Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #12)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Jun 20, 2010.

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  1. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    Fresno, California
    It's $1500, model Sony SCD-XA5400ES ES Series.
     
  2. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I have seen it for less. $1500 is the price listed at Sony's and Crutchfield's websites ...
     
  3. George P

    George P Only Love Can Make Love Thread Starter

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    NYC
    Wow, that's $500 more than my entire system. :eek:
     
  4. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

    Location:
    Fresno, California
    Which no longer work, by the way.

    And $500 less [in 1988 dollars] than my headphones!
     
  5. George P

    George P Only Love Can Make Love Thread Starter

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    NYC
    :laugh:
     
  6. Axis_67

    Axis_67 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Virginia
    I've acquired a classical collection and was listening to Arturo Demoni - Songs My Mother Taught Me and was quite impressed. I just added the LP to the Ludwig Mastered thread as it truly is a spectacular sounding LP. If you come across a copy, it's worth listening to.
     
  7. Re: Charles Ives - Naxos CD

    Hey Caroline. :wave:

    Acutally, this CD if you look closely, was pressed in Canada.

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  8. George P

    George P Only Love Can Make Love Thread Starter

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    NYC
    Now Playing:

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    Schoenberg
    Kammerymphonie [Nr 1], Opus 9
    Weiner Concert-Verein
    Martin Seighart
     
  9. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

    Location:
    CT, USA
    In the good old days, I always avoided any LP's pressed in the US as they always had the worst press quality. As such, my 4000+ classical LP's are almost all European imports. These days, I have no problems with CD's pressed in the US. I think some of the CD's released by DG might have been pressed in the US.
     
  10. Curiosity

    Curiosity Just A Boy

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    I had a DG cd issue of Beethoven Violin Sonatas come today and it was pressed in Argentina! :eek:
    The booklet was in English. Do you guys know what that's all about?
     
  11. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    CT, USA
    Now that is a major shocker. I have seen CD's released by DG pressed in the US or maybe Canada but have never seen any DG CD's pressed in any other countries in the western hemisphere. The quest for cost reduction knows no end but that will also compromise consumer's confidence ...
     
  12. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    CT, USA
    Now playing CD5 - all Scriabin's works from this set ...

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  13. I have a Sony SCD CE755, 5 disc, SACD changer. A couple of years ago the player stopped reading about 90% of the SACD/CD hybrid discs I own. :shake: The only SACDs it will play are single layer discs.

    Fortunately I have a Pioneer Elite DV-46AV DVD-A/SACD player and an Oppo DV-970HD (all formats except Blu-ray) player to pick up the slack.
     
  14. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Indeed, I have heard about this problem with Sony SACD players from a few people. :confused:
     
  15. George P

    George P Only Love Can Make Love Thread Starter

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    NYC
    Is it the Argerich/Kremer recording? Perhaps Martha advocated that her countrymen be put to work?
     
  16. 5-String

    5-String Forum Resident

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    Sunshine State
    Robin got here first :wave:

    Anyway, nowadays $1500 in the crazy world of audio equipment is considered budget.

    Take that as you will :)
     
  17. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    George, Are you familiar with Gilels playing Scriabin? I am enjoying this CD very much - Piano Sonata No. 3 and Preludes Op. 74 ...
     
  18. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    Perhaps. Martha was definitely a hot number in her youth - like here ... :winkgrin:

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  19. George P

    George P Only Love Can Make Love Thread Starter

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    NYC
    Makes me all the more proud of my system. :wave:
     
  20. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    CT, USA
    Now playing CD11 - Sonatas 2 & 3 and Fantasie from this set for a first listen ...

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    Goosebumps every time. :love:
     
  22. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    CT, USA
    Now playing CD12 - Sonata No. 1, etc. for a first listen. 1 more CD to go for this set ...

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  23. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

    Location:
    South-Central NY
    I finally got a Yamaha Reciever year before last....always wanted one and won't have anything else now!:righton:
    I had JVC before....for several years all I had was JVC....Reciever/CD/Tape/VCR and TV.
    All my players now are Sony SACD....CD....DVD.....Sony seems to have better quality than most(least their mid level).....AMS is nice too.
    I hate Sony receivers.....they take a lot more to "crank" than my JVC or my Yamaha.
     
  24. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

    Location:
    South-Central NY
    I have just under $1000 in mine so it must be junk. :sigh:
    But for junk it's pretty decent stuff and sounds GREAT for my limited space! :righton:
     
  25. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Now playing this CD for a first listen ...

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