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    I had one as well, excellent value.

    I had one as well, excellent value.
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    If I compare a CD to a flac-rip of the same CD,...

    If I compare a CD to a flac-rip of the same CD, the latter sounds "better" because of the equipment it's played through. Honestly, CDs are kinda worthless to me now, sure the booklets are fun, but...
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    A21+ in the house. Sold a record by Shellac...

    A21+ in the house.

    Sold a record by Shellac for $999, so I pulled the trigger, got a fantastic trade up from my audio dealer (Saturday Audio).

    Definitely sings, good control, I especially...
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    I don't buy reissues for one reason: I want the...

    I don't buy reissues for one reason: I want the OG. The real thing.
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    Oh, it's a very natural sounding amp, well...

    Oh, it's a very natural sounding amp, well balanced sound, very good at bass. Maybe too good, some have told me. The A21 (over the A23) may also deliver more class A power on the front end, obviously...
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    Yes, one of those 30 disc, warts n' all live ones?

    Yes, one of those 30 disc, warts n' all live ones?
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    I have both the P5 and the A23. Luckily enough...

    I have both the P5 and the A23. Luckily enough I've stumbled upon a mix of a system that plays oh-so-well together in my space. I imagine that if I had the money I could upgrade to "$5000" components...
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    It's from a 3rd party seller... which makes me...

    It's from a 3rd party seller... which makes me wonder.
  9. Yes, there are 34 more reviews, available on the...

    Yes, there are 34 more reviews, available on the website as well. Third edition is basically the same as the 2nd, but without the Portraits section, lightly edited, 34 more reviews and with the...
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    Poll: I "play" CDs once - to rip them to my hard drive....

    I "play" CDs once - to rip them to my hard drive. Then, on the shelf.
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    Good luck!

    Good luck!
  12. Thank you, here's the link ...

    Thank you, here's the link
    https://amzn.to/2wzcY27
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    There were shenanigans with BYG and Virgin,...

    There were shenanigans with BYG and Virgin, Daevid signing to both at the same time; I believe that is widely accepted fact.

    Tim's biggest beef with Gong is that he "wasn't sacked properly". The...
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    He's a difficult character, that's for sure.

    He's a difficult character, that's for sure.
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    Most of the time, the room is the room you have....

    Most of the time, the room is the room you have. As much as I'd like to change, I've got half the basement, and my family has the rest of the house.

    It's interesting what my early attempts at...
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    I don't know what this means.

    I don't know what this means.
  17. Live reports are coming in....

    Live reports are coming in....
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    Well, I set it flat as a door nail. Now I know...

    Well, I set it flat as a door nail. Now I know what local audio dealer meant when he said "make those (main) drivers do the work". I actually like the boominess of the "uncorrected" signal. Something...
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    There's a video of someone's child in the car...

    There's a video of someone's child in the car seat singing along to Magma, amazing...
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    I'm thinking about using REW (Room EQ Wizard),...

    I'm thinking about using REW (Room EQ Wizard), measuring the room, and then applying the results via Roon.
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    Anyone doing room correction with software?

    Anyone doing room correction with software?
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    Carl's handler have let him down. -1 for his...

    Carl's handler have let him down. -1 for his manager.
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    Played most of the Rush catalog on Friday night....

    Played most of the Rush catalog on Friday night. Sad news, Farewell to the King.

    https://strawberrybricks.com/guide/blogs/neil-peart-rip
  24. I don't think I'd include Madfish in that list....

    I don't think I'd include Madfish in that list. They released a Gong box licensed from Charly, among other crimes and, of course, non-crimes.

    But the Gentle Giant catalog is total product. There...
  25. Loving the box, much more so than my family. ;)...

    Loving the box, much more so than my family. ;)
    One minor niggle - there's no "master list" or "index" of all the CDs. On a positive note, the sound quality is much better than expected!
  26. ...If you believe it ends there. Who's to say...

    ...If you believe it ends there. Who's to say their won't be another "special run" because... I'm a skeptic. but shit, it's all product now anyway.
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    Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets was pretty...

    Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets was pretty special, as was Gong at HRH Prog in Sheffield. Looking forward to Richard Thompson acoustic on ... New Year's Eve.
  28. Yeah, I find it hard to believe this will sound...

    Yeah, I find it hard to believe this will sound better than my UK Plum pressing. But even more so, I'm just good with that pressing. I don't need another. And I still have the original Atlantic I got...
  29. ***Curses*** another thing to buy?

    ***Curses*** another thing to buy?
  30. Let's hope they ship!

    Let's hope they ship!
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    Brock and Clapton first started playing guitar...

