jimcrane

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Where to go in Portland...
The posters above have it right:  Echo Audio and its neighborhood (esp. Powell's) would be a great area to spend some time; Kurt's terrific, and there are a ton of good places to eat nearby and in the adjacent Pearl and West End districts.  Stereo... 
Your Favorite Holiday Album
OK, here's something a little different from the previous posters:  On Yoolis Night by the Anonymous 4.  For those of you who don't know the Anonymous 4, they are a four-woman acapella group focusing on medieval music.  This is an excellent record... 
Unable to load files to Sony HAP-Z1ES thru network
This is a follow-up to my previous post.  I continued to try to fix the problem without consulting Sony Support.  In the process, I managed to screw up some Windows settings.  (Don't ask.)  I know almost nothing about Windows or computers but some... 
Unable to load files to Sony HAP-Z1ES thru network
I'm having the same problem as OP and even worse.  I use wireless to download to the HAP S1; don't have wired Ethernet.  I downloaded the latest firmware about three weeks ago.  I then successfully downloaded some new music.  But late last week, I... 
Sony HAP-Z1ES and Denafrips DAC
Anwar, I can't respond to your questions, and I don't want to divert your thread, but would you be willing to describe the differences you've heard between using the HAP-Z1ES' DAC without the Denafrips and with the Denafrips?  Thanks.Jim 
Internet Radio: Good music that sounds good, who do you like?
For jazz, try KMHD, 89.1, from Portland (Gresham), Oregon. 
Looking for a CD player that holds 5 CDs
Check out EBay, which lists many in all price ranges.  FWIW, one member here constantly recommended the Sony CE 595, IIRC, as a very good sounding yet inexpensive solution.  If your budget allows, I'd suggest buying a new one, not used, because a ... 
Craigslist transaction went south...
In followup to jmcgrogan2's post, the situation of someone receiving working equipment but then claiming it was defective by swapping in another similar but nonworking item can easily be avoided.  Every sale should include a bill of sale to prove ... 
Need Help to Understand Issue with Volume Control
Kalali, a reasonable question.  I bought the Sony HAP S1 because (a) reviewers and commentators praised its sound and ease of use, including its app for mobile devices; (b) I wanted a device  where the music "lives" in the machine, as contrasted t... 
Need Help to Understand Issue with Volume Control
Yogiboy, thanks for directing me to that product.  Can you tell me whether, if I buy and use it, whether I then use it's volume control or that of the Classe?Almarg, I've been reading your posts for years, and I am really grateful you took the tim... 
Albums you can listen too all the way through and it's all good
Some great lists above.  I'll add two:The List -- Rosanne Cash (I wish she'd do "The List II")Tomorrow is My Turn -- Rihanna Giddens (which I found based on a recommendation from someone on this site!) 
New Tekton Pendragons On The Way
As a long-time reader but infrequent poster on this forum, I want to thank everyone who contributed to this thread for their thoughtful, informative, reasoned, and friendly contributions. Thoroughly enjoyed it! I think this is an example of about ... 
Some Musical Truths
When you ain't got nothin', you got nothin' to loseI guess I'll never be the same/Since I fell for youIf the Army and the Navy/Ever look on Heaven's scenes/They will find the streets are guarded by/The United States Marines 
Great female voices
Sfar, after reading your post, I took a chance and bought Tomorrow is My Turn, and I'm glad I did. She has a wonderful voice, the music selection is fine, and the disc is well recorded. Thanks! 
Your favorite musical non fatiguing speakers?
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