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Audiophiles! Let's talk about gear and great audio production!

 
Fret Wiz
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Audiophiles! Let's talk about gear and great audio production!
So, I'll kick it off with my gear:

2 Jolida 202a amps, Music hall 5.1SE Turntable, Jolida JD9a preamp. I have them bi-amped to a pair of Allison CD-9's.

In my living room, I'm running Marantz MM7055 w/ matching amp (too lazy to get the model, sorry!). This is a 5.1 system, I have a pair of Allison Ones up front, Allison Twos in the rear and an Infinity Beta for the center channel (I may replace this with an Allison Four I have soon).

I have the latest Oppo player (BDP95, I think). That thing just rocks!

Yesterday I was thinking about great production, as I switched from Donald Fagen's latest to Incubus' S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

Anything Steely Dan related, Alan Parsons...just such good production. Parsons' 4.0 Quad mix of Dark Side of the Moon is just amazing. Search the internet, it's out there in glorious 24/96, completely unauthorized and extracted by some brave soul at the studio!

I listened recently to Journey's Escape remaster (maybe the quietest vinyl I own), and Styx's Pieces of Eight. Blown away by these old recordings, they are both great remasters!

Too bad surround music died quickly after a brief resurgence. I really love that stuff. Only a few titles a year come out, thank god for Steven Wilson and Porcupine Tree, they're trying their best to keep the format alive!

So, what are you listening to and what are you listening to it on?
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Ooops, forgot to mention my Outlaw LF1 subwoofer. I'd love a Velodyne, but this thing is bang for the buck, for sure!
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Tool. Man, I love these guys. I have a lot of their vinyl (Puscifer and A Perfect Circle, too). They sound great, but man, are they noisy! APC sounds nice, but given the rarity of this stuff on vinyl, I'm hugely disappointed in the quality of these pressings (Ænima goes for $200+)
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Primus' Sailing the Seas of Cheese recently out on blu-ray, in surround. Sounds fantastic! Les remastered it himself!
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Ok, and i'll top you with:


A randall 200 watt halfstack
Digitech Whammy
Dunlop CFH
Washburn Slime
Bc Rich warlock custommade
Yamaha Studio 112
Gibson LP white pearl
500 watt CWR Bassamp
Rickenbacher


and a harmonica, and gues what, i sing too




ya got great stuff though
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So, I guess GLP lives on Apple's earbuds? Are you all tone deaf? rockon
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Re: Audiophiles! Let's talk about gear and great audio production!
Primus' Sailing the Seas of Cheese recently out on blu-ray, in surround. Sounds fantastic! Les remastered it himself!
 Quoting: Fret Wiz


Sounds badass. Love Primus.

Sorry OP, I used to be big into audio but over the years had to give up a lot of gear. At this point my contribution amounts to a 7-string BC Rich Warlock :)
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Ok, and i'll top you with:


A randall 200 watt halfstack
Digitech Whammy
Dunlop CFH
Washburn Slime
Bc Rich warlock custommade
Yamaha Studio 112
Gibson LP white pearl
500 watt CWR Bassamp
Rickenbacher


and a harmonica, and gues what, i sing too


ya got great stuff though
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Nice! I'm a player, too - got me a Jackson soloist last year and a 2x12 Genz-Benz combo.

How's the BC? I've always wondered about them. Lusting for your Randall! My Pop has a black '72 LP custom and a '54 Telecaster....smoothest neck ever on the Tele & the LP may be the easiest guitar to play, ever!
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Primus' Sailing the Seas of Cheese recently out on blu-ray, in surround. Sounds fantastic! Les remastered it himself!
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Sounds badass. Love Primus.

Sorry OP, I used to be big into audio but over the years had to give up a lot of gear. At this point my contribution amounts to a 7-string BC Rich Warlock :)
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That's enough! Can you still play a 6 string, or is it weird?
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whats tone? I like the fraggle rock theme song
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Primus' Sailing the Seas of Cheese recently out on blu-ray, in surround. Sounds fantastic! Les remastered it himself!
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Sounds badass. Love Primus.

Sorry OP, I used to be big into audio but over the years had to give up a lot of gear. At this point my contribution amounts to a 7-string BC Rich Warlock :)
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That's enough! Can you still play a 6 string, or is it weird?
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Yes and no. The 7 is more like playing a low-action classical guitar. Truthfully, I actually still find it a little harder to play than the 6 - but a lot of fun when you start getting all Pink Floydy with that low string and lots of delay and echo.
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Harmon Kardon T403 Tuner, A402 amp and a pair of EPI TE/100's. Old junky CD player. These things rock my little listening room.

And yeah OP, Tool rocks!
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Will chime in later!
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whats tone? I like the fraggle rock theme song
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In mono, yes? LOL
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Hey Audiophile, those cheap speaker wires from Menards work just has good as $1,000 exotic garden hoses you run.
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Harmon Kardon T403 Tuner, A402 amp and a pair of EPI TE/100's. Old junky CD player. These things rock my little listening room.

