johnnyb53

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looking for ideas on must have classical music
77jovian wrote (in part):... Mahler...the second symphony, Resurrection (again, lots of versions, but *I usually reach for Gilbert Kaplan with the London Symphony*).Good call. Kaplan is the ultimate amateur enthusiast. He recorded his version arou... 
looking for ideas on must have classical music
bdp24 wrote (in part):...Holst The Planets conducted by just about anyone (I favour Sir Adrian Boult)...I also have an EMI/Angel pressing of Adrian Boult's rendition. I have several versions of The Planets on CD and LP, and have heard the Seattle ... 
Do any of your Rolling Stones recordings bring "Satisfaction"?
When I play a stack of Stones LPs, I mostly come away with a week’s worth of earworms. Talk about unintended consequences!One could say that hit songs require "hooks." And "hooks" are mechanisms that intentionally cause earworms. At least, that's ... 
broken dreams - new cartridge help please!
The Absolute Sound review comparing the $249 Audio-Technica VM540ML against the $649 VM760SLC to be nearly equivalent in performance, not just in technical detail, but in communication of emotional content.  
Turntable got absolutely crushed by CD
Turntable got absolutely crushed by CDYeah, sure it did. :rolleyes: 
Any Love for the Pioneer PLX-1000 Yet?
invictus005:No love here. I don’t support fraudulent products that steal.Steal?Nobody held a gun to Technics’ head to drop the SL12x0 series. Panasonic didn’t want to be bothered retooling the assembly line. In doing so, they created a gaping hole... 
What's been your turntable ownership over the years?
"1972-1976: Garrard SL95B and Shure M9ED"M91ED?Sorry Larry, sloppy typing on my part. My first stereo was an Altec-Lansing 911A compact system. The included turntable was a Garrard SL95B fitted with a Shure M93, a bonded. .4x.7 mild elliptical. A ... 
new L100?
kosst_amojan wroteI’ve never heard them. I doubt I ever will. I think $4000 is a ridiculous price for rehashed nostalgia. I run across these and the 431X models a few times a year around town at record stores. They never made much impression on me... 
What's been your turntable ownership over the years?
1972-1976: Garrard SL95B and Shure M9ED1976-1981 or so: Hitachi P38 DD turntable with a Grado Z3+ cartridge--the top line just before Grado came out with the twice-as-expensive Joe Grado Signature series. That was a great-sounding combination.1987... 
What is the most dramatic way of increasing a speaker's Bass and Low mid?
From Dumbeat (addressing bi-amping):...These Merlins are total magic in certain respects that im afraid to lose at this point. To remedy what i consider their weak point(Low Mid and bass fullness) would be ideal for me, so maybe bi amping would do... 
Why are my SF Venere S Speakers not sounding as warm?
Try some throw rugs on that tile floor. 
Best MM?
Audio Technica AT150ANV, $1549.In Mike Fremer’s evaluation of nine cartridges, #2 was the 2M Black and #1 was the AT150ANV. He rates the AT150ANV as incrementally better, conveying wider dynamic swings, but the 2M Black is overall rated more organ... 
Best bookshelf speakers
Your criteria is pretty exacting for a $500-$700 pair of speakers, but the speakers that come closest in my experience are either of the stand-mounted speakers from the GoldenEar Aon series, either the Aon 2 or Aon 3. Features include:Bass extensi... 
Best Speakers under 1k for me
There is a nice selection of fully warranted floorstanders for $1K or less, including:ELAC Uni-Fi UF5 Tower Speakers @$999.98/pairELAC Debut 2.0 F6.2 Tower Speakers @$799.96/pairELAC Debut 2.0 F5.2 Tower Speakers @$599.96Emotiva Airmotiv T2 Floors... 
The 70’s are back
spotcheckbilly12345 wrote:Before you condemn the $4,000 price tag of the new L100's you should think about what a pair of L100's (or L100a's) cost in the mid-1970's and see what that works out to in today's dollars.Absolutely true. The strange thi...