User Details - sonnysin168


  Civil Engineer
  Metro Manila, Philippines
  modded B&K EX-442 power amp
Sonic Frontiers SFL-2 preamp
Aikido Circuit based custom tube preamp ecc82/ecc81 comb
Aikido Circuit based custom tube preamp ecc88/ecc88 comb
custom EL 34 based tube integrated amp
Onkyo TX-SR605
Panasonic BD-60 bluray player
modded Cayin cd-50 tube cd player
modded Marantz DV-6001 sacd/dvda player
Lexicon RT-10 sacd/dvd player
KEF Q90 floorstanders
KEF Q1 bookshelfs
modded LSA1 bookshelfs
custom braided spc speaker cables
MIT Terminator 4 spk cables
QED Qudos spk cables
custom silver interconnect cables
Isobar noise filter/surge suppressor
Audioprism noise filter
Castle Power Line Conditioner
STAC auto voltage regulators

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Rolling Stones: Some Girls      (10 of 10 found this review helpful)
  January 28, 2012

Aside from Hot Rocks and More Hot Rocks from way back, this is my third Stones sacd and a dearer title because it reminds me of high school. I previously own a 1990's rbcd version that I find to be loudly mastered, compressed, unclear (muddy to some) and quite bright. I waited quite long for a ... more
The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds        (13 of 13 found this review helpful)
  January 17, 2012

I own the German dvda version for years now and I like it better than the previous rbcds I owned in the past. I must admit that although I like the dvda for its details I find it a bit bright sounding at times and that there's a certain "edginess" in its vocals. When musicdirect announced that its ... more
Foreigner: Double Vision        (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  December 21, 2011

Very good sound quality overall. Smooth vocals, substantial and firm bass, exciting guitar licks, catchy melodies and excellent vocal harmonies. I think there are at least two tracks that have more upfront vocals compared to other tracks, one of which is the first track Hot Blooded (actually the ... more
James Taylor: Flag        (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  December 6, 2011

My copy came with Dad Loves His Work from musicdirect late November. There had been criticisms of this sacd version from other music forums for reasons that are unclear to me. Okay, I may be biased because I'm a JT fan but even a casual listener will not consider this album as a "light effort". The ... more
Carole King: Music        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  November 24, 2011

If a picture paints a thousand words, this album exudes a thousand melodies and evokes countless memories. One that easily transport listeners back in time: in their childhood days, in their days of youth, exuberance and recklessness. Ah, to be young again... An assembly of simple, heartfelt and ... more

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Discussion: Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life
August 2, 2012
My Marantz DV 6001 was modded so it doesn't sound like the stock unit anymore. However, the way I remembered it, the stock Marantz sounds warmer and has leaner bass compared to the Lexicon. IMO, the Lexicon edges it by a bit in terms of resolution and bass. ... more
Discussion: Rolling Stones: Some Girls
February 11, 2012
As printed in the digipak: "DSD transferred from the analogue master tapes by Mick McKenna and Richard Whittaker at the FX Copyroom, 2011". ... more
Cat Stevens sacd's
January 1, 2012
Perfect suggestion. Thanks. ... more
Cat Stevens sacd's
December 29, 2011
Damn! I just bought an expensive MFSL Teaser and the Firecat, now I have to buy the same title in sacd! ... more
Discussion: Deep Purple: Machine Head
September 20, 2011
I have the new Japan sacd. The multichannel is great. Spacious, detailed and mids have warmth which I find not common in rock releases. Plus it has fat bass. I wasn't able to buy the previous versions (sacd or dvda) so I can't really compare. On the stereo side, it handily betters the AF gold version (which I have) because it is wider, has bigger ... more