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I've discovered an alternate way .
Have fun playing along with records! Great way to have fun with music and your preferred instrument, no matter the level of your proficiency. As I'm sure you know, Piazzola does not play the accordion; he plays the bandoneon, a cousin of the accor... 
unamplified orchestras or bands?
Haydn and Mozart used brass before Beethoven did, both as ensemble players and as solo instruments.Yes, tuba and trumpet CAN sound louder than viola and violin, but not necessarily. A fine trumpeter can play with as much delicacy and control as an... 
"I am there" vs. "They are here"
The truly great systems reproduce ambience information to a degree that allows a listener to experience the sound of a room. Every room has a unique sound that not only can be heard even when there is no obvious source of sound (music), in other w... 
How could surround sound be used in an audiophile system?
Subaruguru, great post. I have achieved similar results with a pair of tweaked out MGIIIA's in a large room. Incredible soundstaging and much more natural to my ears than the "forced" soundstaging of most of the multichannel systems I have heard. ... 
Morning music, a little night music?
Absolutely! Of course, what constitutes morning or "nightcap" music might be different for each of us. I can't imagine waking up to Coltrane's "A Love Supreme", but definitely to his "Ballads" album. I love to wake up to just about any Mozart or B... 
What have you been listening to these five weeks?
Thanks to all for your responses. Some of the things that I have listening to include a couple of different versions of Beethoven's "Eroica", Astor Piazzola, Ellis Regina, Coltrane, and Bill Evans. Some of this music and artists have a certain mel... 
Analog First Timer.
Take the plunge! But first define for yourself what "facets" of sound quality are a priority for you. It's going to be hard if not impossible to find an analogue set-up that sounds better, in every respect, than a top notch digital set-up. However... 
Combinations that exceeded your expectations?
Eminent Technology ETII with the Monster Alpha Genesis 2000 cartridge. Amazing synergy. Cartridge tracks beautifully in that arm, and it's refined leanness is a great complement to the ET's lushness. Amazing soundstage. $1000.00 used!!!!! 
Diana Krall New CD
I would like to recommend the latest issue of Downbeat magazine to all you Krall fans. She is interviewed and talks about her latest CD. How it all came about etc. You might find it interesting. Great picture of her on the cover too. Regards. 
Musical or scientific/technical background?
Twelve years of formal music studies/training including five years in conservatory followed less formal study, which continues to this day. Very informal study of electronics, leading to fairly involved audio component tweaking/modifying has been ... 
Together everyone was stronger than any one person alone
It will be two weeks tomorrow since the horrible force that befell this country, and indeed the entire world. I have on three prior occasions started to write comments in a couple of the related threads and simply have not had the emotional wherew... 
Best Sax Jazz
Check out Harper's work with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band from the '70's; "Potpourri" in particular. Great addition to the list; thanks 1197. 
How often do you listen to live music?
Detlof, the opening sentence of your post is IMO one of the most important, if not the most important consideration for an audiophile who is truly serious about becoming a more astute and sophisticated listener. Well said; I particularly appreciat... 
Which material is best for a cartridge body?
Psychicanimal, there are as we "speak" at least two used Gliders for sale on this site for $400 or less. I know first hand, how precarious bying a used cartridge can be; however, it is possible to arrange for some sort of guarantee as you test dri... 
How to wire a powerful amp with two speakers to avoid damage
Angela touches upon an interesting point, although the issue, I believe, is not the danger of the amps working really hard at not delivering the current, but rather, the amps not being allowed to work hard enough to be in a confortable, never mind...