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    Egans Vintage / Single Grain Whiskey - a bargain !

    How right you are. We prefer the Egans Single Grain over the Method & Madness Single Grain @ $60 in California. Dan Meinwald (distributor for E.A.R. Townshend, Helius etc) told me that after I gave him a gift of the Egans Single Grain, he went out and bought a bottle of the Egans Single Malt -...
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    Any Bergmann "Galder" owners here ?

    My only criticism of the DE-E1 was when we listened to solo piano. My mother was a piano teacher in Cork city, Ireland who retired from the Cork School of Music at the ages of 65, 75 & finally 85. As you can imagine, during my youth, I spent countless hours listening to solo piano, played at...
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    Any Bergmann "Galder" owners here ?

    I visited Danny Kaey last week and he has the entry level DS Audio cartridge & phono stage. Danny has a Galder with two Odin tonearms. The EMM Labs optical phono stage he should receive any day and he also ordered a better DS optical cartridge. I plan on visiting Danny next week and recording...
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    Egans Vintage / Single Grain Whiskey - a bargain !

    BTW, we recently compared the Egans Single Vintage (Single Grain) $30 to the Method & Madness Single Grain $60. Pandora preferred the Egans to the M&M, though I did not concur with her conclusion. Clearly, fine whiskey is no different from fine audio gear; you pay your $$ and make your choice...
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    NEW - Irish Super Premium Whiskey

    They are both wonderful whiskies; something serious to look forward to. Have not cracked open the Red Breast 27 yet. Nor have I opened the Midleton An Dair Ghaelach yet. Fun times in store for both of us. Slainte. (cheers in Gaelic) Philip
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    What's Your Favorite Single Malt Scotch

    wonderful anecdote & actually true. I am also married to an H K lady .... Didn't the rumour about cognac as an aphrodisiac.
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    Calling Audiophiles & Music Lovers ....

    First off, a big shout out to Steve for inviting me over to his home & enjoying a wonderful music session together. I have missed our music sessions. As the vaccine is rolled out across a wider swath of the population, I expect my friends will be more forthcoming about attending our music...
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    Calling Audiophiles & Music Lovers ....

    Which version of Boom, boom. boom, boom; he seems to have recorded it many times. Thanks
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    Calling Audiophiles & Music Lovers ....

    Calling Audiophiles & Music Lovers ! Normally during the Christmas holidays, we organise at least four music sessions and invite friends over to listen to the latest Demo compilation and ask their opinion of each song. Criteria used: 1. Musically interesting. If you don't want to hear this...
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    Philip's Demo Playlists on Qobuz & Tidal.

    May we resume our life in the New Year !
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    Egans Vintage / Single Grain Whiskey - a bargain !

    Egans Vintage Grain - Single Grain. 92 proof. Here is a wonderful Irish whiskey unfamiliar to many; this sourced single grain whiskey is aged for 8 years in ex-bourbon barrels. Distilled in 2009 and bottled in 2017. While a Single Malt uses malted barley, the Pot Still whiskeys are a mixture...
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    Doctor's Orders-Part Two-The New Listening Room Of Steve Williams

    Steve, Phil Ressler showed me the value of rectifier tube rolling in a Luxman MQ-300, I was staggered by how a difference a rectifier tube could effect the sonics. I look forward to hearing the sonic improvement in your listening room. Cheers, Philip
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    Demo XXIII - Any Suggestions ?

    I'm a great admirer of Chilly Gonzales - thanks.
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    Demo XXIII - Any Suggestions ?

    I am a HUGE Polo & Pan fan; and consume their music frequently, a nice lift whenever you need a pick-me-up. Great sounding as well.
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    Santana "Abraxas" 50'th Anniversary

    From 1970 is a cultural icon, as interesting as the cover "Annunciation" 1961, the original painting by German-French painter Mati Klarwein. Here is a musical masterpiece that most music lovers will enjoy immensely as the album has aged well over the past five decades. It's hard to pigeon hole...

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