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Responses from rvpiano

Listening to music I don’t particularly like
I don’t think that anyone here doesn’t take into account the sound of his system when making a selection of what to play. And no matter what the musical content, the sound is important.   Having said that, if you make that selection solely on the ... 
What is the best sounding Mahler symphony cycle?
Thanks for resuscitating this thread. I have both the Bernstein Sony and DG sets. Also the Inbal on Denon. And I downloaded the Maazel NY Philharmonic’s set. I own near complete sets of various other conductors. It’s hard to pick the best soundin... 
Qobuz vs.Idagio
It’s got a very comprehensive classical music catalog and fantastic search engines.  
Tekton Design MOAB
Does anyone listen to classical music on Tekton? Is it as impressive as on other kinds of music?  
Have you ever been turned off by an Arrogant Dealer? Thoughts
When you walk in to one of these places the thing is not to internalize their attitude. Treat them like the servants they are.  They're there to SERVE YOU, not the other way around. I'm too old for that sh#t.  
Audiophile virtues
Yes, Orpheus is a fine set.  I really love the set by Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre.   "the love of music reproduction is just a further inducement to put the music on" I agree.  
Audiophile virtues
I'm just listening to a Haydn symphony performed by Toscanini in the 1940's on my iPad.  I'm getting as much enjoyment (or more) as if I were listening to a state of the art sounding performance on my stereo.  
Audiophile virtues
Along with Simonmoon I can’t say that I’m not seduced by sound for sound’s sake. It is part of the hobby. But I believe that it can lead down a rat hole as it can easily turn into into the main endeavor, at which point the music, and the greater e... 
Audiophile virtues
I’ve gradually come to the conclusion that music and the love of sound don't have to be mutually exclusive. But the music MUST COME FIRST. After that the sound can be thoroughly enjoyed for what it is. i DONT believe (as some evidently do) that e... 
What were the radio stations of your youth that helped you on your music/audio journey?
Correction of my post: The announcer on the WCBS AM program was  BOB Hall and the show was called "Music Til Dawn."  
Classical Music for Aficionados
"to boot he is taking our 1st violnist with him" Thats one way to preserve talent!  
Blue Lights
Benchmark. And great quality sound!  
Classical Music for Aficionados
No need for apologies! 
Classical Music for Aficionados
I hate to be a wet towel here, but really guys, this is supposed to be a site that concentrates on music. 
Live music you have attended that left impact....perhaps better than you expected.
Vladimir HorowitzArthur RubinsteinGlenn GouldRudolf SerkinMyra HessLeonard BernsteinJames Taylorand many others.