fleschler

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Cable Break In for the Naysayers
As a beta tester for a boutique cable manufacturer, I wouldn't listen to a cable without 24 hours of break-in.  Certainly significant differences can be heard immediately.  There was often a significant change of character between new and broken-i... 
Volume levels
First, the ability to compress volume but not dynamic contrasts is somewhat dependent on one’s audio system. My Von Schweikert VR9 SE mk2 speakers and my higher end equipment in a superior listening room permit me to achieve great dynamic contrast... 
Aurender Music Server and CD Transport comparison
@8th-note 100% correct concerning the PS Audio transport. While PS Audio has great customer service, this is a piece of junk I tried DVD players and CD players (15) when I first got a DAC four years ago and PS Audio was awful sounding, worst of al... 
Contemporary Classical Composers - new discoveries
@mahgister I get weepy watching Bogart in In A Lonely Place which stars Bruckner's symphony no.5, 4th movement.  Most Bruckner symphonies have great meaning to me as well.   I have an acquaintance who is 84 and in feeble condition who needs to di... 
Contemporary Classical Composers - new discoveries
@mahgister I just heard several of the first posts, long dead Armenian composer, Persian song and Feinberg (I already have the Feinberg recording).  All great, especially the Armenian choir.  I read your Pop music interest.  For me, I'm in love wi... 
Contemporary Classical Composers - new discoveries
I performed of Maria Newman's choral work premieres at the Los Angeles Cathedral of the Lady of the Angels in 2018 with a chorus of about 100.  It is unfortunate it was not recorded and the acoustics were terrible (two secord reverb at the back of... 
Contemporary Classical Composers - new discoveries
@mahgister Love the Reindeer Variations, appreciate the Water Concerto but the I do not appreciate the Buddha Passion (opposite of what I want to hear). The soprano wordless "singing" is incoherent to me and the orchestra makes some nauseating sou... 
Contemporary Classical Composers - new discoveries
One of the great Aminadav Aloni's religious oratorios which has a lifetime of jazz and classical compositional attributes (mostly in English and some Hebrew)  with LAJS (LA Phil/studio/amateur orchestra members)  Kohelet (the Book of Ecclesiastes... 
Contemporary Classical Composers - new discoveries
Lucas Richman: 3 movement symphony - This Will Be Our Reply, 1988  Skip to 20:40, third movement (written first, other movements later to fill in) Full orchestra & chorus   This is a great modern work (like Leonard Bernstein's great works). ... 
Help with speaker selection
Try Von Schweikert E-3 or Endeavor(s).  Disappearing speakers, wide dispersion, all the other good aspects of speaker production.   I suggest used speakers from the most musical sounding speakers including old Legacy speakers (Classic/Signature I... 
Your Not-So-Obvious Best Fidelity LPs
See Robert Pincus record review posts on Positive Feedback for dozens of extra obscure great sounding recordings (records).  He is known as Mr. Record for his extreme knowledge on LP recordings. Also, best man at my wedding.  
Contemporary Classical Composers - new discoveries
Prior to Omar, my favorite two "modern" operas are from the 1950s, Barber’s Vanessa and Moore’s Ballad of Baby Doe (with Sills 5 arias in my head whenever I think of them). So, this Omar was very special. While I have heard and appreciate Busoni'... 
Contemporary Classical Composers - new discoveries
@mahgister You are correct. It’s only about the music. As an opera, it’s "stupid." Half the audience left in mid-opera. This was pre-Covid and a full house. The recording of the music sounds great. Compare Glass’s compositions to Newman’s. Which d... 
Contemporary Classical Composers - new discoveries
  @mahgister I listen overwhelmingly mostly to tonal music. I have now over 51,000 LPs/CDs/78s/R2R with 3,000+ piano CDs 10,000+ LPs alone. I agree with most of your comments. I also have over 70,000 classical vocal and opera recordings/tracks. ... 
Speakers - Your "Safest" Choice
@wester17 You can go wrong with Wilson's.  They've greatly improved from being super detailed and unlistenable to mellower (slightly).  I've heard them since their first speaker (5 boxes - incoherent sound) to the prior Sabrina.  It turns out thei...