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Ahh... Caravanserai, one of my fav Santana albums

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Agree. Haven't played that one in awhile. Forgot how good it is!!!!!

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Anything by Chet Baker, anytime.

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David Sylvian: Manafon (STRANGE album!)

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Blind Faith Del Ed
Live at Leeds Del Ed The Who
Truth - Jeff Beck

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I get in these moods every now and then

Today The complete In a Silent Way
Tomorrow The Complete Bitches Brew
Mon The Complete Jack Johnson

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All unknown to me...

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All Miles Davis

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Oh dear, what an ignorant amateur I am...

Listening to:

Sade: The best of

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In SACD stereo and MC. What a great pianist he is.

Cassette

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Blind Faith Del Ed
Live at Leeds Del Ed The Who
Truth - Jeff Beck

Great albums. What a reminder of those glorious yesteryears, as the tv host would say.

Live At Leeds was the ass kicking hard rock anthem that pretty much defined the way we saw ourselves (or wish we could be) at the time. I was a senior in high school. The Who were Gods, along with The Holy Trinity and Frank Zappa. (I was Catholic.) The deluxe version also includes Tommy, which is very cool to hear live.

I'm listening to Teenager Of The Year by Frank Black. Heavy rotation lately.

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Went thru Jack Johnson

The Lost Chords find Paolo Fresu - Carla Bley
Tommy - The Who Mofi
Live in Concert at Carnegie Hall - Harry Belafonte 2cd german release no edits

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I have the double LP edition of Live in Concert at Carnegie Hall with Belafonte. Amazing sound from 1959. I wonder if the CD is as good. Have you heard the LP's?

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I have the double LP edition of Live in Concert at Carnegie Hall with Belafonte. Amazing sound from 1959. I wonder if the CD is as good. Have you heard the LP's?

I have them also, but all my vinyl is in storage,as well as the TT's.
This is one of the few lp's that my Dad would play that didn't irritate the heck out of me. I have 3 diff cd's, the one mentioned an RCA domestic release which is a single disc so its edited, an an SACD import. The worst sonics are the SACD which is a disappointment, the other 2 are good, but each is a little diff. Some have a sonic preference but IMHO they are pretty close sonically and not bad at all, just mixed diff, not unlike how AIX has stage vs audience mixes. This is why I wish SONY would allow a label like [FIM] to do an audioplile version. They blew it with the SACD release, IMHO of course.

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LP

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Son of Skip James - Dion
Saffronia - Lyambiko
New England/Front Page News - Wishbone Ash

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Donald "The Man" Fagen - Morph the Cat, 2006

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I love that record! The bass is an experience in itself, how does it sound on your Andra's?

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I love that record! The bass is an experience in itself, how does it sound on your Andra's?

For sure bro. Keld. I totally dig this album. Alot of choice tunes on it. Still listening through the JBL's currently. Waiting on payday so I can get my biwire cables to hook'em up. Found a pair of double barrel Zens and I hope the guy will hold them for me till then. The Eggs are begging to be fed some serious clean power in my estimation.

I hope to have my ML 336 back sooner rather than later. Until then the Adcom will suffice. Its a great amp too and I have never had one problem with it over the years, except for a on/off switch that went bad. easy fix.

Mark

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You are surely a very patient being! Man, I'd be going through the roof by now!

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You are surely a very patient being! Man, I'd be going through the roof by now!

Well my OCD kicked into high gear as I wait I bought some Murphy's oil soap and a gallon of distilled water to clean the piano black finish, now they look like a wet bar of soap. No swirls.

I did the Caig Pro Gold treatments on the binding posts, borrowed a friends polisher to polish the granite sides with a granite polishing compound (that crap is expensive!). I did not like the dull black screw-in spikes, so I took them to a plating company here in town to have them chrome plated so as to have a more appealing aesthetic contrast against the gloss black finish. I like the way Tidal loudspeakers (Germany) look so, thats why I did it. So, my obsessive/compulsive behavior does have its advantages I guess .

My friends think Im insane

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Fruit Tree - Nick Drake
Beggars Banquet - Rolling Stones SACD
Sticky Fingers - Rolling Stones SACD

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You are surely a very patient being! Man, I'd be going through the roof by now!

Well my OCD kicked into high gear as I wait I bought some Murphy's oil soap and a gallon of distilled water to clean the piano black finish, now they look like a wet bar of soap. No swirls.

I did the Caig Pro Gold treatments on the binding posts, borrowed a friends polisher to polish the granite sides with a granite polishing compound (that crap is expensive!). I did not like the dull black screw-in spikes, so I took them to a plating company here in town to have them chrome plated so as to have a more appealing aesthetic contrast against the gloss black finish. I like the way Tidal loudspeakers (Germany) look so, thats why I did it. So, my obsessive/compulsive behavior does have its advantages I guess .

