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  • TAS Super LP List 2016

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  • #2
    Sheesh some old chestnuts still evident--- and that Bachrach Casino Royale doozy still figuring--seriously?

    Soc

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    • Rob
      Rob commented
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      my thoughts exactly. when i finally snared a stereo copy of Casino, I was crestfallen. The hype around this record was unbelievable back then and **the look** wasn't good enough to save it. the rest of the record was kitschy '60s nonsense.

  • #3
    Originally posted by Socrates View Post
    Sheesh some old chestnuts still evident--- and that Bachrach Casino Royale doozy still figuring--seriously?

    Soc
    It does have Dusty Springfields "The Look of Love" at least. That album is about sound quality, not music.
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    • #4
      no Beetles or Floyd...Johnny, do you own nay of the records listed?
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      • #5
        OMG

        You look at the Popular titles and clearly the world has not moved on from 1973. No wonder hifi is dying

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        • #6
          Originally posted by Metamatic View Post
          OMG

          You look at the Popular titles and clearly the world has not moved on from 1973. No wonder hifi is dying
          Either the list is old, or sound quality declined as time went by.
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          • #7
            Originally posted by JCOConnell View Post

            Either the list is old, or sound quality declined as time went by.


            More like the list is from a bunch of old farts with no idea about exploring and enjoying new music. There is so much great music since 1973, too many to mention.

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            • #8
              Originally posted by JCOConnell View Post

              It does have Dusty Springfields "The Look of Love" at least. That album is about sound quality, not music.
              That is what the list is about.
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              • Rob
                Rob commented
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                that was my point, it didn't even sound impressive and the recent 45 wasn't a whole lot better.

              • MylesBAstor
                MylesBAstor commented
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                You don't like the sound of Casino Royale Rob? Original or Classic reissue?

            • #9
              Originally posted by Rob View Post

              no Beetles or Floyd...Johnny, do you own nay of the records listed?
              There sure are two PF albums on the list. Always have been.

              Beatles? Seriously? The list is about sound and the Beatles albums are mediocre to average at best sonically. Even for rock albums that in general have to be graded on a different curve than say jazz or classical recordings.
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              -Goldmund Telos 280 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. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
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              • Rob
                Rob commented
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                how many of the revisions on the 2016 list were by HPs hand not the other editors? I just took a good long look and its a way different list than from TAS' heydays. BTW, johnny thanks for posting the link as I haven seen this nor have I subscribed to TAS in a decade.

              • MylesBAstor
                MylesBAstor commented
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                Valin says in the intro that 200 new albums from his and the other editor's hands make up the new list. To be fair, other writers had some input into HP's old list. Ed Mendelsohn for instance. I think there's five or six albums on the list that I turned HP onto. But HP always had final say as to what was on his list.

              • Johnny Vinyl
                Johnny Vinyl commented
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                The Beatles in Mono is on this list.

            • #10
              Originally posted by Metamatic View Post



              More like the list is from a bunch of old farts with no idea about exploring and enjoying new music. There is so much great music since 1973, too many to mention.
              Did you look through the whole list Shane? There might not be much since 2000 but there are most certainly plenty of recordings from the 80s and 90s. Maybe it's more a statement that recording quality has gone in the dumpster since the '70s?
              Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
              Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
              ________________________________________

              -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
              -Goldmund Telos 280 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. 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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              • #11
                My biggest issue is they should have left Harry's list alone and started their own. Truthfully there's some albums on there that don't belong and Harry would have never included them. Columbia? CBS Masterworks? And a few others.
                Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                ________________________________________

                -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
                -Goldmund Telos 280 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. 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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                • Rob
                  Rob commented
                  Editing a comment
                  okay, just saw this comment. it explains a lot.

              • #12
                Well, I did have a complete collection of the TAS SuperDiscs (until now). I'll have to see what the additions are. At first glance I have a number of them, but there are a lot of albums I've never heard of. Also it looks like ORG Decca reissues have replaced many/most of the original Deccas on the list. Anyway, I'll take a closer look.

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                • #13
                  Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post

                  Did you look through the whole list Shane? There might not be much since 2000 but there are most certainly plenty of recordings from the 80s and 90s. Maybe it's more a statement that recording quality has gone in the dumpster since the '70s?
                  Ah. Never got to page 2. I was just commenting on the best of popular which stops at 1973.

                  Yes at least a few more modern titles on page 2.

                  Cheers

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                  • #14
                    I think though, people are missing the point of the article! An editor (hell I did it with Ultimate Audio) publishes a 10 Best all-time amplifiers or speakers, 500 best albums, 100 best rock groups, 25 best guitarists not so much to be perfect but to still up discussion and controversy. Perhaps readers even write in and suggest albums they think belong on this list. I'd say TAS succeeded by the discussion in this thread!
                    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                    ________________________________________

                    -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
                    -Goldmund Telos 280 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. 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
                      Out of the whole list, I have 22 titles and a couple of them I wouldn't buy over again. I do like Reference Recordings, partially from the nostalgia of seeing the old Minneapolis Symphony when I was young seemingly forever ago. And of course I have DSOTM (multiple pressings). Regardless of the quality of the recording, if the music doesn't speak to me in some way it doesn't matter.

                      One thing I do notice is that there are deletions from HPs last list which I think are unfortunate.

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