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  1. semente

    MQA The Truth lies Somewhere in the Middle

    You sound like a Brexiteer... In spite of all the evidence, you carry on unfazed.
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    My Essential Classical Albums.

    The eldest's taste is unfortunately very much influenced of his friends who listen to awful rubbish teenage pop... I bought him a nice set of closed-back headphones. 😁
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    My Essential Classical Albums.

    My cousin's husband is some 10 years older than me. He is is still very much into rock and some pop (not commercial or mainstream stuff) and is constantly on the lookout for new bands. He sometimes sends me his discoveries but I have slowly lost interest; still enjoy some of the bands that I was listening my late teens and twenties, things like Radiohead, early REM, Tom Waits, Nick Drake, Tindersticks, late Beatles, David Bowie... But now that the boys have grown double digits I have been introducing them to some of the other bands of the old days like The Police, Supertramp, The Smiths, The Cure, Lloyd Cole & The Commotions, The Pogues, Suzanne Vega, Bob Dylan, Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, Simon & Garfunkel... I usually play these in the car.
  4. semente

    My Essential Classical Albums.

    I too have trouble enjoying Mahler. I love Bruckner but I need to be in the mood for it.
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    Album of the Evening

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    Spikes Around 37 kHz and 40.5 kHz

    So that's what it is.
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    How do you want your treble roll-off served?

    I was referring to close mic'ing in the contest of classical music. For "studio" genres it's inevitable and perhaps even part of the allure.
  8. semente

    MQA The Truth lies Somewhere in the Middle

    I also buy, but the rest of my family streaming. But I was talking about the consumer slice that really matters to labels, not the minuscule audiophile market. If the masses are streaming what's the point of having DRM?
  9. Hi Judy, did you get my message? Thanks, Ricardo
  10. semente

    MQA The Truth lies Somewhere in the Middle

    Are people still buying music, or have most resorted to streaming? And if so, what is the point of DRM?
  11. semente

    Fas42’s Stereo ‘Magic’

    @PeterSt you're the expert on cymbals. How good is Bill Evans' "You Must Believe In Spring"?
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    How do you want your treble roll-off served?

    The pinnacle of my system would be reached when a) the system can reproduce the recording as accurately as possible (objective) and b) when the room interference with the transduced sound is negligeable (subjective, unless you're going for near-anechoic). I loathe close mic'ing, so I try to avoid recordings that use it (I listen mostly to classical music). Distant mic'ing captures both direct sound from the instruments and reflections or room cues. The more accurate the system the better these cues will be reproduced. In my view.
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    Step by step surgery

    Frank, I think you need new speakers... 😉