jimcrane

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Recommended solid state amp for user with tinnitus
I suggest that you try to listen to a Classe amp or integrated.  I use an older CAP 101 with Harbeth monitors, and I think the sound fits your description of what you want.  My model may be older and at the lower end of Classe equipment but you ma... 
looking for ideas on must have classical music
So many suggestions and so little time!1.  +1 for the above recommendation for Bach's The Goldberg Variations, although I prefer Perahia's performance to Gould's.  Excuse the pun, but for a nice variation on the keyboard performances, try Sitkovet... 
Song (or music) you want played at your funeral.
Handel -Concerto Grosso in C Major "Alexander's Feast" HWV 318 III. Allegro Handel - Concerto Grosso in C Major "Alexander's Feast" HWV 318 IV. Andante ma non presto  
Where to go in Portland...
Thanks for the catch about Fred's, Viridian. And speaking of catch, and not to hijack the thread, but Alaska King Crab is the best, which it had better be for the price, INMNSHO. 
Where to go in Portland...
The posters above have it right:  Echo Audio and its neighborhood (esp. Powell's) would be a great area to spend some time; Kurt's terrific, and there are a ton of good places to eat nearby and in the adjacent Pearl and West End districts.  Stereo... 
Your Favorite Holiday Album
OK, here's something a little different from the previous posters:  On Yoolis Night by the Anonymous 4.  For those of you who don't know the Anonymous 4, they are a four-woman acapella group focusing on medieval music.  This is an excellent record... 
Unable to load files to Sony HAP-Z1ES thru network
This is a follow-up to my previous post.  I continued to try to fix the problem without consulting Sony Support.  In the process, I managed to screw up some Windows settings.  (Don't ask.)  I know almost nothing about Windows or computers but some... 
Unable to load files to Sony HAP-Z1ES thru network
I'm having the same problem as OP and even worse.  I use wireless to download to the HAP S1; don't have wired Ethernet.  I downloaded the latest firmware about three weeks ago.  I then successfully downloaded some new music.  But late last week, I... 
Sony HAP-Z1ES and Denafrips DAC
Anwar, I can't respond to your questions, and I don't want to divert your thread, but would you be willing to describe the differences you've heard between using the HAP-Z1ES' DAC without the Denafrips and with the Denafrips?  Thanks.Jim 
Internet Radio: Good music that sounds good, who do you like?
For jazz, try KMHD, 89.1, from Portland (Gresham), Oregon. 
Looking for a CD player that holds 5 CDs
Check out EBay, which lists many in all price ranges.  FWIW, one member here constantly recommended the Sony CE 595, IIRC, as a very good sounding yet inexpensive solution.  If your budget allows, I'd suggest buying a new one, not used, because a ... 
Craigslist transaction went south...
In followup to jmcgrogan2's post, the situation of someone receiving working equipment but then claiming it was defective by swapping in another similar but nonworking item can easily be avoided.  Every sale should include a bill of sale to prove ... 
Need Help to Understand Issue with Volume Control
Kalali, a reasonable question.  I bought the Sony HAP S1 because (a) reviewers and commentators praised its sound and ease of use, including its app for mobile devices; (b) I wanted a device  where the music "lives" in the machine, as contrasted t... 
Need Help to Understand Issue with Volume Control
Yogiboy, thanks for directing me to that product.  Can you tell me whether, if I buy and use it, whether I then use it's volume control or that of the Classe?Almarg, I've been reading your posts for years, and I am really grateful you took the tim... 
Albums you can listen too all the way through and it's all good
Some great lists above.  I'll add two:The List -- Rosanne Cash (I wish she'd do "The List II")Tomorrow is My Turn -- Rihanna Giddens (which I found based on a recommendation from someone on this site!)