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Chopin: Nocturnes 1-21 - Jude          (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  November 8, 2014

This is another Lyrinx piano recording with unacceptable engineering. I listened to this SACD rather late at night, and when it came to track 3 (Nocturne no. 2), it sounded like a nightmare. There is this horrible buzzing noise. Not loud but unmistakable, as if someone had thrown paper clips onto ... more
Mozart: The Piano Sonatas - Robert Silverman          (5 of 7 found this review helpful)
  December 19, 2010

This should have been the definitive recording. Indeed, it is the only complete set of the Mozart Piano Sonatas to be found on SACD, and it is recorded in DSD, and, "technically", to an audiophile standard. I had not heard of Robert Silverman and had no idea what to expect, and being a skeptic, I ... more
Handel: Concerti Grossi Op. 6 - The Avison Ensemble        (8 of 10 found this review helpful)
  October 17, 2010

I find the sound to have an unpleasant, shrill quality, not up to the usual Linn standard. In the loud, tutti violin pasages, the sound jumps out and bites the listener. My feeling is that the microphones were too closely placed and not well mixed. An unusual number of thumps are also heard from the ... more

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