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  • 1966 In Review

    Not too shabby!

    From this moment on, the rock album became a statement in itself, a measure of significance. Artists began looking at their albums as unified works.
    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
    -Ensemble Fuoco hybrid integrated amplifier
    -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.

  • #2
    Damn, that was some great times!!!!!!!
    Main System: VPI Prime, Ortofon A95, Bob's Devices VPI SUT, Bottlehead Eros Phono-pre, Phoenix Eagle and Roadrunner Tach, Vinyl Nirvana TD160 Super, Ortofon 2M Mono, Cambridge Azur Universal Disc Player, Blusound Vault 2i, Apple Airport Express, Mytek Liberty DAC, PrimaLuna Prologue PreAmp and Monoblocks, Martin Logan Summit X's. Bottlehead Crack w. Speedball Headphone Amp, Sennheiser HD 650 Headphones, PS Audio PP12.

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    • #3
      What you remember anyways!

      But yes some amazing short lived groups.
      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
      ________________________________________

      -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
      -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
      -Ensemble Fuoco hybrid integrated amplifier
      -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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      • #4
        I was a junior in college and many of these bring back the memories, even though I was getting into classical music big time.

        I saw Judy Collins playing in a very small club in Joliet IL in the summer of 1963 (maybe it was 1962). There was a two drink minimum (milkshakes or sodas, no alcohol) and there must have been 15 people in the club and it was almost full. She was just doing folk songs, before she started singing Joni Mitchell and other contemporary composers' songs. By 1966, she was playing in giant auditoriums. Phil Ochs was to me the great protest singer-song writer of the time. I bought all of his albums as they came out - on Elektra, the same label as Judy Collins, whose albums I also bought (along with Joan Baez). Dylan's voice was a big barrier to me, so I heard most of his songs sung by other people.

        The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Beach Boys were all very popular, but I wasn't entranced by their music enough to buy any of their albums.

        Now that I have gotten seriously into tape, I have been getting more rock/pop albums in trades and I am starting to hear what I had missed from those days - Beatles Revolver, Rubber Soul, Buffalo Springfield self titled, Beach Boys Pet Sounds, Procol Harum self titled (from 1967), and Blood, Sweat and Tears Child is Father to the Man (from 1968 when Al Kooper was the leader after Blues Project mentioned in the article).

        Larry
        Analog- VPIClassic3-3DArm,SoundsmithZephyrII+MiyajimaZeroMono, 2xAmpex ATR-102,Doshi3.0 BottleheadPhonoPre,Herron VTPH-2A
        Dig Rip-Pyramix,IzotopeRX3Adv,Mykerinos,PacMicroModel2
        Dig Play-mchNADAC, LampiPac, Roon, HQP, Oppo105
        Electronics-Herron 360Pre,CJ MET1mchPre, Cary2A3monoamps
        Speakers-AvantgardeDuosLR,3SolosC,LR,RR
        Other-512Engineer/Marutani Symmetrical Power, ArtKelmGround1, AudioDiskVinylCleaner,AirTightRecordFlat, Scott Rust Interconnects,
        Music-15KRecs(90%classical),1KR2Rtapes,50TBrips

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        • #5
          I was born in 1966. So for me it was a very good year
          TAPE: Studer A807, A810; Revox B77 MkII; Tascam BR-20; Technics RS-1700; Pioneer RT-707, RT-909
          VINYL: Pioneer PL-50LII/Benz LP-S MR/ModWright PH 9.0; Denon DP59-L/Dynavector 20xH
          DIGITAL: Oppo BDP-95, MacMini > Oppo Sonica/Pioneer N-50
          SPEAKERS: B&W Nautilus 800, Pioneer DSS-9
          AMPS: Cary SLP-05/Sunfire Signature 600, Pioneer SX-1980

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          • #6
            Music is a " time machine ".
            Speakers, Wilson Audio Sasha 2's; line stage, ARC Ref 6; phono pre ARC Ref 3; Amplifier, ARC Ref 75 SE; turntable, Dr. Feickert Firebird with a Kuzma 14 inch 4 pt and Transfiguration Proteus; CD player Ayre C 5 xe; tuner, Magnum Dynalab MD109 SE; Dr. Feickert Analogue CBPS; Double Matrix Professional Sonic RCM; Transparent Audio Isolator 8; Transparent Super cables and IC's; and a Atocha Designs Record Cabinet

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            • #7
              I was 13 years old and starting to lust after girls. My favorite sex goddess was Sophia Loren.

              Anyway, I remember 1966 well. I had a copy of Revolver, loved the Beatles and the Lovin Spoonful. Great music everywhere. What happened to music?

              A few days ago I tried very hard to listen to new music. I lasted about 15 minutes. Its too angry.

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

              Analog: VPI Prime, 3 Belt Drive, Dual Pivot, ADS, Ortofon Windfeld Ti, Liberty B2B-1, Sky 30 Trans, Stereo Squares Dust Cover
              Amp: Rogue RP-9 + Schiit Loki + Parasound A21
              Speakers: Magnepan MMC2 + DW-M + REL T5/i
              Digital: TASCAM UH-7000, Pioneer DV-47Ai, NAD C446, Schiit Modi Multibit
              Headphones: Stax Lambda Pro, Focal Clear, Schiit Lyr 2
              Wires: Kimber Hero + 8TC + AQ Leopard

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              • #8
                I was 9 in 1966. I have (or had) many of those LPs. I also was able to create a playlist in Tidal with 38 of them, several of them Master files. We just don't get significant albums like that these days, at least not in any great numbers.
                Steve Lefkowicz
                Senior Associate Editor at Positive Feedback
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                http://www.audionirvana.org/forum/ti...ounding-system

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                • #9
                  Herb Alpert had FIVE albums in the Top 10...so, that feat (coupled with: soundtracks from movies such as The Sound of Music and Doctor Zhivago) would've overshadowed what we'd -now- think of the legendary Classic Rock releases out then.

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                  • Rust
                    Rust commented
                    Editing a comment
                    I STILL have Herb Alpert and the Tijuana albums I bought way back when. Excellent tune composition, excellent playing. Herb was quite successful with his endeavors with A&M records too.

                • #10
                  Rust: I agree. My father bought many Herb/TJB albums on reel to reel back then and, it made me grow up being a second-generation fan of his sound.

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                  • #11
                    Just a year later came Alpert and Dusty Springfield in the great James Bond spoof Casino Royale (lusted over by audiophiles after HP made it a TAS Superdisc).

                    Larry
                    Analog- VPIClassic3-3DArm,SoundsmithZephyrII+MiyajimaZeroMono, 2xAmpex ATR-102,Doshi3.0 BottleheadPhonoPre,Herron VTPH-2A
                    Dig Rip-Pyramix,IzotopeRX3Adv,Mykerinos,PacMicroModel2
                    Dig Play-mchNADAC, LampiPac, Roon, HQP, Oppo105
                    Electronics-Herron 360Pre,CJ MET1mchPre, Cary2A3monoamps
                    Speakers-AvantgardeDuosLR,3SolosC,LR,RR
                    Other-512Engineer/Marutani Symmetrical Power, ArtKelmGround1, AudioDiskVinylCleaner,AirTightRecordFlat, Scott Rust Interconnects,
                    Music-15KRecs(90%classical),1KR2Rtapes,50TBrips

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