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Michael Bovaird at AudioShark says "The Lampizator Big 7 will create an intimate listening experience like no other."

Michael Brady

Lampizator Big 7 Review

Lampizator Big 7 Review
By Michael Bovaird




Preface:
First off, a big thank you to my good friend Jerry for loaning me his Lampizator Big 7 to listen to and review. Jerry mentioned that there were more than a few people in the Lampi circles who didn’t want me to do the review. Since that point, I kept wondering, what are they afraid of? I’ve never given anything but a fair and honest review on any product, and unlike most of the mags out there, I look at a product from all angles without fear of ad revenue loss. Despite this, Jerry KNEW the Lampizator story was a good story to tell and he knows, above all else, I’m always fair and honest.

And what better way to open our new Lampizator forum than a review!

Introduction:
I have been intrigued by the work of Lampizator founder Lukasz Fikus for a long time. In fact, about 4 or 5 years ago, back when Lukasz started out building amps and DAC kits for the DIY’ers, I tried to reach him many times. We may have even spoken, I can’t remember. The distance between us and the time change made for a frustrating experience in those early days. Lukasz is part mad scientist, part genius, part businessman, but 100% committed to his passion.

Lukasz is one smart guy. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering with a specialty in High Voltage Physics and an MBA to boot. It appears to me, someone who has watched him and his company bloom, that Lukasz is really now hitting his stride and fulfilling his dreams.

It will come to no surprise to anyone reading this review, that I have been pretty critical of Lampizator. I have raised concerns based on discussions with Lampi owners about build quality, noise, humming, and even pointed out those like Ted Brady who had some serious challenges with Lampizators in their system - all without even having one in my system. That might be one of the biggest audiophile faux pas committed. Was some of this criticism warranted? Perhaps….perhaps not. I wanted to get my hands on a Lampizator to really experience the Lampi for myself.

To put these second hand criticisms to the test, I want you all to know, I made many many requests to the good folks at Lampizator USA to send me a demo unit to play with and review. No go. They were quite busy barely meeting the demand of paying customers to have an extra one for review. Fair enough. 

Setup:
For my setup, I first used a MacBook Pro running JRiver before switching to an Auralic Aries. USB cable was the new WireWorld Platinum 7. IC’s are the top of the line all copper Kimber Select. Power cable was the top of the line Kimber Select (Palladium PK10). The Lampizator was running into my Pass XS Preamp and amps were my Pass XS150’s. I used JRemote first before switching to the Auralic Aries Lightning DS ipad app for control. Tubes in the Lampizator Big 7 were the Emission Labs 45’s and 5U4G rectifier tube.

The Lampizator is a big BIG DAC, worthy of its name “Big 7”. It needs a lot of space. It measures 20 inches deep, by 17 ¼ inches wide. You also need quite a bit of clearance on top as well. I wouldn’t want much less than 15 inches to allow for proper ventilation, although admittedly, the tubes didn’t get that hot. I placed mine on the very top of my rack where the unit had complete ventilation.

On the back of this particular BIG 7 was a USB input and a S/PDIF (RCA Coax) input. The unit had two outputs, both were doing the same function. This Big 7 was also equipped with a preamp. I did NOT try the preamp, because of the required 11 meter run from the equipment rack to my amps.  

The BIG 7 is finished with wood sides and black Plexiglas top. The overall build quality will not give Accuphase or T+A anything to worry about, but it certainly didn’t look out of place at all. The overall size of the Lampizator makes it a piece that is guaranteed to get a lot of attention from visitors to your listening room. Like a beautiful looking turntable, the Lampizator is for the digital aficionado, a Statement piece, if for nothing else than its sheer size. There is no chance of it getting lost on your rack among the other pieces.

The Lampizator BIG 7 has a small, but clear digital display. It displays your source selection (DSD USB, PCM USB, SPIDIF PCM, Preamp, etc.) I actually liked the look and size of the digital display. It was big enough and clear that you had all the information you needed, but it certainly didn’t call attention to itself and the chosen lighting was “soft” and not in your face.

The included Lampizator remote is perfectly adequate and very similar to other remotes in my system, such as the Auralic Aries.  

