martykl

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Bands with great second albums
I may have missed 'em, but two that I haven't seen:The Reivers "Translate Slowly" is an early alt-country  gem.  In my book, it remains at/near the top of the heap for that genre thirty years on.Graham Parker's "Heat Treatment" was a great R&B... 
Help for a Greenhorn: Devialet Phantom Reactor vs. KEF LS50 powered vs. Audio Pro Drumfire
If I were in your shoes, I’d also check out pro monitors. Focal, Genelec, and Adam (as well as many others) all make interesting options in your price range.   
Which band IS really America's Greatest (rock & roll band)?
Most of the better bands from before the British Invasion have been mentioned. The point here seems to be (I think) great performances, rather than great records....rock n roll energy. On that basis...The Feelies, The Bongos, Television, Talking H... 
Favorite musician(s)
I usually refer to ths as "playing in service to the song".  The opposite idea is wrapping a song around your playing.  Clapton is a good example of the former, Jimi (in my far from universal opinion) the latter.Some guys who shine for me in this ... 
A song murdered by someone.
My selection features a great voice/skilled singer who fully "180 degrees" missed the point of the song. The song is "Pretty Women", from Stephen Sondheim’s musical "Sweeney Todd".  It is about lust and the singer’s desire to kill and eat the girl... 
New speakers for my system
It sounds like you want to combine a digital x-over to a subwoofer with a minimalist signal path. You might consider any loudspeaker using this full range driverhttp://www.ejjordan.co.uk/products/testimonials/ 
Best Songs To Sing In The Car To Embarrass Your Kids
“Walk on the Wild Side” should do the trick  
What makes a speaker sound great at low volume?
IME, active, near field, studio monitors are probably the best bet.  Get the x-over ahead of the power amps and you’re most of the way home.  The best examples are quite expensive, but even many of the modestly priced units are very good at lower ... 
Danny Kirwan has passed away
Terrific songwriter and guitar player.  In some ways, he was the most influential member of Fleetwood Mac, they really broadened their approach from straight up blues when he joined for Then Play On.  Mick Fleetwood credits him for introducing har... 
A little confused on how to properly integrate my sub
I hadn't ever considered it, but Lewinski's idea strikes me as potentially very cost effective.  If I understand the proposal correctly, you'd only need to add the DAC and a multi channel power amp of your choice.  However, the one caveat here is ... 
A little confused on how to properly integrate my sub
If you’re concerned about the amp section of an AVR, go for a modest Pre-pro and a stereo power amp of your choice/budget.IIRC, NAD makes a higher end integrated with these features that’s pretty costly. DEQX and Lyngdorf make excellent products, ... 
A little confused on how to properly integrate my sub
You have a philosophical choice here:The "audiophile" way is to play the Kef full range and integrate the Rel as Rel suggests. This is hands-off and maintains the simplest signal path.The "rationalist" view is to actively cross. This will dramatic... 
From Four 12 inch Woofers To Eight 12 inch Woofers, Will I Get Deeper Bass Or More Bass?
In a real sense, more bass and deeper bass are the same thing. Bass rolls off for any given distortion spec and any given roll-off (deviation) at a given frequency. So...If you want bass at -3db to a 90db reference level at X% THD, your current se... 
Does It have to be loud?
Isn’t the assumption that you should demo for the typical SPL that a listerner would hear were she/he attending a live show?By that standard, MBL (which typically demos louder than anyone else I know of) doesn’t go loud enough. They often play ele... 
I need a headshell recommendation for Technics 1200 GAE
Invictus - right you are, I missed the small m in the first term.  Since you can hold the distance of counterweight to pivot constant by increasing the mass of the counterweight (and nothing else changes), you would need to add the required increm...