skywachr

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Music lover or audiophile?
Music lover first and always. The equipment is a means of enhancing and magnifying the experience. I mainly use 4 different systems for specific types of media and musical genre and listening styles (passive or active). 
looking for ideas on must have classical music
Best forum for this question to be answered. Their list. https://www.talkclassical.com/17996-compilation-tc-top-recommended.htmlHonestly, not to be insulting, but by comparison and with a few exceptions, people on Audiogon know nothing about class... 
What are important features in a listening chair
Another vote for Eames plus ottoman. 
Bought some `Vintage Gear`
I have tons of vintage gear and get the best results from combining pieces that complement each other for a particular listening purpose like classical, jazz, rock, low volume late night tube sound, etc. What has surprised me the most is the drama... 
Vinyl vs high def audio i.e. 24bit / 96 or 192khz
There is no mountainous economic barrier to entry to the vinyl world if one is patient. Just today in a high end audio equipment store I saw a perfectly functioning used 35 or so year old then TOTL turntable with a very fine vintage cartridge for ... 
What do you drive and why?
2014 Honda Ridgeline pickup for crazy comfortable drive (unibody instruction) and convenience (there is a full-sized locking trunk under the floor of the pick up bed and the bed door opens both ways, drop down and swing out). Also all wheel drive ... 
Magnavox CDC 745
The  CDC 7345 has a very mediocre Philips DAC chip (SAA7341) while the CDB 650 and 630 models mentioned above have different versions of the legendary Philips TDA1541 and TDA1541A chips respectively. I would definitely try to get one of those as t... 
Best song for immediate impact when presenting or testing?
I’m curious. What does it say about the ears, listening skills and sought for sound quality on this entire forum when so few classical cuts or movements are mentioned. A system either can or cannot re create the experience of a full symphony orche... 
CD Got Absolutely Crushed By Vinyl
It all depends. In my library listening room I have 6 systems with 9 pairs of speakers, four cd players, 2 DACs, two turntables and more cartridges than I can count. I listen to classical, jazz and rock. With each type of music I could convince yo... 
What area or country do you live in ?
Paradise Valley, AZ and Flagstaff, AZ in the summer. 
Is it time to just quit?
Elizabeth I hope you can continue your presence here. I've enjoyed your posts. A thought. What's really exciting to do, at least for me, is find really good vintage equipment in the wild for almost no money at all at thrift stores. The challenge i... 
What is the first album you purchased, and do you still have it?
You are all so young. I have to reference a 78 recording of Vaughn Monroe singing Ghost Riders in the Sky. I must have been 6 or 7 years old. Wish I still had it. The other day at a ranch campfire when some folks were singing western songs someone... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
LPs found today:Leon Russell-Leon Russell and theShelter PeopleTen Years After- Ssssh.Santana: Santana 
Is the Vinyl Revival well and growing?
Looking for great vinyl at cheap prices? Look for them in the wild, i.e. thrift stores. I found about 3 dozen in the last week. $1 to 1.50. Amazing stuff. Doesn't happen all the time but they show up all together in one place at the same time as a... 
Insider or Outsider? To be or not to be,...?
"Working closely with some of our most dedicated audio enthusiasts, we’ve launched a premium membership tier"So, maybe I missed it. Anyone want to step forward and identify themselves?The model that I've seen that has worked well this way is for s...