Highlights and Music Played in our February 2013 Music Demo at Music Lovers’ Audio in San Francisco

Luxman Debuts its DSD DAC at Music Lovers Audio during Music Demo on February 9, 2013 in San Francisco

We kicked off our 2013 public Music Seminars in San Francisco last weekend at a dealer’s store (Music Lovers), demonstrated with a prototype LUXMAN DA-06 DAC and high rez PCM & DSD vinyl drops versus the original records played on a Brinkmann turntable.

I had Vivid Audio’s G2 Giya in my room and Hugh Fountain from Music Lovers had the Vivid’s G3 Giya playing in another room.  It was great fun.

Highlights were best summarized in Jason Victor Serinus’ writeup in the Stereophile Magazine but here’s an excerpt of what he wrote: “Some of the most colorful and engaging music playback I’ve ever experienced in an audio showroom, big or small. The tonality was gorgeous, with a sweetness that would make of many a seasoned audiophile a kid in a candy store. Images were perfectly placed, instruments clearly defined, and timbres fleshed out in the most musical way imaginable. The sound was, in a word, luscious. Read more>> ”

Lastly, here’s the music played:

From Demo XV:

– “This Love Is Over” – Ray La Montagne (PCM 24/192 from the LP)

– “Sigh No More”  – Mumford & Sons  (PCM 24/192 from the LP)

– “Born Under A Bad Sign” – Jimi Hendrix   (DSD recording from the LP )

– “Worship”  – Ane Brun     (PCM 24/192 from the LP)

– “Pink Panther” – Henry Mancini  (PCM 24/192 from the LP)

– “When your Lover Has Gone” – Ben Webster meets Oscar Peterson (PCM 24/192 from the LP)

– “Fields Of Gold”  – Eva Cassidy   (DSD recording from the LP )

Comparisons :

1.  “Just A Little Lovin’  – Shelby Lynne on the Spiral Groove  (DSD recording from the LP ) Just A Little Lovin’  – Shelby Lynne on the Brinkmann Balance (DSD recording )

2.  “My Romance”  – Gene Amons on the Spiral Groove  (DSD recording from the LP ) “My Romance”  – Gene Amons on the Brinkmann Balance (DSD recording )

3. Patricia Barber – “You & The Night & The Music”  played at 24 /44.1, 24 / 88.2, 24 /96, 24 / 176.4 & 24 / 192

4. Rachmaninov 2 Symph, First Movement / Ivan Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra (Channel Classics DSD file transferred from SACD) Rachmaninov 2 Symph, First Movement / Ivan Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra (Channel Classics DSD Master)

DSD Master Downloads:

1. Mahler 4, Fourth Movement  – Ivan Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra (Channel Classics DSD Master download) singer – Miah Persson

2. Chiquita – Puente Celeste      (MA Recordings DSD Master)

3. Beethoven /Amsterdam Sinfonietta  Allegretto from String Quartet opus 135  (Channel Classics DSD Master)

4. Bach / Ema Ito “Aria” from “Goldberg Variations ”  (MA Recordings DSD Master)

This coming weekend I perform the same demonstration in Minneapolis, MN, two weeks later in Denver, Co, then Montreal (Canada),  New York, Edmonton (Canada) Carlsbad, Newport Beach, etc.  See Future Shows Updates for more information.

 

by Philip O'Hanlon

Music Evangelist and Master of Musical Enjoyment—Philip spends his time looking for fine music, tuning up synergistic electronic components to get the best sound, and making music compilations so he can share his listening journey and experiences with friends and acquaintances.

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