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simonmoon

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Headphones vs speakers….
Despite having, and enjoying my pretty high end headphone and amp system (Grado GS3000, Astell and Kern amp, about $3500 combined), they will never, to me, sound as good as my full system. They lack the visceral impact of my full system, which is... 
Klipsch RP-600M II
@lanx0003  Relatively speaking, RP 600M Mk I has certain limitations despite of rave reviews from HR. The high ends are bright, edgy and forward and the bass is a bit bloated. The unbalanced, overly presence of highs and lows covers up the midra... 
The best looking speakers
I am purely in the "form should follow function" camp of audio design. This usually leads me to love the looks of quite a few speakers that many find not so aesthetically pleasing. AvantGarde Acoustics, Tidal, Aries Cerat, Acapella, and others. ... 
So you just took a gummie...What song is on the menu?
I haven’t partaken in any cannabis for decades, but if I did take that gummy, it certainly wouldn’t be just one song on my menu. It lasts for hours, after all... So, I would have full buffet of songs lined up. Among my choices would be: Yes - ... 
List some of your favorite live Jazz recordings
Here’s mine. Mostly fusion and avant-garde. Don’t get me wrong, I love most of the post-bop recordings most of you are listing, too. I just didn’t want to be redundant listing them again. Mahavishnu Orchestra - Between Nothingness and Eternity ... 
The Snob Appeal Premium
@jtgofish I am tempted to build some myself .Like you I have a stash of premium hardwood-Birdseye and curly jarrah and Tasmanian Blackwood. Hardwoods are not recommended for speaker enclosures. Different hardwoods, depending on density and h... 
How tall do you like your images?
I like an image height that seems to reflect what I would expect the performance height to be. For a couple examples: On the title track of King Crimson's "Islands", there is a cornet that begins a couple of minutes into the track, that on my sy... 
Anybody have personal experience with a Troles Graveson Subs?
Not familiar with Troels subs, but have heard several of his designs, and they have always been impressive. I have heard GR Research’s open baffle subs, and they are among the best I’ve heard. As much as I love my enclosed subs, there is nothing ... 
How does this forum feel about original house music and live DJing?
That stuff has some limited appeal to me for dance and party music. But when I want to sit down for serious listening session, I want to hear music with more musical depth, a very high level of musicianship, a somewhat high level of musical compl... 
The Snob Appeal Premium
I have been reading through the Troels Gravesen kit speaker builder project pages. Many of the people who have built those speakers also own very good "brand" models like B&W 802D and ATC SCM 40 speakers and are reporting that the $2500 kit ... 
List some of your favorite live Jazz recordings
Here’s mine. Mostly fusion and avant-garde. Don’t get me wrong, I love most of the post-bop recordings most of you are listing, too. I just didn’t want to be redundant listing them again. Mahavishnu Orchestra - Between Nothingness and Eternity (... 
The Snob Appeal Premium
There seems to be a common mistake many people have with audio, and especially as it reaches the upper prices and echelon. I see many people say things like, "is a $20K speaker really worth twice that of a $10K speaker?". Well, no, if one is exp... 
New In 2023
My list will be fairly obscure, with mostly progressive, experimental and avant-garde leaning bands and material.  So, YMMV... I will be back with even more. 2023 has started out pretty strongly for progressive genres of music (jazz, rock, clas... 
George Winston has passed away
He was certainly a great player, even if he didn't play in a style that appealed to me.  RIP  
Most amusing album or song titles
USA prog band, Happy the Man had a few song tittles that were amusing: Lunch at the Psychedelicatessen Knee Bitten Nymphs in Limbo I Forgot to Push It  - The band just got done playing an especially strong take of the song, but the recording en...