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How many people here generally buy used?
60% (not including cables) was purchased used. Of the remaining 40%, 1/2, or 20%, were refurbished or open box but I still  consider then ‘new’, the remaining 20% new & non-refurbished.I almost always look for any item I am considering used fi... 
Wow an old album that rocked your world
Rocked my world? My parents bought me and my sister Meet the Beatles when it first came out. The Beatles changed everything. I still have that album, and play it occasionally.since then, many albums have. 
Whats playing on your system today?
CD night...Lorin Maazel conducting Sibelius symphonies 5, 6 & 7. Wiener Philharmoniker. London/Decca. 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Been spinning CD’s most the night, but needed a vinyl fix....Karajan conducting Beethoven’s 5th, and Schubert’s 8th, “unfinished”. Berlin Philharmonic. Deutsche Grammophon, of course. 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Kirill Kondrashin conducting Dvorák Symphony 9, The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Decca@drrsutliff Yes, Szell and Wagner is always good. Fits his style of conducting well. A very ‘big’ powerful combo. 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Boulez conducts Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique, LSO. 1971 Columbia Masterworks.Szell conducts Wagner, Preludes and Overture, The Cleveland Orchestra. Nice album. 1962 Epic.Thus far..... 
What would you do if items from Ebay had beenlost?
I utilize ‘Informed Delivery’ with the USPS, and you can inform the Post Office via the app, or online, that you did not receive the item they stated was delivered. I believe this may have happened to me once, I clicked the ‘button’ that I had not... 
Religious music for less than devout
All Things Must Pass I was wondering when someone was going to bring George Harrison into the conversation. Most all his music (single performer) post The Beatles was religious in a very strong, yet sometimes subtle way, and sometimes not: ‘My Swe... 
Why do you think Bi-Wiring improves the sound ?
Richard Vandersteen insists his speakers are bi-wired per his design, so I bi-wire mine, and have never used jumpers on my Vandy’s. Not sure what the big deal is. I’m certainly not going win an argument on the subject with Richard, and have never ... 
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.