Listening (DSD):
Upon first firing up the Lampizator, I noticed two things. First, it’s quiet – DEAD QUIET. Wait a minute…wasn’t I told that Lampi’s were noisy? HA! Not this baby. It was DEAD quiet. Second, I noticed that from the MacBook Pro running JRiver, I had to crank the heck out of my preamp. A full 20 steps more than any other digital source. NOW…interestingly, switching over to the Auralic Aries almost reduced the difference in gain between the Lampizator and other digital sources. I would say those 20 steps were reduced slightly to 10. I suspect this remaining difference is due to the Lampizator being single ended. The new balanced Lampizator may eliminate this difference.

I began by listening to the entire DSD album Friday Night in San Francisco by Al Dimeola, John McLaughlin, Paco De Lucia. I was immediately struck by the raw, natural pureness of the guitars. This DAC oozed musicality and it was just beginning to warm up! I found that the Lampizator takes a good 20-30 minutes to really warm up and start sounding its best, but even from the get go, it won’t disappoint.

Next up was Steely Dan’s Aja (DSD). Wait a minute, I’ve heard this album a hundred times. It’s never sounded this good. Listening to this entire album was when I realized I wasn’t left braining this album, I wasn’t nit picking the sound. I was just enjoying the music.

Next up, a little Direct Straits from the Alchemy Album (DSD). On the track, Romeo & Juliet (live), it struck me, I was there! This is when I started thinking back to the first album I heard through the Lampizator and how good it was at reproducing the nuances of a live recording. Think about a very natural reverb. The acoustic affects of the concert hall with its great big size was recreated in my little listening room. I felt like I was sitting about 10 rows back and taking it all in.

Next up, a few Mahler Symphonies. Listening to a large scale symphony was a double edged sword with the Lampizator. First, the subtle ambiences of the hall were created beautifully, the tonality of the instruments were perfect, with dead quiet backgrounds throughout the quietest passages, but the Lampizator wasn’t quite up to the task of handling the great big dynamics of the Mahler symphony pieces. The thunderous dynamics of Mahler were lacking. But let’s face it, this isn’t the space where the Lampizator plays. Like comparing the dynamic attributes of a great low powered SET amp to a pair of Soulution 701’s, there are bound to be trade offs.  

Next up was James Taylor’s Hourglass album (DSD). One of my favorite tracks is Gaia. I’ve used this track as a test track for many years. I’ve never heard it sound so good. So sweet. So perfect. Everything was right there. It gave me the feeling that I wasn’t in the engineers booth at the recording studio, I was in the studio, in some big room with all the musicians playing around me.

Having just attended a Diana Krall concert Thursday night, I first started listening to the Lampizator and having listened all night to her stand up bass player, listening to Jacintha’s Here’s to Ben (DSD), I was struck by just how good the Lampizator handled the stand up bass of Darek Oles. Furthermore, listening to the Eagles album Hotel California (SHM Remaster DSD), I was really impressed by the Lampizator’s bass. It represented the Goldilocks principle – it was just right! Naturally and accurately defined, with not too much and not too little. It sounded natural – how real bass sounds, nothing manufactured or manipulated.  

On to Jazz at the Pawnshop Volume 1 by Arne Domneurs (DSD). I love this album and once again the Lampizator was a champ at reproducing the acoustic hall ambiences of the live recording. What struck me was how balanced the sound was. What I mean is that some DAC’s I’ve heard have a tendency to over emphasize the clarinet at the sacrifice of the drums or the xylophone. But not so with the Lampizator. Everything was right there in front of you presented in a balanced manner, much like I imagine you would have experienced had you been there.

Staying in the jazz theme, I moved on to Oscar Peterson’s We Get Requests (DSD). I know this album inside and out. What struck me about this album through the Lampizator was a few things. First, once again the immediacy or should I say intimacy of the musicians. Second, with every digital source (and even analog), the bass player on the first track is 10 feet behind the right speaker. Not so with the Lampizator. He was front and center and gave the listener the impression that he was ever so slightly in front of the right speaker.



Listening (Native PCM):
Up to this point, it’s been all DSD. Time for a switch to PCM. Let’s see how the big 7 handles native redbook and high res pcm. I switched the DAC over to PCM and off I went.  

I started out with Diana Krall’s new album, Wallflower. I had just seen her live Thursday night, so I had a pretty good point of reference. As I listened to each song, I realized the magic was gone. The Lampizator Big 7 with native redbook sounded different. Certainly not bad, but perhaps not up to the level of the Lumin S1 or T+A PDP 3000HV (when switching back and forth) or certainly the current PCM champion of the world, The Berkley Alpha Reference DAC (if you trust the fickle audio memory) for example.  

