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  Marantz KI Pearl SACD player
Marantz KI Pearl Integrated Amplifier
Audio Research REF75 Amp
Ayre AX-5
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Marantz NA11-S1
Mytek Digital Stereo192-DSD DAC
Esoteric MG-20
Chord Sarum RCA Interconnect
Chord Sarum Speaker Cable
Chord Sarum Power Cable
Dedicated 32A Furutech UK Wall Outlet.

Found: 2

Chopin, Liszt, Debussy: Piano pieces - Miyuji Kaneko          (1 of 2 found this review helpful)
  June 14, 2014

I would like to bestow my own title of "SACD of the Year" and "Records To Die For (all time)" for this disc. This has superior interpretation from Maestro Miyuji Kaneko as well as state-of-the-art recordings done by Exton, commissioned by Esoteric Japan. The comparison between the two microphones ... more
Stravinsky: The Firebird - Litton        (5 of 12 found this review helpful)
  February 7, 2012

Can't imagine the single person who voted NOT to recommend this. Please get your ears checked or something must be wrong with your system. Very good BIS signature recording which is highly transparent, has great dynamics and sounds its best on multichannel set up. About the performance, Litton and ... more

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Looking for 2ch sa-cd player
September 2, 2015
Would you need balanced output? I could recommend a discontinued NAD M5 for less than 1000 Eur. If primary purpose is for SACD, this player shines. If you are thinking about CD, then it may fall short of the competition. Another you could consider a safe bet like Marantz (get the older models like SA11S2 for price reasons, this player is built like ... more
DACs - the core of your system
August 27, 2015
Touchy issue and can boil down to personal preference. Some like ladder type for PCM (Texas Instruments), some like it on CS4398 on DSD (like on Marantz KI Pearl) or Sabre DAC (good for both formats - like many DACs out there, one excellent implementation can be seen on Mytek). Some manufacturers even go proprietary like dCS and MSB. In any case, ... more
Discussion: Nicki Parrott: Sakura Sakura
January 26, 2015
Yes, usually she performs with Ken Peplowski. Like the usual Venus Records sound, you get pretty bloated bottom end that guarantees room shaking frequencies. Not that it doesn't sound good, it's just that it could have been done with a more natural bottom frequencies. ... more
Discussion: Guardian Angel - Podger
January 23, 2015
Late into getting this disc but it's one of the very best recordings done by Channel Classics. Jawdroppingly vivid and intimate sound on this disc. At the same time, I feel that Podger is giving her all-out performance too. ... more
Korg offering DSD128 live streaming demonstrations for their DS-DAC users
January 23, 2015
Minimum internet connection speed is like 100Mbps? ... more