Responses from coltrane1

20 Years?
@lou_setriodes you know what, I’m retired, and been around this place too long, but I rejoice in the fact that I grew up in a time when music was music. We had it all! Peace   
20 Years?
I’ve been here since the beginning in 1997. Many of us were recruited from Usenet and Rec.audio. And if you remember those you’re old too!  
Value of a preamp?
Your Not-So-Obvious Best Fidelity LPs
@paulietunes , I’m happy that you’re experiencing some wonderful albums, and each are very different singers. And it’s a pity that Eva Cassidy didn’t get the notoriety in life as she has after passing. She’s one of the most original and gifted mus... 
Mid-Fi, Hi-Fi or.....?
So, if you’re using 60’s 70’s gear, you absolutely must have a Turntable!  
A Few Nice Words For Upscale Audio
That’s a feel good story with a happy ending! Good luck with the preamp and hope it meets your expectations. Thx for sharing!  
Selling here on Audiogon
Many here weren’t around to experience AG in its heyday. This place used to be the hottest place on the net when the net had barely developed. I received an email from an individual who had been monitoring members of Usenet and rec.audio forums wh... 
Your Not-So-Obvious Best Fidelity LPs
@mckinneymike to be honest there are so many soul hits between 1963 and 1979. Between Motown, Stax, and Philadelphia International Music, for those of us who grew up during this period our musical experience was unequivocal. And to top it off we h... 
Your Not-So-Obvious Best Fidelity LPs
@paulietunes , Congratulations Paulie! If you dig soul check out anything from the Philadelphia International Records catalog released from 1971-1977. The owners of the company, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, were actually superb songwriters and prod... 
Your Not-So-Obvious Best Fidelity LPs
@paulietunes , if there was only one record that was an absolutely must have it would be Billy Paul’s 360 Degrees of Billy Paul. Each song is superbly well done, and a hit in its own right. His take on Elton John’s ‘Your Song’ and Al Green’s ‘Let... 
Your Not-So-Obvious Best Fidelity LPs
The Stylistics - Album titled by same Curtis Mayfield - Curtis Marvin Gaye - What’s going on, and I want you Issac Hayes - Shaft LP, Hot Buttered Soul, Black Moses, Joy The Spinners - Mighty Love The Ojays - Ship Ahoy Harold Melvin and the B... 
What to do with a large collection
I could never get away from owning physical media. I’d be too attached to my records and cd’s to part with them.   
Best Options For A Tubed Preamp - $2500 Or Less, Preferably Used To Maximize Value
Without a doubt a Dennis Had Inspire!  
Tekton Open Baffle Speakers
These people are late to the OB party. Better late than never. We built these from solid wood frames of Ash, Maple, and Mahogany back in 2010 or so. Didn’t turn out to bad. <img src="https://imgpile.com/images/tsFl4S.jpg" alt="tsFl4S.jpg" bo... 
Why do people like reel to reel players?
Many here have been spoiled by convenience. Streaming, digital, etc. Better sound is always and should be the objective.    I was 16 growing up in ‘71 when my girlfriend’s Stepdad Phil had a R2R and a TT. Phil was a mailman who there was rarely a...