And yeah OP, Tool rocks!
 Quoting: Sledster


I have an HK receiver as well, great piece of hardware. Trying to figure out what to do w/ it after I went w/ the Marantz separates. I may power some outdoor speakers with it (they're Bose...yuk). Never trust a speaker manufacturer that won't publish specs!
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Homebrew amp, modified Dx Blame MKII supercharged

POLK Monitor 70 Series II

[link to www.diysmps.com]
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Hey Audiophile, those cheap speaker wires from Menards work just has good as $1,000 exotic garden hoses you run.
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Yeah they do. There's a lot of BS voodoo out there. I read fencing wire conducts just as well.
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Harmon Kardon T403 Tuner, A402 amp and a pair of EPI TE/100's. Old junky CD player. These things rock my little listening room.

And yeah OP, Tool rocks!
 Quoting: Sledster


I have an HK receiver as well, great piece of hardware. Trying to figure out what to do w/ it after I went w/ the Marantz separates. I may power some outdoor speakers with it (they're Bose...yuk). Never trust a speaker manufacturer that won't publish specs!
 Quoting: Fret Wiz


Please go to AVS forum with your nonsense.
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Ok, and i'll top you with:


A randall 200 watt halfstack
Digitech Whammy
Dunlop CFH
Washburn Slime
Bc Rich warlock custommade
Yamaha Studio 112
Gibson LP white pearl
500 watt CWR Bassamp
Rickenbacher


and a harmonica, and gues what, i sing too


ya got great stuff though
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 43901661


Nice! I'm a player, too - got me a Jackson soloist last year and a 2x12 Genz-Benz combo.

How's the BC? I've always wondered about them. Lusting for your Randall! My Pop has a black '72 LP custom and a '54 Telecaster....smoothest neck ever on the Tele & the LP may be the easiest guitar to play, ever!
 Quoting: Fret Wiz


That combo is sweet!!

The BC, it was the guiatr of the universe when i was 16....basicly it's shit man, the wood's not even that heavy,while they say it's mahogany, this is not the case with BC, my best advice, if you like pointy guitars, jackson/dean/old 90's washburns are the way to go, sat away from BC-rich, unless it's a pre 90's mockingbird with neck thru, most of them are red with a black lining,those rock! the rest=garbage
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whats tone? I like the fraggle rock theme song
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In mono, yes? LOL
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LOL, seriously tho. I don't have much. Just started a week ago to get stuff together. I got a audio interface(cheap behringer knockoff) and some other stuff on order. basically a beginner.
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Homebrew amp, modified Dx Blame MKII supercharged

POLK Monitor 70 Series II

[link to www.diysmps.com]
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Wow, that was sexy as hell. You're way outta my league!

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Download this - Blu-ray quality 1080p

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Harmon Kardon T403 Tuner, A402 amp and a pair of EPI TE/100's. Old junky CD player. These things rock my little listening room.

And yeah OP, Tool rocks!
 Quoting: Sledster


I have an HK receiver as well, great piece of hardware. Trying to figure out what to do w/ it after I went w/ the Marantz separates. I may power some outdoor speakers with it (they're Bose...yuk). Never trust a speaker manufacturer that won't publish specs!
 Quoting: Fret Wiz


Please go to AVS forum with your nonsense.
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Yet you commented.
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Hey Audiophile, you ain't got two servers set for the big screen yet. Mi has 2.5 terabytes. lol
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whats tone? I like the fraggle rock theme song
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In mono, yes? LOL
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LOL, seriously tho. I don't have much. Just started a week ago to get stuff together. I got a audio interface(cheap behringer knockoff) and some other stuff on order. basically a beginner.
 Quoting: Special needs


Sounds like you're on the right track, though! You must be excited...I love building a new system!
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Harmon Kardon T403 Tuner, A402 amp and a pair of EPI TE/100's. Old junky CD player. These things rock my little listening room.

And yeah OP, Tool rocks!
 Quoting: Sledster


I have an HK receiver as well, great piece of hardware. Trying to figure out what to do w/ it after I went w/ the Marantz separates. I may power some outdoor speakers with it (they're Bose...yuk). Never trust a speaker manufacturer that won't publish specs!
 Quoting: Fret Wiz


Please go to AVS forum with your nonsense.
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Yet you commented.
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I can be found -> [link to www.avsforum.com]
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Download this - Blu-ray quality 1080p


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Thanks, AC, but I just hate most live recordings. I guess I'm a studio whore, but that sounds pretty good! I downloaded it w/ keepvid ;-)
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Homebrew amp, modified Dx Blame MKII supercharged

POLK Monitor 70 Series II

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where can you get kits for them amps? what kind of cash?
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I have an HK receiver as well, great piece of hardware. Trying to figure out what to do w/ it after I went w/ the Marantz separates. I may power some outdoor speakers with it (they're Bose...yuk). Never trust a speaker manufacturer that won't publish specs!
 Quoting: Fret Wiz


Please go to AVS forum with your nonsense.
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Yet you commented.
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I can be found -> [link to www.avsforum.com]
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Ya know, I just love GLP's insight. Audio snobs are everywhere, I don't count myself among them, that's why I started this thread.

I'm curious, is your preferred encoding still DTS? I prefer lossless myself, DVD-A or blu-ray if possible!

What's the last great listen you had, AC?
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Van Alstine all the way. Magnepan 1.7 Tuba THT. My theater is another story. You are wasting your time with CD. Vinyl all the way. Best production [link to www.youtube.com]

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