david12

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EVER FEEL LIKE A TOTAL NITWIT DISCOVERING AN ARTIST LATE IN THE GAME?
Discovering new artists is one of the attractions of Audiogon. That's why I go to HiFi shows, for the same reason.The whole music scene seems to have morphed into something new. Back in the 50's, 60's, an artist got a contract with a label, were p... 
How does music tastes differ from country to county?
I think the main reason for cultural differences, is that many artists don't travel. Not in the literal sense, rather that they are unknown outside there own country. When you get beyond Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga, how many artists are famous thro... 
Favorite band or artist of all time?
Impossible question, but it has to be Joni Mitchell. She got me through my teenage angst, just, with "Blue", my all time favourite LP and I'm 71 now. That's an awful lot of years. 
Why discussions generate into personal affronts...
I agree with the OP, that rudeness is a problem. I have been on Audiogon for over 20 years and personally, I don't feel it is getting worse.  This site is by no means the worst, some UK forums are positively incendiary and we are supposed to be ex... 
Recommend your best sounding LP's
Some great records here, I do enjoy these Best Of threads on the Music topic. Another vote for John Martyn, "Solid Air", the best ever Folk Rock album IMHO. A great artist lost to drink, why are there so many? I know it's not popular, but why no c... 
Innuos Statement Review
shoff, I will be ecstatic if the Phoenix brings the Zenith to near the performance level of the Statement. If so, it will be a bargain, if anything in HiFi can really be a bargain anymore.The Phoenix was released at RMAF, in the US market. It won'... 
Great sounding/recorded albums
I tend to agree with a number of respondents, trust the label. Reference Recordings, ECM, Stockfisch, stand out in particular, perhaps Chandos, Pentatone for Classical.My two personal favourites are   Sara K, "Waterfalls" on Stockfisch  Mark Murph... 
What is the forum code word for "listen to this stoned". I'd like to use it on these two:
I'm almost afraid to admit it, but I've never been stoned, never felt the need. Have I missed anything? 
So just how much vinyl do YOU own?
About 2500, it quite suprises me that this seems a typical collection size. Not sure what I thought a typical size would be.  It's too much, though there is nothing I wouldn't play. The largest slab is probably opera, well someone has to like it. ... 
Your last concert was to see who and when?
Anais Mitchell, in a small venue in the centre of the UK, last night. A great evening, what an artist and songwriter. 
Innuos Statement Review
Thanks for the interesting review and discussion. I have a Zenith Mk 2, all that was available when I bought it. I agree there is a clear improvement in performance to the Zenith SE and then to the Statement, when I compared at a show. I won't be ... 
Real world life expectancy of a high end cartridge?
I use the golf clicker too, but have settled on 20 minutes a side. I keep two cartridges, an SPU Synergy and Benz Micro LP and have re tipped them both once.There seems to be two issues regarding cartridge life, sound quality and record wear. Of t... 
Your last concert was to see who and when?
About 2 weeks, Stacey Kent, the Jazz chanteuse with Jim Tomlinson, her Saxophonist husband. It was excellent, as usual, the 6th time I've seen her, I think 
Empirical Audio Synchro mesh reclocker, anybody?
 Slightly off the subject, has anyone any views on good USB reclocking units? Unfortunately the Synchro mesh doesn't service USB inputs. Thanks 
How to value a used CD collection?
Sorry to throw a spanner in the works here, but if you rip your CDs, my understanding is you have to keep the cds as proof of ownership and your right to rip them in the first place. If you don't, you could be prosecuted, unlikely though that migh...