I am classically trained professional violinist for 15 years.
I play for two different orchestras and every year we play Handel's Messiah at church and ASG-1 is amazing at reproducing live feeling of this music.
Just listening to live recording of Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique by LA Phil/ Gustavo Dudamel, timbre of strings so accurately portrayed/ not too aggressive.
Very good dynamics with thumping timpani parts and wide and deep sound-stage..
I occasionally hear coughing from the audience and I can almost pin point where they are seated. Amazing!
I just listened to the1959 Boston symphony version of this. Dynamics, timbre and soundstage are really all magnificent.
If you really want to be impressed, find Jochum's version of Carmina Burana.
Edited by eke2k6 - 7/3/12 at 9:59pm