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Jazz for aficionados
Alex, well, like I said, I couldn’t think of a bad Mobley record.  There’s a good reason I couldn’t think of that one.  Some things are best forgotten 😊  
Jazz for aficionados
Good one!  Actually, I can’t think of a bad Mobley record.  This one is a favorite; and with one of the best album titles ever:      
Jazz for aficionados
Outstanding! As far as I’m concerned, Hank Mobley is a very underrated player. When the subject of who the greatest tenor players are/were, Mobley is always outvoted by, of course, Coltrane, Rollins and Henderson. Putting style aside, when it come... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
Personally, I think this forum needs more voices like yours. I hope you reconsider.  
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
Absolutely true that there are many ways to approach this subject and one of those ways is never losing sight of the importance (for some) of NOT separating the act of music listening from the process of building a system. To do so is an approach ... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
Dear @rauliruegas, I have been a member here for many years and have learned the hard way that it is often best to not engage in one-one dialogue when there is obvious and strong disagreement. I prefer to simply put my opinions out there and anyo... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
The Decca cartridges are something special.  My experience has been that even the “lowly” Decca London conveyed certain aspects of musical sound with a realism that no other cartridge I have owned could.    
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
@mikelavigne, sorry about your decision to no longer post and I hope that it applies to this thread only.  Your comments are always appreciated. I respect and enjoy your approach to this hobby with its emphasis on trusting one’s ears.  I understan... 
Jazz for aficionados
Glad you have come around to appreciate the greatness of KOB. Incredibly important recording; a real game changer. I remember the disputes here over KOB and the dismissal of it simply because it has become an audiophile fave. I’ll take my chances ... 
What Neutral Means in Reviews & Our Discussions? Are We Confusing Tame/Flat For Neutral?
**** What are the characteristics of a speaker that sounds Musical? **** Another commonly misused term.  “Musical”, or “musicality” is the purview of musicians, not electronic gear.  Gear that does the best job of reproducing the musicians’ music... 
Sad songs- We love them- We need them
   
What Neutral Means in Reviews & Our Discussions? Are We Confusing Tame/Flat For Neutral?
There are aspects of the whole of what a live music performance is that transcend “sound” as usually considered or defined by audiophile jargon. Some of these aspects do, of course, have to do with sound characteristics while others (for some list... 
What Neutral Means in Reviews & Our Discussions? Are We Confusing Tame/Flat For Neutral?
Right back at you, phusis; great comments. ———— In case anyone is wondering about the significance of the reference to Les MacAnn by my favorite closet audiophile and uncompromising music lover, rok2id and myself:    
What Neutral Means in Reviews & Our Discussions? Are We Confusing Tame/Flat For Neutral?
“Neutral” is up there with “accurate” as the most misused terms in audio. Les McCaan, indeed; compared to what? Some misuse the two terms to describe a sound that, to me, is lean, too bright and often bleached out. The.terms should be used to des... 
A different kind of (inexpensive) Audio accessory.
fuzztone, these are not the ones that T-Mobile gave away last month.  These are of infinitely better quality,.