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  • Must have LPs for Shows

    Guys,

    As I just started to collect LPs for the very first time, other than messing around with my Dad's a very long time ago, please give me some recommendations as to what albums I should obtain so we can play to our room visitors.

    I am open to any genre(s).

    TIA.

    Hugh
    Hugh Nguyen
    ACA

  • #2
    Yello - One Second ( original mercury pressing )
    Mike
    Avanti Audio

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    • Hugh
      Hugh commented
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      Got that one.

      Thanks Mike.

  • #3
    Gotta bring the Sublime!
    Steve Lefkowicz
    Senior Associate Editor at Positive Feedback
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    Analog: Linn LP12 (MOSE/Hercules II), Ittok, Dynavector 19a, iPhono2; Pro-Ject RPM-1 Carbon, Sumiko Pearl, iFi iPhono.
    Digital: Samsung 300E5C notebook, JRiver Media Center 26, Tidal HiFi and Qobuz Studio), iFi iDAC2, iFi iUSB3, iPurifier2.
    Electronics: Burson Conductor Virtuoso, DIY switch-box with TKD 10K pot, Antique Sound Labs MG-SI15DT-S, Burson Timekeeper Virtuoso, Jolida JD1000P, B&K ST140.
    Speakers: Tekton Double Impact, Tekton Lore, Magneplaner .7, ELAC Debut2 B6.2, Debut F5 and Debut B6, Emotiva Airmotiv B1, Sound Dynamics 300ti.
    Interconnects: Morrow Audio MA1, Vermouth Audio Black Pearl, Nordost Solar Wind, Audioquest Evergreen
    Speaker cables: Morrow Audio SP4, Vermouth Audio Red Velvet, Nordost Solar Wind, Nordost Flatline, Audioquest Q2.
    Digital cables: Straightwire USB Link, Aural Symphonics Digital Standard xxv USB, Belkin PureAV.
    Accessories: Sound Organization turntable shelf, Mondo racks, Pangea Audio Vulcan racks, Pi Audio Group Über BUSS, Monster HTS2000 power conditioner, Sound Organization speaker stands, Pangea Audio speaker stands, Kinetronics anti-static brush, Pro-Ject VC-S record cleaner, Spin Clean record cleaner.
    Headphones: Schiit Valhalla amp, Meze Audio 99 Classic and 99 Neo, Beyerdynamic DT770Pro, 1More Triple Driver Over Ear, 1More MK801, 1More Triple Driver IEM

    http://www.audionirvana.org/forum/ti...ounding-system

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    • Hugh
      Hugh commented
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      That's the very first one I bought.

      Thanks again Steve & your son.

  • #4
    Hendrix - Live at the Avalon (Like a Rolling Stone and Hey Joe)
    ​The Roches - Another World (Come Softly)
    Etta James - pretty much anything she does
    Patsy Cline - pretty much anything she does
    Led Zeppelin II - the very rare recalled first US pressing
    Beatles - Parlaphone monos or the new mono pressings
    Count Basie - Any selection that swwwiiinnngs.
    Crack the Sky - Safety in Numbers, seriously, won't be anyone else demoing this one.

    In other words, avoid the same every time boring audiophile chestnuts. You've got a couple of days to generate enthusiasm and make a memorable impression. If you want to generate interest from customers vice reviewers ​ , play something with some drive and kick to it. Set yourself apart, look at what everyone else is using for demo and don't use it yourself. Have a fun room.

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    • Johnny Vinyl
      Johnny Vinyl commented
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      Crack the Sky - Safety in Numbers! Nuclear Apathy is a killer track!

    • Hugh
      Hugh commented
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      Thanks for the wise advice Rust.

      I totally agree with you.

      In the past, anywhere we went was Diana Krall. :-)

  • #5
    When I stop by your room in Newport, I'll have three LPs with me:

    Sublime - (the same one my son brought last year) I loved how your room filled up completely when we played this.
    Samantha Crain - Under Branch & Thorn & Tree
    Alec Lytle and them Rounders - The End of Ours

    I'll also have a USB stick with a bunch of CD rips, 24 bit and DSD files just in case.

    Are you really going to bring your Triangle Art table?

