Responses from rettrussell

Looking for Blues with High Fidelity
As an appendix to my RJ Centennial Collection recommendation, let me say further that digital magic has been done on the master tapes so somehow the guitar still has vibrancy and depth despite whatever processing has been utilized.....check it out... 
Looking for Blues with High Fidelity
Robert Johnson is not synonymous with high fidelity and I, like most people, was turned off by the noisy, hiss-soaked sound of early releases. Thats why I wholeheartedly recommend: Robert Johnson - The Centennial Collection (Sony/Legacy Records,... 
A** Kicking, Rock and Roll!
You asked for it: G. G. Allin & the Murder Junkies ”Hated in the Nation” ”Rock ‘n Roll Terrorist” and others. If you and your crew make it to the end of these albums a lot of people will be mentally/physically damaged.  
What are your favorite "HOT" songs?
Elvis - Burning Love Johnny Cash - Burning Ring of Fire Third World - 96 Degrees in the Shade  
How much “suspension of disbelief do you need?”
The responses to OP provoke me to the core of why I choose to devote time getting the audio reproduction right, meaning “good enough for me”. The old conundrum about whether to “fish or cut bait” applies; remembering to relax and just enjoy isn’t... 
Sony SCD-777ES, Oppo UPD-205 or Marantz SA-KI Ruby
My UDP-205 is the Modwright customized version with a separate single-tube power supply and twin-tube audio output. I'm happy as can be with it but haven't listened to the other players mentioned. This may be a stupid question: have you made the ... 
Has gear or a recording ever made your ears hot?
This is related, but not a joke. In the mid-seventies I saw Black Sabbath live, sans ear protection, and the first few songs sounded great. Then, as it became clear the volume was REALLY loud, I noticed my ear canal was actually slick with what ... 
Share albums where EVERY SINGLE song is good
Many great albums listed here so I won’t bother being repetitive; a few albums I find are over way too fast: Black Market - Weather Report Dread Inna Babylon - U Roy Heart Like a Wheel - Linda Ronstadt Girl From Ipanema - Getz/Gilberto album ... 
2022 is almost here. Why are you here?
I’m here because I love music and want to reproduce the bang I get out of hearing it live. Do I get a kick out of reading about all the theories and audio advice? Sure. Am I concerned about this newly discovered occasional ringing in my ear? Sur... 
burn in - how important?
And yes…..I’ve found that break-in/warm-up makes a considerable SQ improvement.  
burn in - how important?
I leave my oppo BDP 205 disc player powered on all the time. it was modded by Modwright with dual tubes in the audio output stage and has a single tube in the added power supply, which I do not leave on. Does not leaving the power supply on cont... 
Beautiful Music That Reduce You To Tears
Quits - Danny O'Keefe  
Nietzsche and Runaway Audio Consumption
Wonderful food for thought. My go-to aphorism for making sense of many interactions: “When the pickpocket saw Jesus, all he saw was his pockets.”    
Finally Learned: Subs serve much larger role than adding more low bass
A few months ago I added an SVS Micro 3000 sub to my system (PL EVO 400, Modwright/OPPO 205, anti-cables, reworked '78 KHorns) as a result of comments on this forum.  My small house requires a living room installation and the right KHorn has only ... 
What song have you played the most?
The Grateful Dead- New Speedway Boogie.Anecdotally one of the most studio-rehearsed cuts from Workingman’s Dead; ode to Altamont.