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  I have listened to Classical Music For about 25 years. A pretty good CD collection. Favorites include Sibelius, Wagner, Mozart, Mahler, Bruckner, Poulenc, Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Debussy. Also enjoy a lot of opera, especially Wagner.

I do prefer Multichannel to Stereo SA-CD listening. I do want to make it clear however, that this is just my personal preference. I understand many other SA-CD enthusiasts prefer Stereo. To me, everyone is entitled to their own preferences. That's just as it should be.

However, there has been plenty of argument and debate over which is "superior". In reality, neither of them is. They are both just different ways of experiencing the high quality playback that SA-CD offers.

Something, however, that does need to be addressed is the fact that many Hi-Fi dealers and stores only cater to Stereo listeners. Also, many manufacturers of Hi-Fi gear will only produce Stereo SA-CD players. I have no objections to Stereo SA-CD players. The problem is that there are not more multichannel players.

I am not saying that manufacturers should not make Stereo players. Of course they should. That is only fair. I do think it only fair and right that more manufacturers produce more Multichannel players. The choice for both kinds of listeners should be fair. Lets have plenty of players to please both stereo and multichannel enthusiasts.

Also, just to add a point, there needs to be more multichannel players beyond the Universal Machines that play DVDs, DVD-Audio and such. Just straight Multichannel players. I think everyone can agree on this point.
  Eastern Canada.
  Player: Oppo BDP-93
Denon AVR-990 Receiver
Fronts: Paradigm Monitor 11 V.6
Center: Paradigm 5se MK3
Surrounds: Paradigm Titan v2.0
Headphones: Sennheiser HD650
DAC: M-DAC from Audiolab

I recently made an all important adjustment to my system. I had placed my surrounds above me and behind me, close to the ceiling. Basically, the speakers were over my head, shooting past me. I now have them placed properly, aiming at me from the sides. Big improvement, more closely following the ITU Standard.

I do recommend that those who enjoy a surround sound system use an SPL Meter, along with a tune up disc, such as "Stay In Tune With Pentatone" to balance their speaker set up. I did this and it improved the sound greatly.

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  October 24, 2015

I am so pleased that Pentatone have released a second SACD of great peformances with maestro Nariso Yepes. I got this disc for my birthday this year and a great present it is. As with the previous release of Guitar Concertos on Pentatone with Yepes, I am again biased towards this great ... more
  May 13, 2015

With warm and open sound, Narciso Yepes with the English Chamber Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra provide beautiful performances of these enjoyable guitar concertos. Narciso Yepes (1927-1997) was one of the legendary pioneers of the Classical Guitar, alongside Segovia, who was the first ... more
Linda Ronstadt: What's New        (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
  May 10, 2012

In 1982, it was Linda Ronstadt's dream to record an album of songs from The Great American Songbook. She approached Nelson Riddle, the only one she felt would be right to help her make the album become a reality. Riddle worked diligently with Linda and the result is this wonderful showcase of ... more
Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 - RCO/Haitink          (5 of 11 found this review helpful)
  August 4, 2010

This is simply a wonderful and moving performance of this symphony and Haitink can easily stand shoulder to shoulder with the greatest Bruckner conductors. The RCO play with great conviction and Haitink draws masterful intensity throughout this performance. The third movement is simply magical and ... more
Turina: Danzas Fantasticas etc, Debussy: Iberia - Cincinnati/Lopez-Cobos          (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  June 17, 2010

This is truly a magical disc and will catch your breath. The recording has plenty of air and the CSO and Lopez-Cobos are more than up to the task with these works which are colorful and evocative. Another fine Telarc disc that I have spun many times. The Iberia does not disappoint and is filled with ... more

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