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    Recent Concerts You've Enjoyed

    Completed the music weekend with the Pittsburgh Philharmonic at Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. Manfred Honeck conducted Beethoven's 5th Piano Concerto and Mahler 5. Turns out Honeck is a pretty decent Mahlerite. We took some of our best friends who are not classical music lovers so I needed to...
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    Recent Concerts You've Enjoyed

    Last night I went to one of my regular venues, Rose Hall (the house of swing as Wynton Marsalis calls it) at Jazz at Lincoln Center to hear Joey DeFrancesco with the JALC orchestra (one of today's great big bands). The program was wonderful and consisted of the entire "New Orleans Suite"...
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    My new article on the WAMM Master Chronosonic Demo

    Francisco, Can you tell us how the subs were set-up? Are the WAMMs run full range and the the subs run in parallel with a second amp crossing in below X Hz using their crossover? If so, how do they allow for time alignment using a set-up such as that? Also, did they go all D'Agostino or do...
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    Ethics of Switching Seats at a Classical Concert

    Does Peter give out the new Bose sunglasses/headphones when you board his boat? They seem to be quite the rage. https://www.wsj.com/video/bose-frames-review-the-headphones-of-the-future-are-sunglasses/E9E3099C-A97F-4718-92F6-F69C8D9145E9.html
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    Ethics of Switching Seats at a Classical Concert

    Peter, I'll bet your experience at Boston Symphony Hall is like mine at Carnegie, where I often notice is that there are always a number of no-shows, and that's often common for the premium seats. I find this annoying and sad. I guess some folks just go on vacation, have other plans or just...
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    Ethics of Switching Seats at a Classical Concert

    Yeah, but you're there so often the people around you probably just shrug their shoulders and say "well, he works here, so it's OK".
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    Ethics of Switching Seats at a Classical Concert

    Steve, that doesn't count. That is the official policy for first tier boxes at CSO. Seats are not assigned individually and you're supposed to switch seats at intermission with your neighbors. Fortunately, we had folks in the box with us who didn't mind staying in the 3rd row of seats as we...
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    Avengers 4: Endgame - Trailer

    Good thoughtful comments Bob. Thanks BTW, I certainly wouldn't give it a C+! More like a solid B to B+. It certainly was a technical tour de force.
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    Avengers 4: Endgame - Trailer

    That's true for every series. But shouldn't every individual movie be able to stand on its own? You didn't need to see Godfather I appreciate Godfather II. I'm just saying it was so over the top it was numbing, To be honest, I fell asleep in the middle. I realize I'm in the minority here.
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    Ethics of Switching Seats at a Classical Concert

    Hell, I did that a lot when I was younger. But I must be getting more conservative in my old age as I don't do it anymore. Then again, I can afford better seats now so there is not as much need.
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    Avengers 4: Endgame - Trailer

    Just saw the movie in IMAX 3D. Aside from the fact that it was a bit of a bladder challenge, it was an enjoyable movie but I also found it over-the-top in a not so good way. What had me shaking my head was that the movie was obviously crafted by Hollywood in a way that seemed to be shaped for...
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    GT Audio Works Planar/Ribbon Speakers and Sound Insight Open Baffle Sub Woofers

    Greg, I understand your passion for your speakers and as I have said, I am in no position to comment on their performance since I have not heard the product. But while we have a disagreement over marketing, one thing is clear. You have wrongly assumed that I somehow suggested I can do better...
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    GT Audio Works Planar/Ribbon Speakers and Sound Insight Open Baffle Sub Woofers

    You may wish to read my remarks more carefully. I certainly have not disparaged your speakers in any way. Please don't misquote me. i respect that you feel passionately about your speakers but I have never commented one way or the other on their performance
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    Best bang for the buck used speakers under $50k ?

    I just noted your room size. I withdraw my recommendation to consider Wilson Alexandria. Magico S5 Mk II and Rockport Cygnus would be high on my list to audition.
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    Best bang for the buck used speakers under $50k ?

    I had to make the same decision a while ago with the same 50K budget. I opted for Wilson Alexandria S2's, which can now be had for a bit under 50K. Satisfied many of my criteria nicely. The key is to hear them in a proper set-up. Not as easy as you might think. Good luck in your search.

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