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  1. Ron Resnick

    Sound City Documentary

    I know now that "Sound City," the documentary about the Sound City recording studio in Van Nuys, California, was released in 2013, but a recording engineer acquaintance of mine, Reza Moosavi, mentioned it to me only last week. The documentary is totally amazing! I loved the story about and the...
  2. Ron Resnick

    Marc Cohn - Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Reissue

    On Marc Cohn's self-titled album the song "Walking in Memphis" is one of my favorite pop songs of all time. But the 1980s-era recording quality makes the sound so unappealing that I literally cannot stand to listen to this album on a big stereo. I can listen to it pretty much only in the car...
  3. Ron Resnick

    Opus 1 on SME 3012R and Grado Epoch3 on Bergmann Odin, or Opus 1 on Bergmann Odin and Epoch3 on SME 3012R?

    If you had the Air Tight Opus 1 and the Grado Labs Epoch3 cartridges, and if you had the SME 3012R and the Bergmann Odin tonearms, which cartridge would you match with which tonearm -- and why? What is your personal experience with these particular combinations?
  4. Ron Resnick

    Delta Sigma Versus R2R Ladder

    I had a wonderful afternoon at the home of Phil (213cobra) on Tuesday! Phil's Bricasti DAC (one of the several he owns) can switch between delta sigma and R2R at the touch of a button. On Fleetwood Mac and Sarah McLachlan I think maybe I could hear a difference, but there is no way I would be...
  5. Ron Resnick

    LG G1 Versus Sony A90J Video Monitors

    I have narrowed our video panel decision down to two models: the LG G1 and the Sony A90J. We will be getting a 65 inch screen and a 55 inch screen. Has anyone compared these two screens side-by-side for picture quality? What do our video experts here think about the pros and cons of these...
  6. Ron Resnick

    A Brief Stroll Through the Headphone Garden: CanJam 2021

    I drove down to CanJam 2021 in Irvine, California, today to hang out with Marc Meisner, a friend from the San Francisco Bay area who is a very long-time and experienced audiophile, and who happened to be in town, and to take Jason Lord, the owner of The Source AV, out for dinner. Jason has a...
  7. Ron Resnick

    Lutron Maestro Wireless Dimmer RFI

    In amateur radio land we detect RFI by setting the frequency tuning control of a handheld AM transistor radio between broadcast stations. Once a relatively quiet spot on the AM frequency spectrum is identified one raises the volume and goes RFI hunting. I have discovered that Lutron Maestro...
  8. Ron Resnick

    Lindsey Buckingham's New Self-Titled Album Lindsey Buckingham

    I actually like a couple of the songs on Lindsey Buckingham's new self-titled album. Unimaginatively, I tend to like songs with a strong, driving 1980s-style background beat. I think some of these new songs do indeed have a Fleetwood Mac style sound to them. But I feel like the vocal track...
  9. Ron Resnick

    Visit to Marrakech

    Tinka's friend's wedding in the countryside of Gijon, a city North of Madrid, was wonderful. Spanish people definitely know how to have fun! We were going to drive around the North coast of Spain for a few days, but the weather there has turned gloomy. So, tomorrow, we are flying to a city...
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    John Leon Lewis

    I "found"* John Leon Lewis on Clubhouse. He is a church choir singer. I think his baritone voice is wonderful, and I think his vocal talent is considerable. On top of this he appears to be the nicest, gentlest guy you ever could hope to meet. John is happy to sing jazz, pop, everything. I...
  11. Ron Resnick

    Wireworld Orbit III Loudspeaker Cables

    Does anyone use Wireworld Orbit III loudspeaker cables? Are these any good? To what other loudspeaker cables if you compare them? Thank you!
  12. Ron Resnick

    MIT Zcord II Power Cables

    Do you use MIT Zcord II power cables? Are MIT cord to power cables any good? The power cable has a ferrite core wrapped around one, and a large tumor at the other end. Are these any good? What have you compared them to?
  13. Ron Resnick

    My Birthday Cake From Tinka

    Tinka got me this amazing birthday cake!
  14. Ron Resnick

    Analog POTS Telephone Line for Audio Quality

    After almost six years of either VoIP landline or no landline at all I am delighted to once again be communicating with people on two copper wires. The Verizon cell service in the hills above Beverly Hills is terrible. It has been rumored for at least 15 years that Verizon is planning to erect...
  15. Ron Resnick

    Zellaton Plural Evo

    I had an unplanned, last minute and extremely enjoyable lunch with Myles yesterday. After lunch Myles invited me to visit his new apartment, his new cats and his new system. It was great to see again Myles' wonderful wife, Heidi! Since Tinka and I visited Myles and Heidi in early 2017, Myles...
  16. Ron Resnick

    Thiele TA01 Linear Tracking Tonearm

    Thiele TA01 tonearm The Thiele tonearm wants to combine the best of both worlds in terms of rotary and tangential tonearms: with the aim of guiding the pickup system over the record with the least possible tracking error. The tonearm tube consists of two carbon tubes, which are arranged...
  17. Ron Resnick

    Vinyl Sales Outpace CD Sales!