    Whoever here goes to Newport, make sure to stop by Hugh's room. It was one of the best sounding rooms at the show last year with the standard issue ACA Seraphims playing.
    Steve Lefkowicz
    Senior Associate Editor at Positive Feedback
    -
    Analog: Linn LP12 (MOSE/Hercules II), Ittok, Dynavector 19a, iPhono2; Pro-Ject RPM-1 Carbon, Sumiko Pearl, iFi iPhono.
    Digital: Samsung 300E5C notebook, JRiver Media Center 26, Tidal HiFi and Qobuz Studio), iFi iDAC2, iFi iUSB3, iPurifier2.
    Electronics: Burson Conductor Virtuoso, DIY switch-box with TKD 10K pot, Antique Sound Labs MG-SI15DT-S, Burson Timekeeper Virtuoso, Jolida JD1000P, B&K ST140.
    Speakers: Tekton Double Impact, Tekton Lore, Magneplaner .7, ELAC Debut2 B6.2, Debut F5 and Debut B6, Emotiva Airmotiv B1, Sound Dynamics 300ti.
    Interconnects: Morrow Audio MA1, Vermouth Audio Black Pearl, Nordost Solar Wind, Audioquest Evergreen
    Speaker cables: Morrow Audio SP4, Vermouth Audio Red Velvet, Nordost Solar Wind, Nordost Flatline, Audioquest Q2.
    Digital cables: Straightwire USB Link, Aural Symphonics Digital Standard xxv USB, Belkin PureAV.
    Accessories: Sound Organization turntable shelf, Mondo racks, Pangea Audio Vulcan racks, Pi Audio Group Über BUSS, Monster HTS2000 power conditioner, Sound Organization speaker stands, Pangea Audio speaker stands, Kinetronics anti-static brush, Pro-Ject VC-S record cleaner, Spin Clean record cleaner.
    Headphones: Schiit Valhalla amp, Meze Audio 99 Classic and 99 Neo, Beyerdynamic DT770Pro, 1More Triple Driver Over Ear, 1More MK801, 1More Triple Driver IEM

    http://www.audionirvana.org/forum/ti...ounding-system

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    • Hugh
      Hugh commented
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      Yes Steve, we will have the TA table.

      Thanks again for your vote of confidence.

  • #6
    Dreaming w Dean: Dean Martin. Music is hit or miss, but the sonics are easily demo quality. I've played that in my room and one person said you can smell the gin on Dean's breadth.

    For female vocals, Vanessa Fernandez has been a staple at shows last year, but I think Shelby Lynn latest reissue would be good, too.
    Kronos Sparta -> Trinity Phono -> Trinity Pre -> CH Precision A1 -> Magico S7s

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    • Hugh
      Hugh commented
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      Thanks Allen.

  • #7
    Led Zeppelin I - Classic records first 180g reissue - it rocks.
    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 (St) , Graham Engineering 2.2 Tonearm (St) , VPI Aries-1 Turntable (St) , VPI Clamp, Denon DL-102 Cart, (M) , Luxman Tonearm (M) , Kenwood KD-500 Turntable (M) , Michell Clamp, Marantz 20B Analog FM Tuner, Pioneer SACD, Onkyo DX-6800 CD Transport, DIY 24B/192K DAC, Sennheiser HD-300 Headphones, Headroom Max Balanced Headphone Amp, DIY Silver Interconnects

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    • Hugh
      Hugh commented
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      Thanks JC.

    • Bill Hart
      Bill Hart commented
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      Mid-70's Piros cut with cc in deadwax and pressed at Monarch is one of the best sounding copies of LZ1; I also got turned on to a 3rd Japanese press which is very good. I have both the 180 Classic 33 LZ and the 45 rpm. I prefer the standard issue pressings- they sound more 'of a piece.' You should be able to find the Piros/Monarch for less than $100 but top condition may require some hunting; it is referred to repeatedly on the Hoffman forum, for good reason.

  • #8
    Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones - Live Checkerboard Lounge
    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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    • Hugh
      Hugh commented
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      Thanks Johnny.

  • #9
    Instead of mostly playing audiophile pressings or newer 180g reissues, why not play some original standard pressings. The vast majority of our collections consist of the latter, so it would be nice to hear them on a product one may/might be interested in.
    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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    • Rob
      Rob commented
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      The sonics on the Friday Music redo of Excitable Boy wasn't exciting. I'll have to find me a 1st press.

    • Johnny Vinyl
      Johnny Vinyl commented
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      The Friday Music releases have usually left me cold. I stopped buying them.

    • MylesBAstor
      MylesBAstor commented
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      I liked the 45 rpm Friday Music release of Yes.

