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Has anyone heard from bdp24 lately?
@bdp24¬† It's great to see you back here! I will send you a PM re Dwight Twilley.  
Best Covers
^^^^^^^^ Technically speaking, no; but, that's based on a black & white and/or narrowed minded perspective. I agree that a good remix often feels like a complete reinvention of a song; and, many previous examples cited in this thread fall int... 
Best single volume guide to classical music
I recently helped an elderly friend dispose of their CD collection. The one classical CD that caught my eye was called: "Classics at the Movies." It's a 4 CD set that featured classical music used in 40 different movies, including: 2001, A Space O... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
@tyray, great point and question. I have a Coda amp and would love to recommend Coda to any of my friends who are in the market for an integrated amp. Unfortunately, none of them can afford the CSiB (definitely not new and probably not used); so, ... 
Best Covers
"Chelsea Hotel" - Lloyd Cole "Everybody Knows" - Concrete Blonde "All Tomorrow's Parties" - Bryan Ferry "If I Were a Carpenter" - Bob Seger  
Best Covers
In the "hilarious" category: "Jump" - Aztec Camera "I Will Survive" - Cake "Pump It Up" - Prozak For Lovers In the "Wow, that took courage and talent to tackle that one:" "Walk On the Wild Side" - Edie Brickell & New Bohemians "River" - ... 
Best Covers
@garebear¬†+1 on Gregg Allman's version of "These Days," although I've always liked the original version by Jackson Browne just as much. However, I think the ultimate version is when Gregg and Jackson perform it together live at the "All My Friends... 
Favorite Obscure Rock Song
@jssmith, thanks for the shoutout! I'm glad to know that I'm not the only Trapeze fan here. (More cowbell please!!!). I forgot to include "Red Shoes" by THE THROWING MUSES in my color themed choices of obscure or at least semi-obscure songs.  
Favorite Obscure Rock Song
TRAPEZE - "Black Cloud" BEBOP DELUXE - "Blue As a Jewel*" (Demo version*) X - "White Girl" FETCHIN' BONES - "Deep Blue" WISHBONE ASH - "You See Red"  
Your greatest high end audio purchase!!!
My greatest purchase is the one that gets me off of the upgrade train, even if that situation ends up being only temporary.  
Good Speakers for Rock and Roll Under 15K
Speakers are such a personal thing; so, my only advice for you is to: 1) demo as many speakers as possible 2) trust your ears 3) be open minded 4) have a consistent plan when it comes to "your" demo music. If you decide to pair a SS amp with a tu... 
Your Not-So-Obvious Best Fidelity LPs
LOU REED - "Perfect Night Live in London." This recording has a "palpability" that is intoxicating.  
Anyone listen to Music on a FM tuner anymore?
I found a Denon tuner at an estate sale for $10. It even had the optional cherry wood side panels (bonus!). I bought it to listen to "The Don Was Motor City Playlist" on WDET in Detroit. The combination of Don's ecclectic muscial taste and his fa... 
High quality recordings any genre
@lonemountain, + 1 on Al Schmidt. "Just A Little Lovin'" by Shelby Lynne (primarily Dusty Springfield covers) is a well - known recording among audiophiles. It was produced by Phil Ramone and mixed by Al Schmidt. As my audio system has gotten bet... 
Tube preamp with Adcom amp
The Music Room ( currently has 4 tube preamps for sale that are within your price range: 1) Audible Illusions = $1392 2/3) Conrad Johnson = $1299 & $1899 4) Modwright = $1551 The Music Room has a "buy it - try it" policy on us...