|"All Things Must Pass"-Tower Records Documentary|
I used to go to the Tower Records in Westwood Village, near UCLA.If I remember it was 2 story. Great jazz selection.
|Herbie Hancock best recordings|
A few others I don't see mentioned: 1) Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea in Concert.Recorded during 1978 tour at various venues. Very well recorded.2) HH & Wayne Shorter 1+1. Piano and soprano sax.3) Headhunters- Funky period.
|What is the best phono preamp you have heard?|
I have used numerous phono preamps over the past 20 years. But the internal phono board in my Classe CP-500 preamp sounds the best. Possibly because it is not outboard? I don't know. But very nice sounding.Figured I might as well contribute to a 1...
|CI Audio or King Rex PSU for Squeezebox Touch|
I use a Welborne Labs PS on both my Touch and Duet. Great improvement over stock wall-wart.
|Buying Fewer CD's & LP's Because of Pandora?|
I use Rhapsody to listen to entire albums. If I feel that I want to own the album at higher resolution, then I'll purchase the CD or LP. Rhapsody has definitely cut my CD/LP purchases at least by half.
|Poor sound from rental Blu-Ray discs|
I did notice the "The Hunger Games" rented from Netflix only offered standard Dolby surround. None of the blu-ray sound formats, DTS-Master, etc. came up in the menu.Store bought copy has all the sound formats.
|Cartridges that work best on an OL Encounter MK3C?|
I am using an OL Encounter on my Basis 1400. Current cartridge is Benz Micro Glider SL. Very nice match. Phono pre is Heed Quasar.
|What to upgrade first|
Another vote for turntable/cartridge/phono pre upgrade.
|Best Two-Way Monitor Speakers under $700 New/Used|
Monitor Audio RX-2. Great sounding monitor. Is your friend considering adding a subwoofer?
|Better Record Cleaning Method|
I always clean new vinyl with my Nitty-Gritty. You never know what could be lerking in brand new grooves.
|Duet to Touch for next upgrade?|
I would not use the volume control in the Duet. It is a digital volume control and you will lose bit resolution.I have tried it and it sounds terrible.
|Disappointing Albums of 2012|
Notec - I hear ya. I stopped at Rush's last good record "Grace Under Pressure" (IMO).
|Preamp for McIntosh MC252|
I used a McIntosh C42 when I had my MC252. SS with MM phono pre. Nice match.
|Monitor Audio Silver RS6 - What Speaker Cables?|
I used Acoustic Zen Satori when I had the RS6 in my 2 channel system. Previous to that, I used Analysis Plus Oval 9. Satori better them in every way.
|Monitor Audio Rx1?|
How about ordering a pair from Audio Advisor. They have a 30 day return policy. They have free shipping for purchases over $99. If you don't care for them, return on your nickel. I'm thinking about trying the RX-1 and RX-2.