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Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 - Ballot        (7 of 9 found this review helpful)
  May 9, 2015

First, Bravo! to JohnProffitt. This is as good an orchestral recording as I have ever heard, and I've heard thousands. It is thrilling in both its loudness and quietness. It would be worth the price just to let the beautiful sound wash over me. But this is disc is so much more than just an ... more
Rachmaninov: All-night vigil - Bruffy          (3 of 5 found this review helpful)
  May 9, 2015

This is a spectacular recording of one of my favorite pieces, but not my favorite interpretation. This performance is slower and has a more melancholy feel than others. Not that there is anything wrong with that, just as some like there Beethoven light and quick and some like it slower and more ... more
  August 18, 2013

This disc ROCKS! Pretty much every item on the audiophile checklist applies: present, spacious, detailed, dynamic. This is a fantastic sounding SACD of an iconic album and highly recommended.
Dire Straits: Making Movies      (9 of 11 found this review helpful)
  April 14, 2012

This is my favorite Dire Straits albums and one of my favorite rock albums of all time, so I'd say the performance is self-recommending. The question is are the sonics on this SACD worth the hefty price. To me, in a word, yes. This version is much better than the RBCD and in pretty much every way. I ... more
Steely Dan: Aja      (3 of 4 found this review helpful)
  October 30, 2010

This is an awesome SACD. I've had the original RBCD but usually listened to the MFSL LP, which is excellent in every way except I've started to wear it our after 20+ years. The SACD is even better, it is everything that is good about digital: the clarity, the definition, and the convenience, with ... more

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