Preamp Deal of the Century |
If anyone is looking for a true "World Class" preamp at a very fair price..heed my advice. I just recieved a Supratek Syrah preamp that was hand built by Mick
Ohm Walsh Micro Talls: who's actually heard 'em
I'd love to hear the impressions of people who've actually spent some time with these speakers to share their sense of their plusses and minuses. Mapman
Synergistic New Tesla Line Any comments
Z interconnects. I am actually thinking of trying a pair of Accelerator interconnects in place of AZ Matrix. But they are pricey. If I order the speaker cables,
The best speaker you ever heard
is by far the most important part of the audio system. After all, it is the only part you hear. OK, the other stuff really matters a lot, but without a
Lightspeed Attenuator Best Preamp Ever
this thread beacuase there is a lot of info on this preamp in a Music First Audio Passive...thread, an Slagle AVC Modules...thread and wanted to be sure that
Audio Horizons TP 2 0 Preamplifier
ngineer, as is reflected in the quality of his products. I own the TP 2.0. It replaced a $16,000 preamp of great reputation, but in my system the TP 2.0 simply
Tara Labs The One versus 0 8 EX
cable and love it. I am thinking of trying one between my ARC Ph 5 phono and a dehavilland ultra verve line stage. Currently using wywires. Fairly large
About Lugnut Patrick Malone
of us have come to know Patrick Malone (Lugnut) as a friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and kind individual. He is a
Zu Omen or Tekton Lore
I've never heard either (of course, nobody has heard the Omen yet), but I have a pair of the Tekton Katz Meow. I can say that I am impressed with
Tidal Speakers owners
s there.. in the room they were in..one of the stereophile reviewers came by and stayed for a long time and just loved them..see his statement on the stereophile
Anyone listen to Zu Audio's Definition Mk3
ing received and I doubt anyone outside of Zu has spent more than a few hours listening. I too would love to hear the comparison. Maybe Glory can expound on
Most achingly beautiful music
Which are the 3 most affecting pieces of music do you find the most
Best female vocals on CD
an audiophile recordings, or recordings of great artistic merit? Do you mean pop, jazz, or opera? Since you didn't specify any parameters, I'll try to suggest
Who R U
back Garfish mentioned he lked the idea of getting to know some of us better.As no one has started a thread like this before I will take the plunge.I have been
What's your favorite lyric from a song
To quote from only part of my favorite lyricist's song: Then take me disappearin' through the smoke rings of my mind Down the foggy
Who is your overall favorite guitarist
44 years of age, I personally feel fortunate to have lived in an era along with some of the finest guitarists who have ever lived.
Do you think you need a subwoofer
don't need it, to : I love that. Some of you use subwoofers and many do in the speakers forum and everywhere. The question is: why we need subwoofers ? or
Audiogon RECORDINGS TO DIE FOR list
been listening to some of my favorite recordings this weekend and was wondering what others on Audiogon felt were there favorites. We have all
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one. I will report on how they sound in a few weeks, but am interested in others' opinions too. For those that have not heard about them look at
Your 5 Fav Rock Concerts
seen. After making a list in my mind of the many rock concerts I attended, most from the late 1960's through early 80's, I have come up with mine. It was
Why does most new music suck
Zeppelin, Hendrix etc. I sample a lot of new music and the recordings are terrible. The engineers should be fired for producing over compressed shrill garbage.
Your First Concert was
ect, and I wasn't too familiar with any of the bands, but I wanted to go to a concert, and they were the next one to come up... O o .
Where does your user name come from
name (or Alias)... There are a bunch of people that use their name (of parts of it) like myself, Albert Porter, GerryM5, Esoler... But where does user name
Where R U
friend last weekend, their aren’t many of us up here, and we have similar taste in music, and gear for that matter too! David is also ‘close’ to me(about 2-3
Best Male Singers of the 20th Century
There is an interesting current discussion about the best female vocalists on CD. I have my own ideas about the best male singers (any category) of the 20th
What music do you want to play really loud
know the title and the artist, any type of music. My choice is The Wall by Pink Floyd.
Best CD I've heard so far 2011
Up In Her Head Like a breath of fresh air, just
Best blues guitarist, Clapton or Green
I've never heard of Green but, Is'nt all that good.
erey" was great; get the Volume II MoFi Sound Labs Gold CD and you'll be in heaven !!!
HiDiamond Power cords
oundstage, better midrange presence, 3D sound and a wave of sound no where near the boundaries on the speakers. The cables sound as if they phase coherent, they
What's your latest "Discovery"
on ECM (that label seems to have a lot of great discs!). Vassilis Tsabroplulos, Piano. Arild Andersen, Double-Bass. John Marshall, Drums. Love the 5th cut!
