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Religious music for less than devout
On that same album set by the Garcia Band was ‘My Brothers and Sisters’, right before ‘I shall be Released’. Forgot about that one. 
Religious music for less than devout
Jerry Garcia Band, ‘I Shall be Released’. One of the best versions ever performed of this song. Fit Jerry’s incredible style ‘to the t’. 
Tuning Collars on speaker cables - concept and any good?
Yes of course, see my 'smilie'>>>>No shirt, that’s kind of why he said it. 😀 
Tuning Collars on speaker cables - concept and any good?
Back in the day, when Simon Rattle and I used to hang of an afternoon, we listened to his early recording and critiqued them on a Bose Wave that he lovedBut how can that be? Simon is one of the world renown conductors of our time. He should know b... 
Most recordings you own by a single artist, group, or composer
Brubeck’s Time Further Out is a ‘must have’ IMO. 
Most recordings you own by a single artist, group, or composer
Probably used to be The Dead/Garcia/Weir/Hart/Hunter/etc.Now? I would have to imagine The Cleveland Orchestra, various conductors.The Royal Concertgebouw, various conductors, a close second, I think. 
What are you streaming tonight?
Well, was streaming a sampling of the new Cleveland Orchestra upcoming release on Tidal (to be released as a CD box set in June), ‘A New Century’, on their very own new self-label. Very very nice. Found I could purchase the whole set via Apple, so... 
Purchasing vinyl online
Agreed @richie1975. I’ve been buying most all my vinyl on Discogs, and 98%+ of my purchases have been an excellent experience. I prefer original or first generation repress/remasters (mostly from the 70’s); most all classical. If you look at a sel... 
Parasound Zpre3
As I was writing that last post, I was curious, and thinking my opinion is being unfairly represented with the ifi Mini Tube in place. So, I decided to take the ifi Mini Tube 2 back out of the path and did an A/B test : CD player > Yamaha AV (v... 
Parasound Zpre3
I’m not sure you can really compare the Zpre to your JAS Audio tube pre amp at a tenth of the cost. Although I am happy with it, and sounds good with my Belles and Vandy’s, it’s still an under $500 pre, but did solve my AV pre issue with little ca... 
Parasound Zpre3
that is very underratedI am enjoying it. Have spent a good part of the day tweaking my Vandy’s, the Zpre, and the ifi Mini Tube 2, to explore all the various options and dial in the sound I (I think I) desire. A continual exploration, but I’m pret... 
When Did Your System Disappear?
Not easy to hide my Vandies in my room, but achieved a great disappearing act with room treatments a couple months ago.. Changed everything....then got my new preamp today, and its getting harder and harder to find them....depending on the quality... 
Parasound Zpre3
I don’t think so Eric, I was only thinking of a tube pre when I began to get serious. But wasn’t really looking at Parasound at all. Johnny from Audio Connection was emphatic that I get a pre during a phone chat with him a little while back, telli... 
How far away from your speakers are you?
I measure from my ear to the front of the speaker using a laser measure (actually my bass driver, probably, as my laser goes through the Vandy 'sock'). I thought at 8’-9’ was close as well, but am surprised how many others listen from that distanc... 
How far away from your speakers are you?
I put them were they sound the best. With my Vandersteen’s, Richard supplies a chart and guidelines with various locations per your room and set-up. For the most part, I’m close to those recommendations. I have roughly a 12’-4” x 17’-6” room, the ...