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  1. Spinning Tapes at California Audio Show July 26-28, 2019

    I'll be helping out my friend Tim Marutani and spinning tapes at his room at the CAS in Oakland (Airport Hilton Hotel) June 26-28. The room (Board Room 3) will feature Martin-Logan speakers, Doshi...
  2. Re: Inspiring and Classic Classical/Symphonic Music with Amazing Sound?

    The OP has set out a difficult question. So far the answers have focused on the labels which have excellent (amazing!) sound. The problem is what repertoire is best for the beginner. For example,...
  3. Re: Inspiring and Classic Classical/Symphonic Music with Amazing Sound?

    If you have the capability for hirez digital playback, then I would recommend a great source of some of the best classical recordings of the golden analogue era transferred from tape (mostly 15ips 2...
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    Re: Harry Belafonte Live at Carnegie Hall

    Great album! I have many versions - the original vinyl, Classics Reissue 33 and 45 boxes (two different vinyl formulations), SACD, 7.5ips Reel to Reel, and 15ips 2 track copy of Safety Master dub....
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    Re: Why do high-end cables cost so much?

    It is precisely because high end audio cables are not considered commodities that prices can be detached from the cost (including research and development) of production. For example, go to...
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    Re: 4K Players Are Becoming Extinct

    I saw a 65 inch 4K TV at Costco for $479. It was a TCL brand. Pretty crazy price. Larry
  7. Re: The older audiophile and the younger audiophile

    20 plus years ago, when I sent our daughter off to university, included was a turntable and a modest system. She had gone through my duplicates and also visited Amoeba Records and had a collection...
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    Re: Top brands that have no respect

    I think Rockport has a lot of respect. The fact that they have very few dealers is a reflection of Andy Payor's choice of having a very small number of dealers, not a reflection of how many dealers...
  9. Re: Classical Music Only | What You're Listening to Now, Or Very Recently | Any Mediums :

    I've got several copies of this great recording. Original Mercury early pressing, Classic Reissue, Speaker's Corner reissue and a 15ips 2 track tape (probably around 3-4 gen tape). Be interested to...
  10. Re: Considering a Tesla Model 3 - Would you buy one?

    We had a Tesla charger installed for day 1 of our new Tesla. Makes refueling a snap. In CA where electricity is more expensive than in most of the country, we have time of day pricing, so charging...
  11. Re: Considering a Tesla Model 3 - Would you buy one?

    Our Tesla Model S celebrated its 6th anniversary last February. We were in the first 5000, ordering it in June 2012 (with an estimated delivery of one year). At the time, we would get flashing...
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    Re: Who, what, when, where, how and why?

    * Who do you primarily listen with? Myself, or with my wife (especially at concerts)
    * What is your favorite genre? Classical, but with tapes I'm learning about rock and jazz. (Last night I...
  13. Re: Classical Music Only | What You're Listening to Now, Or Very Recently | Any Mediums :

    Very enjoyable album. We are very fortunate that the Bay Area is gaining Richard Egarr next year as the new music director for the Philharmonia Baroque, replacing the retiring Nicolar McGegan. ...
  14. Re: Classical Music Only | What You're Listening to Now, Or Very Recently | Any Mediums :

    Thanks for your sharing. The Sigiswald Kuijken concert sound very special also. I have his famous recording of the Bach Sonatas and Partitas and also several of his recordings with his Le Petite...
  15. Re: Classical Music Only | What You're Listening to Now, Or Very Recently | Any Mediums :

    I really like Rachel Podger, we have most of her recordings on Channel Classics multichannel downloads (from the NativeDSD website).

    For his violin teaching books for children, Shinichi Suzuki...
  16. Re: Classical Music Only | What You're Listening to Now, Or Very Recently | Any Mediums :

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    Last Saturday, we had a real treat. Jon Nakamatsu and his long time accompanist Chris Salocks played the Rachmaninoff second piano concerto at our home on our two grand pianos. 25493

    Jon,...
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    Re: And only $88 Million

    Real Estate commission on the sale would be more than $5M, of course split between buying and selling agents.

    Larry
  18. Re: Why are so many dudes losing it over 8d audio?

    Back in the very early days of commercial stereo, RCA put out a series of albums called Stereo Action (IIRC) where they panned the music back and forth across the sound stage - so it sounded like...
  19. Re: For the high end audiophile...do you prefer...

    I've never heard of five or seven channel STEREO. It is always multichannel. For example, mch files from Channel Classics have Left and Right Channels (similar to stereo) but also a center channel...
  20. Re: For the high end audiophile...do you prefer...

    Almost all analogue (vinyl and tape) is 2 track (there is some matrixed vinyl in four channel, and some four track tape). Since that is my preferred listening (including the vinyl and tape I have...
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    Reliability of Sellers on AS

    I noticed a recent post selling high end tubes from a member who had just joined (on February 23, 2019) and posted the for sale ad the same day. He has not posted since then, not even responding to...
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    Re: Really liking the Conard Johnson

    Welcome. Are you doing mch? (seeing the 5.0 in your signature). Still using my MET-1 for my multichannel files. Nice, elegant machine.

    Larry
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    Re: Opinions on this Avantgarde Model

    Jim Smith is being very modest. He knows more about Avantgarde speakers from that era than anyone in world who isn't German.

    Larry
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    Re: Opinions on this Avantgarde Model

    The Unos look very similar to my Duos which I bought used in 2003 (probably from around 2000 or so when new). I still have them as my main speakers along with 3 Solos that I bought over the years...
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    Re: Just can’t get into choral music...

    Many of these pieces combine a chorus with solo or a small group of solo singers. Another couple of very famous pieces that are this way:

    Beethoven's 9th Symphony - 4th Movement
    Handel's Messiah...
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