edcyn

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Question about speaker angle
As Boris Karloff once said in a TV ad for A-1 Steak Sauce, "Experiment with it!"  
Almost equality
Yeah, I'm truly satisfied with my Cambridge streamer getting fed by Qobuz and Idagio. It's also a treat to essentially "own" the record store. Then again, right now I'm truly enjoying an old (if slightly tick & poppy) Nonesuch pressing of Mahl... 
Most Realistic Recordings
@bdp24 -- Yeah, I was held up at gunpoint at the place, one night, when I was behind the counter "working the reg." Gave her (yeah, her) all the money. It wasn't much later that they tried to make amends to me by getting me a job at the Classics s... 
Classical Music for Aficionados
Queue up the recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 1, "the Titan," .performed by the orchestra Les Siecles.. The label is Harmonia Mundi France..On Qobuz. Hi-Def. As good a performance & recording of the work as I’ve ever come across. It even giv... 
Most Realistic Recordings
@bdp24 Yeah, James Boyk -- I don’t seem to have his LP in my collection but I remember him showing up at Tower Classics when I was working there as a clerk in the early 1980’s. Or was it at the Panorama City store where I worked previously? Any... 
Most Realistic Recordings
How about Vladimir Ashkenazy doing the Rachmaninov Etudes on London/Decca.I have it on vinyl. Full and rich tone and better-than-okay sound-staging. But it certainly ain’t no normal, living room sized pie-anny!  
Most Realistic Recordings
Yeah, I have a piano and play it practically every day, but I still can't give you a definitive answer as to what recording best approaches the sound I hear "live." The major problem is that my piano sits in its own special, but quite small Piano ... 
Did I ruin my cartridge or my stylus? Or both?
Good listening!  
Comparison: 2 Sony ES CD players vs Primare d30.2
I have one. Extremely satisfying if not quite my favorite source component overall. I have to say, too, that the 5400's DA section is at least as good if not better than any other stand-alone DA stage I've ever had in my system. But yeah, my favor... 
Did I ruin my cartridge or my stylus? Or both?
I’ve played more than my share of wretched, ancient, filthy vinyl in my days. And sometimes the needle and cantilever would look pretty dirty afterwards. In any case, I’d clean it best you can. Did the cartridge come with a stylus brush? Did you e... 
An older audiophiles new equipment
My decidedly elderly ears are still pretty much okay when it comes to music, but all the mask-wearing out in public has really done a number on my ability to converse. Masks turn voices into mumbles. The inability to watch a person's lips move mak... 
Honest Experience on Effects of Subwoofer Please
1.  Appreciable and welcome but certainly not day and night. It makes the music both bigger in size and more relaxed. It helps give support to the mids and highs, especially when it comes to orchestral recordings. The lows add presence and punch. ... 
Low Output MC recommendations?
I loved my Denons. I loved my Lyra Delos even if it wasn't particularly romantic sounding. I got to say, though, that my now broken-in Hana ML gives me the best orchestral string tone I've ever gotten on my stereo. Even DG's can (but not always) s... 
Just got started on Qobuz. Can anyone recommend an album or song?
Whatever the limitations may be in my other source components -- Sota Sapphire/ Hana ML/Moon Phono Stage; and a Sony XA5400 CD/SACD player --  Qobuz (via a Cambridge CXN) often delivers the best fidelity I get from my system. Idagio (which doesn't... 
UGH...The tired, "BEST" Rock guitarist thread
Did I mention in this website that I saw Joe Pass do a solo gig at...what was it...Dante's Nightclub in L.A.? Eventually his solos got a bit long in the tooth for me but there was no questioning his soul, chops or integrity.