I moved on to Mark Knopflers new album, Tracker (high res pcm). This album is a real gem. As I listened through the album, it hit me: the Lampi DSD magic was definitely gone. I don’t think this loss of magic is the Lampizator’s “fault” per say, I think it has to do with the source – redbook/pcm. I guess you really can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. If there is a DAC out there that can make native redbook sound like the Lampi’s DSD, I’ll take a bakers dozen to go please.  

I moved on to the latest album from Andrea Bocelli, Passione (High Res PCM). I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the album like I always do. It sounded very much like it always has in my room. One positive for the Lampizator’s handling of PCM was at low volumes, I didn’t feel anything was missing or recessed.  

I moved on to Rumer’s wonderful Into Colour album. She has a voice that is like a cross between Karen Carpenter and Nicolette Larson. The Lampi sounded good, but I felt like the life was sucked out of the music. Native PCM is just not up to the magical standards of DSD through the Lampizator. Listening to PCM, my connection with the music was gone. I was out of the recording session and back in my room. The Lampi handled DSD with such a magic touch, but not so with PCM. Was this the result of the material or was PCM on the Lampi an afterthought? I think it’s definitely the former.

Upsample PCM to DSD:

As I sat there listening in the wee hours of the morning, I began thinking about the magic that was lost with switch to native Redbook/High Res PCM. I began wondering about how much magic the DSD produced and whether we could “trick” the Big 7 back to delivering its magic by upsampling PCM to DSD. I quickly unplugged the USB cable from the Aries since it doesn’t offer any upsampling capabilities at this time and plugged back into the Macbook Pro. Fired up JRiver and fiddled with the settings until I was sure I had everything upsampling to DSD, checked that the USB Driver was Amanero Combo and it was time to listen.

I went back to listening to the same list of PCM albums I had just listened to natively. From the first note of Knopfler singing Mighty Man (from his new Tracker album), some of the magic had returned! Yes! This wasn’t a silk purse, but it was certainly at least silk-like. Upsampling PCM to DSD brought back some of the magic I had heard with native DSD. The timber, the decay, the richness, the meaty full sound, the natural roundness to each note strum on Mark’s guitar were much better via upsampling the album to DSD. Was it as good as the T+A PDP 3000HV playing the same redbook material? No. But it was very good and much better than native PCM.

Just as I began to enjoy the album upsampled to DSD, I heard a click, pop, then JRiver crashed, once again reminding me of why I love my Lumin. Razzin’, frazzin’….a quick reboot and I was up and running again.



300b or not to be?

The next day I woke up and wanted to give the Big 7 the best 300b’s I had, so in went my vintage Western Electric 300b’s. I flicked the switch on the back to “300b”, fired up the Big 7 and I was off and running. The attributes of this great 300b tube shined through. The midrange was everything and all you would expect from a 300b tube. Sure it gave up a little in the bass definition, control, impact, etc., but you can now truly experience the sonic characteristics of this wonderful tube in your system – regardless of your speaker’s efficiency.  

Switching to the PSvane 300b Replica’s produced a similar sound I had heard through my Cary 300b SET amps. The Psvane’s had a bit more of a modern sound, and not quite as romantic as the old Western Electric 300b’s. A bit more bass, more bass definition, but a little less of the old WE’s midrange magic.

As I experienced the slightly different sonic characteristics of the 300b tubes, my mind started wondering to different combinations. EML 45 Globe Anniversaries, Psvane Replica 101D’s, maybe even a Western Eletric 422A for fun. Oh, the combinations of rare tube goodies the Lampizator permits.  

I switched back to the Emission Labs 45’s and much preferred the overall presentation. Richer, fuller, more meat on the bones and much better bass. Sure, I gave up a little in the midrange, but not much and the gains elsewhere in the presentation more than made up for it. I also found the 45’s had a better ability to capture the ambient cues and nuances of the recording.



So, who is the Lampizator for?

Someone with a large rack! All kidding aside, it’s for the DSD fan who wants the best. It’s for the music lover who doesn’t mind tweaking with his DAC to find the right combination of tubes. It’s for the music lover who craves the beauty of a great SET amp over the raw power and dynamics of big gigawatt monoblocks. It’s for the audiophile who wants to add a little right brain magic to his well thought out left brain system. It’s for someone who appreciates the subtleties and nuances of decay and the recreation of the hall where the live recording was performed. Ultimately, it’s for someone who wants to get off the DAC merry-go-round, at least until Lukasz’s newest creation hits the market.

