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Mel Torme
My personal favorites include the old Coral mono "Live at the Crescendo" (this is stunning) and the Verve simply entitled, "Torme". If you like Torme, they are all quite fine from a musical standpoint. Some of the Atlantic stuff from the later 60'... 
Berning TF-10 to TF-12. anyone do that?
Very interesting news regarding a new Berning preamp. Having heard the ZH270 in my own system (and the MC40s but not the 60s), I don't think there's really a need to compare these two very different designs sonically. Let's just say that the ZH270... 
Berning TF-10 to TF-12. anyone do that?
I think that the upgrade from a TF10 to a TF12 was one of those jawdropping audio moments in my life. Mind you, my TF10 had only recently (a couple years or so) been back to Berning for the "A" modification, along with some other "improvements" as... 
Berning TF-10 to TF-12. anyone do that?
While everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I find the above post at the asylum entirely off mark. I've owned the TF10, and own the TF12 (about six years and counting), and find the TF12 to be a considerably better preamp than the TF10 (thoug... 
Paul Speltz speaker cables
Folks, I'm curious if you built your own, or if you bought them from Paul assembled. If you bought them assembled, I'm curious as to the geometry he applied (ie, are they just just running side by side, are they lightly or tightly twisted, are the... 
The question "The Acoustat Delema"
DilemmaInefficientQuiteSorry to be a PITA, but this stuff is inexcusable. I guess it's the former English major in me....-R. 
Best copper interconnect cables
Thanks for the responses folks. Perhaps in the new year, when the Xmas depletion has been tamed, I'll try a set of the Chimera speaker cables and report my findings(I'd love to hear a set of the Jena Labs, but alas, they are way out of my price ra... 
Best tool for cartridge alignment?
I'd say the Wallytractor is so expensive because each one is made for a specific tonearm (effective length + overhang), and lovingly etched by Wally himself (mine is signed and dated). IMHO, there is NO other alignment device that gives the level ... 
Best copper interconnect cables
Shasta & Rgd,Do you own only the interconnect or speaker cables as well? I ask, since I'm very interested in Chimera's speaker cables, but I've looked in vain for any user feedback on the speaker cables. Many people applaud the ICs, but little... 
Attention LP12 Valhalla owners
Try Accent on Music in Mt. Kisco NY. I've bought many LP12 parts from them, and there has never been an issue with availability or willingness. Good listening,-R. 
Kimber 8TC bi-wire opinions...
I completely agree with the above assessment of the 8TC vs the Goertz/Alpha Core - the 8TC is very good cable, but the Goertz is that much better for about the same money. Again, as with all cables, this is a totally subjective opinion and may or ... 
Berning EA-230
I have a pair of them wired as 60W monoblocks. I think they're great, but then again, I own a TF-12 preamp as well, and another couple Berning amps too, so I guess I'm biased. The 6JN6 output tubes are cheap and plentiful, and the amp(s) take quit... 
Eerie, Ethereal, Moody, Involving Soundtracks
I think the soundtrack to "Kafka" qualifies quite nicely. Very spooky and dramatic in that eastern European kind of way. As previously mentioned, I'm also quite fond of the "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me" soundtrack - Angelo Badalementi (sic?) got... 
Sagging power cable at IEC outlet - any remedies?
I prefer the little plastic tripod that comes in pizza boxes to prevent the top cover from touching the surface of the pie. Chop down the legs, and slide under. Cheap (free), efficient and unobtrusive without altering the PC. Of course, my IEC is ... 
Why would anyone want to listen to a harpsichord?
For years I've enjoyed Trevor Pinnock's performance of the Scarlatti Sonatas on the Archiv Production label, and use it as a reference CD. It is one of the few CDs I own that I never tire of, and when it falls into rotation, several weeks can go b...