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2 minutes ago, Sir Sanders Zingmore said:

what does that mean?

I’m not perfect I failed English at school and finished up school at age 14 to find a job and buy my first hifi system. You can pick on me it’s ok. Gary the music monster 🎶

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1 minute ago, Music monster said:

I’m not perfect I failed English at school and finished up school at age 14 to find a job and buy my first hifi system. You can pick on me it’s ok. Gary the music monster 🎶

??

Who's picking on you? Apologies if it came across that way.

But I still don't know what it means?

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11 minutes ago, ghost4man said:

Russ, 

 

We make assumptions all the time. And very reasonable ones at that. But what motivates us in this context? It's reasonable to assume its backed by bias. 

 

We all do it. Me included. 

Mine was a casual observation based on a mixture of experience and conjecture. yes, it’s a fair cop, and assumptions. So sue me.

Frankly, I have no interest in convincing anyone about my views. I do, however, enjoy open speculative conversation with people of good will whose experience and opinion I respect. 

Edited by buddyev

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I would like to take you up on that mate. 

Second that

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16 minutes ago, Sir Sanders Zingmore said:

??

Who's picking on you? Apologies if it came across that way.

But I still don't know what it means?

I think you do but not to worry. Gary the music monster 🎶

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Gary, will you use the new Mac's for your horn speakers?

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Yes I will.should work good as it sounds good now with the Mac gear I currently have. Cheers gary the music monster 🎶

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35 minutes ago, Sir Sanders Zingmore said:

what does that mean?

He means "can't wait."

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Thanks con. Gary the music monster 🎶

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Oh boy! what a roll...

In the mids of all this I'm trying to watch the cricket since I was too busy at the gym getting fit 💪 as well as "enjoying" the music!

 

Looks like I need to make a few things clear as it has upset the apple cart/s... 

 

All very valid points mentioned here about high res, SACDs, other digital formats and vinyl... And whatever else I missed.

 

These are my final points:

 

1. I'm definitely not claiming that vinyl is better than digital, or better than SACD or any other medium. They're all fine as long as you can source the very best of that format.

 

2. If you have come across a particular type of source, whatever that may be, in whatever format it's in, and if that particular item gives you the highest level of "quality playback" in your system, by all means use more of that!

 

3. In my experience within this last week, the G-man came over with a top quality CD that was an unusual recording. It was not just top quality, which I thought I did have a lot of...?Rather this particular one was out of the ordinary! One that is very hard to find, not available on general sale, and very limited edition to such a point that it may very well be the one and last recording of that CD!

 

4. After listening to that UDC FIM 24k gold pressing, I realised the full potential of my system and came to the realisation that the digital playback rig that I currently have is WAY more than adequate. Hence, there's absolutely no need whatsoever to "upgrade" the digital player to another level.  Like one of those top tier fancy ones that cost half a car... It is not required, at least for me that is, the Mac SACD player is more than adequate to get the job done. We both listened to it and were extremely pleased with the results and playback quality.

 

5. Which leads to my next point:

Having not spent over 20 grand for another digital rig, I will now focus that expenditure on high quality reference recordings, both on SACD / CD, and vinyl. After visiting ARR, which I should have done years ago, could have saved me heaps from spending on mediocre recordings that I have so much of... 

 

6. Now after discovering not only the potential of my current digital rig but also the potential of the analog rig, which I recently upgraded, I'm just very thankful I didn't go over the top and settled for the level I can afford. The true justification for this upgrade has now been realised only after I discovered these reference quality recordings. With that, my experience and enjoyment of music has taken on a new level!

 

The final point I would like to emphasise on is simply this: after discovering these wonderful formats and having experienced sheer brilliance in top quality without a doubt, I will continue to pursue more of these high grade audiophile recordings, simply because the system deserves it! 

 

I'm sure yours does too! 

 

And that's all she wrote!

