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Supper's Ready
@larsman  Yes, I know "Strange Days". Back in the mid to late 70's in LA, there was a 2 hour radio show on Sunday nights, on one of the major rock stations. It was called, "Over There", and they specialized in prog from all over the world, It w... 
Affordable vs. ultra expensive speakers - what's the difference?
@cakyol  The difference = a lot of money for about 2-5% improvement in sound..... The curve of diminishing returns. As I said earlier, while this curve does exist, it is highly subjective, and is different, sometimes drastically so, for every... 
Affordable vs. ultra expensive speakers - what's the difference?
Yeah, with regards to audio, I really don’t believe there is an objective point of diminishing returns. It is up to each individual to decide where that point is for each of us. My rich cousin recently upgraded his previous speakers, Magico M3 (... 
Affordable vs. ultra expensive speakers - what's the difference?
There are certainly differences, in every aspect of sound quality.  But if one is expecting the differences to have some sort of 1:1 (for every $ more I spend, I will get exactly that much more improvement) correlation, that will not happen.  Th... 
Recommendations on small ESL speakers for tiny room
+1 on David Janszen +2 on the Janszens! They are very good.    
Supper's Ready
@larsman  '9 Parts to the Wind' by a band called Strange Days,   Yes, a very good album loosely in the early Genesis style. There are plenty of bands that have used Genesis as their main reference point. IQ is a band that got their start in... 
Supper's Ready
The original album version for me, although the live Seconds Out version was pretty damn good. IMO, Genesis lost more, musically speaking, when they lost Steve Hackett, than when they lost Gabriel. Trick of the Tail and Wind and Wuthering, are j... 
Is Rap a valid musical form?
@holmz maybe try the group Tool?   I am already a fan of Tool. Not as big a fan as I used to be, but I still like them.  
What do you guys think of adding a subwoofer to this system?
Yes, a pair of subs will help your system immensely.  Not only will they fill in the lower octaves of music you are missing, that provide a lot  of visceral impact. But there is a lot of ambient information carried in very low frequencies, so ima... 
Is Rap a valid musical form?
@larsman  good that you checked it out! But does quality, enjoyable music have to be 'musically complex' or 'sophisticated'?  It does for me. Obviously, it doesn't have to be for everyone. I get bored unless music meets most or all of the cri... 
Is Rap a valid musical form?
@larsman Seems to me that criticizing hip-hop for lack of 'musical creativity' or whatever, is like criticizing a symphony because you don't like tympani - it's not the point of the music. It's about rhythm and words and the rhythm of words.... ... 
Is Rap a valid musical form?
@mglik  As said in my OP, Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a 🦋 Butterfly” is as sophisticated musically as any music I know. The musical themes evolve and develop including a brilliant rhythmic rap and sound effects that create “deep and broad emotiona... 
What are some of your favorite "COLD" songs?
Norwegian jazz-fusion guitarist, Terje Rypdal (records for ECM records), has quite a bit of material that has a cold, sparse, feel to it. The album, "Whenever I Seem to Be Far Away", has a real, snow covered landscape, cold, feel to it. But much ... 
Is Rap a valid musical form?
Since I originally posted on this thread, stating my dislike for RAP based entirely on its musical merit, I have listened to most of what has been recommended. I'd like to say I discovered something I deem of musical merit, but it was not to be. ... 
Share MYSTICAL, HAUNTING songs
Renaissance - Trip to the Fair Haunting, with the incredible 5 octave voice of Annie Haslam. Trip to the Fair