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Audio Gremlins and Musical Instruments
Amen, Chelillingworth. 
You got to show me something more!
Many of the best instrumentalists (and singers for that matter) wether they are "classical" players or jazz players study(ied) with the same teachers for developing a solid foundation of technical mastery of their instrument. For wind players, one... 
Kinergetics SW200 rip-off ??
Juslisten, I believe you're right. I have in fact been looking for a pair of SA4OTL's. Thanks for your comments. 
Apogee Stage: Midrange Magic?
I have never heard midrange as realistic (complete and colorful like real music, yes the sound of real intruments is very colorful) as from the Stax F-81 electrostatic. Very difficult speaker in many ways; but as far as what turns me on (midrange ... 
Best Classical Music Conductor
You are absolutely correct Dacostab, it depends upon the piece of music. Perhaps it would be interesting for some to get the perspective of a musician who has worked with these conductors: Kurt Mazur, great with the big Germanic works; lame with M... 
You got to show me something more!
Hey Softy, there's a great story popular among my professional colleagues that goes like this; and it is absolutely verifiably true: Gerry Mulligan is on a plane on his way back to N.Y. and meets Zubin Mehta (then conductor of the N.Y. Philharmoni... 
Is it cabin fever or what???
I too am new to the site (less than a year) but while I acknowledge that some threads are less than stimulating it is inevitable. I haven't read too many that I sensed have been started simply for effect. I believe most of the posters are sincere ... 
You got to show me something more!
I sense a softening in your attitude Coltrane1. You will find that you yourself might learn something from the contributors to this site. You are correct it is "about thought, and the sharing of ideas". The hardest thing is balancing one's convict... 
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...intramural nonesense...along" 
You got to show me something more!
Coltrane, yes I do get it thank you. But your attitude towards this subject (jazz) and music in general, I am afraid is at best misguided and at worst militant and angry. You may disagree all you want but your comments speak for themselves. Your e... 
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Sugarbrie, you exagerate a mite. Worst still you miss one of the most important aspects of the history of this incredibly rich music. The state of civil rights had everything to do with much of what spawned this great tradition. 
Kinergetics SW200 rip-off ??
Justlisten, good to hear from you again. I appreciated your comments the first time, but eventhough I strongly suspected that my attempts would lead to frustration, I decided to give the subwoofer thing a try. You obviously appreciate the great th... 
Kinergetics SW200 rip-off ??
Thanks so far everyone. 
Maggie Rear Speaker Jumpers
Wings, if you think your mod yielded an improvement, imagine what replacing a six(!) ft. piece of cable running from the bottom of the panel to the top of the ribbon tweeter with something of quality, or hardwiring the jumpers, or, or... My experi... 
Best Turntable at $1,500? Please Advise.
Guys, the question was for analog system including phono stage for 1500.00. I still don't see how you can do better than a VPI HW19(any vintage)with a Rega, Alphason, or if you have a tweaking predilection a ET2 for around $700-800. This was and s...