User Details - Feanor

  Bill Bailey
  Lover of classical music and jazz ... and an audiophile.
  Saskatchewan, Canada
  SACD player: Sony SCD-CE775
pre-amp: APT Holman
amp: Phase Linear 400
main speakers: Magneplanar MMG, (stereo pair)
subwoofer: PSB Subsonic 6
main/sub crossover: high- and low-pass @ 80Hz, 18db/octave

Found: 3

Vivaldi: La Stravaganza - Podger/Arte Dei Suonatori          (1 of 3 found this review helpful)
  November 14, 2003

Caveat: I'm not a trained musician, only a music lover. Nor I am a afficianado of Vivaldi violin works. However this recording revealed to me that composer in almost a whole new light: more subtle, complex, while at the same time more exuberant than before. The sound is not up to the standard of ... more
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7 - Kleiber        (0 of 2 found this review helpful)
  July 20, 2003

With regard to the performance, as I'm not a musically trained person I can only point out the these performances, particularly the 5th, have been highly acclaimed since the original vinyl edition was release around 1975. It is my favourite 5th for sure. I have the original 5th on vinyl plus the ... more
Charles Mingus: Mingus Ah Um      (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  June 30, 2003

In particular it's the sound of this SACD version that prompts me to review of this classic jazz album. Surely the the quality of sound here justifies this new, high-resolution medium. The sound meets a very high technical standard, at least that my relatively modest equipment can deliver and my ... more

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