mitchagain

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High quality recordings any genre
The Steven Wilson remix of "Chicago II" is also excellent.  
High quality recordings any genre
I was both surprised and very impressed by the SHM versions (Japanese imports) of the early Steely Dan CD's ("Can't Buy a Thrill" thru "Gaucho"). +1 on the Steven Wilson remixes of "Fragile" (YES) and "Aqualung" (JETHRO TULL).  
Help me spend $100,000 on a new system
When it comes to conventional NFL wisdom, it's easier to get worse than it is to get better when you change quarterbacks. So, with that in mind, I'd keep your current system and see how it sounds in your new home. If it sounds better, then problem... 
Does a particular musician’s songwriting and artistry speak to you above all others?
@rettrussell, + 1 re Michael Hedges. I am very thankful that I was able to see him perform live. It was a truly memorable experience! I'm also looking forward to the upcoming documentary film about him that his family is heavily involved in.  
Does a particular musician’s songwriting and artistry speak to you above all others?
There are too many good musicians to list; but, what I listen for is either an instantly identifiable style or tone. Examples would run the gamut from JJ Cale to Jaco Pastorius. Picking a great lyricist is much easier. Below are a few that I thin... 
At what price is one considered an Audiophile.
@mahgister, kudos for the Dostoyevsky quote! Just when it seemed like this thread might be reaching the "beating a dead horse" phase, you provided that gem.  
At what price is one considered an Audiophile.
+1, @edgyhassle - To put it another way: "I refuse to belong to any club that would have me as a member." - Groucho Marx  
Help us build our playlist for our next show in November!
After looking at your 2023 playlist, I suggest  you check out the soundtrack to "Crossing Jordan," as it contains great cover versions of the following songs: "Season Of the Witch" - RICHARD THOMPSON "Can't Find My Way Home" - ALISON KRAUSE "Th... 
Help us build our playlist for our next show in November!
I agree that "Aja" has reached cliche status as a demo song. After I obtained either Japanese imports (SHM's) or hybrid SACD's of Steely Dan's first 7 albums ("Can't Buy a Thrill ' - "Gaucho"), I decided to come up with a playlist of the 20 most "... 
What is your most fond musical memory.
Hunters & Collectors - 1987 The Blue Nile - 1990 Sade - 1993 The most "primal," the most "spiritual" and the most "sensual" concerts that I've ever seen. If you can't figure out the sensual one, go back and read the post by skchun. Biggest... 
Resolving CD Transports Crowd Sourcing
If your DAC has an I2S input, that could easily narrow your search down as a majority of available transports don't output I2s. Last I heard, the new Shanling ET3 has been on backorder for months.  
What was your first record?
My first 45 was either "Dizzy" by Tommy Roe or one of The Beatles early singles. My first few albums were all greatest hits (due to limited budget/allowance) by the likes of: The Byrds, Bob Dylan, Donovan, Doors and the Guess Who. My first "prop... 
Modding the PS Audio Directstream DAC MK1 and MK2
I did not see the 8/22 post about the Direct Stream "Junior" model; so, my bad.  
Modding the PS Audio Directstream DAC MK1 and MK2
I tried sending messages to both the RichardsElectronics and JK Richards accounts on 7/25, 8/17 & 8/21 and I never heard back from either one. Don't know what else to do.  
Building a 100 album vinyl collection 3 must have albums are?
"I find myself agreeing with you today" is a good example of why the music related threads tend to be more enjoyable (and civil) then the equipment related threads. +1 for Jeff Buckley - "Grace;" I can't believe I forgot that one. While not a uni...