Mercury Living Presence Review Thread

Discussion in 'Music' started by Lee Scoggins, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. Lee Scoggins

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    I just picked up my first one today from Borders - The Stravinsky Firebird with Antal Dorati. Just listened to some of it in my car on Red Book and its very dynamic. I will report back when I listen on my home system in SACD.

    I was right in guessing they would do 3 channel SACD. They have preserved the original three tapes just as captured so those of us with surround are in for a treat.

    Has anyone else bought any of this classic series?

    What do you think?
     
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    Well so far the only MLP Sack-Dee that has shown up from online Tower is the two disc set of Janos Starker playing the Bach Suites. Obviously the three-channel recording is wasted here. But the timbre of the 'cello is more accurate than in the previous listenings. It sounds like a 'cello is in the room.
     
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    Great!
     
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    I intended it to be obvious: a solo 'cello recorded in three discreet channels is a waste of channels. The recording is in three-channel MC format.
     
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    Well I'm still sitting here with only the Starker Bach Sack-Dee from the MLP series. It looks like they really didn't put much effort into delivering the goods. My Janis Rachmaninov Sack-Dee is still listed as back order at Tower....

    And judging by the number of posts in this thread, nobody else is getting delivery of the MLP disks either.
     
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    Eh, more of an issue is the high price. Probably not nearly as many people picked up these discs as the RCA SACDs.
     
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    They are expensive but appear to sound better than the RCAs in many sonic areas.
     
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    MDT is having a slight sale on these discs: with shipping each disc is $13.74.
     

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