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Classical Music for Aficionados
Schubert,Thank you so much for alluding to Julia Fisher and the Glazunov.Her performance made me fall in love with that magnificent concerto all over again. The very pinnacle of Romanticism! 
Streaming vs. CD
I should have qualified streaming not including hi-res files. 
How many of us are truly satisfied with their systems?
At the present time I’m totally happy with my system.Just about everything sounds good if I make allowances for differing recording techniques. Some recordings, of course, sound better than others, but almost nothing sounds bad.  This is a place d... 
Classical Music for Aficionados
It’s difficult to make comparisons.  Kondrashin just seems to communicate the essence of the music to me better than anyone else. 
Classical Music for Aficionados
Re: Mahler Ninth, my preferred version of the some dozen that I own is, believe it or not, by a Russian: Kirill Kondrashin.The Mahler Ninth may be my all-time favorite symphony.The Kondrashin is probably still available on a marvelous sounding HDT... 
How many of us are truly satisfied with their systems?
There is an advantage to being easily satisfied.Otherwise it’s like being a horse running after a carrot dangling from a pole in front of him That’s the definition of audiophilia. 
Worth of current system
Al,Truth be told I thought long and hard about the appropriateness before I posted the thread, and even tried to delete it after second thoughts to no avail. 
SS Amp Designer by Reputation
Check out Benchmark AHB2 amp at $3000 new; an incredible buy.It did wonders for my system. 
How many of us are truly satisfied with their systems?
Elizabeth said it best.   If you’re an audiophile, you tweak, because you’re an audiophile.If you didn’t tweak, you wouldn’t be an audiophile. It’s all in your head. 
Worth of current system
+1 Elizabeth 
Worth of current system
Should be titled.“Cost of Current System” 
Worth of current system
What you paid 
Is it possible to have vinyl nearly noise free?
Atmasphere,I’ve  recently experienced a dramatic reduction of ticks and pops after modifying my system with the acquisition of new speakers (GoldenEar Triton 1’s) and a new amplifier (Benchmark AHB2.)My preamp has been the same for over 20 years (... 
Music lover or audiophile?
Prof,Although I have several versions (sometimes double figures) of the same classical piece, I’ll often pick the best performance over the best sounding one to listen to. 
Classical Music for Aficionados
Any Prokofiev lovers out there might want to investigate a set of his compositions (mostly ballets) recorded in the sixties by Ernest Ansermet and the Suisse Romande on Decca Eloquence.  Incredible performances AND sound.