|Sonist vs Zu...Anyone?|
I'm curious about the Sonist 3 also. I used Zu Druid for about a year and really liked them; good to very good with any type of music. The Druid were replaced by my Tekton Design Uruz, which are somewhat similar to the Sonist in that they utilize ...
|5 must have classical recordings|
Here are some that are pleasant and easy for a beginner (I was in the same situation a few years ago)BEETHOVEN - "THE PASTORAL" 6TH SYM.J S Bach - The Orchestral SuitesHandel - Water MusicMozart - any of his symphoniesTchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suit...
|selling primare cd31, new cdp recommendations?|
I don't about the other highly regarded names on your list but the 840c is an excellent player & a good match w/ the Rogue tube pre. If you get 1 used it will sell for the same amount if you don't like it. Good luck!
|Despriately looking for amp for Maggies 20.1|
Check out Wolcott P280M, wonderful sound quality and user friendly. Will easily drive your Maggies.
|Rogue Sixty-six or Conrad-Johnson PV-12 ?|
I really like both Mark's at Rogue and their 120 & 150 amps, but the 66 pre can be bettered at it's price range.
This link has 100's of internet classical stations.http://classicalwebcast.com/onepage.htm
I have an AMR CD77 with usb input. The DAC section is exceptional so I have been using free internet radio for some time.I usually use winamp ( http://www.winamp.com/ )Here are some good stations and sites that I've found:minnesota.publicradio.org...
|Which Ahmad Jamal Recordings?|
I have always liked the 20 bit Telarc; Live at Joe Segal's.You have to turn the volume up a little, but very good sonic quality for a live recording.
|vanalstine fet valve amplifiers|
Not really sure where they fit in, but the 550ex is a very nice hybrid for the money. Probably sound's it's best with a speaker design that doesn't reach for too much resolution (think soft dome tweeter, not ribbon)It does need a Telefunken or oth...
I had the same naim cd5x with a flatcap2x front end for awhileand even though I really liked the overall sound quality from the naim, soundstage size is the 1 aspect where it was lacking. My setup was in a smaller space and I got used to it. All o...
|Searching for a|
I have a feeling if you swap out the Excellent, yet "laid back" Meridian G08; for a Naim CD5x you'll get very close to what you are listening for.I had a nice setup for awhile with the Naim CD5x (dynamic or boogie factor), Van Alstine 550ex (hybri...
|Best Sounding SACD|
I can 2nd :Elton JohnRoxy Music-AvalonTierney Sutton- Dancing in the DarkAnd also:Carpenters-Greatest HitsSteve Earle- Guitar TownRory Block-last fair dealBob Dylan-Blood on the Tracks(pretty good)
|Shout out for Neil Young's Sugar Mountain Live LP|
And the long awaited archives soon to follow; with a Jan 2009 release of a 10 disc set initially on blu ray discs.
|RCA living stereo releases.....|
SACD RCA Living Stereo:RCASAM61387 Saint Saens / Symphony No. 3RCASA61388 Ravel / Daphnis Et ChloeRCASA61389 Strauss / Also Sprach ZarathustraRCASAM61390 Bartok / Concerto For OrchestraRCASAM61391 Beethoven & Mendelssohn / ConcertosRCASAM61392...
|Jazz:swingin, groovin modern big band recordings.|
Check it out:Body & SoulErnie Krivda & the Fat Tuesday Big Band, Americatone Records, 2005