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Copy-protected CDs - philosophical discussion
With all due respect, the idea that once we buy a cd we own it and can do with it whatever we please is absurd. We are talking about copyrighted material and I find it interesting that in this entire discussion only one fleeting mention has been m... 
Switchable Tetrode - Triode please explain
I have used Manley Reference 200/100's for the last few years with either Maggie MG3A's or Stax F-81's; both wonderfull combinations in most respects. Luckily, I don't listen at particularly loud levels so this dilemna is tolerable: In triode mode... 
Guitar lessons in NY area
I have no reason to doubt that Martin is a very good teacher, and I certainly respect his confidence in his method. But I would like to respectfully disagree with the assertion that wether a teacher is a fulltime teacher or not is the most importa... 
Where R U?????
Park Slope in Brooklyn, New York. Love Brooklyn, fourth largest city in the country. Would enjoy meeting any Brooklynites, or any New Yorkers for that matter, that visit this site. You all have an open invitation to visit, hang and listen to some ... 
Guitar lessons in NY area
Scott Kuney- busy in just about all areas of the music scene; jazz, Broadway, "downtown", also a good classical player. Mid-forties, likeable and laid back kind of guy.Jay Berliner- great studio player, who I believe, still teaches, all styles.Ste... 
Stradivari violin
Sugarbrie, instruments do indeed "burn in"; especially wooden ones. A new oboe or clarinet must be broken in slowly, played for short periods of time during the first few days of ownership; the sound then opens up as the wood relaxes. To not be ca... 
Stradivari violin
Great discussion! And some great comments. Ewha could not be more on the mark concerning the relative importance of concerns over the instrument's inherent soundcharacteristics versus the performer's personal sound. And as Sugarbrie points out, no... 
Stradivari violin
This issue does not apply to violins only, but also to any family of musical instruments or groups of same instruments by the same maker. Yes, it is true as Rcprince points out, that some of the unique nuances of tone and expression that some inst... 
need decent cheap pre amp to drive
As a longtime Maggie user I can have come to the conclusion that the common complaint that "Maggies don't have enough bass" is many times more of a "Maggies with inexpensive solid state electronics don't have enough BODY" issue.Maggies LOVE tubes.... 
Brahms Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, op. 115.
Brahms met Richard Muhlfeld in 1891; he had recently decided to retire from composing large orchestral works to concentrate on chamber music. He was to write a chamber piece for viola and upon hearing Muhlfeld play, the story goes, decided to writ... 
Brahms Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, op. 115.
Beautiful piece indeed! Op.115 was the first time that a major composer wrote a clarinet quintet after Mozart's masterpiece. Talk about confidence in your work.I second the recommendations of the Harold Wright and Reginal Kell recordings; however ... 
Christmas music
Hey Tireguy, I also love Christmas music during this season. My favorites in order of preference (maybe) are:Louis Armstrong And Friends, "What A Wonderful Christmas"Ella Fitzgerald, "Wishes You A Swinging Christmas"The Manhattan Transfer, "The Ch... 
ARC SP9,SP9mkII,SP9mkIII
I can't comment on the III, but I have owned the I and the II. I don't remember what the actual details are as far as circuit or parts differences, but I remember very well what the differences were between the two as far as their sound in my syst... 
ARC SP6 or 9; Audible Illusions M3A;Couterpoint 5
I have owned all three and I think Tacs comments are right on the money; it's all about synergy. I disagree that the AI is definitely better; it all depends on what tickles your fancy sound wise.Both the ARC and Counterpoint were used with Berning... 
A Love Supreme
FOR JOHN COLTRANEThey should haveshown you to the sunso he could know his rivalyou might havemade the world go mellow,turned empty tablesgolden with your soundwe are lucky, I suppose,that they let you blow at alltheir love is goldthat turns to dol...