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kahlenz

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If A.I. took the place of musicians, would you listen to it?
Music, for me, is about the human connection.  I don't appreciate it as a product.  If I can't relate to the musician struggling with their instrument or find an emotional connection with the composer I quickly become disinterested. Most (not all... 
Anyone listen to entire albums?
It really depends. First of all, I don’t listen to music as an ambient background noise while I am doing something else. Either I am listening to music or the hifi is shut off. When I do listen to music, I want to hear the whole piece, or a logica... 
Subwoofer for music only ?
That's a small room. How do you posture yourself to listen to music?  Do you sit on a chair between the speakers?  Do you sit at a desk?  Do you lie on the bed? For the best listening experience in a small room like that I would first get rid of... 
I don't get it...Exile on main Street-Blue
Exile is the Stones on the top of their game. The music is exploratory but all the songs are unmistakably The Rolling Stones.  At the time they were certainly in a groove and could do no wrong.  Not as pop oriented as the other albums of that era ... 
At what price is one considered an Audiophile.
Grado sr-60 headphones.  $99.  
Need some help picking my first MC Cartridge
The Hana ML is a good choice.  I have an SL but I am running it into 1kohm (100 is too low).  The ML should be fine. My concern is the tonearm on the Sansui.  It would be a bit course for the very low ohm LOMC carts; you'll just have to see how we... 
So you just took a gummie...What song is on the menu?
I would have no patience for that. Smoke a joint and play the other side of whatever is on the table from last night.  
Turntable recommendation
Get a Record Doctor (about $220) as well.  You will be good for a long time!  
Turntable recommendation
Rega RP-1 and Schitt Mani.  Plenty good for a serious start, upgrade later if you get the bug (listen to all your records first and enjoy the great sound, then upgrade with the RP-1 Performance Pack ($250) and listen to them again). Next stop wil... 
I feel it is time to upgrade my 1977 system.......
Note:  I ran my gray box Altec VOTT A-7s with a Dynamo ST-70 (modified and upgraded with a modified PAS 3x) for years and loved it!  Nice juicy tube sound!  The Luxman is much more accurate and less "tubey", but if I had your speakers I would cert... 
I feel it is time to upgrade my 1977 system.......
Go ahead and splurge on a Luxman SQ-N150 Tube Integrated Amplifier.  $3300 and plenty of power for your Model 19s.  Looks cool and takes up very little space! Spend some time auditioning speaker cables, power cables, and perhaps a dedicated circui... 
Admitting my error…
If I had to start over I would go all digital and streaming.  The odd CD can be transferred to online storage (or a hard drive if you must). If you really want to go vinyl, why not get something reasonable like a Rega P-8 or a Technics SL1200 GR. ... 
How do you find time to enjoy your $$$ speakers and system?
I find a few hours a week to listen to music.  Usually 1-2 hours per session. Background music usually just annoys me.  I cannot relate to people that have music going on all the time (TV going all the time is even worse). That said, I sometimes... 
Why Are We Breaking Our Brains?
@edcyn I would suggest that art is sublimely precise in it's ability to communicate emotion, trigger memory, and influence thought.  Science, on the other hand, is clunky in comparison with its manufactured measuring tools, limited precision, and ... 
It was 61 years ago today...
I certainly remember when the Beatles first appeared on Ed Sullivan. I was probably six. The neighbors' young teenage daughter came over (they didn’t have a TV) and Mom made TV dinners. Mom liked them, Dad was indifferent, and I was dumbfounded. A...