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Well Recorded Classical Symphonic Recordings
Both the Solti Mahler 2 & 3 with the Chicago are digital. For me, the best second for sound by Vladimir Jurowski and the London Phil. It is a live recording.  
Well Recorded Classical Symphonic Recordings
I have to add: for sonics alone Mahler 2 and 3 with Solti and the Chicago. Their brass is astonishing, but don’t look for deeper meanings. On Telarc, get Maazel’s Shostakovich 5 coupled with Stravinsky’s "Rite Of Spring." It is a powerhouse. You m... 
Well Recorded Classical Symphonic Recordings
Buy Norman Lebrecht's book: "Why Mahler? How One Man and Ten Symphonies Changed Our World" He discusses multiple interpretations of each symphony. If you like the Telarc sound, see Zander's Mahler 5 with the Philharmonia Orchestra. Abbado's second... 
Upgrade Digital Cable Review
Would Audioquest Coffee digital cables make a difference over the Cinnamon variety I am using now/ What cable under $800 does anyone recommend?  
Sviatoslav Richter. Greatest pianist of the last century?
It's "transcendent." And it might have been Rachmaninov himself who deserved the adjective most.  
Denafrips Pontus *15th* ?    
Hearing aid question
I got my hearing aids through an HMO. They paid $3600 for the pair. There was an option for an improvement from Denmark for $1,800. I paid it. The hearing aids are the most important piece of my system. There was a discussion on the PS Audio chat ... 
power cord for pass 250.8
There must be as many power cord manufacturers as there are things to plug them into. I bought a new 2-meter Hurricane on Mercari for $550. There is more wiring there than buyers, apparently, so a big bargain occasionally.appears. My experience wi... 
TAS. The Absolute Sound?
I bought a one-year subscription to TAS for $7 online. The March issue was their thumbnails of reviews in all their categories including one new one. Harley’s Complete Guide to High-End Audio is indispensable, I think for audiophiles on any level.... 
BHK 250
The BHK  is a stereo amp. The sale on the Stellar Strata 150 Watts, Dac and streamer for $1749 is pretty good, too.  
Upgraded my cables and they transformed my system!!!
Did you ever consider any other manufacturer than Audioquest? Also, you might have saved some money by replacing the Thunder in the power conditioner with the Tornado you already have.  Congratulations on your major upgrade. What's next?  
Purchase on Audiogon arrived not as described
My Kef R3s were packed in one box and shipped to me by FedEx. The delivery person was a young woman who looked to be 100 Lbs soaking wet. She had no cart or hand truck. She dragged the box down the hall to me after most likely dropping it a couple... 
Tube preamp for pass labs ?
There's a Rogue Audio 99 that was used with a Pass Labs XA 25 on Ebay for $1400 right now. You might ask the seller what he experienced with it.  
Preamp vs DAC vs Streamer
If the Parasound checks all the boxes, why not listen to IT first. I used to have one of their pre-amps. It had an excellent phono pre-amp section and overall was not dull and lifeless.  
BEST little know Jazz Album that you ever heard?
Cecil Taylor Spring of Two Blue Jays; Freddie Redd,The Connection.  The latter was an off-Broadway play I saw around 1960. The record was on Blue Note.