Once you find the right tube combination to suit your fancy, I would recommend using a source, which allows you to easily upsample everything to DSD. I would investigate something like an Aurender or similar. Unfortunately, at this time, the Auralic Aries cannot upsample PCM to DSD.  

Once you have everything upsampling to DSD, you don’t need to worry about switching between DSD and PCM on the front of the DAC. I don’t think the Lampizator will give the Berkley Reference DAC or the T+A PDP 3000HV and Lumin S1 (in my system) anything to worry about as far as being the champion of PCM is concerned, but its still very very good and capable with PCM material – provided you upsample your PCM to DSD. There were some listening periods where it was as good. There were others where even the upsampled PCM to DSD was not. I guess these inconsistencies are part of the downsides of the whole modification/upsampling business. But, it was never, ever, ever, bad. PCM upsampled to DSD on the Lampizator always varied from very good to excellent.

Depending on your source, muting between Albums may still be required to avoid the snap, crackle, pop. That being said, with gapless Jriver, I did not experience any real issues to worry about. I heard a small crackle if I switched between albums mid song, rather than let the playlist play out. But this could have as much to do with JRiver and my MBP as it does with the Lampizator. In the end, it was nothing to worry about.

During my comparisons, I reached this conclusion: The Lampizator is not the best recommendation for the Audiophile who doesn’t give two hoots about DSD and only has a redbook/high res PCM collection (that would be the Berkley). The Lampizator isn’t the best recommendation for the guy who wants to just “set & forget” his digital front end or wants an all-in-one PCM/DSD/iPad control solution (that would be the Lumin). The Lampizator, obviously, is not the best recommendation for the Audiophile who still loves to spin CD’s, SACD’s and wants his spinner to have a USB/SPDIF DAC as well.

But if you have a sizable DSD collection or you plan on burning up the internet with downloads from Super HiRez and similar sites, than the Lampizator will provide you with a intimate connection, a richness, an unbelievable listening experience each and every time.  And you know, as good as the other products are, it was the Lampizator with the right DSD material that was special. Oh, so special. Kondo Kagura special.

Concerns:

NO PRODUCT IS PERFECT, and despite a few niggly concerns, there was nothing about the Lampizator Big 7 that was a deal breaker in my book.  

•If you wanted to stay true to the native format, it required a little more work while listening (switching inputs, etc.)
•The Lampizator is BIG! It measures 20 inches deep x 17 ¼ inches wide and it also needs quite a bit of height space for the tall tubes and proper ventilation. If you thought you were going to slide the Lampizator in some little cubby hole in your rack, think again. This baby needs a dedicated spot on top – and deservedly so. Did I mention, it’s BIG?
•The outputs on the back are not clearly labeled. 
•When I switched between ALBUMS (not songs) with the Auralic and JRiver, there was a pop, then a click and what sounded like a match being lit. I have to admit, it did give me the willy’s. I had visions of my tweeters frying. I quickly learned to mute my preamp when switching between albums. All was ok. With JRiver in gapless mode, I only experienced a slight “crackle” when manually switching between albums.
•If you want to stay native, you have to switch between DSD to PCM and that required more than a few clicks on the remote as you have to cycle through various other options. If you’re the type of person that selects this DSD song, then the next one PCM, then the next one DSD and so on, you may find the switching back and forth a bit of a pain. Staying native, I learned to listen differently: album by album. Listening to the Lampizator is so rewarding, that I really didn’t mind it at all. That being said, once you experience PCM upsampled to DSD through the Lampizator, you will be probably quite content to stick with that path.
•Like many SET tube amps I’ve owned, if you are playing the music at a rather loud level and stop the song, you will hear a few seconds of very soft ringing. Nothing major and nothing that should cause any listener concern – but its there and should be pointed out. 
•Music is presented in front of the speakers by the Lampizator. It won’t win any holographic, 3D, depth of soundstage contest. The bass player for Oscar Peterson won’t sound like he’s 10 feet behind the right speaker. He will sound like he’s slightly in front of the right speaker. But this characteristic could be one of the reasons why the Lampizator provide such an intimate listening experience.
•While using JRiver, I found I really had to drive my preamp hard with DSD material coming from the Lampizator. To give you an example, via the Lumin, I was receiving an average of 95db with my preamp on -20. I had to take the preamp to 0.00 to achieve the same thing from the Lampizator. Let’s keep in mind, that a large part of this is likely because this Lampizator Big 7 is Single Ended.
•As I’ve mentioned, the Lampizator is not a big banging, slamming, dynamic DAC. Your music flows through it like a world-class ballerina performing at the MET. If you’re looking for a slam bam thank you ma’am DAC, look elsewhere. For those that crave big dynamics for Mahler Symphony’s for example, it might not be their cup of tea. For those that already have a pair of low powered SET amps, it MIGHT also be too much of a good thing. But the Lampizator is just like a beautiful sounding pair of SET amps, you have to give up something to get something.
•There are DAC’s that handle sibilant recordings better. The Lampizator wasn’t bad, but the T+A PDP 3000HV for example was the best in this department when I conducted my comparisons. 
•The Lampizator is sheer magic with its handling of DSD content. I dare you to find better. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for how it handles native PCM. It is a good native redbook/high res PCM DAC, but its handling of native PCM is not quite up to the level of the Lumin S1/T+A PDP3000HV nor certainly the Berkley Alpha Reference DAC in my system. This isn’t to say it still isn’t enjoyable with native PCM – it is – but compared to the inconceivable magic it works with DSD, native PCM sounds, well, average.



