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Great musicians who should have been famous except....
@boxer12Yeah. Familiar with Billy Martin, not Yasunori Takada though. Looks like his band, Mono, did some output in Tzadik Records which I can get behind. I’ll check ‘em out! 
Great musicians who should have been famous except....
@boxer12ha!  BIG Do Make Say Think fan over here. 
Great musicians who should have been famous except....
As a drummer, and fan of free improv/ avant- jazz, I’m always searching out well recorded, esoteric drummers. If willing to listen with an open mind I highly recommend going down Hamid Drake, Tyshawn Sorey, and Han Bennink YouTube rabbit holes. Al... 
Looking for great jazz guitar recordings - any recommendations?
@folkfreak Halvorson's output is absolutely stunning.  Easily one of my all time favorite guitarists.  I love the two Thumbscrew albums that came out last year.  And her duo album with Bill Frisell on Tzadik is one of my favorite albums in recent ... 
Looking for great jazz guitar recordings - any recommendations?
Another shout out to Bill Frisell... My favorites are his recordings with Paul Motian’s trio on ECM Records. And Frisell’s duo albums with Thomas Morgan are really special. Those are live at the Village Vanguard and also put out by ECM.I saw someo... 
Reasonable but not outragious interconnects
Another nod to Signal Cable. Frank is awesome to work with, and their cables are a terrific value in regard to performance>price ratio. http://signalcable.com/  
Looking for an Integrated Amplifier to match Totem Rainmaker Speakers
@gcknapp Thanks for sharing your experience with the 50A.  I love the look, form factor, and functionality of Creek integrateds.  Do you think that model is a considerable step up from my Rotel RA-12?  
Looking for an Integrated Amplifier to match Totem Rainmaker Speakers
@big_greg I’m in Portland, OR and am aware of Gig Harbor Audio. Do you know if they ship Heed products? I’m not seeing Heed available on their online webstore. 
Looking for an Integrated Amplifier to match Totem Rainmaker Speakers
@big_gregI have read about the Heed Elixir, and it checks a lot of boxes for me, but unfortunately no local dealer to check them out.  Would be contender for sure.I listened to the Rega Brio R with the Totems and I liked what I heard.  The Elex-R ... 
Looking for an Integrated Amplifier to match Totem Rainmaker Speakers
Currently it’s a toss up between the Rogue Sphinx II or the Rega Elex-R. A local dealer has a really good deal on a demo model of the Rega that’s very tempting. The Rogue seems like a no brainer too, but I tend to prefer Class A/B and am hesitant ... 
Looking for an Integrated Amplifier to match Totem Rainmaker Speakers
@yoThanks. This is definitely a contender.   
Looking for an Integrated Amplifier to match Totem Rainmaker Speakers
@yogiboy Thanks.  Been eying the Sphinx too.  I've never had a tube amp before.  Our TV audio will be running through this system as well.  Do you think TV audio with tubes will be overkill? 
Looking for an Integrated Amplifier to match Totem Rainmaker Speakers
@smrex13 & @georgehifi The power rating noted on the back of the Totems is 20-100 watts.  I'm not very knowledgeable on the technical side.  Can you help me understand why I'd want to go over the the 100 watts of power recommended on the speak... 
Looking for an Integrated Amplifier to match Totem Rainmaker Speakers
Thanks, folks.  I'm putting Rega, Bryston, Ayre, and Simaudio on top of my list.  I'm patient and definitely willing to demo as much as I can.Yesterday I demoed the the Rega Brio R with Totem Rainmakers and I was really happy with the sound.  Also... 
Looking for an Integrated Amplifier to match Totem Rainmaker Speakers
Thanks, everyone!  All great suggestions.Rega, as well is Simaudio (if I can find what I need in my budget) are definitely high on my list.  Also considering Heed Elixir, and Creek Evolution 50A.  Anyone have thoughts on those?