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  Steven Harrison
  System One
SACD Player: Marantz 8260 highly modified DIY, see here:
Preamp: Aspen GK-2 Prototype DIY
Amp: Maya Prototype by Aspen Amplifiers
Speakers: Osborn Titan Reference
Subwoofer: Critical Q, design by Joe Rasmussen
Cables: DIY

System Two
SACD Player: Marantz 8260 highly modified DIY, see here:
Speakers: DIY 2.5 way w/Seas W18E & Hiq OW1, designed by Selah Audio
Preamp: Passive, attenuators only
Amp: Maya Prototype by Aspen Amplifiers
Cables: DIY

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Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 & 6 - Mravinsky        (9 of 12 found this review helpful)
  October 11, 2010

This set was originally scheduled in the Universal Japan SACD 2004 release. I was quite excited as I had never had, or heard, this set in any format, and really looking forward to the sacd release. But when the Universal discs were released, this one was not included. So when this was announced as a ... more
Mahler: Symphony No. 4 - Haitink          (14 of 14 found this review helpful)
  September 16, 2007

On 7 November 2006 Bernard Haitink led the Royal Concertgeboux Orchestra in a jubilee concert commemorating his 50th anniversary of his first appearance with the orchestra. This recording of the Mahler Fourth Symphony is from that concert. I wish they'd have these jubilee concerts more often! I've ... more
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5, The Seasons - Eschenbach        (7 of 9 found this review helpful)
  November 4, 2006

Well, in distinct contrast to two of the posted reviews, I really liked this recording, in most every way. One really needs another T5 in the way one needs another M6 recording. Thus, I was just not very interested in this recording, and the reviews here were not exactly upbeat. For sa-cd, I've been ... more
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 - Jansons        (13 of 13 found this review helpful)
  July 16, 2006

This new RCO Live release is a very good one. Iíve come to be very impressed with the sound of the Concertgeboux Orchestra in live concert as captured by the Polyhymnia recording team. The recording here of the Shostakovich Seventh Symphony in this year of Shostakovich is really like so many ... more
Schmitt: Symphonies - New Dutch Academy/Murphy          (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  June 17, 2006

Another wonderful disc from Pentatone!!!!! Joseph Schmitt was also known as "the Dutch Haydn" as many of his compositions were credited to the "real" Haydn. You can read much more about Joseph Schmitt in the very good notes by Simon Murphy. As this is a world premier recording, there's really ... more

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Concern with sacd disc players
December 1, 2015
Well, then don't consider those players. You only need one player that works. Why don't you try finding something positive and look at the players people here have mentioned at being good and reliable. FWIW, Marantz developed their own transport due to the unreliablility of the transports that they previously had been using. That's why I suggested ... more
Concern with sacd disc players
November 30, 2015
I think you are exaggerating things, as Kal has mentioned. You only seem to reference to older first generation players from 10-15 years ago. The newer players from Oppo and Marantz, look at the 8004 or 8005 Marantz models and Oppo 103, will serve you fine for as long as you want to have a player. ... more
Concern with sacd disc players
November 27, 2015
Are you actually looking for a player to possibly buy? Or are you posting just about how some players have lasers that can go bad? ... more
Concern with sacd disc players
November 26, 2015
What you have written is somewhat true for some of the early generation players. However it is not true for new and currently available players like the Oppo's and Marantz's, which you can buy with confidence. ... more
What To Record?
October 26, 2015
Look up the labels Alba and Dacapo, for starters. ... more