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Synthesis Amplifiers: One of High End's Best Kept Secrets?
Thanks for the recommendation. I will look into the BMC cable. I feel like finding the right USB cable may be the last piece of the puzzle at this point.  
Synthesis Amplifiers: One of High End's Best Kept Secrets?
This kind of demonstration makes you wonder how many audiophiles have given up on speakers without ever hearing their real potential due to an inferior or mismatched amplifier.  While a great amp might make a modest speaker sound amazing, it doesn... 
Casual listening
I hear you. I have found that the process of evaluating gear and enjoying music are mutually exclusive.I can do one or the other, but not both.  
Synthesis Amplifiers: One of High End's Best Kept Secrets?
@larryi  The F1-12s are on my radar. A very good deal on a used pair tempted me a few months back, but the timing wasn't good. My wife isn't crazy about their looks either, so there is that to overcome since the system is in our primary living ar... 
Synthesis Amplifiers: One of High End's Best Kept Secrets?
Thanks very much, Bill. It really has been somewhat of an odyssey, but I had some fun along the way and got to sample a wide swath of great-sounding amps, while at the same time coming to terms with exactly the kind of sound I was looking for. I f... 
Synthesis Amplifiers: One of High End's Best Kept Secrets?
Thanks for all who have chimed in, those who have also had thrilling experiences with the Synthesis gear and those with very kind and supportive comments. I have always appreciated this about our community, our shared enthusiasm for good sound and... 
Synthesis Amplifiers: One of High End's Best Kept Secrets?
I am sure I would have been fine with the A40, as the Fynes are quiet efficient, but it is great to have the power to spare. The amp is not necessarily inexpensive, but let's just say I was able to pull thousands of dollars out of my system by sel... 
Better story teller than Edmund Fitzgerald?
Here's another vote for James McMurtry. Does Choctaw Bingo qualify as a historical event? Either way, it's a hell of a story. Early Lucinda Williams. "Pineola" is a masterpiece of storytelling.. Finally, Tom T. Hall. "The Story Songs" is damn ne... 
Best music in 2022
Another one I like a whole lot is Nilufer Yanya's "Painless." Great album!  
Best music in 2022
Ashley McBride Presents: Lindeville I absolutely love this album.  
Beyonce releases first album in six years RENAISSANCE
I love the new Beyonce, which was especially good today spurring me on through my workout and treadmill run at the gym. If this album doesn't get you moving, you're wired differently than I am. And that's just fine. But the hostility is weird.  
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Rolling Stones, "Sticky Fingers" 1977 Rolling Stones Records COC 39105  
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Otis Spann, "Walking the Blues" 1972 Barnaby  
Whats on your turntable tonight?
The Duke Ellington Quartet,  "Duke's Big Four"  1974 Pablo  
Best Sound Track Ever Vote for One
The Hot Spot Paris, Texas