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  Adam Buckley
  Yamaha RXV2067, Pioneer DV-600AV, Cambridge Audio Azur 651BD, REL Q50 Sub, Monitor Audio BX5 (Fronts), Monitor Audio BX2 (Rears), Monitor Audio BX Centre.

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Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road       (10 of 12 found this review helpful)
  April 3, 2014

With a great new 2014 Stereo remaster by Bob Ludwig and a revised 5.1 Surround mix, where the rear channels are slightly lowered in level (criticism 10 years ago the rears on the SACD/DVD-A were overloud) and a less bright and forward sounding remix than before, it seems many of the problems people ... more
The Who: Tommy      (4 of 5 found this review helpful)
  April 3, 2014

With a brand new 2013 surround remix and remastering (this is No straight port of the SACD and DVD-A of 10 years ago!) this is essential for Who fans, surround music listeners and Hi-Res lovers. Dynamic range is mightily impressive for a rock title (DR average of 15...) you can seriously crank this ... more
Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life      (4 of 5 found this review helpful)
  April 3, 2014

A wonderful sounding Blu-ray Disc! This represents a huge sonic upgrade from the CD remaster, there's a palpable sense of almost 3D depth to the soundstage, its extraordinary.. you'd be forgiven for thinking your rear speakers are active at times, this is a superb stereo mix. Similarly to the ... more
Marvin Gaye: What's Going On      (4 of 5 found this review helpful)
  April 3, 2014

A very nice sounding Blu-ray Disc and a dramatic upgrade from the previous redbook remasters (mid 90's, late 90's and Deluxe Edition..) Universal have really flogged this one to death over the years and the sounds never been right thru all those various remasters and reissues. however, I can say ... more
Queen: A Night at the Opera      (8 of 10 found this review helpful)
  April 3, 2014

To clarify exactly what is on this disc, as I've seen some confusion elsewhere online.. The source and mastering are identical to the 2005 30th Anniversary CD/DVD set. That is to say the 5.1 mix is Brian May's revisited surround presentation of Elliot Scheiner's original 5.1 mix on DTS DVD-Audio, ... more

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SACD Stereo: it doesn't make sense
July 12, 2015
Some of those Monster Music HDS sets (Al Jarreau & George Benson, Charlie Brown) have more than one surround mix of the same music on them iirc. ... more
Discussion: Lynyrd Skynyrd: Southern Surroundings
July 9, 2015
There's a bonus Live track of "Sweet Home Alabama" that I don't recall being on the DVD-A, is it similarly in 5.1 surround? ... more
Site redesign
June 26, 2015
Sorry Ralph, I don't know how I missed your last post! Thanks for all your feedback and kindness (now re-reading my post you were replying to it probably came across as much more down and negative about the forum area of this site which I love!) .. fwiw you were the member here who made the biggest impression on me, to review and discuss the ... more
Site redesign
June 26, 2015
Please don't take offence! I wasn't referring to this whole site as a forum, only the forum area.. I realise is much more than a forum and am a big fan of this resource in all respects. ... more
Site redesign
June 26, 2015
Looking excellent, thanks! ... more