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  1. Thread: Mike's system

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    Re: Mike's system

    given some of mike's recent postings on all things vinyl / analog, my dark-horse speculation is tubes and horns !?

    :):D
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    Re: Today's Jazz Playlist

    probably just me but jackie mclean doesn't seem to get near the love he deserves. two that are seeing play on my rig:
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    Re: What are you listening to tonight ?

    sturgil simpson | metamodern sounds in country music ... neo-classical country channeling some waylon.

    recorded directly to tape -- this is the real stuff, not that pop-music-with-a-twang BS.
  4. Re: Tidalís New Lossless Tier Says Goodbye to MQA

    so true -- this is the exact process used by dave rawlings and gillian welch ...and, the result prove this out -- especially(!) getting the musicians in the same room.
  5. Re: Tidalís New Lossless Tier Says Goodbye to MQA

    i agree, the first order affect by far is the recording quality + techniques and the mastering...

    i would rather listen to a great quality recording over two-tin-cans-and-string than i would a...
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    Re: What are you listening to tonight ?

    j mascis acoustic (mostly) is righteously hitting the spot ... going for a two-fer

    edit: so good that i had to go for the trifecta | new LP added below
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    Re: What are you listening to tonight ?

    > new one from dinosaur jr -- quite enjoyable!!

    > j mascis solo acoustic (mostly) -- longtime favorite
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    Re: happy international jazz day !!

    something from milton keanes to mark the day

    ;)
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    happy international jazz day !!

    happy international jazz day!!

    from wikipedia: International Jazz Day is an International Day declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2011 "to highlight...
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    Re: Beware of smart TVs

    in addition to taking all prudent measures to ensure digital security and data privacy, i also wear a tin foil hat while watching TV ... belt and suspenders.

    ;):D
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    Re: What Vinyl Do You Have On The Table?

    nice album! ... were you able to get the limited edition, signed version?

    huge fan of ron carter ever since seeing him at the greenwich village blue note about 10 years ago. what a fantastic...
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    Re: Today's Jazz Playlist

    i must say, modern european jazz artists are really hitting the spot for me at the moment ... another from tord gustavsen:
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    Re: rectifier tube noise - is this normal?

    thanks for the replies! i went ahead and ordered a new rectifier tube so as to definitively rule that out before escalating.
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    rectifier tube noise - is this normal?

    there is a distinctly audible "hissing" type noise coming from the 5u4-gb rectifier tube on my new power amp. to be clear, the noise is coming from the tube itself, not the speakers. i thought this...
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    Re: Top Phono Stages - what comes to mind?

    for a tubed phono optimized for LOMC carts, thomas mayer D3a phono amps should probably be part of your due-diligence.

    Phono preamplifiers by Thomas Mayer - VinylSavor - Thomas Mayer
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    Re: Something new from Esoteric?

    looking at the specs, i see it also supports analog input w/ one each of XLR and RCA ... this makes the n-05xd particularly interesting.

    just thinking out loud here but any thought / comments on...
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    Re: Today's Jazz Playlist

    riffing off a george russell post in the vinyl / LP listening thread: ezz-thetics ... a lot to like in this title.
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    Re: Something new from Esoteric?

    nice ... and there is a black version!!
  19. Re: John Darko - Why donít I use a better sounding turntable?

    not meaning to derail the thread but fremer seemed to have a more positive assessment of the new technics turntables ... at least the sl-1200g:

    "the new SL-1200G, which though it looks like the...
  20. Thread: Taiko Extreme

    by aKnyght
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    Re: Taiko Extreme

    how many takio extremes are in the wild? assuming the USB PCIe card manufacture is outsourced -- it would seem selling the card separately to be a relatively easy business opportunity to undertake...
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    Re: What Vinyl Do You Have On The Table?

    new york, N.Y. -- so nice they had to name it twice :)

    great title and i love the jon hendricks narration.
  22. Re: Heads-up, changes en route: Adding AudioNetís engineering-marvel Humboldt to the system

    in europe the "." and "," are reversed in numbers. so the stated frequency range in the audionet spec screenshot is:

    0,00 - 700.000,00 Hz (-3db) ... ie: 0 - 70 kHz (-3db)

    let's just say there...
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    Re: Today's Jazz Playlist

    nice cerebral rendering of some surf, desert and other guitar classics by bill frisell. almost positive it is an all analog recording as it was recorded at flora recording & playback in portland, OR...
  24. Thread: pre-amp advice

    by aKnyght
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    Re: pre-amp advice

    thanks for the thoughtful and helpful posts -- please keep them coming!
    ______________________

    the volume control on my DAC is in the digital domain -- so, it is a passive pre-amp of sorts. as...
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    Re: Today's Jazz Playlist

    while this is certainly low-key (late-nite) listening, it is anything but background music ... very interesting and engaging. i will be exploring more from this artist and trio.

    -ymmv
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