    Sarah Whitten CNBC July 13, 2021 "In the first six months of 2021, 19.2 million vinyl albums were sold, outpacing CD volume of 18.9 million, according to MRC, an analytics firm that specializes in collecting data from the entertainment and music industries. Vinyl has slowly been making a...
  18. Ron Resnick

    T.H.E. Show 2021 -- The Video Interviews

    Steve, Julian and I are delighted to release WBF's first video. We hope you like it! Please post any questions or comments you may have about the T.H.E. Show 2021 video or about my interviews or about the loudspeakers I chose to highlight here on this thread.
  19. Ron Resnick

    2019 Corvette C7 Stingray Convertible

    When I was around 16 years old the only thing I wanted in life was a red Ferrari convertible -- it didn't matter which one -- whichever one was sold when decades into the future I would hope to be able to afford to buy one would be just fine. I grew up disliking Corvettes. I always thought that...
  20. Ron Resnick

    Stellavox Pro TD9 New Manufacture Tape Machine

    Sepea Audio, a company in Serbia, is making and offering a newly manufactured Stellavox Pro TD9 reel-to-reel tape machine: "Sepea Audio manufactures new Stellavox PRO State-of-the-art Professional Reel-To-Reel Tape Recorders. We renovate, refurbish and repair vintage Stellavox recorders...
  21. Ron Resnick

    DS Audio Grand Master + EMM Labs DS-EQ1

    I had a revelatory vinyl experience tonight. I visited my friend in Long Beach who owns the Wilson Audio XVX speaker system. He played for me several hours of his musical selections, as well as three of my standard test tracks: “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley, Grace (Columbia) “Send in the...
  22. Ron Resnick

    Justin Brees of AM House

    When the scope of our house repair project started expanding a couple of years ago we figured that it was de rigueur for a putatively high-end, contemporary house to have a comprehensive home automation system. (I've never understood why these systems are referred to as "home automation"...
  23. Ron Resnick

    Michael Hobson Auctions His Classic Records Archive of #1 Pressings

    Michael Hobson, Founder of Classic Records, is auctioning his entire personal archive of #1 numbered records: MICHAEL HOBSON ARCHIVES NUMBER 1 The enclosed list represents the entirety of my personal Classic Records Archive #1 numbered copies accumulated from the start of Classic Records in...
  24. Ron Resnick

    St. Regis Bora Bora

    Tragically our flight to our vacation destination for our Sixth Anniversary appears to have crashed. We woke up in what seems to be actual Heaven. Here there is only sky, sun, palm trees and glass-clear water. Everything is always perfect. It is just how people on Earth have dreamed and...
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    BETONart-audio Tyrexx Subwoofer TYREXX EARTH VIBRATION - brute - impulse - dust-dry & mega powerful Uniquely rigid cabinet made of 260 kg carbon concrete Maximum impulse fidelity - bass as if carved in concrete Brutal pressure from two 54 cm diaphragms 18 Hz - 100 Hz 2 - 5 kW for the...
  27. Ron Resnick

    Super-Tweeters: Acoustic Information or Phase Information?

    I suspect that if each of us sat down for a formal hearing test by a professional audiologist, as I did several years ago, we would be shocked at how poor is our ability to hear much above 12 kHz to 14 kHz, especially if one is above 50 years old. Sean Casey, founder of Zu Audio, told me that...
  28. Ron Resnick

    Hobson Meets Kassem: The Story of Classic Records

    Michael Hobson, the founder of Classic Records, recorded with Chad Kassem, the founder and owner of Acoustic Sounds, a video to chronicle for themselves, for us and for posterity their history and collaboration together. The discussion documents their respective roles in re-issuing on vinyl...
  29. Ron Resnick

    Best 45 RPM Single Adapter

    Some of my favorite "one hit wonder" songs I have only on 45 RPM singles. For example I just received Whitney Houston's iconic performance on Arista of the National Anthem at some football game only on 45 RPM single. What is the best 45 single adapter? I have seen only the common cheap plastic...
  30. Ron Resnick

    Lauren Spencer Smith

    Vocalists singing songs with lyrics is my favorite genre of music. Maybe it's because my father worked in the record business his entire life -- in what the record industry calls "business affairs" (negotiating and implementing contracts with artists' managers and labor unions, royalties...

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