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Tchaikovsky/Saint-Saens/Bruch - Wispelwey          (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  July 25, 2014

larsmusik's speculation is incorrect. The DSD and PCM versions of this album were recorded separately. The Philips engineers were using a DCS native DSD DAC. Straight from native "This was the first commercially produced SACD hybrid super audio on the market. In June of 2000, I sat in one ... more
Tony Overwater: OP        (2 of 5 found this review helpful)
  May 24, 2014

Well, what can I say. This is an excellent performance, and an excellent recording. Yes, it is PCM, but at least it is real, bonefide high resolution PCM, unlike the plethora of releases that are nothing more than redbook CD upconverts. (And of course, get the royal treatment, as you might expect ... more
Handel: Concerti Grossi Op. 6 - Arte dei Suonatori        (1 of 20 found this review helpful)
  May 24, 2014

I have several sets of the Concerto Grossi by Handel. This one contains fine playing for sure, and if this were simply the CD release, all would be well. Good playing, good CD sonics. But this is an SACD. And is yet another example of the fleecing of consumers. There is nothing "super" about the ... more
Alison Krauss: Now That I've Found You        (1 of 3 found this review helpful)
  May 24, 2014

I adore Alison Krauss. This album is full of early classics that are sure to please. That said, if you already have this on CD, or if you can find it on CD at a better price, you should stick to that. This is (as is unfortunately often the case) another fleecing of the audio consumer. A repackaged ... more
Cameron Carpenter: Revolutionary        (1 of 6 found this review helpful)
  May 23, 2014

A wonderful SACD with intriguing performances!!! I find these interpretations to be very interesting. Perhaps not orthodox? Not being a classically trained organist, still I suspect these aren't for the purists our there. This is a pure DSD recording, as indicated on the back of the box. As are ... more

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