6 of 9 found this review helpful)
  July 20, 2006

More of the same from the ironic, sardonic and laconic Mark Knopfler - but in this case, more is good. I admit that I expected a little more because of all the 5-star reviews, and was initially a little disappointed. I think there is a phenomenon that causes those listening in MC to spill-over stars ... more
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique etc. - Cincinnati SO/Järvi          (5 of 7 found this review helpful)
  February 21, 2006

This is a highly-engaging SACD and one of my new favorites. Others who are more qualified can comment on this particular performance versus others, but even in stereo it is an amazing recording. The low end in particular is delightful - it's robust and plump but not boomy. I have to disagree that ... more
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 - Zander          (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  January 4, 2006

You may have to check with your wife before playing this disc. And a warning to the neighbors might be in order for some of you as well - this is a very dynamic recording. Sonics are excellent, as the previous reviewer wrote. I would rate it just slightly below the Mahler 2nd by Kaplan/Vienna and ... more
Brahms: Symphony No. 1, Overtures - Alsop        (3 of 9 found this review helpful)
  September 27, 2005

I agree with dogville. There is something seriously awry with the sonics on both the stereo DSD program and the CD layer of this disc. The sound is indefinite and mushy. I can't really come up with a better way to describe what I'm hearing, because it's the first time I've heard anything like it. ... more

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July 31, 2008
Peter, It would be your job only if you had insisted that such evidence existed. In fact. ... more
July 31, 2008
Peter, Your position seems to be that because anyone can provide some sort of "data" (real or manufactured) that poses as "evidence," therefore it is not important that purveyors provide evidence. My view is the opposite: since it is so easy to provide some nugget of babble that may fool the gullible, a snake oiler providing nothing at all is a ... more
July 31, 2008
What I read (in your post #82) was an assertion that empirical evidence on the benefits of SHM-CD has been provided by the "purveyors". This you called a "fact." To make such a pronouncement, you would have to have access to the alleged documentation. You must have seen it, to know certainly that it exists. Yet you are apparently unable to provide ... more
July 31, 2008
Peter, When SACD was introduced to the masses, those of us in the industry had already been aware of the technology for years. We first heard of it as "one-bit" or "Delta-Sigma" digital recording. Then we got reviews in major industry magazines of recordings captured with "DSD." There were even discussions on the pro forums of how one might edit ... more
July 30, 2008
Oh, for heaven's sake. A website in Japanese? No published paper, just "ask for details"? Again you have the matter upside-down. If this were a serious new audio technology, the company would want the industry, and its potential customers, to KNOW HOW IT WORKED. It would not be up to the snake-oil-buyer to "ask for details." Geez, you didn't even ... more