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Classical Music for Aficionados
    To be more clear, it seems like @rvpiano is creating the top state, but the system is actually in the center state. But by reversing each channel, would create the bottom state, the correct one. Unless I am misunderstanding what @rvpiano... 
Classical Music for Aficionados
Unless I am misunderstanding what @rvpiano is describing, this does not sound correct to me:   It just so happens that my Conrad-Johnson preamp is phase inverting, which means the cables should be black to black on one speaker and on the other ... 
Can you tell the difference between a $200 and a $200,000 guitar?
@frogman Listeners who because they can’t hear nuances that others can, or are so predisposed to believing it is not possible to do so that they then assume it must all be bs. @noromance Agreed. I cannot fathom how some folks cannot compen... 
Can you tell the difference between a $200 and a $200,000 guitar?
Yes, of course the guitarist is more important than the the guitar. Thanks for the tautology people. It is a no brainer that a brilliant classical guitarist would be much better to listen to on the $200 guitar, than a hack would be on the $20,00... 
Anyone listen to entire albums?
For me, it depends on so much about the album and my mood. Sure, there are times when I want to listen to the entire album, but other when I do not. I often get in the mood to listen to only a song for two off an album. I listen to quite a bit o... 
Those rare albums that are great on first listen.
@unreceivedogma Do these questions seem to generate answers that reply more to the question “what are your favorite LPs”, or is it me?   Not for me. My entire music listening history is rife with: bands, musicians, composers, genres and sub... 
Those rare albums that are great on first listen.
Renaissance - Turn of the Cards (1974) Prog, influenced by late Romantic era classical music, elevated by the voice of Annie Haslam. 5+ octaves, near perfect intonation, dynamics, power, loads of emotion.   That voice sent shivers down my s... 
Noir album recommendations
As @windywoodworker mentioned, there is an entire subgenre called 'noir jazz", or sometimes "dark jazz". Some names to check out: Trigg and Gusset Alex North & His Orchestra Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble ØṔЁŦ Dale Cooper Quartet and the ... 
Worst Speakers Ever??
Back in the 70’s, every stereo chain had it’s house brand. They all sucked. They pretty much got everything wrong about speaker design and build. And that was back then, when a lot less was known. The vast majority of 70’s Japanese speakers. Too... 
What if a high end speaker measures really badly?
I can hear a pair of speakers, and by how they sound, I can usually be pretty accurate on what parameters will measure badly. I have built and upgraded enough speakers in my life, to let me know where the problem measurements will be. I tend to b... 
Speakers, floor standing or Bookshelfs
@newfzx7  I'm of the mind, If you like the sound of your speakers why remove part of their character and then try to replace it using the sub?  Running full range you just augment the sound with the sub without taking something away first. Whi... 
A SHOCKING DISC-OVERY TANITE NO KIDDN!!!
While I love fusion, Azymuth is a little too light and breezy for me. They are also a bit more funky than I like my jazz.  Fantastic musicians, though. But give me the intense, heavy, fiery fusion (Return to Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Brand ... 
Speakers, floor standing or Bookshelfs
Unlike an HT multiple speaker system, a two channel set up with a well integrated sub(s) generally improves the overall dimensionality, imaging and tonal density of any speaker system regardless of the lower frequency response of the speaker. @... 
Best music in 2024
When I contribute to threads about best music for the current year, I only consider new music from that year, or with regards to classical music, music that was composed recently, but it first recorded in the current year. Mary Halvorson - Cloudw... 
Songs that reference audio equipment
Modern Music, by art rockers, Be Bop Deluxe, a criminally forgotten band, IMO. The song starts with the sound of a radio tuner moving up and down the dial. Lyrics: Modern music on my radio Another station and another show If only I could let my...