User Details - Solo man

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  Enjoy listening to music in 2 channel since the 80's. Not a professional in this field but avid music listener. I used to listen to my older brothers records when he was gone and maybe scratched a few too. I listened to my father sing in Handels Messiah and he sang tenor. Joined this forum to build my library and fanatical about the SACD format.
  Tdot, Canada
  PSB Imagine T2 speakers ( Imagine speakers all around for 5.1 setup but prefer 2 Channel)
Audio Research SP17 vacuum tube preamplifier ( Kimber Kable Hero cabling)
Parasound A21 Halo Amplifier (Kimber Kable 8PR speaker cables all around)
Denon 1611UD ( connected via analog to ARC preamp and HDMI to Marantz AVR)
NAD C546BEE CD ( Kimber Kable DV30 coax to DAC)
Chord Qute HD EX DSD DAC / 6 acoustic panels with Roxul
Marantz SR6007 receiver
JL Audio Fathom F112
Totem Rainmaker Speaker (Computer Setup)
Peachtree Nova125 connected to Pioneer BDP 140 for SACD playback

Found: 5

Eagles: Hotel California        (2 of 4 found this review helpful)
  October 3, 2014

This is my favourite album and the song,"Hotel California" is my favourite song of all time. This is one of the songs that I tried to recreate. I have this album in different versions from CDs, SACD, DVD, High Res and iTunes. If you are comparing this to the CD and wanting the SACD to sound better. ... more
Yes: 90125        (1 of 3 found this review helpful)
  October 3, 2014

I am a huge fan of Yes and grew up with this particular album. I have the Redbook CD and it sounds better and is definitely recorded at a lower volume. I used to have the SACD "High Vibration" boxed set and couldn't refuse an offer so I sold it. If you are like me and are interested in a neutral ... more
Tears for Fears: Songs from the Big Chair      (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  September 24, 2014

After spending quite some time with this SHM SACD, I must say that it is an excellent audible presentation of how vintage 80 music should be played. " If you build it, he will come", well, "If you make it, people will buy." I won't go over the history of Tears for Fears or how technical the ... more
Shelby Lynne: Just A Little Lovin'        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  September 21, 2014

I wanted to start off by saying I have listened to this sacd over 100 times and this says a lot since I listen to music for about 3-4 hours a day. I no longer listen to the redbook cd and it is still a nice transfer but like others have said, the bottom end and the upper registers are not ... more
Olivia Newton John: Come On Over      (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  September 17, 2014

First off, Olivia Newton John is a beautiful woman inside and out. If you are contemplating buying this but just can't pull the trigger, I hope this helps. The imaging on this SHM SACD is fantastic and sounded as if Olivia was front and center with the instruments not too far back in the distance; ... more

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A newbie asks: HiRez vs SACD/Blu Ray and addtional equipment?
October 3, 2014
I am starting to build my SACD collection and like you prefer the physical media. I am particularly interested in the SHM SACD releases. It's great to see here the enthusiasm towards IMO a great format. Although,, I do purchase high res downloads of DSD and others that are not offered in SACD format. Some of the stuff on HD tracks you have to do ... more
Discussion: Yes: 90125
October 3, 2014
I used to have the High Vibration boxed set but sold it because it got a great offer on it. I couldn't keep it because the sound was too compressed and loud. I just couldn't get into this boxed set but my favourite album is 90125. IMO, this SACD sounds the same as the one in the boxed set. Also, can anyone help me replace the pictures of the front ... more
Discussion: Tears for Fears: Songs from the Big Chair
September 24, 2014
Wow, such a nice sounding SACD. Keep coming back to this SACD and sounds so good without getting fatigued. ... more
New Marantz receivers take pure DSD; no conversion to PCM
September 24, 2014
I don't have any Bluray audio disks. I was referring to your comment on SACD. ... more
New Marantz receivers take pure DSD; no conversion to PCM
September 24, 2014
That's good news and great to hear that Marantz is trying to improve things. Just wondering if you can explain how you can tell when the SACD suffers from conversion on some of your recordings? Maybe something I can look out for as I am always trying to learn. ... more