Summary

From Ella’s voice to Louis’ trumpet to David’s sax to Elton’s piano to James’ guitar, the Lampizator Big 7 was tonally pitch perfect. If you are a big fan of female vocals like I am, then listening to Ella, Norah and Diana never sounded better. The Lampizator was able to reproduce this airiness in Ella’s voice that is often lost in digital translation.  

If you only take away one thing from this review, it’s this: The Lampizator Big 7 will create an intimate listening experience like no other. 

I have reviewed quite a few digital products – Lumin A1, Lumin S1, Marantz NA-11S, Meitner/EmmLabs and the list goes on. I have personally owned over 20 DAC’s, too many to list. Those who have read my reviews know that I like to say “comparing DAC’s is a lot like trying to pick the tallest midget.” Well, I’m here to tell you that the Lampizator stands out like a rose among thorns.

How does the Lampizator sound? Let me tell you, with DSD material, it doesn’t sound like ANY other digital product I have heard. It’s not even close. It’s like comparing a Shindo WE300b amp to a pair of Classe CAM600’s or like comparing a pair of Kondo Kagura’s to a pair of Bel Canto Class D amps.  

The Lampizator Big 7 is very rich in tone. It has meat on the bones. It has purity to its delivery. It is not soft, but rather sweet. It has this uncanny ability to add another dimension to your music. This dimension that sounds like hall ambience, a slight decay/reverb which makes the music seem all that more real. Bass through the Lampizator was a real surprise for me. Bass was big and full, detailed, and controlled and most importantly, very natural. Stand up bass had this natural “thump thump thump”. It was the most natural bass I’ve heard from any digital source.

The Lampizator sounds like a beautiful sounding SET amp among an endless tribe of Mega watt solid state amps. It reproduces all your DSD albums in an intimate manner without anything artificial. It is truly a distinguished DAC in a sea of sameness. Simply, it sounds different. VERY VERY different. No DAC better captures the subtle nuances of the recording session better than the Lampizator. None. No DAC I have heard comes close at replicating the ambiences of the hall of a live recording than the Lampizator. And no DAC provides the listener with such an intimate experience.

Does the Lampizator sound like any other DSD capable DAC I’ve had in my system? No. Does it sound like my turntable? No. Does it sound like my R2R? Maybe. People reading this review will immediately wonder about comparisons. Well, as I've already mentioned, I compared the Big 7 to my Lumin S1, A1 and T+A PDP 3000HV. The Lampizator was the undisputed champion of DSD – it wasn’t close. However, the Lampizator fell short with native PCM. Upsampling PCM material to DSD brought the Lampizator a lot closer to the others and maybe with a little more time and tube swapping, it would get there…in fact, I have no doubt.

At the end of the day, when feeding the Big 7 DSD material, it just doesn’t sound like any other source, let alone any other DSD DAC. It sounds like music. It’s like having the live performers in your room. Listening to Ella and Louis sing Stars Fell on Alabama gave me goosebumps. Listening to James Taylor’s Hourglass denied me another hour of sleep. Listening to Alison Kraus Live put me front and center.

