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  Michael Bickell
  New Brunswick, Canada
  Arcam AVR600
Arcam CD73
Oppo BDP-95
Monitor Audio Silver Surround 7.1
And a complete mess of varied wires and interconnects. (I've got to clean it up some day.)

Found: 2

Mike Oldfield: Ommadawn      (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  March 3, 2013

I find with all the updating I've done to my entertainment system over the years, the only thing truely holding me back from my systems full potential is the quality of the source. Be it CD, SACD, DVD Audio or Blueray, it's the duplication of the recording that I find really makes a huge ... more
Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here        (3 of 4 found this review helpful)
  January 29, 2013

I read all the reviews here and have to disagree with some. I listened to this a couple of times now, both on headphones, (Grado), and through my speaker system and I find the quality to be outstanding. The lower frequencies are present when and where they should be, not over-powering or over-blown. ... more

Latest Posts

Discussion: Supertramp: Breakfast in America
December 9, 2013
Actually, I just bug the snot out her and eventually, she gives It works because I have SHM SACD Breakfast in America and Who's Next SACD coming some time this month. Yahoo! I love Christmas. ... more
Discussion: Supertramp: Breakfast in America
December 4, 2013
I have the BD-A of Breakfast in America and I am not wholly impressed with it. It sounds clean and all, with good midrange and good sounding lower frequencies. But it lacks a bit of sparkle. I have had very good luck with SHM SACD's in the past and am going to order the SACD as soon as the wife gives me the go ahead. Wish we had more Supertramp in ... more
SACD Player with a built in pre-amp. What??
April 19, 2013
I stand corrected. Thanks Kal. ... more
SACD Player with a built in pre-amp. What??
April 18, 2013
"In addition to the 8200CD, the 8200CDQ adds full preamp functionality whilst maintaining the same chassis size as the 8200CD. The existing digital inputs are joined by three line-level analogue inputs, providing source selection and volume control in the analogue domain. The preamplifier section is fully balanced and all analogue input signals are ... more
SACD Player with a built in pre-amp. What??
April 18, 2013
Yes, you are right. But it plays a mean CD and will also play 2 channel material from SACD Hybrids. Dire Straits SACD, Brothers in Arms plays really well on a CD player. But only the DSD stereo portion, not the multi-channel SACD portion. ... more