Supratek Tubes and Tube Swappin' for Everybody
hoping to garner a comprehensive list of everybodies favorite tube compliments. Be it NOS or NIB or WLATB (Whatever's layin around the basement) Being that
SP10 Mk II vs Mk III
couple of guys here were planning to do listening comparisons of the Technics SP10 Mk II vs the Mk III, in their own homes and
Another sign SACD is dying
ased,a non audiophile would never dream of paying xtra for a cd player that was capable of playing sacd's. it wont be long before dual disc goes the way
Who's Your Favorite Bass Players; Why
becaues he taught me. Jaco because of the absolute passion. Christian McBride because he's the MAN righ now--and he's the director of the Brubeck Institute
Are CD players dead
audiophile meeting today and the owner of the store said Cd's and cd players are dead. He said you need to start learning about computer audio or you will be
What can you tell me about First Sound pre amps
Only recently have heard about these pre-amps. Are they as good as they are made out to be? Is the least expensive model as good as say a R0land Synergy? I
Amazing Solo Piano Recordings
ever heard, both for virtuosity and the sound is superb. www.referencerecordings.com
Who's your guitar daddy now
E guitar player! The first comment out of my mouth was "God, can that dude play the guitar." If you get a chance to see him live...go!
What's the deal with the Machina Dynamica Clock
this clock worked that there was plenty of information on his web site. i went to his web site & all i read were stupid comments & claims of increased
Great films where music is a central theme
films from this, as there are plenty of threads on that. Lets stick to other films - dramas or documentaries - that use music as a central theme, or have it as
Music for Tough Times
resting question, garfish. i can think of several recordings, tho my no. 1 vote goes to ani difranco's "dilate," in particular track 1: "untouchable face."
Top ten tube preamps
are your top 10 tube line stage preamps of all
Sacd/dvd a, The Hype Is Dead, For Me At Least
It is interesting. DVD-A- Most of them ended up very UNDERWHELMING.... as stated earlier, and just a PAIN IN THE A$$... Vinyl- I am only mentioning this
Perfect Debute Albums
ah Jones Come Away With Me. A couple of others... Mumford & Sons.. Sigh No More Boston...
Why Doesn't Contemporary Jazz Get Any Respect
am a huge fan of Peter White,Kirk Whalum,Dave Koz,Warren Hill,etc.I have never understood why this flavor of music gets no respect.Not
Best Rock Album in 2010
Top 10 Jazz recordings ever
Ella Fitzgerald with Joe pass, Kellye Gray, Standards in Gray, to name a few. Hope this helps.
With 20,000 in your hand, what speaker would you
is my presently owned modified pair of Maggie 3.6R. I've also had their 20s and started with the Mg 3A. for my second favorite speaker I would have to pick
'they blew'em off the stage'
s close) the Byrds (in their Sweetheart of the Rodeo days). And I remember an old Wolman Rink Schaeffer concert where the James Cotton Blues Band upstaged the
A Unique Voice
bunch of the artists I enjoy most have what may be considered as a very unconventional vocal quality. Now everyone is "unique'
Best U S A speakers
Thiel Vandersteen Dunlavy (out of business) Meadowlark (out of business)
Best Rock Albums in 2009, so far
reaaly liked Only by the Night - Kings of
The best acoustic guitar recordings
Well, one obvious choice is of course "Friday Night in San Francisco", with Al DiMeola, John McLaughlin, and Paco DeLucia. One of my
who wants tone controls on your next preamp
I KNOW why they say they got rid of them, but really i think it was so cable manufacturers could sell billions of dollars worth of cables. Anyone else also
Shunyata ztron power vs cx cables
I did just replace my Hydra vray II with a Hydra Triton, and that was a nice improvement, in clarity, naturalness, ease and dynamics. It was one of
If you could bring back one great artist that has
Off the top of my head.... Bill Evans Jimi Hendrix Stevie Ray Vaughan No doubt, there are others.
SACD Dying already
which described how it seems the stream of SACDs from Sony has pretty much dried up. I was in the largest local independent record store in my area last week and
Looking for an acoustic guitar recording
love to find an excellent recording of acoustic guitar. I'm looking for one that is more towards the genre of pop/rock or country than towards classical.
Blockbuster goes Blu ray, HD DVD=beta ,
Blockbuster announced they will go exclusively Blu-ray. How much will this effect the format wars? Will this send HD DVD the way of the Beta? Could this be the
Killing BluRay, new Oppo BR 83
OK, I have been vocal on these forums with my opinion that BluRay is a short term media, and will not become the dominant media format. My reason: 1)
2500 Stay with Vandersteens what else
depth and width, beautiful rendition of timbre and tone, natural presentation of voices and acoustics. BUT....I have the speaker "upgrade itch,"
Shunyatas New CX series
I did. Already covered the lowering of grain so that a fine mist - or grain - in the soundfield, is gone. What was the Python. Having had to endure the
2010 RMAF Analog Reports + Meet and Greet
as impressions. The past three years of RMAF visits have been fun, entertaining, and rewarding. I go to the show for many reasons but mostly to meet other
How many People own Working Reel to Reel Decks
on Ebay and I have to say I love the sound of tape. I wish I had done this years ago when it made more sense. I see that good quality reel to reel decks are
New Tom Petty
br I really liked "First Flash Of Freedom" but for me, the big hit will be "Running Man’s Bible" - this will become an instant classic
What are the treasures in your vinyl library
just asking, what is your short list of LPs in your personal library that you prize the most (maximum 5)? I'll start: Diana Krall: "From This Moment
Your One "Go To" Recording
mind? Mine is Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue". Any format. Any genre. But...only one
Topnotch BluRay Concert
I recently bought Adele on Blue Ray live at the Royal Albert Hall. Simply spectacular 5.1 sound. Anyone experience good 5.1/2.1 concerts feel free to explain
Looking for the Honda S2000 of turntables
This turned out much longer than I anticipated, so I understand if you folks skip right over this post. For the rest of you, here we go. I've been
Best Concert Film
never seem to tire of Talking Heads great concert film, "Stop Making Sense". Never ceases to get the adrenaline pumping, the foot
Do you plan to buy The Beatles CD remasters
e said (Just Dupe It)if needed to CD Of course if you don't have all the original Vinyl then it would be a go.
