User Details - Compression Must Die


  DJ McKay
  CPA with interests in health care industry. My audiophile interests go way back to the days of dial-up BBS systems (pre-internet) when Microsoft thought that 512K of RAM would be all anyone would ever need. :D
  Deep in the heart of Texas.
  2 Legacy Whisper (LF/RF)
1 Legacy Focus (C)
2 Legacy Victoria (LS/RS)
2 Legacy Studio (LR/RR)
2 Kinergetics 15" Subs

Legacy (Coda) Amps Throughout
Grover Huffman Cables
Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2
Oppo BDP-95
Atlona 577 (SACD 176.4/24 & DVD-A 192/24 from Oppo)

Found: 12 show all

  May 10, 2011

I am a 35 year+ music lover and audio tweaker. As my system's performance has gotten better over the years, this disc has unfortunately gotten worse. The more resolution I am able to get out of my system, the poorer that resolution sounds from this disc. Because I want to enjoy my wife's company ... more
Jimmy D. Lane: It's Time        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  January 27, 2007

I had not been aware of the work of Jimmy D. Lane (other than by reputation) prior to purchasing this SACD. I purchased this based on my admiration of Double Trouble through their work with SRV. I have had pretty decent experiences with Analogue Productions releases in the past, so this seemed like ... more
Dire Straits: Brothers in Arms (Ltd. Edition Digipak)        (0 of 1 found this review helpful)
  March 22, 2006

After several listens in both 2 channel and surround, it is the best I've heard. This disc along with Honky Chateau from Elton and Blues In Orbit from the Duke are what I pull out to demo my system to visitors. I have an import redbook CD of this AND the HDCD version, and the others are coasters ... more
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue - Fiedler        (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
  March 22, 2006

Excellent...prefer it to vinyl. Clarity is outstanding, one of my favorite non-mainstream discs. Something about this has me coming back again and again. Worth the hard earned. :D
Carpenters: The Singles 1969-1981        (8 of 23 found this review helpful)
  February 21, 2005

I bought this disc primarily for the WAF (wife approval factor). My wife has enjoyed the "improved" 2-channel SACD layer for what it is, a collection of soft rock tunes. Karen Carpenter's voice still sounds great, even if the material is dated. During our listening sessions I have pretty much kept ... more

Latest Posts

Discussion: Yes: High Vibration - SACD box
October 16, 2013
OK...I'm in. Mine have been ordered and should be here shortly. Thanks. ... more
Discussion: Yes: High Vibration - SACD box
October 16, 2013
Thanks for this...I actually own almost 400 SACDs right now (and I am continuing to add to this). :-D ... more
Discussion: Yes: High Vibration - SACD box
September 24, 2013
Any comparison you might have with the HDTracks 24/192 releases would also be helpful...glad to hear that there is hope for these yet. :D ... more
Discussion: Yes: High Vibration - SACD box
September 18, 2013
Today is the release date for this...I have no hopes that it'll be worth having. But I would certainly be interested in how someone brave enough to buy this thinks it sounds. :-D ... more
Yes; High Vibration
July 29, 2013
This is guaranteed to (be): (a) brick-walled (b) clipped (c) horribly compressed (d) have no dynamic range (e) be a "low-vibration-pass on" (pun on Awaken lyrics) (f) suck (g) remain horribly over-priced (h) all of the above Whatever answer works for you...bottom line - DON'T BOTHER unless you're someone who absolutely has to buy everything with ... more