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  • New Year's Audio Resolutions

    Mine are two-fold.

    1. To write more audio and music reviews this year.

    2. To finally get my music server up and running.
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor,

    -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
    -Goldmund Telos 440 and 1000 Nextgen mono amps
    -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, vdh Colibri Master Signature, Mutech Hayabusa,
    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
    -Assorted cables including Skogrand, Kubala-Sosna, Audience FrontRow; Audience FrontRow, Genesis Advanced Technologies , Goldmund 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 2.3+ platforms.

  • #2
    Mine are simple:

    1. Buy more vinyl than I did last year, which should be easy as 2016 was the worst in the last 10 years.

    2. Expand into non-traditional (for me) genres such as EDM(Electronica), Country/C&W, Rap/Hip-Hop.
    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


    • #3
      Mine are rather simple, speakers and a amp/integrated that is as soon as we get back from vacation, says the boss. OF course her answer could be some sort of diabolical plan.
      Kef 201/2, Pass xa30.5, W4S STP-SE, Manley Chinook, VPI Classic, Dynavector DV20x2L, ExaSound e32, Acoustic Zen cables. (Office): Vincent SP331 Mkll, Quicksilver Pre, Lumin D1, (Ken Lau Signiture Edition PSU), Bryston BCD-1, Vapor Audio Breeze, WooAudio W6se,Questyle Audio CMA800R LCD-3,HD800s, HD600, Mr Speaker Ether C Flow,


      • #4
        Build my own tonearm!


        • #5
          Discover new (new to me) music


          • #6
            For purchases: Power Conditioner & Mono setup, and possible tube rolling.


            • #7
              Having purchased a new server, a rack, an amp, and a cartridge last year, I am very happy with my sound. Hope to keep 2017 to software only. OK I said I hope to.👹
              Turntable: TW Acustic TT with Ref motor & controller; Tri-Planar Arm; Transfiguration Proteus Cartridge (repaired and re-tipped by AnaMightySound), Massif Record Weight, PS Audio Stellar Phono Preamp; KLAudio Ultrasonic Record Cleaner.
              Digital: Bluesound Vault-2 Music Server & Streamer
              Amplification: VTL 6.5 preamp Series II, Pass Labs 150.8 Amp
              Loudspeakers: Piega C711 Loudspeakers
              Isolation: Symposium Osiris Rack; Symposium Platforms and Roller Blocks and grade 2.5 Balls
              Misc: Acoustic Revive RR-888 Low Frequency Pulse Generator, Synergistic Research 12 UEF SE Line Conditioner, Level 3 HC AC Cord and Level 3 Atmosphere power cords, Synergistic Carbon fiber wall plates, Synergistic Research Orange Outlet, Furutech NCF Booster Braces, synergistic Research Galileo and 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.


              • #8
                Less time on the intra-web.


                • #9
                  1. Get the Studer A80 fully back in order and get some more tapes
                  2. Continue my hunt for records from Astrée as I am halfway through it with about 30 records still on my wishlist
                  3. Be more selective in my purchases and rediscover some records that have been sleeping for a long time on the shelves


                  • MylesBAstor
                    MylesBAstor commented
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                    Just ordered a half dozen Astree titles this weekend. Think that brings me up to around 30 or 40 albums. But damn that person who scooped up all the Erato percussion recordings.

                • #10
                  To play the LP's I already have.
                  Speakers/Amps: Genesis G2.2 Jr with Powered Servo-Sub Bass, Genesis GR1440 Mono Amps, 5,000 watts total power
                  Preamp: SMc Audio VRE-1C Preamp (fully balanced inputs and output)
                  Analog 1: VPI Signature 21 Belt-Drive Turntable w/ 10” 3D Printed Fatboy Gimbal Arm and Ortofon MC Windfeld Ti Phono Cartridge driving Lehmann Silver Cube Phono Preamp
                  Analog 2: VPI HW-40 Direct-Drive Turntable w/ 12” 3D Printed Fatboy Gimbal Arm and Ortofon MC Anna Diamond Phono Cartridge driving Genesis Gold Phono Preamp
                  Analog 3: VPI Avenger Reference Rim Drive Turntable w/ 12" 3D Printed Fatboy Gimbal Arm and Ortofon MC Verismo Phono Cartridge
                  Analog 4: Second 12" Fatboy arm on Avenger with Ortofon 2M Mono SE Cartridge
                  Analog 5: Studer A810 R2R tape w/ Bridge Console. Using built-in tape preamp
                  Digital: Lumin Network Player with Lumin NAS
                  Cables: Genesis Advanced Technologies/Absolute Fidelity Interface Interconnects, Speaker, Phono and Power
                  A/C Power: Extensive System Upgrades, Sub-panel w/hard-wired power cables, and IsoTek Super Titan Passive Power Conditioning for Amplifiers
                  Accessories: Custom Acrylic Equipment Stands, Klaudio Ultrasonic RCM


