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Sony SCD-XA777ES Multichannel SACD Player

Sony SCD XA 777 ES SACD Player

“In our last issue we profiled one of the less expensive Sony SACD players, and here we offer a look and listen to the big kahuna, the Sony with no baloney, the ES statement in SACD multichannel. The single-disc SCD-XA777ES, like our reference Pioneer Elite DV-AX10, has 6 independent DACs rather than the single or double chips found in many DVD or SACD players…”

AIG High Resolution Recordings: Late Piano Music of Brahms, Vol 1

Late Piano Music of Brahms

“Boyd McDonald plays a piano that might have been used by Brahms or his contemporaries to give a truly authentic flavour to the music. Brahms’s piano music, and his chamber music in general, are largely undiscovered treasures of romantic expression, lovely and listenable to even those who are not great classical music fans. The recording, engineered by Clive Allen, is state-of-the-art, with an intimacy and clarity that bring the music into your listening room, making any audio system simply sound better. It’s a recording that’s not just for audiophiles, but for lovers of memorable music…”

Ortofon Kontrapunkt b Moving Coil Cartridge

Ortofon Kontrapunkt b

“The first series of cartridges named after a Bach theme, that of the Contrapunctus XIX where the composer’s name appears in the upper voice at one point, the Kontrapunkt a and b kartridges (If Linn can do it, so can I!) are based on the previous Jubilee series of more expensive models, and before that the MC-3000 to MC-7500 top models…”


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