dhite71

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What CDs to buy
@bdp24  Thanks for the ideas....from your earlier post it didn't seem that you understood my objective.  CDs are new to my world since becoming an audiophile with a true hi-fi system.  I suppose I do have expectation that the SQ from CDs will exc... 
What CDs to buy
@espilka  Thanks for the suggestions, I will check out these albums as I don't have them on vinyl.  
What CDs to buy
@grislybutter are you looking for new recommendations, music you don’t know? That would be ideal, I am mainly looking to explore what the format can bring to my system as I haven't listened to CDs in about 20 years.  The CD player primarily serve... 
What CDs to buy
Thanks for all the ideas.  I have lots to explore : )  
What CDs to buy
@kota1 Makes sense....just wasn't sure if there were particular labels or anything to focus on or if it was just as random as vinyl regarding what release had the best sound  
What CDs to buy
@vonhelmholtz Thus far with only about 20-30 CDs played, I cannot appreciate a difference from streaming.  Streaming has improved with the CD6 and Qobuz over Amazon.  I have found that newly recorded music streamed sounds just as good as vinyl, ma... 
What CDs to buy
@tomcy6 I do stream a lot of different and new music but was not sure about purchasing CDs simply based on this.  I had been under the impression that there were certain CDs to focus on but am admittedly ignorant about CDs and sound quality.    
What CDs to buy
@designsfx I listen to classic rock, blues, soul, R&B, jazz and a little classical.  For streaming I use Qobuz and Amazon Music.  
Best turntable under $4000
One man's perspective that gives an option    
What was the most impactful addition to your system?
I am thinking about this on more of a macro level comparing speakers, amp & preamp.  I have Wilson speakers and Audio Research reference electronics.  I had a couple service events recently where I used my backup B&K preamp and amp.  They ... 
Audio research ref 160M vs ref 250SE
@biketony  How are the 160Ms working out in your system?  Did you ever clarify if BIF was correct in the circuit protection from tube arcs? Thanks, Dana  
Bill Evans Riverside Recordings Box Set is FINALLY IN STOCK!!
@rich121 I would talk to the folks at Acoustic Sounds.  I have played all the discs a couple times now and none of them have noise.  They are all just as quiet as my MoFi UD1S albums.   The QC of today's world of pressing has been a let down.  No... 
Phono Stage Upgrade
There is a non SE REF 3 on audio mart for $8600.  It's been there a while.  I sold one about 1.5 years ago for $7500.  All the dealers advertise them at inflated prices used around $11000.  $8000 ish seems to be a fair and reasonable price.  If ha... 
Bill Evans Riverside Recordings Box Set is FINALLY IN STOCK!!
I have listened to half....they have all sounded fabulous and very quiet.  The pressing quality is quite excellent.  My favorite at this point is Shelly's Manne-Hole.  
Bill Evans Riverside Recordings Box Set is FINALLY IN STOCK!!
I was traveling for work and FedEx did not acknowledge my note to leave with my neighbor so attempt #3 is tomorrow lol. I don’t have any other audiophile pressings so will only be comparing to a couple of the albums $30 recent pressings. Do you ha...