HOW TO LISTEN TO HIGH END AUDIO:

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HsvHeelFan

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Re: HOW TO LISTEN TO HIGH END AUDIO:
« Reply #40 on: 12 Jul 2017, 11:02 pm »
I also listen for details in the music.  In rock and roll are there quiet extra bits running around that you can hear on this system (Pink Floyd/Alan Parsons Project/ELO are good artists for this) but not on a lesser quality audio system?

With classical music,  I listen for inner accompaniment voices like 2nd violin or viola parts, 2nd clarinet/2nd flutes.  Any inner voices in a symphony or chamber music work that you KNOW well, will do.

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« Reply #41 on: 12 Jul 2017, 11:44 pm »
For me it is all about goosebumps and master tape epiphanies.

For years it was "this is sounding good!... How do I make it better?"

Thanks to James Tanner et al at Bryston and their beautiful bad ass 28's, (and some other wunderbar gear), I'm not chasing the rainbow anymore.

So now I chase Mint- vinyl and look forward to my weekend listening sessions with 12 year old single malt scotch or local craft beer.  And sometimes I get together with a friend who has to settle for VAC amplification. ;-)

I do enjoy outings to the symphony. Not much of a dress code these days although season openers can get toney. Our symphony sells Rush tickets on Thursdays for $10-15 and some of those seats are A-1. Center stage 8-12 rows will blow your hair back if Mahler or some of the more robust romantics are being played.

And after this experience you will know no effort to build a stupendous super-duper record playing (or digital) system will come close to reproducing the event.  It's a ridiculous proposition!

[ However, Brian Cheney RIP, founder/owner of VMPS Speakers, did some remarkable small ensemble live vs recorded demonstrations several years running at one of the major west coast shows. His speakers ignite energy like no other. Proud owner of RM30 Series2]

I like to listen to music. Ever since that first 9-transistor radio in 1965. It can be a time machine to old times with good friends to simply wondering how this mix of wires and stuff can sound so good.

Nuff sed from me.

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Re: HOW TO LISTEN TO HIGH END AUDIO:
« Reply #42 on: 14 Jul 2017, 06:19 pm »
HOW TO LISTEN TO HIGH END AUDIO?

There's only one way that works for me. Eyes closed, pay attention to what you hear. That's it.

Plus a cocktail or a decent wine; and maybe a cigar or for me a well-loaded briar pipe and some smooth English tobacco with Latakia.

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Re: HOW TO LISTEN TO HIGH END AUDIO:
« Reply #43 on: 14 Jul 2017, 07:44 pm »
....or for me a well-loaded briar pipe and some smooth English tobacco with Latakia.

Latakia.
Are you Syrian by chance?

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« Reply #44 on: 15 Jul 2017, 01:09 am »
Plus a cocktail or a decent wine; and maybe a cigar or for me a well-loaded briar pipe and some smooth English tobacco with Latakia.
I like your style!
For me some great Bourbon with some music I enjoy and I'm in it.. I used to smoke but gave up cigarettes when I was seven. I do miss that briar pipe with a good Cavendish though.

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« Reply #45 on: 15 Jul 2017, 05:23 pm »
For me the best mode for listening is cognac or red wine, feet up sitting in the sweet spot and letting my mind travel to where ever the tunes takes me........... :wine: :thumb:

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« Reply #46 on: 15 Jul 2017, 05:25 pm »
I like your style!
For me some great Bourbon with some music I enjoy and I'm in it.. I used to smoke but gave up cigarettes when I was seven. I do miss that briar pipe with a good Cavendish though.
  Seven !  lol...for me I gave up during grade 3 because my wife didn't like it.... :lol:

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« Reply #47 on: 15 Jul 2017, 05:27 pm »
  Cognac:

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« Reply #48 on: 15 Jul 2017, 06:12 pm »
  Seven !  lol...for me I gave up during grade 3 because my wife didn't like it.... :lol:

Well, I didn't to bring up my second wife that left me when I was nine.... I took it pretty hard!
On the other hand she still is my sister..

Cognac!
+1!

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« Reply #49 on: 15 Jul 2017, 11:53 pm »
Well, I didn't to bring up my second wife that left me when I was nine.... I took it pretty hard!
On the other hand she still is my sister..  Oh, sorry to hear that...must have been a difficult time for you :( :(

Cognac!
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« Reply #50 on: 15 Jul 2017, 11:59 pm »
 :thumb: :icon_lol:

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Re: HOW TO LISTEN TO HIGH END AUDIO:
« Reply #51 on: 17 Jul 2017, 03:34 am »
For me, it's bourbon all the way.   I currently have bottles of Woodford Reserve,  Michter's Small Batch and Wild Turkey Diamond anniversary open.

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« Reply #52 on: 18 Jul 2017, 02:22 am »
Sounds good , be right over ...have records and my own glass.... :dance: