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  • Latest Music Purchases Part Deux

    Contuing the thread since the original sticky has become unwieldy!
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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    -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
    -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
    -Merrill Audio Elemente 116 monoblock amplifiers
    -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 preamplifier
    -Doshi V3.0 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, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies 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 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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ID:	64349 Two bucket listers from this morning's early UK auction I participated in. Beethoven Concerto's by Milstein and Oistrakh. Second editions which should sound just as good as ED1 but for less than 1/3 of the ED1 price. I am psyched !!!
    Christian
    System Gear

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    • rockitman
      rockitman commented
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      Both of these LP's sounded awesome. I had ED1 for SAX 2315 but returned it because of a sounding (not visible) press defect. This ED2 version sounds every bit as good based on memory and plays great for less than 1/3 the price of ED1 at auction.

    • bonzo75
      bonzo75 commented
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      The mono for the Oistrakh sounds better

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    Rock on lads!!

    Queens of the Stone Age - Villains. new album, mastered by Chris Bellman and the Euro release pressed at Optimal.

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    • #4
      The difficult to read Lp in the upper left corner is Brazilian Joao Bosco's Essa E A Sua Vida.


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      • RandyRobinson
        RandyRobinson commented
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        Thanks, it is good. The Ellington with Grappelli is reminiscent of Oscar Peterson's Skol only better.

      • tom_hankins
        tom_hankins commented
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        What a great bunch of records/music!

      • RandyRobinson
        RandyRobinson commented
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        Thanks Tom

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      • #6
        This arrived today:

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        • #7
          I just ordered the Acoustic Sounds 45RPM pressing of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Second Helping. I have the 33RPM pressing from Acoustic Sounds (highly recommended) but since I bought the 45RPM pressing of "Pronounced" I figured I would try "Second Helping" on 45RPM.

          http://store.acousticsounds.com/d/11...M_Vinyl_Record

          Yeah, I know, but you can't deny its great fun listening to this LP.

          Like I said, the 33RPM Acoustic Sounds pressing of this LP is superb. I dare you to resist breaking out the air guitar on "Call Me the Breeze". At 45RPM this LP should come with a warning.

          Ed
          Life is analog...digital is just samples thereof
          https://www.edsstuff.org

          Analog: VPI Prime TT w/Walnut Plinth, HRX Pulley + 3 Belt Drive + ADS Speed Ctrl, 3D Dual Pivot Assy, Tru Lift
          Analog 2: Ortofon Windfeld Ti + Bob's Devices Sky 30 Stepup Transformer + Liberty Audio B2B-1 Phono Preamp, Stereo Squares Dust Cover
          Digital: TASCAM UH-7000 High-res USB Interface, Pioneer DV-47Ai Universal Disc Player, NAD C446 Internet Radio/Streamer
          Digital 2: Digital Audio Workstation (Toshiba P75-A7200 Laptop w/MS Windows 10, 24GB RAM, 1.5 TB Crucial MX300 SSD Internal Storage, Intel i7-4700MQ Processor)

          Amp: Rogue RP-9 Line Preamp, Schiit Loki Tone Ctrls, Parasound A21 Power Amp
          Speakers: Magnepan MMC2, Magnepan DW-M Planar Woofer, REL T9/i Subwoofer
          Headphones: Stax Lambda Pro + SRM 1 MK II, Focal Clear + Schiit Lyr 2
          Wires: Kimber Hero ICs, Kimber 8TC Speaker Cables, AQ Leopard Phono ICs, Pangea Silver USB Cables, StraightWire Expressivo ICs

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          • dan31
            dan31 commented
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            I'll bite and order the 45. Thanks!

          • Bill Hart
            Bill Hart commented
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            I did a shoot out of a bunch of 'em a while ago--not including this release-- and the winner on the "Pronounced" album was a nothing special MCA copy that I think was circa 1980 or so. It sounded demonstrably better than the original Sounds of the South label imprint.
            Amazingly good guitar band. I have all original pressings of the pre-crash records. And like playing them. That documentary about them was pretty informative- heavily influenced by hearing Free. Which was also an awesome band during their heyday.

