Artist/Title Info: Stan Getz Quartet - Pure Getz
Format: Hybrid - Stereo/Multichannel SACD
Label: Concord Records SACD-1000-6
This title was mentioned a number of times when the discussion of what were the best Jazz SACDs available. So I was fortunate to come across a mint copy and it is one of the best sounding MCH SACDs I own. Stan Getz is known as one of the all-time best tenor saxophonists. Not being well versed in jazz I would say this is a traditional jazz recording. One of the reviews on www.sa-cd.net
said it best with "remarkably clear making you feel like your right in the recording studio with Getz and his quartet". I agree with these thoughts totally.
I put this SACD on today and then was going to do a few things around the house. But I didn't get far as I just sat down and cranked the volume. The music as well as the SQ is outstanding. The soundstage has great depth and extends outside of my speakers. The surrounds add just the right amount of ambiance and the bass from the sub is so well defined. Getz' sax and James McNeely's piano compliment each other very well. The one thing I noticed is how low the volume is. The loudest I normally listen to music is -15 with my 886. But I had it up to -10 and could have gone higher. I believe this has no bearing on the quality of the recording just that I found the volume lower than many other MCH SACDs I own.
Although Pure Getz is totally different music than Roxy Music's Avalon or Beck's Sea Change SACDs the SQ is right up there with those SACDs in my opinion. I highly recommend this SACD to jazz lovers or those that just enjoy excellent sounding music.
1. On The Up And Up
2. Blood Count
3. Very Early
4. Sippin' At Bell's
5. I Wish I Knew
6. Come Rain Or Come Shine
7. Tempus Fugithttp://www.sa-cd.net/showtitle/1078
Rating (scale 1 - 10) Music - 9.0 SQ - 9.5
Source: Oppo 83SE
Pre/pro: Onkyo 886 - MCH SACD/DVD-A (using the MCH analog input)
Preamp: Parasound 2100 - 2CH SACD/DVD-A
Amplification: Outlaw M2200s for LCR and Boston Acoustics A7200 for the surrounds
FR/FL: Salk SongTowers
Center: Salk Song Center
Surrounds: Definitive Technology BP2x
Surround location: On the ceiling (behind the MLP and slightly outside FR/FL speakers)
Sub: Rythmik F12SE (Anti-Mode 8033C sub EQ)
Room: 17' W (which is open on one side), 14' D with 9' high ceilings. No room treatments as of yet.