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Reviews: Stay in Tune with PentaTone

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Site review by Castor May 28, 2006
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Review by threerandot August 21, 2006 (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
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I used this disc to tune up my system with a Sound Level Meter. Immediately the results were impressive. Discs that didn't sound too hot before were significantly improved. The test tones and so on are indispensible in getting your system up to snuff. You will not regret the purchase of this disc in any way. The test tones alone are worth the price. And buy or borrow a SPL Meter. You will not regret it!

As for the musical samples, my favorites are easily the Brahms, Taneyev, the Carl Lowe (very persuasive!), the Mozart tracks, but most of all is the beautiful "In Paradisum" from the Faure Requiem. I have already ordered this disc for my birthday. Truly a magnificent and breath-taking sound and performance.

The SFX tracks are all very good, but especially the Military Tattoo track. The Canons going off scared the daylights out of my wife. A real test of your equipment!

This is truly a must have for the SACD Surround junkie! Miss at your peril and thank you Pentatone.


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Review by StyleAndEntertainmen March 6, 2010 (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
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I bought this disc to have a SACD MCH setup disc - which it does quite well. MCH tests include: Pink noise, Phase, and LFE tones at 10 Hz intervals. The manual includes a simple to use guide for understanding how to use the disc and improve your system. An omission is the full frequency cadence.

Finally, the music (and sound effects) on this disc are of very high quality. While far from a classical music critic, I'll say that I enjoyed the repertoire on this disc more than most.


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