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mapman

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Whats playing on your system today?
That's a good one. 
Best all British, except cables, system you heard or can think of.
DNM very good British wires. I use them everywhere. 
Where is my digital problem: taste, vinyl v. digital, DAC, realities, etc?
JB, good to hear that!I have Chord Mojo and mhdt NOS Constantine DAC. I use both in my setup depending on mood. Both very good but very different sound! For one who finds digital too edgy in general I’d go with the NOS Constantine. NOS DACs in gen... 
The current best band in the world?
In particular check out the fairly recent Crimson live set "Radical Action to Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind (live)". Awesome! 🙉 
What Characteristic Strikes You First About Un-amplified Music?
Nothing specific really.   I find when things are going right,  what I hear  is more a function of the room I'm listening in, where I am in it relative to the source of sound ( which determines the "perspective" on the music, something not often t... 
Where is my digital problem: taste, vinyl v. digital, DAC, realities, etc?
Try a non oversampling DAC like an mhdt.  I still like my older SS Constantine but you can roll tubes in their tube dacs to further tweak the sound if desired.   
The current best band in the world?
There are several (audiophile ready) crimson live recordings from over the years on Spotify. Not the most jolly music but top notch all around. The band is out of sight and current vocalist Jakko Jakszyk actually takes the vocals to a higher level... 
speakers with active bass
Good idea.   
RMAF 2018
The speakers always get all the credit...... 
The current best band in the world?
I can go for King Crimson.  In a league of their own?    
CDs Vs LPs
It depends on the specific recording then. That's assuming a good quality pressing in good condition still.   That's less of an issue with CDs. I mostly stream these days.  With records I generally play once, convert to digital, then stream from m... 
CDs Vs LPs
It depends on the specific recording then.  
New Tweak --- Its Fantastic
He must treat people who pay him money and buy his junk  respectfully unlike others that do not load his coffers nor are willing to put  up with demeaning  bad behavior.  
Review: Ohm Acoustics Walsh 5 Series 3 Speaker
Ohm is listed as an exhibitor on Capital Audiofest 2018 website.  That will be interesting! 
Horns: Why don't they image well?
Set them up right and they can image just fine.