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  • A wealth of music and nothing to play

    how does anyone here plan what to play ? Amongst many issues I know I have in audio my biggest is what to play
    over the past 5 years or so I bought so much music but never seem to play most of it. I am not one to sit still and just listen way too fidgety to do so. Only if I am doing critical listening do I remain still.
    Now I just found a David Gilmore live at gdansk. One of my vinyl rips , not sure if I ever played this. Digital is simple but more complex in its nature. You vinyl and tape people it's much more a ritual thing then digital
    an example I wonder through multiple nas drives from an iPad. My first thought to narrow it is what kind. Meaning live or rip or pcm or dsd and many more choices. you people have pressings or various tapes
    for digital it's much more complex. I may own 10 or more of just one song. Being time restraint adds to this for me.
    And let's not get into tidal lol.
    Some thoughts of others in the process in simply finding what to play.
    analog stuff.
    otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
    otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
    sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
    new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
    thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
    thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
    kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
    phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
    speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
    mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
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    Dacs lampi various

  • #2
    Digital is a curse IF it is not on a CD.

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    • #3
      Sorta like having 1000 tv channels on the satellite and nothing to watch huh? Kidding aside, I have about 3000 quality music Lps at my fingertips so theres never a problem finding something fresh and good to listen to.
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      • Joe Pittman
        Joe Pittman commented
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        Amen brother!

    • #4
      The beauty of physical media like LP's is that it is like going to a candy shop and looking into the display cabinets and trying to select a treat. It all looks and tastes good. The adventure is tasting what ever interests you at the moment. But with LP's, you can have as much as you want but don't get fat.
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      • #5
        I try hard to finish what I start another digital dilemma of sorts. Some one I never bought was LOU reed. I know of his songs but never got into his hip type groups
        at 60 he was just past my back then hipster groups.
        I was more of Black Sabbath and the like.
        Tidal has brought me his clever music back for a second chance. Is it too early for robin trower roll that stone
        seen him live he opened for PETER framton
        analog stuff.
        otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
        otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
        sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
        new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
        thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
        thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
        kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
        phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
        speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
        mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
        digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO
        Dacs lampi various

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        • #6
          I usually have a goup or artist that I want to hear. I keep a large selection of CD's, but to avoid aggravation, I simply go to my Mac Mini, which offers less quality, but far more convience, when it comes to finding the album, which I want to hear.

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          • #7
            Not too long ago, I played through all of my ~1800 LPs (excluding classical) in alphabetical order. Took about a year and a half, playing several each evening. Conclusion: I have too many LPs. Solution: I've started giving some LPs away to friends and selling others that have a bit of eBay value. Now I'm playing all of my LPs again in alphabetical order (working on "J" currently). Culling as I go, although not too rigorously. Why not keep some of these LPs moving into other hands, especially if they're not especially our favorites? Now, having said all of that, I still buy occasionally but quite selectively.

            Digital: well that's a story for another day.
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            • #8
              Originally posted by Dr.Ears View Post
              I usually have a goup or artist that I want to hear. I keep a large selection of CD's, but to avoid aggravation, I simply go to my Mac Mini, which offers less quality, but far more convience, when it comes to finding the album, which I want to hear.
              My issue is I don't know who I want to hear
              no genre either. I guess I am just but crazy
              analog stuff.
              otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
              otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
              sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
              new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
              thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
              thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
              kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
              phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
              speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
              mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
              digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO
              Dacs lampi various

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              • #9
                Originally posted by Goheelz View Post
                Not too long ago, I played through all of my ~1800 LPs (excluding classical) in alphabetical order. Took about a year and a half, playing several each evening. Conclusion: I have too many LPs. Solution: I've started giving some LPs away to friends and selling others that have a bit of eBay value. Now I'm playing all of my LPs again in alphabetical order (working on "J" currently). Culling as I go, although not too rigorously. Why not keep some of these LPs moving into other hands, especially if they're not especially our favorites? Now, having said all of that, I still buy occasionally but quite selectively.

                Digital: well that's a story for another day.
                Excellent post and makes me feel
                more sane a little anyway.
                Its like cabke channels and I find myself playing the same movie or music cause I know them. Hiw dumb is this !!!!
                analog stuff.
                otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
                otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
                sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
                new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
                thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
                thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
                kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
                phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
                speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
                mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
                digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO
                Dacs lampi various

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                • #10
                  You can simplify and have everything the same so you don't have to choose and waist brain power (like Einstein or Monk).

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                  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: 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

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                  • #11
                    I somewhat sympathize with you Al! It doesn't happen very often as usually I have an idea what I want to start any session with. But on those occasions when I don't it's harder to find a groove and, as a result, I've have stepped aside at times. And rarely, very rarely mind you, I've started with something I thought I wanted to hear, only to discover it wasn't. LOL!
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                    • #12
                      A might put on Sanatra live at the sands and two songs in im done. Keep in mind I have force fed myself most music I play. So I think it has to do with it too.
                      Left the office fed my saltwater tank going to find some Motown on tidal. Bob of rapsidy is right tidal is good enough for all music. The more I use it the more he is correct. Just that damn tiny voice in my head that mumbles I may have this in analog and will
                      sound better. I drown him out with scotch hahhaa.
                      Last edited by Alrainbow; 03-12-2017, 06:09 PM.
                      analog stuff.
                      otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
                      otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
                      sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
                      new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
                      thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
                      thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
                      kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
                      phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
                      speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
                      mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
                      digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO
                      Dacs lampi various

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                      • #13
                        When I listen to records 99% of the time I listen to at least one side beginning to end. Probably 80% of the time both or ( with 45rpm) all four sides.
                        Lately I've been on a big Jazz kick so picking whats next is easy since pretty much everyone plays with everyone. I look at the cover and see someone playing trumpet, or whatever on the LP and grab one of there records next and so on and so on.
                        I never make it through a CD or my downloads without jumping around on the album. Hardly make it through a song without moving on to another track.
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                        • #14
                          Digital dilemma now Myles has not commented but a good guess tape it's the whole side or both given the rewind and prep to play.
                          But a small price to pay for absolute quality
                          analog stuff.
                          otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
                          otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
                          sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
                          new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
                          thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
                          thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
                          kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
                          phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
                          speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
                          mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
                          digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO
                          Dacs lampi various

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                          • #15
                            I have the opposite problem. It seems that I play the same dozen or two albums over and over again for reviewing purposes. That's what go shopping for LPs on my shelves every once in a while.

                            I did run across someone recently who had system where he played albums, etc. beginning with A on day one, B the next day and so on. 😎
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