Monthly Archive: July 2004

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Our third Hi-Res Drawing has been extended thru August and we have added the brand new Blue Man Group DVD-A launching Sept. 14! 15 lucky AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers will receive their choice from the above DTS DVD-Audio discs: Blue Man Group’s The Complex, Medeski Martin and Wood – Uninvisible, Porcupine Tree – In Absentia. Drawings […]

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Component Reviews, Part 4 of 4

  July-August 2004, Part 4 [Pt. 1] [Pt. 2] [Pt. 3]   An Earful: Shure’s E5c Earbuds Shure Inc. 5800 W. Touhy Ave. Niles, IL 60714847-600-2000 earphones@shure.com www.shure.com/ears  SRP: $500 Shure describes their somewhat recent (released last year) E5c earbuds as “Sound Isolating In Ear Earphones,” and that’s a pretty good if understated description. More […]

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Component Reviews, Part 3 of 4

July-August 2004, Part 3 [Pt. 1] [Pt. 2] [Pt. 4] Thorough Bass Inc. Magellan VI SU Subwoofer Thorough Bass Inc. 341 England Pl NE Marietta GA 30066 USA 1-770-516-8540  1-877-828-7829  (Toll Free USA) FAX: 1-720-559-5556 General Information: general@tbi.com Web site: www.thoroughbass.com MAGELLAN VI PASSIVE BASS MODULE SPECIFICATIONS: FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20 Hz –250 Hz (-6DB) POWER […]

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Component Reviews, Part 2 of 4

No. 2 [No. 1] [3] [4] •   July-August 2004 Mobile Fidelity OML-1 Loudspeaker SRP: $999/pr in Black Ash   Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 318 N. Laflin Street Chicago, IL 60607-1006 USA https://www.mofi.com/ Purchases made through Music Direct      Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 318 N. Laflin Street Chicago, IL 60607-1006 USA https://www.mofi.com/ Purchases made through […]

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Component Reviews, Part 1 of 4

  July-August 2004, Review 1 of 4 [2] [3] [4] Sony SCD-XA9000ES Super Audio and Standard CD Player SRP: $3000 SPECS:  For SACD Playing freq. range: 2 Hz to 100kHz Freq. response: 2 Hz to 50 kHz (-3dB) Dynamic range: 108 dB or more THD: .0012% or less Wow & flutter: Value of measurable limit […]

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Vinyl Reviews

  Six Audiophile Vinyl Reissues Evaluated The Mercury Reissues: Which Presence is More Alive? Remember when you stumbled upon your first major cache of pristine copies of RCA and Mercury first issue records and paid $3 each for these masterpieces? For me it was Maestro Coradetti’s collection on Polk St. in San Francisco and it […]

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Reissue CD Reviews, Part 2 of 2

July-August 2004, Pt. 2 of 2 [Pt. 1] BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 3 in D Minor/WAGNER: A Siegfried Idyll Hans Knappertsbusch conducts Vienna Philharmonic Testament SBT 1339 73:22 (Distrib. Harmonia Mundi): While Hans Knappertsbusch (1888-1965) came to the music of Bruckner relatively late in his career, in 1931, he soon established himself as an acolyte of […]

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Reissue CD Reviews, Part 1 of 2

July 2004, Pt. 1 of 2 [Pt. 2] BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19; Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37 Wilhelm Backhaus, piano Clemens Kraus conducts Vienna Philharmonic (Op. 19) Karl Boehm conducts Vienna Philharmonic (Op. 37) Testament SBT 1334 62:12 (Distrib. Harmonia mundi): Two classic performances from […]

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Jazz CD Reviews, Part 2 of 2

July-August 2004 Part 2 of 2 [Pt. 1] Two big band tributes from Mark Masters plus two albums featuring alto sax master Lee Konitz… The Clifford Brown Project – The Mark Masters Ensemble – Presented by the American Jazz Institute – Capri Records 74059-2: LA-based arranger-composer Mark Masters is responsible for both of these original […]

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Jazz CD Reviews, Part 1 of 2

THE CONTEMPORARY RECORDS STORY – 4 CD Retrospective with illustrated booklet on history of the label – Tracks from Ray Brown, Benny Carter, Ornette Coleman, Buddy Collette, Curtis Counce, Art Farmer, Victor Feldman, Benny Golson, Hampton Hawes, Barney Kessel, Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars, Shelly Manne, Red Mitchell, Lyle Murphy, Lennie Niehaus, Phineas Newborn Jr., Red […]

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DVD-Video Reviews, Part 2 of 2

Pt. 2 of 2 – July-August 2004   [Part 1] Star Trek: Voyager – Season Two (1995-1996) Starring: Kate Mulgrew, Ethan Phillips, Robert Picardo, Garrett Wang, Jennifer Lien, Tim Russ, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment Video: 4:3 Fullscreen Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby 2.0 Surround Subtitles: English Closed Captions […]

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DVD-Video Reviews, Part 1 of 2

Part 1 of 2 [Pt. 2] ***Seven Music Videos*** RUBINSTEIN REMEMBERED: PBS American Masters – (1987) DVD plus CD Studio: RCA Legendary Visions Series Video: 4:3 Color and B&W Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo Length: 57:30 Included CD Audio = CHOPIN: 6 Mazurkas; Polonaise No. 6; Scherzo No. 3 in C# Minor; Ballade No. 1 in […]

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Classical CD Reviews, Part 2 of 2

July-August 2004 Pt. 2 of 2   [Pt. 1] Re: BACH – Lara St. John, violin – Produced and arranged by Magnus Fiennes – Sony Classical SK 89973: Something strange about the release of this disc. I first received it about a year ago and was starting to review it when I noticed a warning […]

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Classical CD Reviews, Part 1 of 2

  July-August 04 – Part 1 of 2  [Part 2] TIGRAN MANSURIAN: Monodia: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra; Concerto for Violin and Orchestra; Lachrymae for Soprano Saxophone and Viola; Confessing with Faith for Viola and four Voices – Kim Kashkashian, Viola / Leonidas Kavakos, Violin / Jan Garbarek, Soprano Saxophone – Munchen Chamber Orchestra; Christoph […]

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Hi-Res Disc Reviews, Part 2 of 3 Classical

  47 SACD & DVD-A Reviews This Month July-August 2004 – Part 2 of 3 – Classical (beg.) click on any cover to go directly to its review [Part 1]    [Part 3] ****MULTICHANNEL DISC OF THE MONTH**** GUSTAV MAHLER: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor “Resurrection” – Latonia Moore, sop./Nadja Michael, mezzo-sop./Vienna Singverein/Vienna Philharmonic/Gilbert Kaplan […]

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Hi-Res Disc Reviews, Part 1 of 3 Jazz

47 & Reviews This Month! July-August 2004, Pt. 1 of 3 – Jazz [Part 2]     [Part 3] click on any cover to go directly to its review     Los Angeles Guitar Quartet – LAGQ’s Guitar Heros – Telarc SACD-60598: Previous LAGQ albums have been more solidly in the classical genre, but since the […]

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Index to All 124 Discs Reviewed

Index to All 124 Discs Reviewed for July-August 2004: HI-RES REVIEWS, PT. 1 (Jazz) – Los Angeles Guitar Quartet – Heros; Martin Taylor – Spirit of Django; Martin Taylor – Artistry; Denoit Delbecq – Nu-turn; Laurindo Almeida & Charlie Byrd – Tango; Stan Getz – Spring Is Here; Acoustic Triangle – Catalyst; Jimmy Witherspoon – […]