n80

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The cost of LP's and CD's - an observation
@orpheus10 Its all good. I stream. I got CDs. I got CDs ripped on a server. No reason other than cash to limit ourselves. For me, cash and complexity are the barriers that keep me from vinyl. Not some notion that the other options are better or wo... 
Your top movie or tv show soundtracks (emotional)?
Peter Gabriel’s "Biko" in the Miami Vice episode "Evan" which is no longer available for rent. Perfect music. Perfectly executed scene. The link below is over dubbed in Spanish but is the only one I could find with decent SQ. Start at the 2:00 mar... 
Your favorite 'concept' album
My definition of a concept album is not just one in which a particular theme or concept is explored but also one the I get lost in and that I would prefer to listen to as a whole. I also feel that this should be the intent of the artist. Lots of a... 
Digital direction needed
I have the Oppo BDP-105D. I find the DAC in it to be perfectly acceptable although I am not a DAC connoisseur. Better than the Schiit Modi 2 Uber I had before it.And with the Oppo everything is extremely flexible. I have a Mac Mini music server in... 
The cost of LP's and CD's - an observation
When I went to college we had records and cassette tapes. Records were a problem in dorm rooms. My roommate had a B&O turntable with its own suspension but it was still not enough for the bouncy floors in our 70 year old dorm rooms. We even su... 
The cost of LP's and CD's - an observation
My uncle was the first audiophile I ever knew. He was a neurologist in New Orleans. I remember a lot of McIntosh and Klipsch gear. I also remember visiting there when I was a child and one entire wall of his dedicated listening room was vinyl albu... 
What sends shivers down your spine when you play it on your system?
@sojourn98, that's probably my wife's favorite song. One of my favorites too. 
Unusual, but great audio/stereo furniture (and built-ins)?
It is a sandpiper. Carved by my uncle. Never heard of that McQueen movie but I may just look it up. 
New speakers. New room.
I actually haven't spent a lot on photo gear for a while. Got a D750 when it came out. Matched it with some appropriate lenses. Great set up! Haven't bought anything since. Yes, the initial cost was steep but it has been worth it.That is the way I... 
Going back to whence I came...
Glad you found your sound @kingbr. In the end it really makes no difference how you do it. If it moves you and makes you want to listen more then you’ve nailed it. Nothing else matters. Congrats.I’m a CD guy too. But, I don’t mind a ripped CD. Got... 
The cost of LP's and CD's - an observation
I've been told, here at Audiogon, that vinyl is THE superior format as long as you're willing to go down that long expensive rabbit hole required to play it properly. I have no reason to doubt that but at the same time I have no intention of going... 
What sends shivers down your spine when you play it on your system?
Right now,what I’m currently listening to: the whole Morning Phase album by Beck.In My Time of Dying - ZepBig Log- Robert Plant. Lots of memories attached to that one.Brahms’ 4th - SzellAgree with Mahler’s 5thBeethoven’s 9th - also SzellAstral Wee... 
Unusual, but great audio/stereo furniture (and built-ins)?
Here is my modest 'built-in' cabinet and book shelves. It is in a casual "sun room" on one end of my house which is 90 years old. I built the shelves and cabinet myself. It is fairly simple and I am no cabinet maker.The color was not my choice but... 
Help with Audience "The ONE"
I'll share what will likely be an unpopular recommendation but have you considered the new Sonos Amp? Class D. 125w. $650.I have one driving a pair of Aerial Acoustics 6Ts. I assumed it would not be enough amp to drive them adequately but I have b... 
New speakers. New room.
@mijostyn. You might be surprised.I had that same concern. It was unfounded. I have listened to these speakers with three different amps including a nice Bryston (with Shinyata power cable and power conditioner). I would certainly give the edge to...