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New In 2024
  No kiddin’ Steve? Is it a UK pressing? I know they kept making LP’s over there, long after the US companies shut down their pressing plants. I shoulda looked up the album on Discogs before making that proclamation!    
New In 2024
  Two upcoming albums from quality female singer/songwriters (is it okay to separate them from males? 😉 ) :   - Every New beginning by Kim Richey. Due May 24th, on CD and clear Coke bottle vinyl.  - I Am Shelby Lynne by, yeah, Shelby Lynne. Or... 
Best music in 2024
  @slaw: Yup the Tony Rice album VMP is soon releasing is his Church Street Blues album, on colored vinyl. Craft Recordings has just put out the album on black vinyl, and may have provided the metal parts to VMP for their pressing. I already hav... 
Best amplifier for Acoustat 2+2 electrostats for holographic sound, or change speakers?
  Roger Sanders makes one version of his solid state amp specifically for ESL’s (the other for magnetic-planars---Magnepan and Eminent Technology).    
A great video about Garth Hudson.
  @garebear: In the late-90’s a long-time friend of mine---who is my exact age but doesn’t keep up with new artists, bands, and music---asked me for a recommendation of an album by a current female artist for his wife. Without hesitation I said M... 
The Absolute Sound posts a video about a new product development from Magnepan, but...
  Though I heard all the other Acoustats---including the 2+2 and 1+1---I never heard the Model X. The other electrostatic I desperately wanted the hear were the two Stax models, which JGH loved.    
Is the Townshend Rock 7 "the" giant killer?
  @persiflag: The only problem I’ve had with my Rock Elite is with the plastic dust cover hinges. They are far too thin and unsubstantial to support the weight of the cover when the lid is in the fully-up position, so one of the two "arms" (into ... 
The Absolute Sound posts a video about a new product development from Magnepan, but...
  @andershammer: Is the Acoustat X model the one that included power amps? I think Roger Modjeski of Music Reference offered a mod for the amps.    
Dickie Betts died earlier today at 80 years of age
  Dylan is a Betts fan. One chapter in the recent book Pledging My Time: Conversations With Bob Dylan Band Members by Ray Padgett is a Betts interview. Here's an Otis Gibbs video from a coupla months back:        
MC-MM-MI CARTRIDGES . DO YOU KNOW WHICH HAS BETTER QUALITY PERFORMANCE? REALLY?
  This is an easy one for me. The London (Decca) moving iron pickups make music sound more like live music than anything else I’ve heard. Startling attack, immediacy, presence, full-bodied tonality, dynamics, and imaging. The musician’s touch on ... 
Mark Levinson Has Saved Me And My MUSIC!!
  "How many exceptions did you count in the past 25 years?"   It was you who made the statement that "ALL" modern vinyl blah blah blah. That’s like saying all modern turntables are junk after looking at only a Crosley or other "toy" table.   ... 
Am I right for this forum?
  IMO a better question is "Is this forum right for you?" I didn’t read through all responses, so someone else may have already said it. I define an audiophile as one who has more money invested in his hi-fi system than in his music library.    
Mark Levinson Has Saved Me And My MUSIC!!
  "All modern vinyl is cut from a hires digital studio master, botched, and put on noisy plastic, garnished with some wow and flutter...."   No it isn't.    
A great video about Garth Hudson.
  Damn @garebear, nice momento in that drumhead! My copy of Levon’s book is signed by him, and Ringo also showed up at the signing event (at Book Soup on Sunset Blvd.) to get his copy signed. The Dylan/Band tour is one I missed. Bill Graham sold... 
The Absolute Sound posts a video about a new product development from Magnepan, but...
  @mwinkc: $4000 for the "X" upgrade to the MG2.71?! I’m very curious as to how Magnepan justifies that! As a reminder, Eminent Technology already offers a planar-magnetic loudspeaker with a dipole woofer system, the LFT-8c. $4500, and the LFT-8...