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    Re: Preamplifier Decision

    sounds about right...

    how would you compare mcIntosh to the VAC renaissance mk-v being considered by the OP? for the purposes of an apples-to-apples comparison, let's say something like the Mc...
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    Re: Preamplifier Decision

    i am very curious as to why this is so

    do you think it is actual performance versus the other brands often discussed here ...or is it simply a perception of mcIntosh being a life-style, mid-fi...
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    Re: Viking Acoustics - buyer beware!

    very sorry to hear this!

    reading this thread i am shocked this happened to anyone, not to mention a 4x repeat customer. judging by the photos, the product delivered was unacceptable. similarly,...
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    Re: What Vinyl Do You Have On The Table?

    john coltrane | my favorite things ...just released 60th anniversary version which includes BOTH stereo and mono mixes -- the mono mix, long believed to be lost, was rediscovered recently in a...
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    Re: What Vinyl Do You Have On The Table?

    don cherry | cherry jam Ö a 1965 (mono) recording of a performance for danish radio. previously unreleased, the performance as well as three of the compositions had never been heard since the...
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    Re: What Vinyl Do You Have On The Table?

    ornette coleman | genesis of genius: the contemporary albums

    Ornette Coleman Ė Genesis Of Genius: The Contemporary Albums (2022, 180g, Vinyl) - Discogs

    craft recordings release of a 2 LP box...
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    Re: Buyers Beware Myavstudio on Audiogon

    sorry to hear this ... if you paid by credit card then there is recourse by calling your credit card company and disputing the charge. the most likely outcome from a disputed charge like this is that...
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    Re: Lampizator alternative Rectifier tube (5U4G)

    i would have no hesitation using any elrog tube manufactured under the ownership of thomas mayer (new owner since 2016).

    assuming compatibility with your lampi, i agree the tak 274b would also be...
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    Re: Lampizator alternative Rectifier tube (5U4G)

    elrog --

    Products - ELROG
    Elrog ER5U4G Rectifier Tube
  10. Thread: jazz sabbath

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    Re: jazz sabbath

    vol. 2 promo interview with milton keanes which includes footage from 1985 tv appearance:


    https://youtu.be/EvipqO7mR5k

    :lol: ;)
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    kenny dorham | matador ...phenomenal new pressing from impex

    Kenny Dorham – Matador (2022, Vinyl) - Discogs
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    Re: Prayers for Ukraine

    a report from ukraine:


    "As the Russian invasion of Ukraine enters its 11th day, a CNN team in Markhalivka, southwest of Kyiv, spoke to a victim of the conflict.

    Igor, who is 54, said that his...
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    Re: LPS vs ifi iPower x

    small green computer sell a variety of reasonably priced LPS -- worth checking out here:

    Linear Power Supplies – Small Green Computer

    i have the 7v LPS powering an opticalRendu -- the LPS works...
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    Re: VAC Renaissance 5 Preamp

    the renaissance mk v is one of the pre-amps in the mix for an upgrade. any comments, thoughts, opinions, etc from owners and those familiar with this pre-amp would be very much appreciated.

    i am...
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    Re: jazz sabbath

    also on qobuz ...the album art pretty much demands a listen.
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    Re: Tesla Model Y Test Drive

    the yoke steering wheel on the S and X is a complete and total deal killer -- full stop, period ...ymmv
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    Re: Qobuz issues using etheregen switch

    have been experiencing the exact same issue. thought it was my ISP but sounds like it might be a qobuz as well.

    for reference my audio network config: router > switch > FMC > opticalRendu > DAC
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    Re: jazz sabbath

    good news from milton keanes:

    jazz sabbath vol. 2 ...an album 52 years in the making is finally scheduled for 22-apr-22 release!! ...an interview with keanes on the release and its history:
    ...
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    Re: VAC - when music matters

    very nicely done with great content. thanks for posting.

    after watching the 3 available episodes, i am for some reason feeling the upgrade urge.

    ;):)
  20. Re: Here's a fantastic MM cartridge that is under the radar

    guerrilla reviewer -- love it!! ...sounds like a lot of fun and another way to further enjoy this hobby -- looking forward to your youTube channel launch.

    btw: excellent photography on your site...
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    Re: what is your tolerance for defective LPs ?

    had to laugh when an LP i ordered from over-the-pond arrived yesterday ...packaged only in a paper bag!!
    :huh:

    of course the LP played flawlessly and was more or less flat (perfectly flat by...
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    Re: What Vinyl Do You Have On The Table?

    a quite nice tone poet release:
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    Re: NICK CAVE - Idiot Prayer

    just finished my 4th listen to this album ...wow!

    brilliantly conceived project and inspired choice of performance space ...and the audio engineer (dom monks) just knocked it out of the park!!...
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    Re: What was the last movie you watched?

    have this queued up for later today ...big fan of the trilogy.

    side note: whenever i hear people talking about the "metaverse" i immediately think of the matrix movies


    ...life does imitate...
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    Re: What was the last movie you watched?

    the alpinist ...gripping with scenes that will make you pucker. currently on netflix.

    The Alpinist (2021) - IMDb
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