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  1. Glenn Gould and Leonard Bernstein with the New York Philharmonic in this historical (circa 1960) performance, with introductory comments by LB. The stye is somewhat dated by modern standards....the tempo in particular is quite a bit slower than we are accustomed to hearing it, nowadays. But Gould's idiosyncratic genius is very evident, even at this early stage in his career. His legato is quite breathtaking and he manages to bring out the hidden voices in Bach's writing, something that was not possible on the harpsichord of Bach's time. Bernstein's introductory remarks are very illuminating and I have no doubt that there would have been some very heated toings and froings between Gould and Bernstein, before the final shape of the performance was settled upon. Great stuff.
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    World Music: Currently Spinning

    Bulgarian Orthodox Chant....otherworldly.
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    Sony 55-inch A9F 4K UHD OLED

    It is available. Harvey Norman has stock: https://www.harveynorman.com.au/sony-55-inch-a8f-4k-uhd-oled-smart-tv.html
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    Sony 55-inch A9F 4K UHD OLED

    Interesting comments there, @Irek . Reading between the lines, it seems to me you are saying that the M5si isn't quite up to it. My real preference is for the Musical Fidelity Nu Vista 800 integrated, but at about $15K, it's a big ask.
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    Sony 55-inch A9F 4K UHD OLED

    Hi Irek. I saw the previous version of this TV at my local JB Hi Fi store and that's what prompted me to check it out online.....the picture was stunning. My viewing room is quite small, so a 65" would be just a bit too big. Unfortunately I can't attach the TV to a wall, because there is a large glass dividing wall behind the TV and audio rack, so I have to mount it on the top shelf of the rack. Nowhere else for it. Thanks for your post. BTW. Are you happy with your Musical Fidelity M5si amp? It's on my shortlist of possible future acquisitions. Cheers.
  6. Just wondering if any members are using this Sony OLED TV: https://www.harveynorman.com.au/sony-55-inch-a9f-4k-uhd-oled-smart-tv.html I'm not too fussed about the rear support. I would need to mount mine on the top shelf of an audio rack and I would prefer to have it sitting perpendicular, not slightly leaning to the rear. Does anyone know if it comes with different stands? It certainly looks good, if a bit pricey. Any comments most welcome.
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    Sunday Arvo Antics

    Or maybe this wire-fairy might be more acceptable: Does anyone take claims that cable raisers/supports actually make a difference to the sound, at all seriously? I once went to an audiophile's residence to audition some equipment....many years ago now...and for the first time in my life I observed cable raisers/supports. It was all I could do to control myself. I felt like bursting into gales of laughter, which might have put a bit of a dampener on the afternoon.
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    Sunday Arvo Antics

    You're probably in need of a genuine wire-fairy.....one of these perhaps:
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    One sub or two.

    Back on topic. So whether two subs are better than one, is best determined by listening. Throw away those fancy gadgets and measuring equipment....they're all but useless...and trust to your ears.
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    One sub or two.

    Well, it's evident to me that you appear not to know very much and accusations of trolling is the last refuge of the ignorant.
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    One sub or two.

    Just a series of fairly meaningless assertions.
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    One sub or two.

    What a lot of tosh. Totally needless complexity. Trust your ears, or get a musical friend to do that for you.
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    One sub or two.

    @davewantsmoore So if I'm not mistaken, what you are saying is that the human ear is not to be trusted when it comes to home audio. Apparently, we all need to invest in expensive equipment, which will tell us when our ears are experiencing audio nirvana.....Ha, Ha, Ha! I would have thought that it is the human ear....above all other considerations...which will tell us when the measuring equipment has finally got it right. When it comes to music (or the appreciation of sound reproduction), give me the human ear every time. I for one won't be purchasing any of this fancy equipment and I'll bet my britches that I'll still hit on the right spot (after some experimentation) for positioning of subs or any speaker for that matter.
  14. @RickSL There is one available now : But it should really be partnered with the outboard PSU....not sure if the seller has one of these for sale as well.