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simonmoon

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Need Guidance for Next/Last Pair of Speakers
If you don’t mind a very small amount of assembly, you should check in the Pure Audio Project Trio 15. Pure Audio Project The enclosure bolts together, then drivers are mounted and wired up. All with tools included. Besides saving a bit of mone... 
Songs you use when auditioning gear
Since I previously talked about what I look for in a good recording, and why; here are a few examples. These first few are mid to late 20th and 21st century classical, and tend to be atonal, angular, and kind of "thorny" sounding, so musically, Y... 
Using PA Speakers In A Home "Audiophile" Application!
@toddalin  If you are ever in Southern California, you need to come to my house and hear what PA components set in the right cabinets can do for imaging and soundstage, clarity, and precision of instrument and vocal placement. Some of the "PA" ... 
Using PA Speakers In A Home "Audiophile" Application!
@deep_333  The culprit is largely PA electronics, imo. For example, I’ve tried Crown amps on my hifi rig and the soundstage flattening is immediate. I have also observed it when trying out Mcintosh hifi amps (not meaning to offend any Mcintosh u... 
Songs you use when auditioning gear
@jastralfu  that’s an interesting perspective.  I don’t listen to much classical but I have been diving into all types of Jazz though.  Any suggestions for well recorded Jazz titles? Even before I became a classical fan, I would still use clas... 
Songs you use when auditioning gear
@newbee touches on this above. The TL;DNR version. When I am evaluating gear, I want to, initially at least, use recordings with the least possible amount of studio effects and manipulation. I want the instruments to be as purely recorded as pos... 
Starting a Classical Vinyl Music Collection
@jjbeason14  Can I ask why you want to start a vinyl only classical collection? Why not just a collection of classical music regardless of format? I love vinyl and have a large collection (of various genres), but, I  could never ignore all the ... 
Favorite Obscure Rock Song
"Supper’s Ready" by Genesis I hate to be that guy. But the state of present day rock is pretty bad if Supper’s Ready is considered obscure. But I am not that guy, since there is an ongoing supply of great modern music. But as a huge fan of pr... 
Contemporary Classical Composers - new discoveries
Has anyone mentioned Tōru Takemitsu? Seriously great composer. His compositions tend to have an air of mystery and serenity.    
Your Not-So-Obvious Best Fidelity LPs
@cundare2  Thanks for remindng us about the Nonesuch label. Although not sonically consistent throughout its catalog, when those guys got it right, they produced recordings that still stand up to many of today's best. And the fact that the NS ca... 
Using PA Speakers In A Home "Audiophile" Application!
I haven’t read the entire thread, so this might have already been mentioned. But if one cares at all about imaging and soundstage, then pa speakers should be avoided. I have heard dozens of pa speakers at many different price points in home syst... 
Contemporary Classical Composers - new discoveries
@mahler123 My tastes are more along the lines of @mahgister , but I concur with @simonmoon ,, that ultimately taste is subjective and we shouldn’t impose ours on others. I think one of turn offs for me of the Second Viennese School (SVS) was t... 
Contemporary Classical Composers - new discoveries
I concur with Arvo Part suggestion ... All these composers go out of the dead end road created by Schoenberg... 😊 Music must speak to the human heart or to the body metabolism or to the soul...When it spoke out of tonality or out of cultural g... 
Contemporary Classical Composers - new discoveries
Wolfram Schurig (Austria) born 1967      
Contemporary Classical Composers - new discoveries
Joan Tower (USA) born 1938. Concerto for Orchestra (1991) This kills me every time I listen to it.