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Michael Jackson – Thriller – Full Review (vinyl, CD, Cassette, SACD, MOFI releases, Qobuz, Tidal, Amazon Music, Sony 360 RA, from 1982 to 2022)

After the review of the 40th anniversary special edition, here is the comparison with the other editions (vinyl, CD, Cassette, SACD, Streaming, space sound), including the original versions, the 25th anniversary versions and the MOFI versions in SACD and UltraDisc One-Step vinyl. No less than 21 versions are compared in this review. We will reviewContinue reading “Michael Jackson – Thriller – Full Review (vinyl, CD, Cassette, SACD, MOFI releases, Qobuz, Tidal, Amazon Music, Sony 360 RA, from 1982 to 2022)”

INDOCHINE – Central Tour au cinéma en IMAX enregistré avec 22 caméras IMAX (concert in IMAX Theater, Shot with 22 IMAX cameras)

Retrouver la version française ici. The audiophile spirits lead us to look for the closest sound restitution to reality, that’s what we do with the system we listen to at home. But, between the rendering in concert and at home, there can be an alternative to review a concert with a rendering even closer toContinue reading “INDOCHINE – Central Tour au cinéma en IMAX enregistré avec 22 caméras IMAX (concert in IMAX Theater, Shot with 22 IMAX cameras)”

Michael Jackson – Thriller 40th anniversary – Review (vinyl, CD, Qobuz, Tidal Sony 360 Reality Audio (360RA), Dolby Atmos)

Released on November 30, 1982, Michael Jackson’s album Thriller celebrates its 40th anniversary. For this occasion, an anniversary edition is released on vinyl, CD, Streaming and also in Sony 360 Reality Audio (360RA) and Dolby Atmos on Apple Music. While waiting for a comparison with the previous edition of this famous album, here is theContinue reading “Michael Jackson – Thriller 40th anniversary – Review (vinyl, CD, Qobuz, Tidal Sony 360 Reality Audio (360RA), Dolby Atmos)”

Indochine – L’ Aventurier – 40 years anniversary – Review (Vinyl, CD, Qobuz, Cassette, SACD, mix and premix)

Released on December 15, 1982, l’Aventurier is the first mini album of the group Indochine. Initially left to record a title in the studio of Aguesseau of Paris, it is finally 6 titles which will be on the vinyl and an additional title Françoise (Qu’est-ce qui t’a pris ?) which will be available on theContinue reading “Indochine – L’ Aventurier – 40 years anniversary – Review (Vinyl, CD, Qobuz, Cassette, SACD, mix and premix)”

Nagra REFERENCE ANNIVERSARY TURNTABLE (for 70 years of Nagra) – Review

In parallel with the Paris Audio Video Show (PAVS) at the Palais des congrès de Paris, Acoustic Gallery proposed with Nagra the presentation and the listening of the Nagra REFERENCE ANNIVERSARY turntable on a Nagra electronics system. The Nagra REFERENCE ANNIVERSARY turntable was designed specifically for Nagra’s 70th anniversary. 4 years of work were neededContinue reading “Nagra REFERENCE ANNIVERSARY TURNTABLE (for 70 years of Nagra) – Review”

Paris Audio Video Show 2022 (PAVS 2022) – part1

On November 5 and 6, 2022, the Paris Video Show will take place at the Palais des Congrès in Paris. The guest of honor is Jean-Michel Jarre for the release of his album Oxymore in Dolby Atmos. Here is a first part of the pictures taken during the show:

Anne Bisson – New vidéo and a new album “Be My Lover” on March 17, 2023

After the first track Moondance (reviewed here) available on streaming platforms since October 21st, here is the video of this track which has just been published on youtube today. Anne announced that two other singles will be available before the release of the album.For those who love vinyl, the album will also be available inContinue reading “Anne Bisson – New vidéo and a new album “Be My Lover” on March 17, 2023″

Taylor Swift – Midnights – Review (Vinyl Blue Marbred, Vinyl Jade Green Marbled, Qobuz, Tidal Dolby Atmos, Binaural)

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift releases her 10th studio album entitled Midnights. It was written and produced by Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff. It is available on various media including 4 vinyl records with different colors and 4 different album covers to collect. We will review 5 versions including vinyls (Blue Marbred, Jade Green Marbled), Qobuz Hi-ResContinue reading “Taylor Swift – Midnights – Review (Vinyl Blue Marbred, Vinyl Jade Green Marbled, Qobuz, Tidal Dolby Atmos, Binaural)”

Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxymore – Review (Vinyl, CD, Binaural, Qobuz Hi-Res, Tidal Dolby Atmos)

Jean-Michel Jarre is back with his 22nd album Oxymore. It is an important project that pays homage to the pioneer of concrete and electronic music Pierre Henry (by taking up his legacy sounds) and also by realizing an album entirely thought in 3D spatial sound. This multichannel and binaural version of Oxymore was mixed andContinue reading “Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxymore – Review (Vinyl, CD, Binaural, Qobuz Hi-Res, Tidal Dolby Atmos)”

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Return Of The Dream Canteen – Review (Vinyl, Qobuz Hi-Res, Tidal Master)

Return of the Dream Canteen is the second album of the Red Hot Chili Peppers to be released this year, it is also the 13th studio album of the group, this one was recorded at the Shangri-La studio in Malibu like Unlimited Love (You can find the review here). This album is composed of 17Continue reading “Red Hot Chili Peppers – Return Of The Dream Canteen – Review (Vinyl, Qobuz Hi-Res, Tidal Master)”

Pink Floyd – Animals – Review (Vinyl, CD, Bluray, SACD, Qobuz, Tidal, original, remixed 2018, stereo, 5.1)

