User Details - DdraigGoch


  Christopher Beynon
  Wales, UK

Found: 4

Arvo Pärt: Berliner Messe - Edison        (1 of 5 found this review helpful)
  September 1, 2011

As a footnote to the review by Chris, I would like to add that this disc is also available as a DVD Audio, in which format I first heard this recording. The sonics and the performance are both very fine indeed. It would be interesting to compare the sound between this and the SACD.
Bach: The Four Great Toccatas and Fugues - E. Power Biggs      (0 of 10 found this review helpful)
  April 26, 2011

I can vouch for the excellence of this Bach organ recital of the Toccatas and Fugues. Having said that, I only have a CD recording. Why? Because it only cost me six quid!! (aka GB Pounds Sterling). When are these spivs going to stop trying to flog out-of-print SACDs at ridiculous prices?
Debussy: Children's Corner - Yoav Talmi        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  June 24, 2009

The music on this SACD is orchestral transcriptions of music originally written for piano or two pianos.It's not actually a bad disc, but I can't help thinking that there is something missing with both performance and recording. The playing is generally very good, but when one compares, for example, ... more
Marais: Suite d'un Goût Etranger - Savall        (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  March 11, 2008

Quite simply a magnificent performance of music from the fourth book of music for viols of Marin Marais, performed by the legendary Jordi Savall and accompanynig musicians. From the opening drumbeats (yes, there is percussion too) that precede the viola da Gamba entry, it is plain that we are in for ... more

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Problems with my Krell SACD Standard player
July 14, 2011
Come to mention it, I did get the whistling sound I think that you are talking about, but found that it was some sort of mains interaction with my valve power amplifier (Beard P100). I cured it by plugging the latter into a different mains socket to the Krell, and it was gone. ... more
Problems with my Krell SACD Standard player
July 14, 2011
I would use a soft-haired brush if I had a top-loading player. Have you had an instance of a lens being damaged by a lens cleaner? ... more
Problems with my Krell SACD Standard player
July 5, 2011
Osbert, I sometimes also get that whistling sound you mention; only occasionally does it become loud enough to really notice it. It depends on the actual disc being played, and appears to be a resonance mode that depends on the speed the disc is rotating at the time - it comes and goes. It can be a problem when the music is quiet - I listen to ... more
Problems with my Krell SACD Standard player
June 30, 2011
Hi Osbert I have not read all of this thread, but I too have an SACD standard, and have gone through similar problems to you. I now have the Mark III, after having first the mark II and then another mark III. For me, there are two important things to remember if you want the player to read discs correctly: 1) When not using the player, leave it ... more
June 16, 2009
I typed "blu ray opera" on Amazon's Classical Music section and got 56 results. Whilst this is very small, I think in time it might get reasonable, given that many more people will own a big telly than own a SACD player! The thought of opera on a big screen in high-res PCM surround sound is exciting. Too much to ask for it to be high-res DSD, but ... more