User Details - Livy


  Scott Harris
  Tennessee, USA
  Denon SACD Player
Denon Receiver
Mirage Speakers - Onmi 260

Found: 2

Mahler: Symphony No. 2 - Bernstein        (11 of 12 found this review helpful)
  January 2, 2008

The disc arrived in mail only a week ago and I have listened through twice now. I originally came to know Bernstein's Mahler on the old Royal Edition discs, which contained his Ely Cathedral 2nd as opposed to this performance from 1963, almost ten years earlier. The Ely Cathedral recording sounded ... more
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5, Tallis Fantasia - Spano          (11 of 11 found this review helpful)
  April 27, 2007

Recorded at the Woodruff Center, Atlanta, GA in 2006. DSD recording. With the release of this disc, Telarc may have just produced one of its all-time great-selling SACD's. To start with, the program presented is four quite enjoyable works from a composer whose music appeals to almost everyone, ... more

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Super Audio CD Downloads?
February 1, 2008
Interesting, as I believe normal CD's have a bit rate of about 1200 kbps, could SA-CD be that much higher? ... more
BIS thread
January 29, 2008
Philip Glass might make it into the Top 100, certainly into a Top 200. raffells left out Charles Ives as well. Bernstein himself possibly ranks there, with West Side Story. No, we haven't produced a Brahms, or a Bach. But John Philips Sousa revolutionized band music. And the Doors are from California... ... more
Multichannel SACD - what's the real lowdown?
January 25, 2008
It actually goes back to the point made by Julien - listening preferences are very subjective to the individual and that reviews alone aren't meaningful. How does one become a more "experienced" listener? I think what you mean is that one must listen enough to be able to settle on and articulate a preference, which does indeed take time. But once ... more
Multichannel SACD - what's the real lowdown?
January 24, 2008
I never said that all reviews were completely untruthful; merely that some had the possibility of being partially biased. You seem unable to imagine the idea that someone might slant a review slightly in order to make a little money. Of course many reviewers are honest and trustworthy, just like those who serve in government. ... more
Multichannel SACD - what's the real lowdown?
January 23, 2008
If you think that audio reviewers in for-profit enterprises like magazines are wholly independent, that endorsement and advertising plays no role, I believe you are mistaken. ... more