hypoman

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What are the sexiest components ever made?
JBL SA-660 integrated amp and of course the JBL Paragon 
The very best sound: Direct to Disc
I still have a sealed copy of Dave Grusin Discovered Again.  Also have an unsealed copy I have listened to.  I did sell one of two copies of the original Lincoln Mayorga DtoD with the Scully lathe on the cover for over $300.  I can't understand wh... 
Jazz for aficionados
Bobby Hutcherson - "The Kicker" - Joe Henderson, Grant Green, Duke Pearson, Bob Cranshaw, Al Harewood.  Recorded at Van Gelder's in 1963. 
WHat did Audiophiles hear during Tape deck era?
As good as some of the higher end compact cassette machines got, the pre-recorded cassettes always suffered from the limitations of the high speed duplication process used to record them.  If you were making your own recordings, you could achieve ... 
Classical Music for Aficionados
London CS 6533.  Sonata for Two Pianos and Variations for Two Pianos on a Theme of Beethoven.  Bracha Eden and Alexander Tamir. This is a must for piano enthusiasts as it was performed on a Pleyel double piano.  This very rare instrument was actua... 
Does anyone collect something else other than music.
Keuffel & Esser Leroy lettering equipment as well as Letterguide lettering equipment.  For those not familiar, these were pantographic type templates that were used extensively in the engineering and architectural fields before the age of comp... 
Why no interest in reel to reel if you're looking for the ultimate sound?
tomic, my PR99 MkIII is IEC eq (CCIR for us old timers). It lives in the wooden case that was offered as an option and has the confidence monitor amp/speaker unit as well.My Zoom is the F8n and I also have the FRC-8 control surface which is very c... 
Why no interest in reel to reel if you're looking for the ultimate sound?
glupson, doing an overhaul requires some decent soldering skill, a basic understanding of electronics and above all, patience.  The mechanical disassembly of even a well designed machine like the A77 can be challenging.  Having a service manual is... 
Why no interest in reel to reel if you're looking for the ultimate sound?
There are many reel to reel machines on eBay, but I think one needs to be cautious as even the best ones, if 25 years or older would almost always need some serious service.  Electrolytic capacitors have a finite shelf/use life and trim pots tend ... 
What other Hobbies or Interests Do You Have?
Fine art black & white photography.  I work with 4x5 and 5x7 folding wooden view cameras, expose and process film using the zone system, create unsharp masks prior to printing and print and process in a wet darkroom.  I won't bore you with equ...