The Lampizator has an uncanny ability to recreate these subtle recording ambiences and natural reverbs which made me believe I am there or better yet, they are here! There is nothing plastic sounding about the Lampizator, nothing phony, nothing contrived, nothing artificial, and certainly nothing digital sounding. Frankly, it’s as pure as pure gets.  

If the PS Audio DirectStream is the DAC equivalent of the Hegel H30 and the Berkley Reference DAC, the equivalent of the pair of DartZeel 458’s, then the Lampizator was to me, the Shindo WE300b or the Kondo Kagura of DAC’s. It’s special, very special.

In conclusion, I started out my Lampizator exploration with concerns and ended with a musical revelation as far as DSD through the Lampizator is concerned. Playing native DSD through the Lampizator will cause a steady stream of very late nights, I know it did for me. Listening to the Lampizator Big 7 the past few days straight was a real eye opener (no pun intended). The Big 7 Lampizator performed flawlessly while I had it.  I want one (Fred, are you listening?), if for nothing else than to just listen to my DSD files with a pureness and magic that can’t be found anywhere else. 

The Lampizator story is not one without a few bumps along the way, but their travels today appear to be on a newly paved road. For those always wanting the magic from a low powered SET amp, but not able to pull it off due to speaker inefficiencies or other reasons, can now purchase a Lampizator Big 7, install their favorite tube, grab some DSD albums and have that SET magic and more. I have now heard what all the fuss is about. Lampizator fans definitely have something to talk about when it comes to the Big 7’s DSD magic. My only question: Lampizator USA, why did it take this long to get a Lampizator in my hands? Regardless, it was certainly worth the wait.

Scoring Comparison Chart:

Lampizator Big 7
Native PCM Score: 8/10
PCM Upsampled to DSD Score: 9/10
Native DSD Score: 11/10
Convenience/Ease of Use: 8/10
Overall Score: 9/10
HIGHLY Recommended

Products Compared To:
Lumin S1
Native PCM: 9/10
PCM Upsampled to DSD: 9.5/10
Native DSD: 9/10
Convenience/Ease of Use: 9/10
Overall Score: 9/10

T+A PDP 3000HV
Native PCM (redbook CD & USB DAC): 9.5/10
PCM Upsampled to DSD: N/A (Not Tested)
Native DSD (SACD & USB DAC): 9.5/10
Convenience/Ease of Use: 9/10
Overall Score: 9/10

Berkley Alpha Reference DAC (going from fickle audio memory)
Native PCM: 11/10
DSD converted to PCM: N/A (Not Tested)
Native DSD: N/A
Convenience/Ease of Use: 8/10
Overall Score: 9/10

Associated Equipment:

Sonus Faber Stradivari Speakers
Pass XS 150 amps
Pass XS Preamp
Kimber Select all copper cabling
WireWorld Platinum 7 USB cable
Auralic Aries w/Lighting DS iPad app
JRiver 19 w/JRemote iPad app
MacBook Pro


Music Selections:

DSD Albums:

Aja – Steely Dan
Alchemy – Dire Straits
Friday Night in San Francisco – Al Dimeola, John McLaughlin, Paco De Lucia
Café Blue – Patricia Barber
Covers – Norah Jones
Dad Loves His Work – James Taylor
Ella and Louis – Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
Mahler Symphony No. 6 – San Francisco Symphony (Michael Tilson Thomas)
Feels Like Home – Norah Jones
Elton John – Elton John
Alison Kraus Live (Discs 1 and 2) – Alison Kraus
Here’s to Ben - Jacintha
Time Again – David Sanborn
Hotel California (SHM Remaster) – The Eagles
Jazz at the Pawn Shop – Arne Domnerus
We Get Requests – Oscar Peterson
Midnight Blue – Kenny Burrell

PCM Albums:

Wallflower – Diana Krall
Tracker – Mark Knopfler
Into Colour – Rumer
Passione – Andrea Bocelli 
Inspiration – George Benson
That Girl – Jennifer Nettles
An Acoustic Evening At The Vienna Opera House (Live) – Joe Bonamassa
Unplugged – Larry Carlton & Robben Ford
Michael Buble – Michael Buble
Graceland – Paul Simon – 25th Anniversary Edition
Genius Loves Company – Ray Charles
Tchamantche – Rokia Traore
Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Simon & Garfunkel
The Civil Wars – The Civil Wars
Yesterday Once More – The Carpenters
Singles 1969-1981 – The Carpenters
Live At Grossman’s – The Jeff Healey Band
Use Me – Vanessa Fernandez