Stephen Bieth

Top Reviewer Ranking: 25
Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (778 of 923)
Location: Mississauga/ Canada
In My Own Words:
No such thing as good or bad music! It comes down to what you like or don't like. Never conform. Remember the best record collection in the world is yours because it what you love to hear! Not what some media outlet tells you what you should like. The only opinion That counts is yours.

Reading about music, buying music, listening to music and seeing it live.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 25 - Total Helpful Votes: 778 of 923
Pale Communion [CD + Blu-ray] ~ Opeth
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This is a Prog. CD for sure. Gone are the really heavy guitars and bass and they have been replaced by more melodic playing. Don't get me wrong this does not sound like an Allen Parson Project record but it does continue the journey started on the last album. No, as my friend calls them, Cookie Monster vocals just straight out singing.
As far as the whole album goes it's great. Full of great songs and playing. You can hear the influence Steven Wilson has had on the band.
The Blu ray with the 5.1 mix is great. A little lacking in bottom end but overall a great mix.
So if you love older Opeth you might not like this record but if you liked where they were going on the last… Read more
KEF Q200cBL Center Channel Speaker (Black, Oak) by KEF
5.0 out of 5 stars Best bang for your buck!, Aug. 26 2014
Excellent center channel. Nice clear audio and warm sounding music. For $500 I would be hard pressed to find something else this good. 8 oms only requiring 15 w to power the until. I had a Klipish and it was horrible, I will never buy their products again, but this one has very little if any draw backs the Klipish had. Kef is a good high end brand that now has product priced in the "normal" range. Meaning regular people can afford it. They are not cheap but doable.
If you want the best bang for your buck go no further. I did tons of research and this one always came out on top!
Klipsch Reference Series RC500B Center Channel Lou&hellip by Klipsch
1.0 out of 5 stars Keep Looking!, Aug. 25 2014
Do not buy this speaker. First off it's been discontinued so it's an older model. It requires an amp with minimum 150 watts per channel. Most home systems are not 150 watts per channel. You can use it with an amp that is under 150 watts but you loose all kinds of sound from the bottom end. Plus any quite dialog during movies will require you to turn up the volume. However even with the right home entertainment system this speaker is in their word's bright (my words shrill). For the price there are much better speakers out there!