Cheers, and enjoy your music

🍻 RJ

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6 hours ago, AudioGeek said:

"Friday night in San Francisco" - i must have listened to this album more than 50 times, but not in the last 20 yrs lol.

Big dog - are these 10 albums you bought remasters of things you allready have?

 

Can I commit sacrilege and suggest a streaming service like Tidal or Qobuz which have a large range of high quality recordings and virtually unlimited music. Use something like Roon radio with all the options and you will discover more and more unbelievable music. Your system wil sound better than ever.

 

Audio Geek, 

These 12 LP sets that I purchased from ARR- Charles, are not duplicates, thank goodness for that! 

Although the majority of artists I do have are on either CD & SACD. For example, Charlie Hayden, Ray Brown, Vanessa Fernandez, Holy Cole, and Patricia Barber I've got on SACD and they're excellent! Very smooth overall presentation, crystal clear as with SACDs, solid Dynamics and transient attacks, plus superb vocal range, very good recordings, no doubt! 

 

Those same artists on the LPs which are 45rpm, high quality reference recordings and 180g vinyl just sound different. I wouldn't say that one is far better over the other, just different in a more enjoyable form. So what I generally do is listen to a particular album from say Patricia Barber on SACD /cd as much as possible. Then turn to the LP for a different album and enjoy that particular album just as much! 

 

I wanted to avoid duplicating albums on different formats, I found for one, it's a waste of money and two, it really makes no sense to have duplicates unless you were doing demos and actually selling highend audio gear to customers in order to educate them on the differences and what the playback chain is capable of. 

 

I would just sit back, pour that scotch, light that cigar and enjoy the music! Cheers mate, RJ

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Nice, enjoy!

Do you use or have you tried a streaming service?

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Bigdog rj doesn’t use any streaming devices and I don’t either. We both perfer the physical product. I don’t know about bigdog but I have found the quality of streaming to be inferior. A  few audiophile friends that have tried it agree with me. They still download but use lp or sacd as there reference and streaming just for fun,not serious listening. Gary the music monster 🎶

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1 hour ago, Music monster said:

Bigdog rj doesn’t use any streaming devices and I don’t either. We both perfer the physical product. I don’t know about bigdog but I have found the quality of streaming to be inferior. A  few audiophile friends that have tried it agree with me. They still download but use lp or sacd as there reference and streaming just for fun,not serious listening. Gary the music monster 🎶

I’m with GTMM on this one 👍

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Yes, correct as a means of convenience and access to a wide array of music by flipping through a screen is fantastic! It is obviously the future and where things are headed, especially in the digital domain we live in.

 

However, as a preference, to me it seems very "cold" like as if the soul has been taken away... I also don't feel that sort of music format is organic any more. It's like a "driver-less" car. I actually prefer to just drive, not let some robot or computer take over.

 

Perhaps it's more accurate and has every bit of nuance and detail, there's no denying that since nothing is spinning, zero jitter, just pure binary / bits and encoding carried out by a top DAC, seems technologically advanced.

 

I still prefer holding something and whiles the tunes are playing reading the inner covers, liner notes and the history / making of the album. It just feels more organic and realistic. Whenever that stylus touches down on the LP spinning, there's just something magical in those grooves. Distortion, surface noise, who cares, the musicality is just marvellous! 

 

Similarly when holding a top line digital recording on SACD or one of those rare UDC FIM discs, just looking at it, you know straight away this is going to be something special. When that tray closes, tracks have been loaded up and the play button is hit- oh boy! What purity in reproduction! 

 

I guess I'm too old fashioned, I don't know... But streaming hasn't quite caught my "attention & engagement" as yet.

 

I'm sure those who do enjoy that particular format will be very pleased with the results, and by all means do so! As long as you're absolutely enjoying your music, that's all that matters. 

Cheers, RJ 😊

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Guys where can you listen to Magnepans in Melbourne? especially the 20.7 and the 3.7.

 

thanks

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