User Details - Jijagua


  Ohio, USA
  Paradigm Series 5 100's speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones
McIntosh MC2100 Amp (105 wpc into 8 ohms)
Oppo BDP-83SE Blue Ray/SACD player
Little Dot Mk III headphone amp used as a preamp

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  June 24, 2011

What an extraordinary album. The level of improvisation is on par with the best I've heard in Jazz. I think Duane Allman would have fit in perfectly with Miles Davis - the improv's are that good. Duane's guitar playing was simply masterful, and I could just lie back and let the guitar wash over me. ... more
Miles Davis: Kind of Blue      (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  June 4, 2011

I listened to the stereo layer on this CD and compared it with the Columbia Red Seal disk that I already owned. I couldn't distinguish the sound of the two from each other - identical I suppose. The instruments are precisely placed from left to right: piano on the left, sax's on both sides of the ... more
Miles Davis: A Tribute to Jack Johnson      (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
  May 26, 2011

This album is a great jazz-fusion album. It's as psychedelic as anything you'd find from the late 60's to the early 70's. The whole sensation is one to recline back and take in, just let the music wash over you. Besides the standard trumpet and drums, we hear a lot of electric guitar. The sounds ... more
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 - Manze          (4 of 8 found this review helpful)
  May 23, 2011

I write this having just been exposed to Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, with this recording being my first chance to hear it. For some reason, I have been avoiding it - maybe it was the name "Eroica" or something that just made me think it would be some soft, gently, wimpy symphony. But I was quite ... more
Miles Davis: In A Silent Way      (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  May 13, 2011

Extraordinary - in multi-channel SACD. I'll get to that later. The stereo sound was very good, with each instrument clearly located from left to right. There was some hiss due to the age of the recording, but it become non-consequential when the music started playing. The sound-stage was very wide. ... more

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Discussion: Chopin: The 2 Piano Concertos - Sa Chen, Lawrence Foster
January 25, 2011
I've compared this disk with the "Living Stereo" disk featuring Arthur Rubinstein as the pianist, and I have to say that I'm torn from picking which one is better. The paces each pianist uses varies. There are certain tunes where Rubinstein goes faster than Chen, and vice versa. Ms. Chen does tickle the ivories lighter than does Mr. Rubinstein, ... more