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Need suggestions: High pitched female singers
Annie Haslam! Five+ octave range, near perfect intonation, Great power, control, and dynamics, and loads of emotion. She was the lead vocalist for British prog band, Renaissance.  Longish tracks, with classical influences, great keyboards, and ... 
Best progressive rock album side
@sns  By the way, I'm a boomer NOT solely dedicated to reminiscing. I regularly stream music from virtually all genres and eras, prog rock stands up over time as legitimate genre. Some great musicianship, composition and explorations, certainly ... 
audiophile recordings of 12 tone/serialist works
HA! I didn't notice I was posting on a zombie thread, dead these 14 years. Oh well, hopefully the information I posted will still be of interest to some.   
Turned back into a music lover
@twoleftears  Do websites like Talk Classical have a section for audio equipment? Yes, they do.  TC HiFi Forum  
Turned back into a music lover
@rvpiano If you can delight in the many wonderful subtleties of a performance instead of listening for audio thrills you’ve turned back into a music lover. The behemoth that is your audio system tempts you mightily. But if you can somehow evade... 
audiophile recordings of 12 tone/serialist works
Finally I am reading some other people singing the praises of of those Nonesuch "Spectrum: New American Music" recordings. While Nonesuch was not always known for their dead quiet vinyl, the recordings themselves are universally great. And musica... 
Soundstage and image height, does it exist?
Thanks for all the responses to my OP, folks! I have never had a problem getting height in my images, when the material calls for it.    Like in the track on Chesky's first "Ultimate Evaluation Disk", with the Mozart flute concerto, where, on a... 
Best progressive rock album side
@ricmci Wow, this thread turned out way better than I expected it to. Some great recommendations to search for. I much more enjoy searching in record stores than ordering on line. Many mentioned, I already have. I think of those listed that I d... 
What's the heaviest speaker you've ever owned? What's the tallest?
Tallest - Maggie 3.6 Heaviest (and the best) - Koss 1a These 200 pound beasts were full range electrostatics (down to low 30’s with no dynamic drivers) were also the best I’ve owned. One of the sadly forgotten speakers from the late 70’s. Any p... 
Best progressive rock album side
@kacomess  I’m not sure how "progressive rock" is defined. So, I am going to be 'that guy', and bring up the "what is prog" discussion. For me, prog, is not a style of music (it's barely a genre), in the same way country, blues, punk, etc are... 
Best progressive rock album side
@clearthinker It’s my privilege not to enjoy much of this which is pretentious twaddle. By the way Dr Sardonicus is not prog rock and I do like it. Well, that’s great, since the vast majority of prog is not pretentious, nor is it twaddle. S... 
Great Rock Bassists your Top 10.Rock not Jazz. But Hey what about Reggae
The problem is, all my favorite bass players in rock, are in prog and its various subgenres, and a great many of them, are also jazz-fusion players. Or at least, have the chops to play at that level. But I will list them anyway. I will start wit... 
Best progressive rock album side
This is mostly pretentious crap by second rate musicians.  I didn't even like most of it when I was young. This thread should be changed to 'which are the most over-rated prog rock discs'. Let me start.  #1  All of Genesis   #2 Most of Yes     ... 
Best progressive rock album side
WAY too many great ones, among many subgenres to decide on just a few. So, I will break it down by subgenre. Also, let me state from the get go, that I am always saddened to see lists like these on various forums, with the complete lack of Itali... 
Let’s share the music that gives us the chills every time.
Way too many to list! Mahavishnu Orchestra - Eternity's Breath (part 1 &2) The melody, the terrifying level of musicianship, the complexity... Eternity's Breath Genesis - The Lamia Steve Hackett's guitar solo gets me every time, but the e...