Responses from kurtisjeffers

Best CLASSICAL Compact Discs?
Any particular period or composer(s)? 
Best Wall-Mountable Speakers
Thiel recently came out with a line of wall-mountable speakers. I'm not sure what the prices are, but I've heard that they are better than anything else out there. 
best cd player used under 2k.
I own a Meridian 508.24, and I have found it to be the most phenomenal performer of the inegrated CD Players available. The naturalness of the sound and the palpability of images is staggering. I compared it to the Wadia line, and I found it to be... 
High End and Classical Music
My college degree is in Music Composition, and I listen solely to "classical" music--mostly modern stuff. I have found that an excellent hi-fi system has been, in addition to a great provider of enjoyment, an educational tool. As a composer, it is... 
Best Classical Music Conductor
I dig Simon Rattle. More because he is adventurous with the material that he chooses to record than because of his conducting. I also have been very impressed with Esa Pekka Salonen. 
Who is Most Beautiful female singer ever
I gotta tell you, John_1, if you've ever seen Cecilia Bartoli sing in person, you'd probably think differenly about her. One word--freaky. I must publicly note, however, that I think that this post is ridiculous. We really need to stop judging all... 
Hottest Wife or World's Best System??
This might be why there are so few women audiophiles. I am glad to see that women are still judged only by their looks. Probably why there's such a high divorce rate. 
Jeez--sorry about leaving three posts in a row, but I wanted to post an answer to your second question: Why does the above post try to start the usual petty arguments that are starting to make this forum unbearable?? I have been on both the intern... 
Oh yeah, I've probably bought 60-70 new cds this year. Now, not all of those were "new releases". I find that one of the best ways to find music that is new to me is to look at cd outlet stores (Border's has quite a few of them around here) or on ... 
I am constantly checking out new releases/new music/new composers. As an audiophile, there's nothing better than finding a disk that's been recorded well and that gives me the sensations of being in the presence of live music. As a working compose... 
anyone heard sony s9000es
Haven't heard it yet, but I'd be interested to hear your impressions when you receive it. I've also been thinking of getting one. 
Most Honest Audio Magazine?
I have to agree with Tubegroover that there is no magazine that is demonstrably more honest than any other. I find, however, that TAS is much better written than any of the other magazines out there. Every other month or so, I receive both magazin... 
Speaker Cable : Low/Mid Priced Advice
I will admit a certain bias (due to my current auction), but I've been using Kimber 8TC for the last couple of years, and I've loved it. The Kimber added so much more detail and air over my old Audioquest cables, and 8TC is a definite upgrade over... 
Cincinnati, OH, any audiophiles?
Up here in Cleveland, most of the dealers are home theater oriented, as well. If you're up for a couple-hour drive, try Progressive Audio in Columbus. They carry a ton of two-channel stuff. 
Clean Ears: Cheap Tweak?
About 10 years ago, I had a friend who went to the hospital with a terrible ear infection. He had a fever, his ears were nearly swolen shut, and he was in tears from the pain. I don't know why he waited so long to go to the doctor, but that's anot...