After Wish You Were Here released in 1975, Animals is the tenth progressive rock studio album by Pink Floyd, released on January 21, 1977 in the UK. It is now available in the new 2018 mix in 5.1 version. We will review 16 versions including vinyl, CD, Bluray, SACD for stereo and 5.1, and originalContinue reading “Pink Floyd – Animals – Review (Vinyl, CD, Bluray, SACD, Qobuz, Tidal, original, remixed 2018, stereo, 5.1)”

Mylène Farmer – À tout jamais (Remixes) – Single and Remixes in 360 Reality Audio (360RA), Vinyl, CD, Qobuz and Tidal (review)

The new single of Mylène Farmer, À tout jamais, was released on Friday 26 August 2022. It was released on September 30th on CD and vinyl with 4 additionnal remixed versions and the instrumental version.The 6 versions are available on all platforms in stereo and also in 360 Reality Audio on Tidal, Deezer, Amazon andContinue reading “Mylène Farmer – À tout jamais (Remixes) – Single and Remixes in 360 Reality Audio (360RA), Vinyl, CD, Qobuz and Tidal (review)”

Cutting the lacquer of an audiophile vinyl – After The Rain

AKELSON had already proposed a first vinyl Piuma, today, it proposes a new piano album After The Rain with Thomas Schirmann. The particularity of AKELSON (which was founded by Raoul) is to propose the vinyl version and the master version (here in 32 bits floating and 88.2 kHz) studio which is used for the realizationContinue reading “Cutting the lacquer of an audiophile vinyl – After The Rain

Thomas Schirmann – After The Rain – Review (CD, 32 bits floating Master, Qobuz)

Thomas Schirmann’s album After The Rain was released in CD format in 2020, today, thanks to the initiative of AKELSON, this album is proposed in the format coming directly from the studio mix to be the closest to the will of the artist in the audiophile spirit.In addition to the master version, a vinyl willContinue reading “Thomas Schirmann – After The Rain – Review (CD, 32 bits floating Master, Qobuz)”

Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love – review (CD, Vinyl, Vinyl Japan, Cassette, Qobuz, Tidal, original, remastered 2018)

The album of Kate Bush Hounds Of Love was released in 1985. The airing of season 4 of Stranger Things with the cover of the song Running Up That Hill has revived this track and the album during this summer. The tape that is used in the series has also become a cult item thatContinue reading “Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love – review (CD, Vinyl, Vinyl Japan, Cassette, Qobuz, Tidal, original, remastered 2018)”

MOFI Analog or Digital sources? List of sources (updated on October 1st) .

The MOFI case, which has been on the internet for more than 10 days, shows that the management of master tapes is indeed a real problem today, because these tapes are aging and have been used many times. This is why, for the preservation of our heritage, we also digitalise the multi-track tapes that wereContinue reading “MOFI Analog or Digital sources? List of sources (updated on October 1st) .”

Madonna – Finally Enough Love – Review (Vinyl 2 LP, Qobuz Hi-Res, Tidal)

This album is a restrospective of Madonna’s 50 best songs. This album was released in a 50 tracks with 6 vinyls , and a reduced 2 vinyls with 16 tracks which is tested below. The review includes 2 editions: Vinyl, Qobuz Hi-Res (Tidal). In this test, the DR measurement shows that the DRs are identicalContinue reading “Madonna – Finally Enough Love – Review (Vinyl 2 LP, Qobuz Hi-Res, Tidal)”

Muse – Will Of The People – Review updated with Vinyl

With its DR4 for the digital version, and a dynamic Dollby Atmos version, how will the vinyl sound? This is what we are going to find out with the addition of the black vinyl which is a nice surprise, find all the details and samples here.

Digital Factory Auditorium – Music and movies in Dolby Atmos

During the visit to the DES Studio, we talked about that the finalization of the Atmos mixes for the cinema were done in the Digital Factory Auditorium. It is in this Auditorium of the Digital Factory that we are going today, I thank Frederic (Chief Operating Officer) and Fabrice (Sound Engineer) for their welcome andContinue reading “Digital Factory Auditorium – Music and movies in Dolby Atmos”

Muse – Will Of The People – Review (Cassette, Vinyl, Qobuz Hi-Res, Amazon Dolby Atmos Binaural)

“Will Of The People” is the ninth studio album by Muse. It is an album that reflects the current uncertainties with rather dark songs. This new album has 10 songs and a duration of 37 minutes and is a best of of the best music the band can make. The review includes 4 editions: Vinyl,Continue reading “Muse – Will Of The People – Review (Cassette, Vinyl, Qobuz Hi-Res, Amazon Dolby Atmos Binaural)”

Mylène Farmer – À tout jamais – new single in 360 Reality Audio (360RA), Dolby Atmos and Stereo (review)

Mylène Farmer’s new single À tout jamais was released on Friday 26 August 2022. It is the first track from the album due out at the end of the year.This single is available on all platforms in stereo and also in 360 Reality Audio on Tidal, Deezer, Amazon and in Dolby Atmos on Apple Music.ThisContinue reading “Mylène Farmer – À tout jamais – new single in 360 Reality Audio (360RA), Dolby Atmos and Stereo (review)”

Eric Clapton ‎– Unplugged Review updated with MOFI Ultradisc One Step Vinyl and SACD

Here are the MOFI One step and SACD vinyl versions of Eric Clapton’s Unplugged album.For this album, MOFI did not indicate the type of source, but a digital source was used as confirmed by the measurement results. This album is not from an analogue source, so there is no copy from analogue to DSD. MOFI’sContinue reading “Eric Clapton ‎– Unplugged Review updated with MOFI Ultradisc One Step Vinyl and SACD”

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