    Brock and Clapton first started playing guitar with each other in their early teens. Must be a good friendship at this point in their lives.
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    Mine arrived, but my wife quickly scuttled it...

    Mine arrived, but my wife quickly scuttled it away for Xmas... :(
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    I just got Kraan The Trio Years Zugabe in the...

    I just got Kraan The Trio Years Zugabe in the mail, but I'll be damned if I forgot all about it... haven't played it yet
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    I made the big effort to see Gong this year at...

    I made the big effort to see Gong this year at HRH Prog and it was ... stunning. The band completely channels the spirit of the original group, and then some. They'll be on the Cruise next spring and...
  35. Will listen!

    Will listen!
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    I agree with the lone comment on this interview,...

    I agree with the lone comment on this interview, "The stereo DVD of You is in 16bit 48K. Not sure how they get 24/96."
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    I'm approaching a decade with my PSB Synchrony...

    I'm approaching a decade with my PSB Synchrony speakers. They will be re-releasing that line of speakers next year... but I'd be hard pressed to justify the money; I'm more than pleased with what...
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    Seconded. I discovered both Neat speakers and...

    Seconded. I discovered both Neat speakers and Lumin streaming DAC products by attending Axpona in Chicagoland.
  39. The Variety Arts, I remember it well. Those Prog...

    The Variety Arts, I remember it well. Those Prog Fests were very exciting, thank you Greg Walker and David Overstreet
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    Some amps, like Parasound, have both - "pure" A +...

    Some amps, like Parasound, have both - "pure" A + AB.
  41. Wow! With McCarty?

    Wow! With McCarty?
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    +1 I did the same.

    +1 I did the same.
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    All of the records are worth checking out... I...

    All of the records are worth checking out... I mean, there's only three or four!



    So much music would have been unknown in the pre-internet era without the almighty Jem Records. I still have...
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    Very true, but I'm doing the following: 1) I've...

    Very true, but I'm doing the following: 1) I've cataloged everything in discogs and 2) I'm cleaning ALL my vinyl, and 3) I've digitized all my CDs. So whatever happens to me, my kids will know a)...
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    I did use another computer and was able to rip...

    I did use another computer and was able to rip everything (though disc 1 still reported errors), so yes, good advice, and I'll be replacing the drive in my "main" computer.

    Now for the good...
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    :LOL tht-tht-tht-skip-th-th-skip ... typical...

    :LOL

    tht-tht-tht-skip-th-th-skip ... typical CD error sound. When I rip, two of the disks make an awful sound in the drive. I hate to have this issue, and hate to bring it up, but if it's just the...
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    +1 I've always considered Shamal part of the...

    +1

    I've always considered Shamal part of the Radio Gnome era; also, it has vocals, which ended when the PM era began.
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    Very sad to report that a few of the discs have...

    Very sad to report that a few of the discs have errors when ripping or playing. Oh that makes me sad.
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    Saw that Taylor and May (and a couple others)...

    Saw that Taylor and May (and a couple others) played a "secret gig" last week....
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    :LOL

    :LOL
  51. I don't really consider Madfish a "small,...

    I don't really consider Madfish a "small, independent labels & publisher" which was my surprise - didn't get charged for the Gong box until just now. But I agree, the one benefit is that it is paid...
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    I built them myself, using Knape & Vogt...

    I built them myself, using Knape & Vogt adjustable shelf hardware from Do it Best/Crafty Beaver, and then buying the wood from Menards. Looks great, costs little; and easy to install.

    13386
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    The Pretty Things Final Bow

    Another box set, this from their final concert at the O2 last December, with David Gilmour and Van Morrison. IIRC, Bill Nighy directed the video.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXsQJYapAtM
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    Roland Schaeffer, 'nuff said

    Roland Schaeffer, 'nuff said
  55. Not the happiest to see my credit card was...

    Not the happiest to see my credit card was charged for something that will ship in 3 months time...
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    And there's this.. from an interview I did couple...

    And there's this.. from an interview I did couple years ago...

    Charles: You were very firm - that’s it and close the book, put it on the shelf and never open it again. And for a lot a years –...
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    Doesn't anyone remember the "big huge boxset"...

    Doesn't anyone remember the "big huge boxset" that's being put together? It's like 20CDs of live stuff, plus a coffee table book...
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    Someone that wanted to start a magazine, a...

    Someone that wanted to start a magazine, a website, a record label, a festival, a band, a blog, a vanity project... I don't think it's asking too much for the right buyer. I've paid a lot of fees...
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    The box.

    The box.
  60. They played live at Drill:Los Angeles Wire...

    They played live at Drill:Los Angeles

    Wire will return to the US in Feb 2020
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