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coltrane1

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One of the great things about Vinyl
It’s superior to digital.   
What is your experience with amp power?
I listen to electrostats. Although they’re known as power mongers driving them with tubes more than gets the job done! I’m using 75 watt monoblocks which get the job done. I don’t need more power.   
Why do we stop listening to new music as we get older?
If you listened to 60’s and 70’s music you know the reason why. A lack of actual hits!  
Name 3 songs where audio quality and song quality completely align
I could name them, but you won’t have heard them, so there’s no point.   
PS Audio Direct Stream MK2 DAC
Don’t issue products with known hum. What company does that? For $6k no less. Forget that!!!  
Opinion: Modern country is the worst musical genre of all time
I’m a die hard Jazz listener, who was raised on Motown and Philly soul. But growing up I listened to Rock too. You couldn’t escape it, for that is what was played on the radio 24/7. And there were great rock bands, Chicago, The Beach Boys, heck I ... 
Integrated amp recommendation
Save some money, buy a Willsenton R8 tube integrated. It’s well tested on the audio market. Great KT88 tube amp that will drive your speakers with ease. Check YouTube for the Willsenton R8 and thank me later. Amazon carries them, in black or silve... 
Opinion: Modern country is the worst musical genre of all time
@thespeakerdude, Excellent post, and I heartily agree!!!  
Opinion: Modern country is the worst musical genre of all time
I’m black. I’m also a jazz musician as my jazz archtop photo and name suggest. I have also invested countless hours studying jazz history. I suggested that jazz was created by black people because what were the odds of the most disenfranchised cre... 
Opinion: Modern country is the worst musical genre of all time
How many here can argue the complexities of “jazz.” Frankly, unless you’re a musician educated in jazz, who can truly play, it’s beyond your comprehension. So in essence, there’s no argument to be had. There’s no racism in stating jazz was create... 
Opinion: Modern country is the worst musical genre of all time
@bdp24, thank you for the recommendation, I’ll check them out. But the only soul hit I’ve heard in 25 years is Leave The Door Open, by Silk Sonic. Coincidentally, it had a hip and complex chord structure for an RB tune. It was truly more complex t... 
Opinion: Modern country is the worst musical genre of all time
And how can anyone say, “I don’t like jazz.” How can you ‘not like’ what you don’t understand? If you haven’t ever played an instrument in your life you don’t have a clue what’s going on! If you don’t know what a chord, or chord change is, you’re... 
Opinion: Modern country is the worst musical genre of all time
Least you have a Country genre. Real Soul has been dead for decades. No song writers, no industry. My guess is the recording industry figured it’s such a small percentage of people that listen, like jazz, we won’t bother with them. Heck, is there ... 
Fantasy or reality? Inexpensive solid state preamps that get you 80% there?
Wait a second. I just purchased a used Dennis Had Inspire 3.1 tube preamp for $1k. So why would anyone purchase a SS preamp? A tube preamp is far more expressive. But then again, you’ve got to own both, I do.  
50 years of Hip Hop- How Come?
@curtdr, hip hop no. I was commenting about What’s Going On as commentary music, like rap and hip hop. Perhaps even angry to those who misunderstood it. Still, a classic album in the RS top 10 ever.