dawgfish

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Suggest one obsure album we all should hear
Black Dub -- superb musicianship and great vocals -- and well recorded, as you'd expect from Daniel Lanois production.  
Looking for good recordings of female vocals I have not yet tried...
Someone mentioned early Linda Ronstadt, but the three albums of standards she did with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra would definitely fit the bill. Happy Listening, df  
Late night blues
John Campbell, "Way Down in the Hole"  
Tube Recommendations Please
Thanks to everyone for the great recommendations.   Happy listening!  
Considering a new amp for my Vandersteen Quatro CT
I have 5As powered by Ayre and it's a very good match.  That said, Richard V typically demos his speakers with ARC electronics, so that might be something to keep in mind.  And, although I have only heard them briefly, the Vandersteen amps are imp... 
Pacific Audio Fest
I expected to be impressed by the big VAC / Von Schweiker rig and I was.  But two other systems were also impressive without me having any preconceived expectations going in.  They were the Acora speakers and the Joseph Audio / Doshii system.  Hon... 
Phono Stage Amp
I scanned other responses and didn't seem to see this idea -- apologize if it's already been mentioned.  But turntables don't like vibrations; they're much more susceptible to vibrations causing distortions than, say, a CD player.  Maybe when you ... 
Up to $4000US tower speakers for Jazz and Classical Music
While they're not a new model from a dealer offering free return, I think you could do a lot worse than the Dunlavy III's that are currently listed for sale on Audiogon.  I am in no way affiliated with the seller, but I have had Dunlavy II's in th... 
New Kid on the Block
Sure appears that original poster is somehow involved in marketing this product.  I obvioulsy can't say that for sure, but the tone implies that kind of relationship.  If that's the case, it's odd that it wasn't explicity stated.  I respect those ... 
Allocation of analog resources
My current phono stage is an Audio Research PH-5 and I'm very happy with its performance.  (Although new tubes are probably in the offing -- it's always something...)My basic premise is that balance is required in each part of your system.  I thin... 
One box do it all
Might be so obvious that it's overlooked, but Rotel's top integrated has 200 WPC, a built-in MM phono stage, and streaming capabilities.  And, no, I do not own one.  :-)  Happy listening. 
When someone listens to your system for the first time.
My wife and I hosted a dinner party for another couple a few weeks back, and I was spinning Eric Clapton "Unplugged" in the LR while we ate in the adjacent (mostly open) dining room.  The husband had been to our house a few times, but it was the w... 
Movie Stars that can handle musical instrument well
Jeff Daniels knows his way around a guitar 
Jazz Club..... Nice....
Here are some to consider that demonstrate the range of great instrumental jazz:Coltrane "Giant Steps" and "Ballads"Keith Jarret "The Koln Concerts" (improvisational solo piano) and "The Melody at Night, With You" -- and lots of his classic trio r... 
Cartridge for my friend
I  don't have, but have heard and been impressed by both the Hana S and the Dynavector 10x5 Mk II.  Both are at the top of your budget range.  They're also both MC so his phono pre would have to work with that format.  Happy listening --  you're a...