Reviews - Iet
Super Audio CD
Super Audio CD - Stereo/Mono
Super Audio CD - Multichannel
Super Audio CD - Single/Dual Layer
Super Audio CD - Hybrid
Blu-ray Audio - Stereo
Blu-ray Audio - Multichannel
Adiemus: Songs of Sanctuary
(3 of 5 found this review helpful)
January 20, 2006
This album contains some nice and established chill-out music. However, the sonics of the SA-CD release of this album to my opinion is not particularly exceeding the CD version; meaning that the dynamics are not improved (actually quite flat) and only few additional details can be heard. Also you ...
Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Romances - Mutter/Masur
(2 of 7 found this review helpful)
January 7, 2006
From a performance perspective a controversial recording (sonics are well, but not outstanding). Unless you are devoted to the over-romantic and (in my understanding) too affected Beethoven interpretation of Mutter, I think you clearly should avoid this SACD and try for instance the fine Beethoven ...
East meets West - Les Percussions de Strasbourg
(2 of 2 found this review helpful)
November 11, 2005
Listening to this disk is a breathtaking experience, even when the kind of music is not your favorite. To me it shows that audiophiles of the last decades who were not quite convinced about the advancements of modern, digital (PCM) recording techniques somehow are right. What a sonic treasure ...
Roxy Music: Avalon
(2 of 6 found this review helpful)
October 1, 2005
No doubt about the status of this masterpiece as one of the popmusic classicals. Its successful re-release on SACD is a thrilling story (see: www.highfidelityreview.com). Beside all hallelujah about the nice sonics, however, also a critical remark about the positioning of instruments and voices. ...
Buddy Rich: The Greatest Drummer That Ever Lived... With the best Band I Ever Had
(1 of 1 found this review helpful)
April 12, 2005
I can confirm the excellent performance and sonics of this SACD. Virtuoso cymbal play, perfectly recorded. Fortunately no solo's indeed, but to my opinion –in contrast to the subtitle– Buddy Rich could be somewhat less modest in showing his mastery (although implicitly evident). Markedly too short ...