          • kensell21
            kensell21 commented
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            My copy is on the way too

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          "Buy Now" in the US ($350) for this little gem, NM. Should have it by the weekend, early next week. This same title went for $650 last week in a UK auction. Heard a sound clip....sublime mono recording, performance.
          Christian
          System Gear

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          • #9
            Just arrived. British RCA/Deccas.

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            Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
            Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
            ________________________________________

            -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
            -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
            -Merrill Audio Elemente 116 monoblock amplifiers
            -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 preamplifier
            -Doshi V3.0 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, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
            -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
            -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies 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 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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            • #10
              These have just landed from Sweden

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              • MylesBAstor
                MylesBAstor commented
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                Drool. 😋 The Guitar Quartet sampler tracks are amazing. The 2nd gen tape must be amazing. And the Riis has always been a fave too!

              • dcc
                dcc commented
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                Hi Myles. Definitely. Jan-Eric's work is fantastic. I played the 6 tapes yesterday evening and I am planning to listen to them again over the weekend. Though his tapes are made to order, Jan-Eric's turnaround is fast. I contacted him last weekend, he immediately launched the duplication process and the tapes arrived on Thursday. I am a classical music guy, my main focus is on ancient music, small orchetra and chamber music. Large orchestra music is not my cup of tea though I do enjoy the "big guns" once in a while. To say it bluntly, Chad's offering is not for me. I am dreaming of finding Haydn's quartets on tapes and I would be in heaven.
                Last edited by dcc; 09-23-2017, 04:09 PM.

            • #11
              Well, yup, Lynyrd Skynyrd Second Helping at 45 RPM is outstanding. I am so convinced I went back and ordered the other two Lynyrd Skynyrd 45 RPM LPs that Analogue Productions has (Gimnme Back My Bullets and Nuthin Fancy). Now if some one would go and pull all the Beatles master tapes, master them at 45 RPM and press them on heavy weight vinyl I would buy into that in a second! Or how about releasing them on RTR at 30ips?
              Life is analog...digital is just samples thereof
              https://www.edsstuff.org

              Analog: VPI Prime TT w/Walnut Plinth, HRX Pulley + 3 Belt Drive + ADS Speed Ctrl, 3D Dual Pivot Assy, Tru Lift
              Analog 2: Ortofon Windfeld Ti + Bob's Devices Sky 30 Stepup Transformer + Liberty Audio B2B-1 Phono Preamp, Stereo Squares Dust Cover
              Digital: TASCAM UH-7000 High-res USB Interface, Pioneer DV-47Ai Universal Disc Player, NAD C446 Internet Radio/Streamer
              Digital 2: Digital Audio Workstation (Toshiba P75-A7200 Laptop w/MS Windows 10, 24GB RAM, 1.5 TB Crucial MX300 SSD Internal Storage, Intel i7-4700MQ Processor)

              Amp: Rogue RP-9 Line Preamp, Schiit Loki Tone Ctrls, Parasound A21 Power Amp
              Speakers: Magnepan MMC2, Magnepan DW-M Planar Woofer, REL T9/i Subwoofer
              Headphones: Stax Lambda Pro + SRM 1 MK II, Focal Clear + Schiit Lyr 2
              Wires: Kimber Hero ICs, Kimber 8TC Speaker Cables, AQ Leopard Phono ICs, Pangea Silver USB Cables, StraightWire Expressivo ICs

