Responses from layton64

Well Recorded Classical Symphonic Recordings
Produced by Enoch Light Wagner Preludes and Overtures, William Steinberg, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Command Classics, Stereo 35MM on Vinyl 1961 Gold Label Original Pressing  
Enjoying "Affordable" Equipment
"Affordable" is relative of course however in the context of most magazine equipment reviews this is definitely on the lower priced end of the spectrum.   
Enjoying "Affordable" Equipment
I have had the Rhea Eclipse phono preamp for quite some time. I do recall when I first used it there was a dramatic improvement in my vinyl playback. That might be a big part of why the Technics is such an enjoyable listen for me. Also there is so... 
Your Ultimate Phono Preamp: Which One Would You Choose?
Aesthetix Rhea Eclipse. I've had it for 6 years. Adding this was the biggest one time improvement in my analog playback system.      
Recommendations for really well-recorded music for high-end audio system demo
Any vinyl on the Command label produced by Enoch Light  
Music first or sound first?
I spent a period choosing "audiophile Quality recordings without regard to the music genre. Doing this I discovered and enjoyed music that I would never considered listening to. Great way to expand music appreciation.   
Turntable prices. Is my mind going?
I have a Regal RP 6 fitted with a stock Denon DL103 I have a Rega P10 fitted with an Aphelion 2. Playing both through an Aesthetic Rhea phon stage. I enjoy the TT with the Denon DL103. Not judging the sound but it just is more enjoyable to liste... 
Ripping CDs
I have a PC, NAS drive, Dac connected via Balanced cable to a great stereo system. I ripped all my CD's and play the ripped files using JRiver. I have tried FLAC and WAV formats; both sound great. I have learned how to tag and manage the data for ... 
Your Not-So-Obvious Best Fidelity LPs
Any Command Classics recordings produce by Enoch Light from 1959 through 1965. Some of the music is a little hokey but the recordings feature great clarity and accurate instrument tonality. The stereo effects are entertaining and sometimes over pr... 
Ripping CD's to hard drive
I used JRiver on my Windows 10 PC, ripped entire collection to a NAS drive. I play my collection using JRiver software through a Parasound Zdac connected to Krell Preamp and Krell Amp, and Harbeth 40.2 speakers. Inexpensive, sounds great but slow ... 
Soundstage drastically worsened when I replaced a solid state AV amp with tubes.
Soundstage is overrated. I attend many live music performances. Solo acoustic and electric, medi and large ensembles, a variety of acoustic spaces mostly I hear the sound a a giant quilt devoid of any pin point location. Soundstaging in sound repr... 
What selections do you play when showing off your system to others?
Enoch Light, Bongos Flutes and Guitars or any of his Command Performance Label recordings on vinyl  
Why do so many sellers take offense to offers on their listings?
The best way to respond to any offer, including a low ball is to send a counter offer. Being offended makes no sense. If you offer me 1000 on a 10000 lusting I will counter at 9,900. Show you are a serious seller and respond to all offers.  
why do so many discussions turn contentious?
Audiogon is hurting their brand. Either the ought to moderate the discussions, remove them entirely or set it up so if a member asks a question all responses go directly to that member. No more public discussion. The anonymity afforded by these in... 
Class A amplifiers
Last week, I shipped my Krell Evo 402e for a factory refurbishment. It is played six to eight hours daily for 10 years and well ventilated. I plan to keep it forever and feel it a good investment to refresh the unit.