User Details - Philip Sawyer

  Philip Sawyer
  Sydney, Australia
  Source/amplification: Sony SCD-XA9000ES connected via firewire to Sony TA-DA9000ES. Mains powered by Elektra Reference power amp.
Mains:Tannoy Revolution R3
Centre: Tannoy Sensys DCC
Rear: Richter Harlequin
Sub: Richter Thor Mk IV
Cable: Harmony cables from Dick Smith Electronics, speakers connected using Kordz speaker cable (mains bi-wired)

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  November 22, 2005

With volume 38 in their Romantic Piano Concerto series Hyperion finally manage to release one on SACD. Based on this effort one hopes that future releases in this series will also be available in high resolution audio. Anton Rubinstein (1829-1894) was a highly prolific Russian composer. In addition ... more

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