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RACMANINOFF PIANO CONCERTO 2
For older stereo versions:Janis/MercuryRichter/DGWild/ChandosFor newer stereo versions:Zimerman/DG (best sound/performance combo)alsoAndsnes/EMIHough/HyperionLugansky/WarnerIf you must have Ashkenazy version get his older Decca Legends with Kondra... 
The best speaker on the used market for $1000.00
Tyler Taylo Reference Monitors used , many different natural wood grains are available.Green Mountain Audio Europa Monitors used, black cast resin cabinet 
Is the RAM Modified Esound E5 the REAL THING?
ChrisMost people develop relationship with modder and know what thier abilities are, give them simple job first and if you like thier work give them more etc. I have had 5-6 pieces modded by RAM East so I know what to expect from Doug Jessie.Also ... 
Best digital cable $300 or under new or used?
I use Stereovox XV2 for $150 new it is really great sounding cable, I have had no desire to try more cables I am so satisfied. Also very light and flexible cable design which is a plus.Few years ago I used AZ MC2 which had beat out several other c... 
Is the RAM Modified Esound E5 the REAL THING?
BTW I purchased my E5 1-2 yrs ago and price has increased since then, also Eastsound has improved E5 version called "signature" for slightly more cost. 
Is the RAM Modified Esound E5 the REAL THING?
Think you are getting models confused, Audiocom Superclock 4 is same price on all RAM mods.........the newest Audiocom Ultraclock is more expensive.I have an Eastsound E5 stock and for the $750 purchase price it sounds great and has nice build qua... 
Rega Saturn. Is it really a giant killer?
I have mine plugged into surge protected power conditioner so I leave it on 24/7, only consumes 15 watts or less.I don't like the term "giant killer" since this has a cynical or hyped tone to it, but I think the Saturn is very high performance for... 
Handel's Messiah?
Pinnock/DG Originals (Arleen Auger, Anne Sofie von Otter, Michael Chance, Howard Crook, and John Tomlinson) Christie/Harmonia Mundi(Les Arts Florissants Orchestra & Chorus, Barbara Schlick, Sandrine Piau, Andreas Scholl etc)I own about 10 vers... 
Stokowski's Fantastique: Sonorous or Slow?
You are correct that the Stokowski Phase 4 version is a weak performance.......but all is not lost for Stoki fans. A far better Symphony Fantastique performance exists, Stokowski/NPO/BBC Legends from 1968, includes Scriabin "poem of exstacy"The ex... 
RACHMANINOFF PIANO CONCERTO 2
More on my original post.....The remastered Van Cliburn/Reiner/RCA hybrid Rach 2 is coupled with the famous Tchaikovsky 1 conducted by Kondrashin........even more reason to own even if not your top choice for Rach 2, sold at reduced price.The Byro... 
RACHMANINOFF PIANO CONCERTO 2
For current 1CD version with best combination of Sound/Performance I like Zimerman/DG concertos 1,2. I also like the new Hough/Hyperion complete set.For older classic 1CD versions I like Richter/DG of course and Byron Janis/Mecury, also the remast... 
How many audio systems do you have in your home?
Two systems for me.Main system with best audio gear in best listening room. Second system of spare audio gear which is also very useful for burning in/testing new gear/cables before insertion into main system. 
Green Mountain Audio Europa Max Vs. Tyler Taylo Re
Call Tyler if you want to custom tune the sound of your Taylos, he can do simple adjustment to crossover to increase/decrease treble energy and make speaker sound sympathetic to your tastes/system. I had this done to mine and love the results, in ... 
Esound E5 Cd player
The reason E5 is very cheap now is no distributor or dealer in USA, so Cattylink has direct ship from China factory to your house triple boxed. I am currently using E5 as transport to highly modded Bel Canto Dac 2, has latest Phillips VAM laser an... 
Esound E5 Cd player
I have one and find it excellent performance for the money, competes head on with best $2,000 retail players and costs 1/3 of that shipped direct from China through Cattylink......check out list of high end parts in these units:http://www.cattylin...