  • #10
    AC/DC "Back In Black" (No, I'm not kidding)
    Herb Alpert "Rise"
    Ray Anderson "Blues Bred In The Bone"
    Anita Baker "Rapture"
    Count Basie "Basie 88"
    Count Basie "Kansas City Suite"
    David Bowie "Let's Dance"
    Calexico "Carried To Dust"
    Benny Carter "Jazz Giant"
    The Clash "London Calling" (original pressing)
    Leonard Cohen "Old Ideas"
    Danger Mouse & Daniel Luppi "Rome"
    Miles Davis "Round About Midnight" (original mono pressing)
    Duke Ellington/Ray Brown "This One's For Blanton"
    Gipsy Kings "Mosaique"
    Girls "Eponymous"
    Great Jazz Trio "Direct From LA" (EastWind)
    Buck Hill "Scope"
    Iron & Wine "Our Endless Numbered Days"
    Billy Joel "The Nylon Curtain"
    Jamey Johnson "That Lonesome Song"
    Barney Kessel/Ray Brown/Shelly Manne "The Poll Winners Ride Again" & "Poll Winners Three!" (original pressing)
    Greg Kihn "Kihnspiracy"
    Don Lanphere "Into Somewhere"
    David Lindley "El Rayo-X"
    Nick Lowe "Nick The Knife"
    Paul McCartney "Tug of War"
    Midnight Oil "Diesel and Dust"
    Gerry Mulligan & Ben Webster (I prefer the original mono pressing)
    Kacey Musgraves "Same Trailer, Different Park"
    Joanna Newsom "Have One On Me"
    Nylons "One Size Fits All"
    Opeth "Damnation"
    Robert Palmer "Clues"
    Robert Palmer "Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley" (Original Island Pink Rim Pressing)
    Flip Phillips "A Real Swinger"
    The Police "Synchronicity"
    Cat Power "The Greatest"
    The Pretenders "The Pretenders"
    Prince "Controversy"
    Prince "Sign 'O The Times"
    REM "Chronic Town" EP
    Lou Reed "New Sensations"
    Keith Richards "Talk Is Cheap"
    Robbie Robertston "Robbie Robertson"
    Sonny Rollins & Coleman Hawkins "Sonny Meets Hawk"
    Linda Ronstadt "Simple Dreams"
    Scritti Politti "Cupid & Psyche 85"
    Sphere "Four For All"
    Talking Heads "Stop Making Sense"
    Cecil Taylor "Live In Bologna"
    Luther Vandross "Never Too Much"
    Leroy Vinnegar "Walks!"
    Bobby Watson "Beatitudes"
    Peter Wolf "Midnight Souvenirs"
    Stevie Wonder "Hotter Than July"
    10cc "Deceptive Bends"
    Last edited by jazdoc; 03-30-2016, 04:15 PM.

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    • Johnny Vinyl
      Johnny Vinyl commented
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      Some really, really nice selections!

    • Bill Hart
      Bill Hart commented
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      Re Billy Joel, Songs from the Attic has some early hits, and although recorded digitally, sounds fantastic- live shows, Phil Ramone.
      Standard Columbia pressing.
      More later.

    • Bill Hart
      Bill Hart commented
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      Love that Opeth Damnation, also Porcupine Tree's In Absentia, reissue is cheap compared to original press and sounds great. Steve Wilson, YAY!

  • #11
    If you want to be different as no one plays them....

    Ten Years After - Cricklewood Green
    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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    • #12
      Originally posted by jazdoc View Post
      AC/DC "Back In Black" (No, I'm not kidding)
      RL Mastered first issue ? SD-16018 MASTERDISK

      Christian
      System Gear

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      • #13
        Originally posted by Johnny Vinyl View Post
        If you want to be different as no one plays them....

        Ten Years After - Cricklewood Green
        Coincidence ??? or not???? Just listened to that about 2 days ago. And am about queue another of theirs.

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        • #14
          Originally posted by MikeCh View Post
          Yello - One Second ( original mercury pressing )
          I have that on my watch list. You like the Mercury over the original German issue?
          Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
          Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
          ________________________________________

          -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
          -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
          -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen 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 Lambda, Fuuga, 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. 5, 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 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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          • #15
            A few that come to mind.

            Second, Allen's recommendation of Dean Martin.

            Some others that come to mind:

            Elvis '57 (side 4 Peace in the Valley)
            Neil Young Live at the Cellar Door
            Smoke and Mirrors and Janaki String Quartet on Yarlung Records
            Brothers in Arms Mofi release
            Blues and The Abstract Truth-45 rpm issue
            Kenny Burrell - Guitar Forms Speakers Corner
            Julie London - Latin in a Satin Mood - Analogue Products

            One other thought--get ahold of Chad and get some of the test pressings he'll be passing out at the show!!!
            Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
            Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
            ________________________________________

            -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
            -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
            -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen 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 Lambda, Fuuga, 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. 5, 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 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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