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  Christophe Suzor
  Aix-en-provence, France
  Sony SCD790, Rotel RSP1068 + RMB1075, B&W 703+704

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Ravel: Bolero, Bizet: Carmen Suite - Semyon Bychkov        (9 of 10 found this review helpful)
  July 5, 2005

A nice job of remastering a multi-track recording (24bit/48khz) by the Emil Berliner Studio using AMSI II process, the surround space is well defined, the clarity is not at the level of modern direct-to-DSD but still very good, the orchestra close but not too close, and it is played with force or ... more
Tomorrow's Jazz Classics 2005        (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  June 26, 2005

The surround mix is done very well. The overall effect is "holographic", the music seems to come from behind the speakers! There are mixes which pinpoint artists (use 1 channel only, or mostly 1 channel with just a little carry-over into other channels), but this mix somehow puts more sound into ... more
Benoît Delbecq Unit: Phonetics        (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  June 7, 2005

The sound quality and surround realism is fantastic. There seems to be a perfect recording of what is actually happening in the studio, including non-musical sounds, such as saxophone keys clapping, fingers on the strings of the viola, etc. The mch mix is among the best I know, and Delbecq explains ... more
Patrick Zimmerli: Phoenix        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  June 7, 2005

Excellent sound and accurate surround mix across all channels. There is real rythm and it is melodious, despite the "experimental" classification he gives himself. "How insensitive" is borrowed and beautifully rendered, but the rest are his compositions, sometimes rapid and jazzy, other times ... more
Beethoven: Violin Sonatas - Mutter        (4 of 5 found this review helpful)
  June 2, 2005

Very enjoyable performance, the piano and violin are equally balanced, they interplay with identical or opposing melodies, there is sometimes romance, sometimes drama: it's all very well done. The surround mix is correct, the sound is airy and true, the instruments come into the living room, but ... more

Latest Posts

Q for Zeus: Prazak set of Beethoven quartets
October 3, 2005
Zeus, thanks for the image. Is it possible to include images of back covers of new SACD albums in the future? ... more
De Selby's reviews
October 3, 2005
Well, the good news is that he is slowing down in writing his reviews... the bad news is that it may be due to a slowdown in jazz releases! ... more
DSD and Stereo
September 30, 2005
DSD, thanks for the info. Claude, I am confused... I guess you are saying, Sony is releasing DSD archived music as plain CD, but it is not an analog recording, right? And Miles Davis was remixed to 5.1, and this was written on the liner notes of a plain CD, without the possibility to actually buy or listen to it? Is that useful information for ... more
DSD and Stereo
September 29, 2005
Yes, it's sad that DSD recordings are not released as SACD... it follows what some believe DSD was developed for, archiving to replace tapes, not necessarily for consumers. Aren't such recording always multi-track anyway? If yes, stereo is a mix, and mch could have been done almost as easily? Maybe too costly to redo and re-release? Maybe Telarc's ... more
Discussion: Beethoven: The String Quartets - Prazak Quartet
September 29, 2005
I guess this is inevitable: they release the disks one at a time, test consumer interest at each release, and then release the complete set again... Unfortunately, the sum of the whole is less than the sum of the individuals, and to make it even more attractive, it includes disks not released individually on SACD... So some of us will end up ... more