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  Dave Cochrane

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Toto: Toto IV    
  April 6, 2015

I don't know who did the 2.0 remastering on this disc, but it sounds awesome. An earlier reviewer commented that the treble sounds "brittle." I disagree completely. The previous (grey box) issue certainly does, but this one (CS 86544) is really nice and musical. It is also really dynamic and punchy, ... more
Toto: Toto IV    
  April 6, 2015

I haven't heard any multichannel mix so can only comment on 2.0 channel comparisons. Firstly, I will make a generalisation: those very early Sony SACDs from the late 90s/turn of the 2000s - you know, the ones with lots of grey on the covers - tend to sound pretty poor. I have heard several, and in ... more
Mahler: Symphony No. 9 - Chailly          (4 of 12 found this review helpful)
  May 11, 2014

I wouldn't take anything away from the performance, but I feel compelled to add some balance to some of the gushing reviews about the sound. It's not that great. I note that the other reviews are around 10 years old at the time of me writing his; maybe expectations were lower then. It's true that ... more

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Discussion: Desire. Hope. World Affairs - Brogli-Sacher
April 17, 2015
Wow. Not one single mention of sound quality in the review or comments. On a site geared toward SACD fans (audiophiles) I would have appreciated a mention of the SQ! Anyway, sadly my search for a decent hi-res master of this piece goes on. My current go-to disc is the redbook 1968 Zubin Mehta performance (FIM label). Just wish I could find an SACD ... more