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The best of the ECM label
John Taylor "Rosslyn", George Adams "Sound Suggestions" Bennie Maupin "The Jewel In The Lotus", Jack Dejohnette's Directions "New Rags", Paul Motian, "Le Voyage". That's it for now but there are many many more to suggest. 
Walking Into A Brick & Mortar High End Audio Store
A far as B&M stores are concerned I can vouch for the store that I have been going to for 18 years or so and that store is Audio Connection in Verona N.J. It's run by John Rutan and I must say that I feel extremley fortunate to have access to ... 
Best 300B SET
Here's another that I've heard driving a friend's Tannoy Edinburgh speakers with Cary SLP 98 preamp, Garrad 301 and BAT CDP. Really very transparent, to die for imaging, etc. Don Garber's Fi and Tempo Electric's products are hand made to order and... 
Best 300B SET
I've heard this up in Troy NY and thought it was fantastic. From the designs of Dr. Arthur Loesch and made by Tempo Electric. They are not a well known company but Joe, who builds the amps, is a fantastic builder. It's too bad they get very little... 
Aerial 7T/6 vs Vandersteen Quatro/Treo/2Ce Sig II
Yes. Ctsooner we had some fun with John and Mark, hearing all the systems and different combinations. Hopefully the next time you're in the area you can come by my place which is 5 mins from Audio Connection and do some listening. John really had ... 
Power conditioners around $500
Shunyata Hydra 4 has worked wonders for me. Might be found used for that price. I bought mine new some years ago. 
Vandy Treo CT's are out. Can't wait to hear what
If that tweeter does for the Treo what it did for the Quatro, then you're in for a real treat. Now if Richard would make a Carbon Tweeter upgrade for my 3A Sigs I'd really be happy. I'll have to pop in to see John today and hear the Treo CT's!!Tha... 
Why so little discussion about Snell ?
Great that this thread has been re-discovered. I've had my E-III's since 87 or so. Bought them used and replaced the foam surrounds about 5 years ago. I don't think I ever want to get rid of them even though they are in an alternate system. I have... 
Know of anyone in NJ that can repair Musetex Bidat
Thank you. I'll check it out. 
Audio Research pre-amps?
I have the SP-16 with Red Dragon M-500 Class D amps and I find the sound to be quite neutral. Certainly not bright. The speakers are Vandersteen 3A Sigs. Certain tubes (12AX7) in that preamp can really change it's presentation. The Gold Pin JJ's a... 
Hampton Hawes....where to start?
Try "Spanish Steps", "Green Leaves of Summer" and there are 2 "Live" recordings that were released from the Montmartre in Copenhagen on Arista Freedom. "A Little Copenhagen Night Music" "Live At Montmartre". Also "Here And Now" and "Four"are good.... 
New Magnepan 3.7 i ?
As for the sound of the speakers, I heard them this past week in New Jersey at Audio Connection, courtesy of John Rutan. If you like Maggie's, you're going to love these speakers. They have all of the Maggie qualities that set them apart from othe... 
Vandy or Maggy?
Every speaker has it's pro's and con's and you have to decide what you can live with. I have Vandy 3A Sigs in one system and Maggie 1.6's(with a Vandy sub)in another and they both do wonderful things in different ways. They certainly move air and ... 
Class D and Power Cables
I own a pair of Red Dragon M-500 Class D amps. The sound of the amps was greatly improved all across the board when I started using the Lessloss DFPC power cords. It was a night and day change for the better (for me and my tastes) I also have a Au... 
To Vandersteen or not to Vandersteen
I have the 3ASigs and I love the way they sound. The thing with Vandersteens is that you have to really take the time to set them up properly to get all of what they have to offer and they have a lot. It took much trial and error but the pay off i...