Thursday, November 8, 2012
As vinyl lovers we always dream of that "perfect" record. Perfect sound, perfect packaging, a perfect pressing and a great performance. This recording has all of these qualities and even writing as a very pedantic audiophile, I don't hesitate to give it 10/10 for everything.
This is the closest recorded sound to what I hear in a real concert hall and the pressing is flawless. Even notwithstanding the demand for realistic high volume listening (due to the extreme dynamic range), the noise levels on account of the vinyl medium are still sufficiently low as to be all but inaudible. You really might as well be in the concert hall since there is virtually nothing at all to give away the fact that you are actually listening to a vinyl record at home.
Given the high price of audiophile vinyl these days, to think this is so reasonably priced simply adds the icing onto an already very tasty cake. I certaintly won't hesitate to purchase future classical titles in this range.