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  Living Room:
Amplifier: Arcam A85 + Multichannel Board
Power Amp for Biamping the Front Speakers: Arcam P85
2 Poweramps for Biamping the Center and the Rears: Arcam P-85/3
Speakers: 4 x Kef Reference 203, Center Kef Reference 204c, 2 x PSD 4000 Subwoofer
Multiformat Player: Marantz DV-8300
Tuner: RESTEK Minisat (DVB-S only Tuner)

PreAmp/Tuner: Marantz AV-9000
Power Amp: Marantz MM-9000
Multiformat Player: Pioneer DV-656A (European Version)
Main Speakers: Kef 4xQ1
Center Speaker: Kef Q9
Subwoofer: Kef PSW 3000

Found: 2

Schumann: Etudes symphoniques, Fantasie etc. - Mikhail Pletnev        (2 of 6 found this review helpful)
  May 6, 2004

Because this is the only recording with these particular works I cannot do an artistic comparison. The sound quality of this Multichannel SACD is simply stunning, the dynamic range and the tonal colors of the instrument are captured perfectly. The Stereo Mix is transparent, never boomy and provides ... more
Alessandro Scarlatti: Il Giardino di Rose - Dantone        (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  May 6, 2004

I received the SACD immediatly after release and now, after a couple of weeks, it's one of the most played recordings I own. The material has been restored very tasteful although you'll find a lot of quotes by Bach, Vivaldi and Rameau. The sound is perfectly captured in both Stereo and Surround, the ... more

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Mercury Living Presence: First Impressions
September 2, 2004
Very interesting conclusion because this is how I finally expect the sound from these SACD releases. I have ordered the entire batch and are counting the days until I get them delivered. I also hope that the commercial success will be big enough to convince Decca to continue with the MLP series perhaps even in shorter intervals. Kind Regards. - ... more
RCA Living Stereo
July 16, 2004
Hi Claude, thanks for the link to the covers, however, in my opinion the cover art looks awful. Why not using the original covers in fullsize and simply put the SACD logo on it. Anyway, can't wait to put them into my player.:-) Kind regards. - Wilfried ... more
Mercury Living Presence
July 4, 2004
According to Universal the MLP SACDs are now scheduled for October, 12th. This year!:-) - Kind regards, Wilfried ... more
Discussion: Mahler: Symphony No. 5 - Abbado
June 10, 2004
I think the release policy of the labels is a bigger mystery than shown in any X-Files episode:-). By the way the mastertape quality is only 24/44! This is also true for the Mahler/Boulez release. I was ready to purchase both but decided to put them back into the bin. Kind regards. - Wilfried ... more
RCA Living Stereo
June 8, 2004
I have a couple of the Living Stereo operas on CD and would love to replace them with SACDs. According to the photos in the liner notes these performances were captured with more than 3 mikes so also multichannel mixes seem possible. Puccini's Turandot with Leinsdorf and Price on multichannel SACD? I hope it will not remain a dream.:-) Kind ... more