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rvpiano

Responses from rvpiano

Solitary listener
It’s really a thing that people mention that most of our wives don’t get it.It would be great if they did, but I guess this is a mostly male dominated hobby.Also, my audiophile friends are at an age where medical and transportation issues prevent ... 
Solitary listener
yep, and i’m not gonna fan the flames! 
Solitary listener
Thank you for ignoring my request MC.! 
Solitary listener
I really hope this doesn’t turn into a discussion about the virus.That is NOT, repeat NOT my intent.  I’m merely discussing the isolation of the audiophile in the face of it.Please, let’s not get off track! 
CD Review
your welcome.Enjoy! 
The psychological factor
kevn,I sympathize with you.  When my preamp was out for repair I got one with a remote control, which I thought would be great.  But it drove me crazy not knowing what the level was. 
CD Review
To find this SACD search for:RespighiFontana Di RomaPini Di RomaFeste Romana 
Update on Audiogon Member Almarg
Al personally came to my defense whenever I was demeaned.  And for that I will never forget him. 
Update on Audiogon Member Almarg
Al is the best of us. 
the sound of massed violins in classical orchestral recordings
Retired classical musician here too.Just listening to Karajan’s 1963 performance of Beethoven’s Eroica on Idagio.Violins and strings couldn’t be sweeter or more natural. 
Are systems genre dependent?
“So at least in my view the ultimate performance systems will all sound exactly the same.“I don’t think I can agree with that. 
Are systems genre dependent?
Me too! 
the sound of massed violins in classical orchestral recordings
GoldenEar Triton 1 speakers used or 1R new.  Very smooth.Aforementioned Benchmark AHB2 amplifier.  I combine with a tube preamp (Conrad-Johnson). I listen to 95% classical, mostly symphonic, with these components.  Never a problem with massed viol... 
the sound of massed violins in classical orchestral recordings
cal91,Ironic, I just started a thread on that subject.  Let’s see what happens. 
the sound of massed violins in classical orchestral recordings
if you choose to replace your old amp, I would suggest a home trial of a neutral sounding one such as the Benchmark AHB2.  100 wpc, same as yours.  Sounds fine with massed violins in my system.