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  1. On 7/17/2021 at 6:10 AM, sphinxsix said:


    The first PC sounds slightly different, IMO better than the version that had been issued earlier. Clearly this is a different mastering.. A bit weird..



    Thanks.  These are in my queue.  Looking forward to them.  I already had the No. 1 release to which you refer and liked it.

  2. 2 hours ago, VaG said:

    Hello, I'm following this topic for a while. I build my Audio PC. I would like to ask you guys what are next steps to improve sound of my PCAudio.

    I'm using

    Windows 10

    WD hard disk RE 8TB SATA 3, 8Gbs, 7200rpm, 256MB GOLD

    MotherBoard LGA 1151 Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Elite RGB Gaming ATX

    Intel CPU Core i9-9900K 3,6/5 GHz

    Ram DDR4 16GB 3200Mhz G Skill RIPJAWS V (2x8GB kit)

    SSD Kingston A2000 1TB M.2 PCI-e 3.0 x4NVMe

    USB card Femto 

    -Foobar2000...Sound is not to bad, but I have problems with playing DSD formats. Sometims are working sometimes not.

    -Tidal....I'm disapointed with sound quality. In tracks I'm hearing sss in higher tons

    -Spotify....Most tracks are in lower sound quality, but ok.

    -As DAC I'm using Loxije D30 with Burson Opamp


    Everithing is in HDPlex H5 with HD plex 400 W HiFi DC ATX nano Combo.


    Is there some steps to pimp setup, bios,...,






    I didn't study things enough to know exactly why you have the hard drive, but you could get rid of that, esp. with the 1TB NVMe SSD.

  3. Here's one I had my eye on, but now have on hold:


    アルバン・ベルク四重奏団/ベートーヴェン: 中期弦楽四重奏曲集(第7-9番「ラズモフスキー第1-3番」、第10番「ハープ」、第11番「セリオーソ」)<タワーレコード限定> (tower.jp)


    I thought some of these Tower exclusives made their way into normal label releases later.  Maybe that's the "complicated" part.  If anyone knows the inner workings of the Euro-Japanese label relationships, please let us know.  I speak mostly with reference to Universal Classics.


    To be fair, this Warner was terrific, the DSD here better than a later PCM download (#1 only):


    ジョン・バルビローリ/エルガー: 交響曲第1番、第2番、序曲「フロワッサール」、エレジー、ため息、歌曲集「海の絵」<タワーレコード限定> (tower.jp)

  4. Yesterday I praised a new release of Richter's classic Liszt concerti with Kirill Kondrashin and the LSO (1961) from HDTT (https://www.highdeftapetransfers.com/products/liszt-piano-concerto-no-1-and-2-sviatoslav-richer-piano-kiril-kondrashin-lso?_pos=325&_sid=5169a9f9c&_ss=r), contrasting it with the recent DSD release from Tower Japan.  I'm starting another thread here so as not to detract from that excellent HDTT offering with my negative thoughts.  This was by no means the first dud I'd received recently from the "Tower Records Definition Series."  Among others, I thought the new Böhm/VPO Bruckner 3/4 SACD was also substandard.  I'd like to see the major classical labels called out more frequently for bad product, particularly the relatively prolific Tower Japan machine.  Perhaps they are and I just don't know about  it.  I never fully understand the marketing apparatus from Universal Classics Japan anyway, who regularly gets early to exclusive right for many remastered European classics.  The only answer I ever got from the chief at DG was "it's complicated."  Brilliant.

  5. 4 hours ago, EuroChamp said:


    Many, many thanks - now I get the point: We are talking about two different recording, yours is the 1974 version while I was always talking about the famous and legendary 1965 London studio recording. But I reminds me, I am missing your recommendation in my collection. 😎 Let's see where I can get that Esoteric disc.


    Actually, on DG No. 3 is 1967 and No. 2 is 1974.

  6. 2 hours ago, Musicophile said:

    Yet another album I'll have to buy a 2nd time. How does it sound?


    LOL, I had the 24/96, which I believe was from old HDTracks, but I no longer see that one anywhere.


    Very clear, but a little on the hard side.  Didn't have a chance to compare it with the DG 24/192 version yet though.  Looks like Warner didn't want to be outdone.

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