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              • #12
                Originally posted by EdAInWestOC View Post
                Well, yup, Lynyrd Skynyrd Second Helping at 45 RPM is outstanding. I am so convinced I went back and ordered the other two Lynyrd Skynyrd 45 RPM LPs that Analogue Productions has (Gimnme Back My Bullets and Nuthin Fancy). Now if some one would go and pull all the Beatles master tapes, master them at 45 RPM and press them on heavy weight vinyl I would buy into that in a second! Or how about releasing them on RTR at 30ips?
                Heard the 45 rpm Second Helping last night. Best version yet, imo. I have Nuthin Fancy...haven't heard it yet. Gimme Back My Bullets... easily the best version ever. I have original issue and it sounds like shit in comparison.
                Christian
                System Gear

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                • #13
                  Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
                  Just arrived. British RCA/Deccas.
                  Myles, how's the Walton?
                  Analog: VPI Aries 3, custom suspension/Magnetically stabilized JMW 10.5i/Ortofon A90/Modded & shielded Pass XP-25 Digital: Spectral 3000SL/Heavily modded Alpha DAC Amplification: Spectral DMC-30SV/DMA-500AR Speakers: Heavily modded MartinLogan (custom Mundorf xover, cabling, woofers; structural mods)/Modded REL Cabling: Shielded MIT Oracle 50ic,MA-X/Oracle 90.1 Power: MIT Z-Strips, Magnum Z-Traps; Shunyata Black Mamba CX HC cords, Typhon

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                  • MylesBAstor
                    MylesBAstor commented
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                    Haven't played it yet. Only heard the Classic Records reissue that was pretty good.

                  • Rob
                    Rob commented
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                    another question, is this a remaster or pressed from Classic's old metal work? I stumbled into Hobson's old store on Highland a number of years ago and they were blowing out 'new' copies of the Walton in shrink (not loose bags) for like $12 a piece. I bought the remaining 3-4 copies left. IIRC these were Bernie's remaster when he used SS gear, the SQ is above average.

                  • MylesBAstor
                    MylesBAstor commented
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                    It's late but I cracked open the Walton. WM (William Makee) engraved. Thus new remastering. Makee did the earlier Decca/RCAs and suspect those tapes in Europe.

                    Will look at others tomorrow.

                • #14
                  Hmmm, latest acquisitions- quite a few. One of the more interesting ones is Leaf Hound- Growers of Mushroom. The original pressing is a tad expensive:
                  https://www.discogs.com/Leaf-Hound-G...elease/2625594
                  I bought an old CeeDee that was allegedly taken from the tapes. I also just ordered a Repertoire vinyl reissue, which will probably not sound as good as the CD-- in pretty much every comparison I've done of an original v. the Repertoire re-do, the Repertoire fell short. No doubt partly to do with digital sourcing of the master, but I've heard plenty of good digitally sourced vinyl records. It is very Zep-ish. Some have referred to it as low-brow Zep, but i think that's sort of an oxymoron. The CD version I bought sounded quite good though: https://www.discogs.com/Leaf-Hound-G...elease/2068823 I would steer wide of the Akarma releases for a number of reasons.
                  If you like heavy rock, this one is good as long as you don't keep saying to yourself -"but it sounds like Zep."

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                  • #15
                    I have some (too many) sealed vinyl albums I haven't played yet. So why would I buy more? Do I really have to answer that?

                    Here's what's coming:


                    Taj Mahal/Labor of Love

                    Michel Legrand/Legrand Jazz

                    Cecile McLorin Salvant/WomanChild

                    Cecile McLorin Salvant/For One To Love

                    Lizz Wright/The Orchard

                    Lizz Wright/Grace

                    Lizz Wright/Freedom & Surrender

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                    Every day is a good day to play analog.
                    - 12" 33-1/3 RPM or 45 RPM vinyl
                    - 10.5" 15ips or 30ips tape
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                    Every day is a good day for live music.
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                    • tom_hankins
                      tom_hankins commented
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                      I open and clean everything I get, the day I get it, then they go on the shelves. I like finding stuff I haven't listened to yet.

                    • Dre_J
                      Dre_J commented
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                      I usually open, clean, and listen whenever possible.

                      However, these were large purchases of sealed LPs (quantities of several hundred). It's a bit more difficult to work through those in short order.
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