Stephen Fairley

Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (165 of 187)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 46,660 - Total Helpful Votes: 165 of 187
KanaaN HDMI Matrix 4 Input 2 Outputs (4x2) Splitte&hellip by KanaaN
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Two units both faulty!, 17 Sep 2012
I may have been unlucky but I have now had two of these switch units delivered, both of which have been faulty. The first unit had a fault with the hdmi output (it would only output to one display not two) and the second unit would only accept an input signal from one source. I was rather suspect of the price of these units because the price seemed too good to be true, well my fears seem to have been well founded. I have now returned both units and I have purchased a more expensive unit from a recognised manufacturer. I suppose that you get what you pay for. Other reviewers have praised these switches so it could be a great buy if you actually get one that works!
Mahler: Symphony No.9 ~ WDR Symphony Orchestra
Mahler: Symphony No.9 ~ WDR Symphony Orchestra
It has taken me a while to purchase this disc to add to my ever mounting collection of recordings of this symphony. As a latecomer to Mahler, I now (well and truly) have the collectors bug having over 20 versions of this symphony alone. I had read several good reviews of Jukka-Pekka Saraste's reading and I must say that I enjoyed it too. I believe that ranks as one of the better modern readings of this work.

However, I have to admit that I am less impressed with the recording than the reading itself. For one it is a live recording which is often no bad thing but I found that it failed to satisfy me on a number of levels. To begin with it is very bass light which I believe is… Read more
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos.8,14,23 & 26 (DECCA T&hellip ~ Alfred Brendel
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I cannot believe that this disc has not been reviewed on Amazon before now. Four of Beethoven's best loved piano sonatas played beautifully by Alfred Brendel with an excellent digital recording! What could be better? If you are buying these sonatas for the first time then Brendel offers a great introduction and has few peers in this repertoire. These recordings are taken from his last cycle and the sound is extremely lifelike. If like me you already have many versions of these great works then why not add another. The price is right especially if you can pick up a good second hand disc from one of the marketplace traders on Amazon.