Responses from rettrussell

If A.I. took the place of musicians, would you listen to it?
Interesting question indeed. Back in the 60’s a group of studio musicians who were eventually referred to as “the wrecking crew” provided the early musical background for The Byrds, The Beach Boys, The Doors (?), and who knows who else. Audience... 
Looking for a CD / SACD player. Also, tell me about Esoteric
As a fan of BluRay audio discs I'm perplexed as to why that isn't an automatic feature of the Esoteric line-up, or every high-end disc player. I have only a stereo so the ATMOS and 5.1 audio options on the discs aren't of interest  to me. My (di... 
Recommendations for really well-recorded music for high-end audio system demo
IMO, Blu-Ray Audio discs are the best way to show off your your audio system; hi-def streaming is another way. If you can afford the $$$ box sets that hold hostage the blu-ray discs, you won't be disappointed. Sargent Pepper and Who's Next are bu... 
A.I. Rock & Roll travesty
Black Mirror, season 6, episode 1, “Joan is Awful” will peel back your eyelids regarding AI….  
Favorite moment with music in your car.
@allenf1963 +1 Your VW van story was great. I had a used ‘62 VW camper van that was electrically 6 volts, so I had to buy a 6V to 12V converter which bolted under the dash and powered my Tena 8 track tape player. With four people in it, going u... 
Favorite moment with music in your car.
One evening, high school ‘70, and the 5/8” thick homemade plywood boxes with 5” round speakers in my VW bug’s backseat well (dampened with plexiglass lathe shavings) somehow harmonically synced to ELP’s “Lucky Man” and the whole car seemed to shak... 
OPpo 205.... Awesome !!
No TV is involved, however, I do have an 8" Eyoyo lcd monitor attached so I can navigate the DVD and BluRay disc menus.... I have no surround sound...stereo only. When listening I almost always use the "Pure Audio" feature because (to me) the SQ ... 
OPpo 205.... Awesome !!
It has a repeat function, but that would play the whole cd over and over. This is sporadic….goes for days with no issue and then I notice I’ve listened to the same song for the 3rd time…  
OPpo 205.... Awesome !!
I’m happy with my Modwright oppo 205 but, weirdly enough, sometimes it starts repeating a track (track 5 or 7) and I can’t figure out how to fix it. Very annoying. Rebooting it doesn’t work. Anyone have any ideas of how to fix it?      
Weirdest record defect?
That calls for a rubber tone arm….  
I don't get it...Exile on main Street-Blue
+1 tablejockey Mick Taylor  Rolling Stone initially sorta panned exile….3 and a half stars maybe. Then….they saw it for its shredded brilliance and rated it the best of the best at least a few times. To really appreciate exile please put your p... 
Weirdest record defect?
Found this: https://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_forum/viewtopic.php?t=66028    
Weirdest record defect?
It’s been awhile, but if I recall  correctly it was a single beat (coulda been more) it had to have been a rock album…..70’s (?)  
Weirdest record defect?
It wasn't a defect, but at least one of my records (can't recall which) had a runout groove that maintained a drumbeat for as long as the record rotated. Thats probably why I invested in a tone arm lift device.  
Differences in YouTube, Spotify, etc.
Don't listen closely to streamed music so YouTube Music is fine for me. I haven't compared with others, but when I'm at other peoples houses and am given the music selection reins, their "Up Next" algorithm rarely fails to provide hours of what i...