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Modifying Crossovers
@gdnrbob I would be highly suspect of anyone who thinks they know more than the speaker designer. If they know so much, why haven’t they designed their own speaker. My 2 cents...   It’s not about claiming to know more than the designer, it ... 
Are you interested in the new generation of "old school" design loudspeakers?
No, not if the OP means nostalgic or appearance.  I go strictly for performance goals within my budget so follow the latest technology components.  Because this is my first high-end audio system, so I valued "neutral+linear" over "musical" audio ... 
The MQA debate is finally over
@kota1  As for minuses I can give you an example. If you listen to violins in an orchestra in FLAC they sound rich, harmonious, they ebb and swell with the tempo, its wonderful. But they sound like a group of violins, not individual violins. Wh... 
Snarky Puppy is On Tour!
I so want to love Snarky Puppy, but they miss being great for me.  They are certainly good, but I want my fusion to be a bit more fiery, intense, and complex. With that being said, I have seen them every time they've been to LA, and will most li... 
Whats playing on your system today?
Not today, but from last night's listening session: Craig Taborn - Daylight Ghosts (2016, CD) / Fantastic jazz quartet on ECM label, with the phenomenal Taborn on piano. Excellent mix of high energy and introspective jazz, in that typical ECM est... 
The MQA debate is finally over
Well, I believe the debate is finally over, but not for the reason you give. MQA is entering administration (the UK equivalent of bankruptcy). So, whether it is better than FLAC, or not, is sort of a moot point. But I always thought that quad DS... 
Sat front row at the symphony...
For the vast majority major symphony halls, I believe center, toward the back of the "Orchestra" section is considered the best for sound, I've heard a few systems over the years, that can do a pretty good job of reproducing the scale of an orche... 
Big orchestral sound in pop, rock etc.
@chmaiwald   I can already return the favour and recommend Magma´s „Mekanik Destruktiv Kommandöh“: On the one hand it´s really out there on the other it´s so rhythmic and rocking, a bit of a take it or leave it thing. I love it. I am already v... 
The Amazing Purifi Speaker Drivers ! Major-Breakthrough
Breakthrough or not, they are fantastic drivers! They do seem measure better than the majority of the similarly priced competition. A friend of mine has them in a pair of kits from Meniscus Audio Group, called "Virage", designed by the highly re... 
Big orchestral sound in pop, rock etc.
Look no further than almost the entire genre, and most of its subgenres, of progressive music. In the 70’s, the vast majority of these bands, had a big orchestral sound. Mostly due to the use of the keyboards available at the time. Hammond organ,... 
Are Harbeth Super HL5 XD right for me?
I will have to be one of the dissenting opinions here. While they are certainly pleasant to listen to, they are hardly accurate, detailed, nor do they image or create a soundstage with any real proficiency.  I have heard them out in the room, an... 
What is the VERY BEST CD album you've ever heard?
I listen to a lot of progressive and avant-garde music, so a huge part of my collection is by bands, musicians, composers that are not popular. Of course I listen to most of the better known prog bands: Yes, Genesis, ELP, King Crimson, Steve Wils... 
Jazz like this? Suggestions
As @petaluman said, check out much of the ECM catalog, past and current. While most of it will be more 'progressive' than the Magnus Ringblom Quartet, it will also be somewhat introspective in tone and mood, like the Magnus Ringblom Quartet. In ... 
Why do we stop listening to new music as we get older?
@jdougs  You are correct. I should not have made assumptions about you. I apologize for that. But, this place does often seem more about nostalgia, than about music. And I was letting my frustration over the pretty consistent chorus around here... 
Why do we stop listening to new music as we get older?
@jrosemd I think that 99% of the music being recorded these days is crap - and my three sons, who are all. in their mid-30's - agree.  They listen to the same music as me - Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, NRBQ, They Might Be Giants, Chicago, e...