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Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygene Review (LP, Japanese LP , MOFI LP, CD, Trilogy 40th Anniversary, Qobuz, Tidal, DVD, cassette)
La version française du test est disponible ici. The French version of the review is available here. After Deserted Palace (1972) and Les Granges Brûlées (1973), Oxygène is the successful album that launched Jean Michel Jarre with over 18 million records sold. For this review, the listening was done with Jean Razzaroli from Vinyl&Audio magazineContinue reading “Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygene Review (LP, Japanese LP , MOFI LP, CD, Trilogy 40th Anniversary, Qobuz, Tidal, DVD, cassette)”
Released in 1988, Money For Nothing is a compilation of the best songs from the first 5 Dire Straits studio albums. After a first remastering in 1996, it returns today with a new remastering in streaming and vinyl. The review includes 4 editions: Vinyl 2022, CD 1988, CD remastered 1996, Streaming Qobuz remastered 2022. YouContinue reading “Dire Straits – Money For Nothing – Review (LP, CD, Qobuz, 1988, 1996 remastered 2022)”
Here are some pictures of the visit to the Haute Fidelité Show from the magazine Haute Fidélité in France. Click on the pictures to enlarge. ATC, ANTHEM & SONY click to enlarge MLB DARTZEEL & STENHEIM YG ACOUSTICS, NAGRA & SME AUDIOQUEST & GOLDENEAR THRAX & AMG THÖRESS & LUMEN WHITE FM ACOUSTICS SYSTEME XS2Continue reading “Salon Haute Fidélité 2022 (Hi-Fi show) at Novotel Paris Est (France), June 11-12, 2022”
Amy Winehouse’s 2007 Glastonbury Festival concert is available for the first time on vinyl to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Winehouse’s performance on the Pyramid Stage The review includes 2 editions: Vinyl, Youtube (Back To Black). You can also find the review of an other album of Amy Winehouse : At The BBC here. BelowContinue reading “Amy Winehouse – Live at Glastonbury 2007 – Review (LP, Youtube)”
Poussin (artist name) welcomes us in his studio to present us the different parts of his work as a sound engineer in his different activities such as mixing, Dolby Atmos Mix, Mastering and Audio Preservation. Poussin’s Digital Encoding System Studio exists since 2000 and is specialized in : the digitization of tape preservation, more thanContinue reading “How to mix in Dolby Atmos or master an SACD from a tape, visit of DES Studio (Part2)”
The cassette is back, and the new albums are also released in a cassette version. To complete the review, and to answer several requests, here is the cassette.Find all the details of the review HERE.
This concert of The Police was recorded during the first world tour in 1979 & 1980. It was until today only available on VHS and Laserdisc, it is since May 20th available on CD, vinyl, DVD and Bluray. The review includes 4 editions: Vinyl, CD, Bluray stereo, Bluray DTS-HD MA 5.1. You can also findContinue reading “The Police – Around The World – Review (LP, CD, Bluray, stereo, 5.1)”
The release of Top Gun:Maverick movie in theaters in May is the opportunity to listen again to the music of the first Top Gun movie released in 1986. The review includes 8 editions: Vinyl (1986, Japan, 2016) , CD, SACD (Special Expanded Edition), Qobuz, Qobuz Special Expanded Edition, Tidal. You can also find the reviewsContinue reading “Top Gun soundtrack- Review (LP, LP Japaneses , CD, SACD Expanded Edition, Qobuz, Tidal)”
For the 25th anniversary of the Homework album, Daft Punk’s first album has been reissued with 15 additional bonus tracks., as well as a vinyl reissue with the 16 original tracks. The review includes 7 editions: Vinyl , streaming, Qobuz, Qobuz 25th Anniversary Edition, Tidal, Tidal 25th Anniversary Edition, Amazon, Amazon 25th Anniversary Edition. YouContinue reading “Daft Punk – Homework – Review (LP , Streaming Qobuz, Tidal Amazon, 25 th Anniversary Edition)”
Norah Jones – Come Away With Me – Review updated with Streaming Hi-Res remastered 2022, SACD 5.1, Dolby Atmos Binaural
To answer the numerous requests, the test of the album Come Away With Me by Norah Jones has been completed with the versions : Qobuz Hi-Res remastered 2022 Amazon UltraHD Remastered 2022 Tidal Master remastered 2022 SACD with track in 5.1 Amazon Dolby Atmos Binaural Find these new editions in addition to the 9 othersContinue reading “Norah Jones – Come Away With Me – Review updated with Streaming Hi-Res remastered 2022, SACD 5.1, Dolby Atmos Binaural”
Norah Jones – Come Away With Me – Review (LP , CD, SACD, Streaming, remastered 2022, 5.1, Atmos Binaural)
“Come Away With Me” is the first album of Norah Jones released on February 26, 2002 by Blue Note records. This very well recorded album used analog tape recorders which allowed to produce 24-bit 192 kHz versions. The review includes 9 editions (Vinyl , streaming, SACD and CD and remastered 2022 releases), updated (05/06/2022) withContinue reading “Norah Jones – Come Away With Me – Review (LP , CD, SACD, Streaming, remastered 2022, 5.1, Atmos Binaural)”
