Responses from rockadanny

Homage to those who are pleased with your audio rig
@ghdprentice  Thank you! Yes, a labor of love, for sure. Checking out your system ... yow! Beauty AND the Beast. Very swanky. Bet it sounds superb. Nice job!  
Homage to those who are pleased with your audio rig
I am so pleased with my current kit that I believe I have reached my end-game system. I’d never thought this before, no matter how satisfied I was. This is the first time ever, regardless of how thrilled I was about my system, that I’ve stopped pu... 
Suggest one obsure album we all should hear
Impossible to boil down to just one, so my idea is for these two. Flip a coin each day, and for heads listen to "From The Hip", by Con Brio, and for tails listen to "Badlands", by Trampled Under Foot. You'll thank me later.  
I'm at the pearly gates and they tell me I can only bring in one jazz cd
Yeah, I'm afraid I'll be passing through fiery gates, but I'd have to bring Kind of Blue with me. That recording still effects me, and one I've never grown tired of. Plus, down there, it will likely be my only respite to chill a bit.  
Scratch - The Crusaders
Funny that you mentioned Entrance by Edgar Winter. I was 14 when that came out and was listening to lots of different music on Detroit radio stations, but never heard anything quite like that! R&R/Jazz/Gospel combo really blew my mind and guid... 
Is There A Big Difference Between Subwoofers From Different Manufacturers
Subs are speakers too! So yeah, there are certainly differences between them. I auditioned several, well known accepted audiophile brands and chose which sounded best to me. Different ones may also have different features as well, so there's that ... 
Albums you do not get...a plea for help and understanding
Anything Miles did before BB I LOVE I used to feel the same way! Every couple of years I'd pull out my copy of BB and try to listen but I could not get through even one whole side. I ended up springing for a MoFi release and played it LOUD. I t... 
How Much Do Your Subwoofer(s) Cost Relative to Speakers
When I had subs:  1 : 4  (each sub)  
Albums you do not get...a plea for help and understanding
Beach Boys "Pet Sounds". Artists I don't get who are universally praised: Grateful Dead (although I love Gerry Garcia with other projects and believe he is supremely talented), Frank Sinatra, Elvis.  
Most Realistic Recordings
Sahib Shihab & The Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra This recording is shockingly real sounding.  
Audio Mirror 45 thoughts?
One time I had a distributor for a different amplifier company (very well known, highly regarded, SS amps) over to hear my system. I had asked him to evaluate my system to suggest which of his amplifiers would best suit my gear. And which one woul... 
Audio Mirror 45 thoughts?
I had a pair for several years. They are outstanding amplifiers. They drove my 87dB EgglestonWorks Fontaines and then also my PAP Trio15 Horn-1 speakers very well. PLENTY of power! They do well in all frequencies, and I was amazed at how terrific ... 
Best Home HIFi you’ve listened to
@oddiofyl - Thank you for your kind words. I am very much enjoying the Whammerdyne. It sounds pure, immediate, and spacious. Paired with willing speakers (mine are rated 96dB and friendly impedance), I get plenty of volume, along with very good ba... 
Best Home HIFi you’ve listened to
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Best Home HIFi you’ve listened to
My current system: Opera Audio Consonance Ref 2.2 CDP (upgraded) Mapletree Audio 2A/SE preamp (NOS 6SN7 tubes) Whammerdyne DGA-1 stereo amp (NOS 2A3 tubes) Pure Audio Project Trio15 Horn-1 speakers