Well recorded records what are your picks
the whole time about how well some of these records were engineered and recorded. I thought I would write about them and ask for your favorites. I finished
Ear Candy: Most startling recordings
you put in a CD and you get one of those startling zany recordings that make you smile it is so strange. Some of Neil Young's stuff is kind of like that.
"NEWEST'" Favorite album
ely, Alejandro Escovedo's, Street Songs of Love. If you haven't heard it, run, don't walk, to your favorite music emporium. You won't be disappointed.
Not wasting my time on new Digital
Decided to try some new sources of course and I was told all sort of things and parts and man oh man, the reviews and well to my ears other than my
Praise for DacMagic
Can you compare the PCUSBDACMagic sound vs the Sony(did you use toslink or coaxial?)DACMagic sound? Any difference? Thanks!
Please help with speaker choices
down with some Edith Piaf and a sip of 12 year single malt. Reason for wantng change: One is I find this a hobby. For me that means having fun with
Top jazz trios piano, bass, drums on vinyl
to see him live. Are there any box sets of his works on LP? Who
What's the Best LP You Bought in 2008
purposes of holiday "Wish List" building, with BOTH excellent music and excellent sonics as criteria, what is the best LP
Joan Baez Do I just not get it
(24). I recently bought a remaster LP of Joan Baez "In Concert" which I've heard is a great album, both musically and soundwise. This is my first
Music for Riding a Storm Out
unfortunately i keep thinking of REO Speedwagon "Ridinng the Storm Out", but God they suck. Maybe some Doors, good mood music. Once it
audio mirror dac
ng to the DAC. Is there any possibility of swinging by to listen? I have a Naim CDP I would like to bring over just for a comparison. Thanks.
Great sounding new vinyl
A more positive way would be for all of us to share a few titles of really good sounding new and reissue LP's with label info if
Top Ten Electronic/alternative Albums
listen to some jazz and blues, and alot of classic rock but I feel this genre of music, both Alternative and Electronic music is often
What about a product can irritate you
can irritate you, other than the sound? I thought of this today while attemting to install a new pair of cables. The cables came out of the package in the
What is Jazz
in his next post he raved about a piece of music that I considered to be jazz. In Inna's case I understood the contradiction, he doesn't like "hard bop". On
What songs do you never get tired of
since i can think of too much music i could do without for the rest of my life, it occurs to me that, imho, there are some songs i never tire of: 1.
DVD music concerts
seem to get more out of concert video's now.After watching movies like "Standing in the shadows of motown",Neal Young "Heart of
Best DAC under 2k US
thinking of a DAC for my nearfield focal monitors (CMS series). I'm looking for a nuetral to warmish sounding DAC without overly
Blues, Jazz, Rock Violinists
e to mind first: Michael Doucet of Beausoleil. Ed Jobson of Roxy Music. Gatemouth Brown. Note that Beausoleil has made both rockin' Zydeco
to the concernation or amusement of the artist. For example Dylans's "Excuse me while I turn and kiss the guy" (kiss the sky). Nylons "Give
Blu Ray over/under
Sony announced the release of a blu ray DVD player for this summer along with some disc releases. What's your guess of how much it will cost upon intial
Just took delivery of the Red Wine Audio 30 2 and
...and this thing is quite miraculous really. Have recently had the Lavardin IS Reference and Shindo Aurieges/Montille combo in house played over Living Voice
DCS Puccini and/or Soulution 740 players Anyone
in the US probably partly because of the price. Can anyone describe the sound? I saw somewhere that people found it to be better than the Emm Labs equipment
What I learned on Audiogon This Year
bands. 3) All Digital is the wave of the future through downloads and analog is dead. 4) Analog is back to audio dominance and will continue to grow,
Music out there with good bass
) display tremendous qualities in terms of production. The bass is deep, sharp, generous. Pure thrill.
HD Down Load compared to Analog
use Stereophile magazine's ratings of equipment as a way of conveying how good a piece of equipment is. While folks here put that method of conveying how
Recordings with BASS
for how well your system reproduces the sound of live, acoustic bass-register instruments, then a great thing to use is the opening of Wagner's opera, Das Rheingold.
Who is your favorite blues guitarist
so the blues have always been a part of my life. But to me no one has ever done to the blues what STEVIE RAY VAUGHN did. He was able to do things on the guitar