My friends think Im insane

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Yeah, Mark's OCD is a mild case

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The Mermen: Live in San Francisco at The Independent, Disc #2 (Great music, Thanks Mark!)

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...Whew! glad I seen this while I was cleaning between the resistors on the pcb inside my amp with a Q-tip. seriously

No problem Bro., glad your liking Cd #2 of the Mermen in S.F. Tracks 1 and 5 hit me on a cerebral level.

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You are surely a very patient being! Man, I'd be going through the roof by now!

Well my OCD kicked into high gear as I wait I bought some Murphy's oil soap and a gallon of distilled water to clean the piano black finish, now they look like a wet bar of soap. No swirls.

I did the Caig Pro Gold treatments on the binding posts, borrowed a friends polisher to polish the granite sides with a granite polishing compound (that crap is expensive!). I did not like the dull black screw-in spikes, so I took them to a plating company here in town to have them chrome plated so as to have a more appealing aesthetic contrast against the gloss black finish. I like the way Tidal loudspeakers (Germany) look so, thats why I did it. So, my obsessive/compulsive behavior does have its advantages I guess .

My friends think Im insane

Mark


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As long as Shirona is NOT bringing you "wipes" and you don't put your doorknobs in the diswasher you are O.K. with us.

Don't get me contemplating Jim, you know those doorknobs have alot of bacteria on them

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That's why I keep spending my money as fast as I can. They carry bunches of bacteria too

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Sounds like time for 'Direct Deposit".

"Now all I need is credit card number", stated Elijah. From "Unbreakable" with Bruce Willis

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Sounds like time for 'Direct Deposit".

"Now all I need is credit card number", stated Elijah. From "Unbreakable" with Bruce Willis

I love that movie Jim. I wished it would have gotten more exposure. I have watched it about 5 times on DVD. Great story, unique.

Mark

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Thick as a Brick - Jethro Tull
Got Blooze - Leslie West
Caricatures - Donald Byrd

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Ljiljana Buttler: Frozen roses

Review: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/aug/14/ljiljana-buttler-cd-review

The sound on this recording is amazingly good, and the music is great laid back Balkan jazz

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Stars in the Crown - Jorma Kakonen
Fotheringgay
East/West - Bill Frisell
Shrine '69 - FleetwoodMac

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The Mermen, San Francisco psychedelic surf at its best.

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Jennifer Warnes:
The Hunter
Famous Blue Raincoat
The Well
Shot Through The Heart LP

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Jennifer Warnes has an incredible voice. Great writer too.

Mark

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I am waiting for her new album. I'm betting it is a homerun.

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Pink Floyd - Dark Side of The Moon, 1973.
MFSL Ultradisc II 24k

..I'm in the Hi-fi-delity....first class traveling set.....and I think I need a Lear Jet........

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Have you had the chance to listen to the DSD version at a friend's house or at at dealer?

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Have you had the chance to listen to the DSD version at a friend's house or at at dealer?

Never have heard that version Jim. This is the only one I have,(well not this one exactly) but mine is a MFSL Ultradisk II 24k just like this one.

Where do you get a DSD version? love to have it..

Mark

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Listening to:

Pink Floyd SACD at amazon:

Pink Floyd Dark Side SACD

I have bought used and new with never an issue at great prices.

I just bought 2 new SACDs from here for $4.00 each. I will post more info when they arrive and I audition.

Also, www.accessories4less.com occasionally has some good buys on SACD players.

ps Alison sure sounds real to me and Van Cliburn in 3 channel SACD is superb.

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appreciate it Jim.

Walter Becker - 11 Tracks of Whack, 2006

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Katia Skinavi: Piano Chopin 1999 Pro Piano 224522

Now:

Beautiful playing and a great recording by Carl Talbot

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Beautiful woman. Talented too?

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Britten's Orchestra - Stern|KAS SACD hybrid
Bruckner Sym#9 - Jarvi tFRS RCA red seal

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Same, still disappointed that she dropped out of the AIX project a few years ago!!

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A magnificent recording recorded at Horowotz' residence in 1986, '88, '89. Super quiet Deutsche Grammophon recording with well over 30db of dynamic swings. Mozart, Schubert, and Liszt on the card. Since I listen to a real Steinway B once a week this is a great, very accurate recording.

I should add that I had a chance to play Maestro Horowitz' piano after his passing as it made its way around to various Steinway dealers. That was a once in a lifetime experience. The touch of his model D was very light and probably only mastered by someone who never made a mistake. Suiting him to a T.

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Getz|Gilberto FIM K2HD

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My 2-$4.00 SACDs came today. In MC WOW!!!!!!!! It sure sound "real" to me. Thanks, DR. Kal

Next up, disc 2 SACD in MC:

Amazing what $8 buys these days!

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this looks amazing. I remember listening to Horowitz in the car with my mom. an excellent introduction to solo piano.

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