User Details - TheProf

  Jake Purches
  Keen real music lover - confessed organ freak.
Work for Vivid Audio Ltd.
  VIVID Audio B1 x2 with VIVID Audio C1 centre channel with 2x surround (B&W CM1s) and B&W custom sub bass twin 12 inch back to back extends down to 5 Hz.
Esoteric X-01 CD/SACD player 5.1 channel sound
Fostex DAT mastering recorder.
Nakamichi CT computing turntable and SME series 309 tone arm
Whest PS30RTD Phono stage
LEAK Troughline all valve FM tuner with outboard stereo decoder
Sony 5.1 preamp and Sony 2 channel Esprit preamp
Custom 5 monoblok 200 watt power amps plus 350 watt Class D amp for sub bass
Panasonic Blu-ray and Toshiba HD-DVD players, Barco CRT high def projector.

Found: 4

Tomita: Clair de Lune (Ultimate Edition)        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  February 2, 2013

A long time devotee to Tomita, this 4 channel quadraphonic edition is much welcomed. The sound is very immersive compared to most multichannel discs, which rely on ambience and reverberation on the rear channels. Here the music is equally spread over 4 speakers. It works perfectly for Tomita as his ... more
Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 - Latry, Eschenbach        (4 of 7 found this review helpful)
  August 22, 2011

When I am demonstrating Loudspeakers, this is my number one SA-CD. I have nothing else that tops this, in the sonic capacity. If you have a very good subwoofer, be warned that I nearly broke my windows at high level. The low frequencies extend to 16 hz with ease and makes the whole experience mind ... more
Holst: Orchestral Works Vol. 2 - Andrew Davis        (3 of 6 found this review helpful)
  August 22, 2011

The other reviews say it all. Incredible recording, superb multichannel dynamics, natural, accurate, in short almost perfect. One slight moan - but I am nit picking here, is the organ bass in 'Saturn' is good but not quite as wonderful as the old Montreal recording by Charles Dutoit - but when I ... more
  August 22, 2011

Much as I like the album 'Then there three' on my original LP, I can't say the SA-CD is a joy to listen too. I listen on 5.1 and stereo, and on both mixes the dynamic range is compressed to the point where its just too loud - and fatiguing on the ears. There hasn't been enough effort to bring the ... more

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5.1 SACD Player
September 2, 2011
A transmission line speaker is basically a back to front horn. Imagine the speaker driver on the front as normal but the rear sound that comes out of the back of the bass speaker vents into a folded horn, or transmission line. This has the effect of resonating at very low frequency effectively increasing the output of the speaker at frequencies ... more