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    Hi everyone,
    My name is Jennifer Martin. I recently saw Myles' Facebook about the group and joined up.

    I'm a conductor/guitarist/trombonist by trade. I chair the Performing Arts Division at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, CA. I conduct the Cuesta Wind Ensemble and the San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra, and guest conduct here and there. As an orchestral trombonist, I freelance whenever I have time, and as a solo fingerstyle guitarist, I play concerts, weddings, etc. My guitar stuff is not classical, but rather originals, covers of Beatles tunes, folk music, blues, etc. It's a niche thing. Think Leo Kottke, Laurence Juber (my friend and teacher), John Renbourn, Ed Gerhardt, et al, if you know who they are. As I said, it's a small niche!

    I've been around high-end audio for many years, having stumbled across a copy of The Absolute Sound in 1980. I was in the LA/Orange County, CA area when there was a thriving high-end scene, every good stereo store employed knowledgable people who loved music, and most sold some records. Happily the scene seems to be coming back a bit, but I'm sure that it will never be as it was back then.

    My listening is mostly classical and acoustic folk. I collect a lot of LPs and CDs; mostly LPs these days. I have a particular interest in the old Mercury records, as my conducting mentor was Frederick Fennell, who made all of those great Eastman Wind Ensemble recordings.

    My equipment choices tend to be really simple. All I want is the most direct route to the music that I can afford. Simple works for me. Moderately priced also works for me! ;-) So presently, it's Rega RP6, Shelter 501 III cartridge, Foasgate Signature phono pre, PrimaLuna Prologue 2 amp, Rotel CD, KEF LS50, mostly; sometimes Maggie 1.7.

    Too much about me! Thanks for having me here and I look forward to reading and contributing. Jenn

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    Welcome Jenn, my system is similar to yours in some ways. Enjoy the forum.
    Magnepan 1.6 QR Loudspeakers, Amherst A-2000 MOSFET 150 WPC Amp, Conrad Johnson PV-10A Modded Tube Line & Phono Stage, Electrocompaniet MC II Class A Head Amp, Audio Technica AT-OC9XML Cart (Stereo) , Graham Engineering 2.2 Tonearm (Stereo) , VPI Aries-1 Turntable (Stereo) , VPI Clamp, Denon DL-102 Cart, (Mono) , Luxman Tonearm (Mono) , Kenwood KD-500 Turntable (Mpmp) , Michell Clamp, Marantz 20B Analog FM Tuner, Pioneer SACD, Onkyo DX-6800 CD Transport, DIY 24B/192K DAC, Sennheiser HD-650 Headphones, Headroom Max Balanced Headphone Amp, DIY Silver Interconnects

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    • #3
      Hi Jenn! Ha! We both discoverered TAS round about the same time!

      So glad to have you aboard! So cool to have another musician and audiophile to boot on board! Also seems can add to that list vinyl collector!

      Bet you have a few stories to share about Fennell too!

      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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      -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
      -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
      -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
      -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
      -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
      -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
      -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
      -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
      -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
      -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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      • #4
        Welcome Jenn
        Main System: Sources - Digital - Moon Andromeda CDP, Esoteric P5/D5 SACDP, AMR DP777 DAC, Dell PC. Analogue - SME Model 20, Graham Phantom 1.5, Ortofon 7500, Technics 1200 (heavily modified), Triplanar 7, VDH Gold, Revox B77 2, various analogue tuners. Amplification - BAT VK52se pre, Passlabs Xono, Music Reference RM200 mk1, BAT VK75. Speakers - Anthony Gallo Ref 3.5. Tables - Clearlight Audio. Cables - Altlas, Audience, Analysis +, Wireworld, XLO. Mains -Dedicated Spur only.

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        • #5
          Glad to have you here, Jenn. This is a fantastic outlet/forum with great interaction to those who love music.

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          • #6
            Hi Jenn,

            I played under Freddie F a long time ago. I always remember him saying its next to impossible to make a mistake since there are only 12 notes played over and over again. 🤗
            TW Acustic TT with Ref motor & controller; Tri-Planar Arm; Ortofon Windfeld-Ti Cartridge, Harmonix-Combak platter mat & weight; PS Audio Stellar Phono Preamp; KLAudio Ultrasonic Record Cleaner.

            Bluesound Vault-2 Music Server & Streamer

            VTL 6.5 preamp Series II
            Pass Labs 150.8 Amp

            Piega C711 Loudspeakers

            Symposium Osiris Rack; Symposium Platforms and Roller Blocks plus grade 2.5 Balls

            Acoustic Revive RR-888 Low Frequency Pulse Generator, Synergistic Research 12 UEF SE Line Conditioner, Level 3 HC AC Cord and Level 3 power cords, Synergistic Carbon fiber wall plates, Synergistic Research Orange Outlet, Furutech NCF Booster Braces, Audio Art Ref IC, MIT Oracle IC, synergistic Research Atmosphere X Euphoria Level 3 Balanced ICs, Synergistic Research Euphoria Level 3 Speaker Cables, Synergistic Research Cable Risers.

            Sennheiser HDV 650 Headphone Amp; Sennheiser HD800s Headphones.

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            • #7
              Welcome
              Chris
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              • #8
                Welcome My wife Allison plays in a wind Orchestra called Wellington Winds semi professional and two other groups Clarinet A, B flat C and basset horn the A and B flat were made by Louis Rossie the C and Basset horn by Steven Fox, Her world not mine I play the radio and I I am getting better LOL
                I had a Shelter cartridge liked it a lot but not any of your other gear a lot of those lines are not in my area.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Garth View Post
                  Welcome My wife Allison plays in a wind Orchestra called Wellington Winds semi professional and two other groups Clarinet A, B flat C and basset horn the A and B flat were made by Louis Rossie the C and Basset horn by Steven Fox, Her world not mine I play the radio and I I am getting better LOL
                  I had a Shelter cartridge liked it a lot but not any of your other gear a lot of those lines are not in my area.
                  Anyone related to a Basset Horn player is a friend of mine!
                  Jenn

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                  • Garth
                    Garth commented
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                    I got corrected it is a Alto Clarinet that has a extra keys so it will play a Basset Horn parts it is on Steven Foxs web site http://www.sfoxclarinets.com/Alto_Clar.html The red headed step child of the clarinet world I am told it is the player not the horn this one is just a little harder to be the player. On Stevens web site he has a whole lot to say on bore size and how it effects sound not sure but any one interested in ports on speakers might find it a good read.
                    Last edited by Garth; 05-21-2016, 01:05 PM.

                • #10
                  Yes, sadly, the alto is the poor cousin of the clarinet family. And yes, it is, overall, the fault of the players. Composers write some good parts for them, but in school situations, very often the conductor puts the weakest player on alto. Very sad.

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                  • Garth
                    Garth commented
                    Editing a comment
                    In my school band I was so bad on any instrument they made me the conductor

                • #11
                  Always nice to have people that read music in the group. Welcome!

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