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    I spent 9.5hrs yesterday listening to music. I started at around 11am and didn't come up for air until 8:30pm. This certainly was one of the longest listening sessions in recent memory. You'd think I'd be covering the gamut of genres available to me, but I didn't, and stuck with Rock/R&B & Blues. I posted some of the selections in the Listening thread. I could have continued as I was really in a groove, but I needed nourishment and my daily dose of news.

    I had an awesome time and I'm really appreciative of the fact I have a nice system to enjoy the musical talents of so many great artists. I don't know when I'll experience such a long session again, but I hope it's not too far away.

    FYI - My average session is normally between 2-4 hours in the afternoon.
    Dynavector DV20x2L MC cartridge - Genesis G7.1f speakers - Marantz Reference PM-KI-Pearl Int. Amp. - Oracle Audio Paris MkV turntable - Various Morrow & Valab/King cables

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    Yeah, I used to do these marathons with my audio buddy Chuck Lamonica (RIP). We'd start at noon, take breaks so I could smoke (I've since stopped, this was like 26 years ago), and when we got hungry, we'd eat. Dinner usually meant Chuck making an entire Sicilian meal from scratch, including the noodles and the "gravy." My wife was (and still is) close with Chuck's wife, so the ladies would hang all day, occasionally come in and listen to a track to humor us, but I'd get home late at night, sated.
    The problem is, you're hungry again--at least for music- - a couple hours later.

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    • #3
      That's when the Red Cross begins dropping emergency food packages. Also don't forget your toothbrush.
      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
      ________________________________________

      -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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      • Johnny Vinyl
        Johnny Vinyl commented
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        It would be nice to have a bathroom down in the dungeon too. Either that or I gotta stop drinking beer!

    • #4
      Maybe four or five hours tops. Not counting split sessions.
      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
      ________________________________________

      -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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      • #5
        I'm lucky to be retired and my wife still works. I get in 5-8 hour sessions almost every weekday of the week. Still going today since 4:00 AM, only pausing to check on my spaghetti sauce now and then.
        SOURCE: VINYL - EAT C-Sharp with, EAT LPS power supply, My Sonic Lab Signature Gold
        DIGITAL - Mola Mola Tambaqui DAC. Roon Nucleus w/EAT Lps power supply. Auralic Aires G1
        PHONOSTAGE: AudioNet PAM G2 with AudioNet EPX power supply.
        PREAMP: Audionet PRE G2.
        AMPLIFIER: Audionet MAX monoblocks.
        SPEAKERS: YG Acoustics Anat III Signatures (upgraded to Sonja 1.2) JL Audio F112 V2 (x2)
        CABLES: Kubala-Sosna, Kubala Sosna Xpander.....Audio Desk Systeme RCM, Adona Rack, GIK & Acoustimac room treatment, Isoacoustics

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        • allenh
          allenh commented
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          That is awesome!

      • #6
        Originally posted by tom_hankins View Post
        I'm lucky to be retired and my wife still works. I get in 5-8 hour sessions almost every weekday of the week. Still going today since 4:00 AM, only pausing to check on my spaghetti sauce now and then.
        Wow! Now there's passion and commitment to music! Nice! .
        Dynavector DV20x2L MC cartridge - Genesis G7.1f speakers - Marantz Reference PM-KI-Pearl Int. Amp. - Oracle Audio Paris MkV turntable - Various Morrow & Valab/King cables

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        • #7
          When you say music session what are you doing
          just sitting there ? Are you reading or writing. Surfing
          I do remember doing this many many years ago. With a girl or bud getting tunned up on various methods. Now I do for an album maybe
          then I must be doing some Thingike posting
          or I would fall asleep for sure. Am I understanding you people correctly ? And please I am not goofing just asking.
          analog stuff.
          otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
          otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
          sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
          new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
          thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
          thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
          kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
          phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
          speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
          mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
          digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO
          Dacs lampi various

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          • tom_hankins
            tom_hankins commented
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            For me its mainly just sitting here listening. I grab 4-5 records I want to hear and then go through them, and then grab another 4-5 records. If on the laptop I surf the "what are you listening to" thread here on AN and see things I have not heard in a while and its off to the music races.

        • #8
          I have my main system routed to my pc system in the bedroom. Sometimes I will spin classical Lps all day long while surfing the web.
          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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          • #9
            About 5-7 hours for me. I did a long session of listening to all of the Silk Road Ensemble CDs I had. Excellent music.

            Other than that, I'm lucky to get 2-3 hours straight.:-(
            Kronos Sparta -> Trinity Phono -> Trinity Pre -> CH Precision A1 -> Magico S7s

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            • #10
              Originally posted by tom_hankins View Post
              I'm lucky to be retired and my wife still works. I get in 5-8 hour sessions almost every weekday of the week. Still going today since 4:00 AM, only pausing to check on my spaghetti sauce now and then.

              im lucky to be retired. We could stop talking right now. BUT, my wife still works part time from home so my listening schedule varies depending on her needs. Once in a while she has an outside meeting taking her away for a day or two and then ITS AUDIOPHILE GONE WILD!!!!!!!!!! 7:30 am until whenever. Plus I just moved to a unique high rise condo where no walls, ceiling, or floor touch another apartment so virtually soundproof. I can play music until the wee hours of the morning! For the most part though, my sessions are about 3 hrs a day and sometimes divided into two or three sessions.

              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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              • #11
                Thanks everyone for the replays I am odd man out in this
                analog stuff.
                otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
                otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
                sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
                new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
                thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
                thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
                kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
                phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
                speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
                mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
                digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO
                Dacs lampi various

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                • #12
                  My listening sessions are sometimes altered as a few are homework assigned by my guitar teacher!
                  Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                  Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                  ________________________________________

                  -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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                  • #13
                    Originally posted by Alrainbow View Post
                    When you say music session what are you doing
                    just sitting there ? Are you reading or writing. Surfing
                    I do remember doing this many many years ago. With a girl or bud getting tunned up on various methods. Now I do for an album maybe
                    then I must be doing some Thingike posting
                    or I would fall asleep for sure. Am I understanding you people correctly ? And please I am not goofing just asking.
                    It's a bit of everything for me. I can, and do, dedicate myself to the music without any distractions on many occasions, but the laptop and a notebook is always with me and on standby so to speak. And even though I've probably read them many times, I still love reading liner notes while I'm listening.
                    Dynavector DV20x2L MC cartridge - Genesis G7.1f speakers - Marantz Reference PM-KI-Pearl Int. Amp. - Oracle Audio Paris MkV turntable - Various Morrow & Valab/King cables

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