Today Poussin (artist name) welcomes us in his studio to present us the different parts of his work as a sound engineer in his different activities such as mixing, Dolby Atmos Mix, Mastering and Audio Preservation. Poussin’s Digital Encoding System Studio exists since 2000 and is specialized in : the digitization of tape preservation, moreContinue reading “From tape to Dolby Atmos, SACD, visit of DES Studio (Part1)”
The Police – Greatest Hits – Review (LP mastered At Abbey Road Studios, Qobuz, Amazon, Tidal and CD)
The Police’s compilation album “Greatest Hits” was released in September 1992. It contains 16 tracks that are only hits of The Police released between 1978 and 1984. The review includes 5 editions (Vinyl , Streaming Qobuz, Amazon , Tidal and CD) of this album. Below you will find the description of the different editions, asContinue reading “The Police – Greatest Hits – Review (LP mastered At Abbey Road Studios, Qobuz, Amazon, Tidal and CD)”
It will have been necessary to wait 9 years after the release of their last album ‘Loud Like Love’, to have the return of the group Placebo its 8th studio album Never Let Me Go. The review includes 5 editions (Vinyl , Streaming Qobuz, Amazon , Tidal Master and Tidal Hifi) of this album. BelowContinue reading “PLACEBO – Never Let Me Go – Review (LP , Qobuz, Amazon, Tidal Master and Hifi)”
The Pink Floyd (David Gilmour and Nick Mason) are back with Hey, Hey, Rise Up! they hadn’t made any official new songs since 1994 and their album The Division Bell. The Pink Floyd have integrated the voice of the Ukrainian singer Andriy Khlyvnyuk from the band Boombox. The proceeds of the song will be donatedContinue reading “Pink Floyd come back with a new song Hey, Hey, Rise Up !”
After 12 years of absence, the Californian band is back with a new album Unlimited Love. Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante and Chad Smith offer us 17 new tracks ( one bonus track for the Japan CD). The review includes 5 editions (Vinyl , Streaming Qobuz, Amazon, Tidal and Cassette) of this album. Below youContinue reading “Red Hot Chili Peppers – Unlimited Love – Review (LP , Qobuz, Amazon, Tidal, Cassette)”
Eric Clapton – The Lady In The Balcony: Lockdown Sessions – Review (LP , Qobuz, Tidal, Amazon, Atmos, Binaural, Bluray)
In the context of Covid, unable to perform his tour at the Royal Albert Hall, Eric Clapton will do a concert without an audience (except his wife in the balcony) at Cowdray House.For this concert Eric Clapton is assisted by Chris Stainton on keyboards, Nathan East on bass and Steve Gadd on drums. The reviewContinue reading “Eric Clapton – The Lady In The Balcony: Lockdown Sessions – Review (LP , Qobuz, Tidal, Amazon, Atmos, Binaural, Bluray)”
Updated Pink Floyd – A Momentary Lapse Of Reason album review with the bluray in PCM 5.1 (24/96) and DTS HDMA 5.1 (24/96) (PFR37BOXBD), and with the Tidal 360 RA binaural streaming. You can find the review here.
Coldplay – Music Of The Spheres updated Review (Atmos binaural Apple, Amazon, Tidal, and Atmos multichannel)
The review of Music Of The Spheres is enriched with 2 additional versions with the Atmos Tidal Binaural and Atmos Tidal Multi channel. This allows you to compare the Atmos Binaural versions of Apple Music, Amazon Music and Tidal. In addition to this comparison, the Tidal Atmos version is also tested in multi-channel on aContinue reading “Coldplay – Music Of The Spheres updated Review (Atmos binaural Apple, Amazon, Tidal, and Atmos multichannel)”
An important media was missing for The Tipping Point Album, The Audio Bluray, it is now included in the review. It has been extensively tested with its tracks in DTS HDMA 5.1 and Dolby TrueHD Atmos. To complete the comparison, the Tidal Atmos version has been added. This test also includes a new criterion whichContinue reading “Tears For Fears – The Tipping Point – Review updated with Bluray Audio and Atmos”
In the context of multichannel examinations, the sound rendering is partly dependent on the spatialization.Spatialization will depend on the distribution of sound levels and the effects applied to the sounds.As much as it is difficult to measure the sound effects which will remain more in the notion of appreciation, the measurement of the distribution ofContinue reading “Multichannel and spatialization”
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Tears For Fears – The Tipping Point – Review (LP , CD, Qobuz, Tidal, Amazon, Atmos, Binaural, Bluray Audio)
Tears For Fears is back, after Everybody Loves a Happy Ending released in 2004, The Tipping Point is the 7th studio album. The album features 10 tracks, and the limited deluxe edition includes 3 bonus tracks. Updated review with Bluray Audio and Tidal Atmos which now includes 11 editions (Vinyl black and green , CD,Continue reading “Tears For Fears – The Tipping Point – Review (LP , CD, Qobuz, Tidal, Amazon, Atmos, Binaural, Bluray Audio)”
A little news about magazines talking about musics, systems, vinyls and turntables.In French, the new issue of “Vinyle & Audio n°11“. In German, the new issue of Stereoo.
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