User Details - Hitters


  Juan Hitters
  Photographer - A rarity: a photographer that is not deaf
  Buenos Aires, Argentina
  Pass Labs X1
Plinius SB-300
B&W 802 Nautilus
Purist Audio Museus bi-wiring speaker cables
Crystal and Kimber interconnects
PS Audio Digital Link III DAC
Marantz Stereo SACD 8003 player
Shunyata Hydra 6 power conditioner
Musical Fidelity X-Can V3 Headphone Amp
Sennheiser 650 and AKG 701 headphones
Meridian Explorer + Sennheiser Momentum while on the go

Found: 4

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue - Litton        (5 of 6 found this review helpful)
  September 22, 2012

What can I add to Castor's impeccable review? It says it all! Modestly, I just would just say that I gave been hooked by this SACD, listening to it again and again, discovering the many subtleties of these magnificent performances. I do own a few excellent blue Rhapsodies, but this one has opened my ... more
Haydn: 9 Piano Trios - Beaux Arts Trio        (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  May 4, 2012

I have always been an admirer of Menahem Pressler, piano player and leader of the Beaux Arts trio. His playing is witty, gracious, stunningly virtuosic, but mainly very musical. Their recordings of Mendelssohn, Mozart, Brahms, Schubert and Turina have been my references for many years. But I had ... more
  May 1, 2012

I owned this recording in LP format in the seventies and used to love it. The music is wonderful, full of excitement and groove. The problem is the sound. I cannot blame the SACD, really, for what I believe is a problem of a very poor master. But I have heard many old masters that do happen to sound ... more
Mendelssohn: String Quintets - Mendelssohn String Quartet/Mann          (3 of 4 found this review helpful)
  June 25, 2011

Well, the review by Krisjan is SO perfect in the description of the sound and the performance that I am probably not adding much to his. Anyway, I have just ended listening to the SACD (IN STEREO ONLY) and I stayed in awe after it finished. Everything is done right! And both pieces are among the ... more

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Discussion: Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Bruch - Maxim Rysanov
November 11, 2015
Although it is true that a new rendition of Bartok's viola concerto would certainly be welcome, I find this release to be excellent. The arrangements are very well done, the playing is superb and the recording outstanding. If you forget about the original works, the music is very enjoyable. I have listened to this album many times and find it ... more
Sibelius: The Symphonies (Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Okko Kamu)
September 29, 2015
Being spoiled by Vänská's recordings with this very same orchestra it it taking me quite a while to get rid of my pre-concepts of these works in order to listen to them in a fresh way. Well, I have been listening repeatedly to the 7th symphony and must say it is simply magnificent. This is the firs of the bunch that really moved me. The playing ... more
Sibelius: The Symphonies (Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Okko Kamu)
September 22, 2015
I already have these discs and have listened to the whole cycle once. Both the playing and the sound are superb. I have yet to come to a final conclusion regarding the performances. They still have to grow on me, used as I am to the old Lahti/Vänskä CDs I so much love. I listened to this team (orchestra+conductor) play the 5th live at Teatro Colon ... more
Discussion: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 - Paavo Järvi
June 25, 2015
always in the moderate path, Thomas. ... more
Discussion: Bach: Goldberg Variations (arr. Sitkovetsky) - Thomas Gould
June 15, 2015
It is simply a marvel. Absolutely enjoyable. ... more