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Although I am not a Classical music lover I must admit that Hindemith VC/Bruch Scottish Fantasy Side A is a go-to demo track in my system
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I am a bit of a contrarian on "Waltz for Debby". Although hiqh quality tape is the ultimate analog format, I have preferred my Riverside version on vinyl on my home system. The tapes sound less integrated for some reason. Maybe it is just a tape aging problem vs. original vinyl.
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I have to vote for the Exotic Dances From the Opera tape, specifically the "Dance of the Tumblers" track. The reason is that I have the Reference Recordings CD and the Thorens 75th Anniversary LP (which has that track on it). So I get to compare the same music on CD, vinyl, and tape. This is a fantastic aid to assessing changes and tweaks to the system. BTW, Paul Stubbeline of the Tape Project mastered the Thorens LP.
This is my first response to this new website. Thanks to those who made it possible.
I chose to respond to this forum thread after reading it yesterday because more than one of the posts made derogatory comments about the Tape Project and its adherents. This is uncalled for; demands a response and a more importantly a call for BALANCE.
I'd doubt that this thread would exist if it wasn't for the vision of Doc B and the hard work of the TP staff. Sure this medium sounds great but the biggest hurdle is finding and obtaining enjoyable listening firmware. TP has succeeded in making quality music available with a sound, in many cases, limited only by your playback equipment. They have also made available about the only new "add on" hardware to experience it. Why shouldn't I and other adherents be somewhat "rabid" in their defense. And don't forget that no person / business / organization is perfect; free from warts or BO.
I think we tend to forget that this is a hobby and not a religion, so let's leave some of our dogma (catma?) at the (listening room) door - and derive whatever simple pleasure(s) we can from it.
Welcome and thank you for a meaningful first post
This is a hobby and should be for fun. I discussed the posts with the members and they agreed and voluntarily removed their posts.
We are still in our infancy stages and hopefully these things won't happen again.
I look forward to your contributions and learning more about the King/Cello head amp
I need to clarify something here. I removed two of my posts on this thread, but not because I agreed with the reason for the request-I just agreed to remove them. I don't believe in sacred cows and nor do I think any company should receive a pass on everything they do that is questionable. Censorship is a slippery slope to start down on. My concern here is that if members aren't free to have rational discussions about audio related topics they believe in, then this forum will descend into blandness. Products and companies shouldn't be off limits to discuss because someone might get offended. I can see the day coming where a thread starts proclaiming tubes are better than transisitors and it will offend people who have invested lots of money in their SS gear and they will complain their feelings are hurt and want the offensive posts removed. Or we can flip the coin and say that SS people started the thread and said that SS stomps tubes and now tube lovers like me are crying in our beer at the insensitivity of our SS brethern. You get the point. Next thing you know, we will have to pass out Prozac and have group hugs because we damn sure can't tell the truth about what we believe. The best boss I ever worked for had a huge sign in his office that said "It's better to receive an ass chewing from a wise man than praise from a fool." My former boss couldn't work in today's workplace. He would be drummed out for being insensitive. I have to drink the koolaid all day at work, I just didn't plan on drinking it at home as well.