                  • Johnny Vinyl
                    Johnny Vinyl commented
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                    I committed to that last year and I'm having a blast!

                  • MylesBAstor
                    MylesBAstor commented
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                    Too many LPs are just enough.

                • #11
                  Build more record storage area. Work on my blues and Jazz collections, (buy a lot of new Jazz and old blues)
                  As far as purchases, AudioNet Pre G2 preamp, and possibly a pr. of subs.
                  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


                  • #12
                    Buy less LPs.
                    Fine tune my system.
                    Improve my mixing skills
                    Magico M-Project, CAT JL7SE, CH Precision L1/X1/P1, Kronos Pro Limited Edition/SME 3012R/Atlas SL/Opus-1, Schiit Yggdrasil, ZenWave D4 ICs & SCs


                    • MylesBAstor
                      MylesBAstor commented
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                      OK I should have added get more practice time in on my guitar! 🎸

                  • #13
                    complete my restoration projects, dispose of unused miscellany from my hardware closet and finish ripping CDs. A year from now this list will probably look the same


                    • Dre_J
                      Dre_J commented
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                      "A year from now this list will probably look the same "

                    • Rob
                      Rob commented
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                      oh you know it. I just loathe projects that never seem to end. conquering procrastination and getting in shape this year will perhaps help.

                  • #14
                    New tone arm, mono cart, start building up tape collection
                    Magnepan 1.7i, VMPS Large Sub, Belden 5000 Speaker Cable, Synthesis 510 AC Integrated Amplifier, Celtic Dragon & Grover EX+ Interconnects, Crown SX 722 R/R, PS Audio Stellar Phono Preamplifier, Clearaudio Solution Turntable, Clearaudio Satisfy Tone Arm, Clearaudio Concerto V2 Cartridge, Clearaudio Smart Syncro, Belkin AP41300 Power Conditioner/Surge Protector, Transparent Power Cables


                    • #15
                      To have some effect on:

                      1. Cleaning all my go-to albums with my new KLAUDIO machine
                      2. Further work on my room including tuning with sound/diffusion products and techniques
                      3. More work on thinning my unused audio closet - a lot has been done but few more to go
                      4. Build my record storage - records are still on the floor in "organized" boxes I pull from - from my move 5 yrs ago
                      5. Oh yeah- I'm not going to buy anything that plugs in or is fed a signal this year- except for maybe my experiment with a tape machine if I can find one locally that suits my interests.
                      Phono: Aesthetix Io Eclipse with 2 Power Supplies and Volume controls
                      Custom Slagle Silver Autoformer Volume control
                      Brinkmann Balance & RonT Tube Power supply with Kuzma 4-point ,FR64S, .Koetsu Jade Platinum,Etsuro Gold, DaVa FA-1 Goldfinger Statement, KLAUDIO RCM, HRSM3X
                      Amps: Custom Direct Drive, Wyetech Topaz, Futterman H3 Quad II,Citation II, Marantz 8b, 5 ,2. Bedini 25/25
                      Otari Bx5050II , DeHavlland 222
                      Chord DAVE, MScaler, FARAD linear power supply mod, OPTO-DX optical connection

                      Pre-Amps:Marantz 7, Marantz Model 1 Consolette Pair
                      Speakers: Beveridge Model 3 Direct Drive amps, REL S/2 x 2, Quad ESL pair