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Jeff Beck "performing this week" OMG
I'm sorry for your loss bongofury. It's wonderful to see someone fully enjoying his life doing what he loved to do and sharing it with others. He must have been very special. - Jim 
Jeff Beck "performing this week" OMG
Right on brother. Most people get caught up in all kinds of audio gobledegook like to justify their investment. Take " transparency" for example. You only know if something is transparent if you know what it sounded like in the studio or at the ve... 
Jeff Beck "performing this week" OMG
Ditto Bongofury. Nadia is my favorite cut followed by Cause we've ended as lovers followed by Angel ( an almost classical music composition). J.B. was always known for his tone and for his phrasing. Over time he worked more and more on his velocit... 
Best blues guitarist, Clapton or Green
Even Eric Clapton will tell you he just cobbles together well known riffs to form a cohesive solo and has to think his way through every tune. The blues do not flow through him naturally. I think he called it "patchwork" playing. I like him at tim... 
Jeff Beck "performing this week" OMG
I am glad so many others are enjoying this performance. I've got the dvd now and it's terrific. I didn't really comment much about his band earlier but Tal is an absolute prodigy like Paco and Vinnie is like having Billie Cobham in your band. The ... 
Audio Research Ref CD8 vs Esoteric X03SE
I am using a cd8 with a ref 3. The bass is VERY tight and not at all "flabby". Better bass control is one of it's strengths compared to the cd 7 which I used to own. What you would enjoy in your system however comes down to your own personal taste... 
Accoustic Zen Silver Reference & Absolute RCA
I did have the silver ref II in my system for over a year and found the upgrade to absolute to be worth it. I am not a big believer in cables making a big difference but in this particular case I felt it worth it. As a matter of fact I prefer the ... 
Accoustic Zen Silver Reference & Absolute RCA
The absolute uses air/foam teflon. It was worth the upgrade to me. - Jim 
Jeff Beck "performing this week" OMG
The dvd and blue ray come out March 31. They have much more music ( almost 3 hours)including two cuts with Eric Clapton joining J.B. The blue ray has even more than the dvd. The video and audio quality are reportedly top notch. - Jim 
What could I expect to hear from a Class A amp?
Spatine, As I've said I'm a big fan of Nelson Pass but in my experience I think ( and this is just my opinion) Gryphons class A amps are superior for some applications. The Antileon signature is $31,000 the Colosseum is $50.000 and the Colosseum m... 
What could I expect to hear from a Class A amp?
I use a class a amp with 88db 4ohm speakers and it is definately worth it imho. My experience is that it takes 45 minutes to warm up with improvements up to 4 hours. I leave the amp in "standby" mode and never turn it off. Standby does not generat... 
Pass Labs xa - .5 amps
Unsound you are correct in theory. The good news is that most companies which bother to produce such unwieldy beasts also care more than usual about quality because these are not produced for average audiophiles but for real old school die hards w... 
Audio Research Ref: CD8
Good to see you like it weiserb. I knew you would. - Jim 
Pass Labs xa - .5 amps
Thanks for the clarification. I misunderstood. If by overdriving you mean clipping I would say that class a amps are not more prone to this. 
Pass Labs xa - .5 amps
AFAIK there is no reason to think that any competently designed class a amp sliding into ab will damage speakers. The amount of class a delivered depends upon the bias current. Read Nelson Pass's paper on the subject on his web site. For high outp...