linnvolk

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Songs you use when auditioning gear
—Clarity, Female voice: Gravity (Alison Krauss/Union Station) — Human voice: Gjeilo: Ubi Caritas (Voces8) — Bass/Slam: Sing, Sang, Sung (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Fat Band) — Bass Drum: March from Suite 1 (Holst) (Cleveland Symphonic Winds, Frederic... 
Whats playing on your system today?
Making my way through the full cycle of Haydn symphonies directed by Antal Dorati and Philharmonia Hungarica.  I am on #96...  
Favorite Obscure Rock Song
Caves of Altamira - Steely Dan.  My 9-year-old son latched onto this one, and it quickly became a favorite of mine. Cross-eyed Mary - Jethro Tull.  Maybe not obscure, as I was familiar with it in its day, but maybe not the most played Tull song o... 
Led Zep Fool in the Rain
It seems that having a Purdie shuffle foundation is a certain recipe for making a song I will love. I am aware of no exceptions. Enjoying the thread.   
Your greatest high end audio purchase!!!
It was my simultaneous introduction to the worlds of lossless streaming and active amplification a few years back (<5) via my Akurate System Hub (streamer) and Akurate Exaktbox-i (D/A, 8 channels of amplification).  As part of the same upgrade,... 
Ripping CDs
@gowanus, no, I did not know that, but it stands to reason.  I have much less interest in movies than in music, and do not miss the ability to watch DVDs. Except I wish I could view the original versions of the three first Star Wars movies (withou... 
Ripping CDs
@ghdprentice Indeed true in my experience as well.  You bring up some very good points there.  I could not agree more that high-quality streaming has changed everything.  For instance, I am working my way through all of Haydn's symphonies.  That i... 
Ripping CDs
@ghdprentice  I believe you are assuming that the desired content is available through some subscription service, preferably one to which the OP is subscribed.  Yes?  Or am I missing something? There are a few (not many) CDs in my collection tha... 
BEST little know Jazz Album that you ever heard?
@celtic66, thank you for the heads-up on "NHOP Trio Live." I did not know this one, but I sure am enjoying it now.  I knew of Pedersen and Wakenius from their work with Oscar Peterson but did not know their work elsewhere.  
Happy Holidays and Your Favorite Tips?
If your posts typically run to more than 20 lines, experiment with brevity this year.  I personally skip long-winded posts and try not to write them myself, though it is my natural tendency to be verbose.  Your readership will increase in inverse... 
Question/Help Needed: Boomer who is totally inexperienced with DACs and streamers.
Fellow boomer here as well.  The advice of @arize84 is, in my experience, sound.  When I needed to move into the streaming world, I went back to the dealer who had sold me my kit in the late 1990's, and he hooked me up.  I am currently using a Lin... 
Mahler 8th Symphony
Solti - Chicago - 1971 Stunning performance and unbelievable (for 1971) recording that is still stellar in 2023. Oh my goodness.   
Is There Just One Single Album That Does It For You, Completely? Just One.
I will go with the original set of instructions. Miles Davis – Kind of Blue Incidentally, I am really glad not to be faced with that dilemma.  
Have we lost civility and respect on Audio forums?
@calvinj - I think you uncovered a core issue there - one’s inability to consider the possibility that they may be wrong. I believe humility is a waning virtue in our society. Partially because folks cannot separate the ideas of humility and humil... 
BEST little know Jazz Album that you ever heard?
Another that might be considered “little known” as a jazz album, but certainly not unfamiliar in terms of the music it contains is “A Charlie Brown Christmas” by the Vince Guaraldi Trio.    ‘Tis the Season!