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Reply #3270 - 12/11/13 at 19:30:29
 
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Reply #3271 - 12/11/13 at 19:33:34
 
Ok, I'm back in the listening Cave and I'll continue to play LPs I've recently listened to, so I can evaluate the RCA Long Black Plate 12AU7.  It hasn't failed to please with all the LPs thrown at it....Comparatively warm and smooth without losing detail....great bottom, top end and great mids too.  I need to try some Ella next.  Mark.
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Reply #3272 - 12/11/13 at 20:02:17
 
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LR, nothing wrong with picking up the Quartets but aren't you the one who said you got bored listening to Classical Music? It may have been someone else.  I would suggest Mozart as well.  I think a good place to begin would be with large orchestral works rather than Chamber Music. Pick the most popular to start...Beethoven's 5th and 9th Symphonies; Mozart's Symphonies 39, 40 and 41 would be a good start but I really like some of Mozart's earlier smaller symphonies, they're just delightful.  Bottom line is you can't go wrong with anything these two great composers did.  As for which recording to buy, I'm useless, I can't even remember those I have.  Lon might be of help there or do as I did and read the opinions of those obsessed with this stuff, having listened to dozens of versions of each work.  Just google them.  There are lots of threads full of people who love to talk about their music...whether it be Rock, Jazz, Blues or Classical. Mark.


Yeah, I think that was me (I have a terrible memory). I'm really glad we have Lon around still; while we have differing views on our system's sound, he has really great taste in music!

I'm hoping the ZMA brings me closer to live sounding (not in volume, but detail, weight, and soundstage), which would really draw me into the music more. I think Steve said the ZMA is the amp that got him to listen to classical. Right now, my Zen Amp runs out of steam when things get really busy and dynamic in recordings. If I play something simple like Musica Nuda (highly recommended) which is nothing be cello and female voice, the 15 year old Zen Amp is amazing in the speed and detail and how it renders the female voice. But as soon as I put Symphony's or even hard rock/heavy metal on, the amp just seems to run out of steam. It's just the limits of 2 watts on 94db speakers I guess. I'd need something closer to 101db so I only use 1 watt, with 1 watt spare. LOL
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Reply #3273 - 12/11/13 at 20:12:38
 
still in the `80`s....lot of bands trying to sound new wave spacy



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlOEAjwTZTw
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Reply #3274 - 12/11/13 at 20:30:16
 
LP #2 of this Ella set. I'm not sure I want to spend more money on  old Nos Holland Amprex or Mullard tubes.  I think I can be happy with one of the 10+ 12AU7s I bought...the most I paid was $16 for any one tube.  I paid $14 for the one in my ZP3 that is blowing me away.  Ella has never sounded better.  Mark.
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Reply #3275 - 12/11/13 at 21:01:53
 
This is nice, The house of love`

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Reply #3276 - 12/11/13 at 21:40:35
 
Playing this one again...I had to use the Torii Bass switch forward...tightening or decreasing Bass...I think I had to do this last time I listened to it...the Bass is pretty heavy with this LP in my set up.  Otherwise the RCA Black Plate is again Beautiful. Unfortunately I have another 12AU7 I have to at least test a while to make sure it works...a GE grey plate 5814.  Then 5 more tubes are in the mail, that will have to be auditioned.  The hardship never ends...hehe.  Mark....Livin' Just Enough for the City...

PS...for side two I put the Bass switch back to full Bass...so I could feel Da Music...hehe.  I think Stevie wanted it that way.

PSS...this one's so sweet it's bringing tears to my eyes. Maybe the volume's too high.
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Reply #3277 - 12/11/13 at 22:06:54
 
That is such a fantastic recording, no disputing that! "Golden Lady" and "All is Fair in Love" just get me.

Right now the new lp facsimile CD reissue, a reissue done the way they should be.



I sort of wished they had remixed it just a bit, filled in some of the "hole in the middle" that is there when the flute isn't being played.
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Reply #3278 - 12/11/13 at 22:12:37
 
Lon, it's all good but "Jesus Children of America" always gets me.  In a few minutes I have to go shower and get ready to go out to dinner. Then to the Meyerson Symphony Hall for this year's Dallas Symphony Orchestra's Christmas program.  Life is Good...well at least better than the alternative.  Mark.

PS...I misspoke.  Tonight's Christmas program is by the Dallas Wind Symphony, also at the Meyerson Hall.  I'll see the DSO program on Sunday.
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Reply #3279 - 12/11/13 at 22:17:46
 
Enjoy it Mark! You don't know how much I'd love to go out. . . even to hear a polka band over a hot dog!
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Reply #3280 - 12/11/13 at 22:25:27
 

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Love Over Gold       (Telegraph Road)






The experts have spoken.



Cool
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Reply #3281 - 12/12/13 at 05:46:18
 
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Lon said,
Must. . .

Counter. . . .

That horrendous. . . .

KISS image. . . .


Ahh ... you guys are no fun ... that album has some of the most rocking songs known in the existence of man! Grin  Strutter, Black Diamond, Cold Gin, Firehouse, Deuce, Nothin' To Lose ... it is the quintessential KISS album and still stands/sounds fresh today.

Ace and KISS would go on to be a major influences on countless bands and the likes of Eddie Van Halen, Slash, Pearl Jam, Dime Bag Darrel (who had Ace's face tatooed on his chest) and the list goes on. Cool

Here's something you guys may not know ... Eddie was such a fan of KISS that when he found out Ace was leaving the band he actually wanted to disband Van Halen and join KISS.  This was back in the 80's when Eddie and Dave were having major issues as well.  I've heard that his bro Alex talked Eddie out of it, but wouldn't that have been interesting?  I wonder what make-up Eddie would have chosen?
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Reply #3282 - 12/12/13 at 11:00:29
 
Hey, we're all into different things. I think it may matter how old you were when Kiss came out as well. I really hated Kiss, I was listening to electric Miles Davis and funk and blues at the time. I've never been a Van Halen fan at all either. Wasn't into "white" music at all at the time and haven't really been a huge fan of rock and pop of that time since. Kiss in particular just did nothing for me.

We're all different.

Right now
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Reply #3283 - 12/12/13 at 13:28:07
 
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Reply #3284 - 12/12/13 at 18:35:18
 
I'm back in the Listening Cave.  I have put in the  GE Gray Plate Solid O Getter 5814A and replayed Stevie Wonder's "Inner Visions".  The RCA Long Black Plate still rules. I'll keep the GE in for the rest of the day.

This  sealed LP up next...
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