The last 20 seconds of Tha by Aphex Twin
The start of 'Jessica' by the Allman Brothers ...... it means it's 'Top Gear' time again!
Origin Live Aurora Gold+Illustrious Mk2 arm+Zyx R100-02/Stello CDT200+Stello DA220 Dac/Tom Evans Groove Anniversary/Tom Evans Vibe Preamp/Linear A power amp/Acoustic Zen Adagios/ Chord cables
MA PL200s, PL350C, PLW-15, PL100s
Onkyo PR-SC5509 -> Leema Acoustics Pyxis, Hydra II (x2) & I
JRiver 18 Leema Acoustics Elements DAC Panasonic BDT-310 PS3 X360 Wii Virgin Tivo
Plaistow patricia by ian dury, makes me laugh everytime.
formerly known as slewis ---
Last few seconds on 'And You and I' from Yes. Hearing Steve Howe on it's guitar is causing goose bumps for sure.
opening seconds from 'Unfinished Sympathy' from Massive Attack. Great 'hifi-set-checker'
Synology NAS > Squeezebox Touch > Rega DAC | Rega RP3 > Rega Brio R > Chord Odyssey 2 > Mission 752
The riff where the priests show their anger at Alex Lifeson's "discovery" of the guitar, followed by Neil Peart rattling down his long row of Tom Toms at breakneck speed. Rush 2112.
JRiver MC17 -> Cambridge Audio DACmagic+ -> Roksan Caspian M2 -> ProAc D18
O Fortuna - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD3VsesSBsw 0:05~0:25
Insomnia - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuqEbRzy_t8 2:18~2:38
40 seconds of music I could listen to over and over.
Benchmark DAC1 | Neumann KH 120 A | Sennheiser HD 25-13 II
The live version of Hawkwind's "You Shouldn't Do That" 4.49 to 5.17 (OK slightly more than 20 secs). The melody of Lemmy's bassline with Dave Brock's sensational power chord breaking in at 5.06 leave me even now with the hairs standing up on the back of my neck. Wish I'd been old enough to have seen them in '72! Maybe not the most hi-fidelity of music but (imo) wonderful all the same.
Project III Xpression (Ortofon 2M Red), Audiolab 8200CD, Squeezebox Touch>Roksan Kandy K2>B & W CM1's.
The intro to Move It by Cliff Richard - the only real British rock'n'roll record of the 50s
The first 20 seconds of the Beatles I feel fine does it for me .
Electrocompaniet EMC1UP Cd player , EC 4.7 pre , AW120 DMB power amp , PMC PB1i speakers . Isotek Titan / Nova , Nordost SPM speaker cable , Kimber KCAG balanced interconnects .
Linn LP12 Lingo , Ittok lv3 , Lyra Lydian , EAR834P .
"Everything should be as simple as possible, but no simpler." Albert Einstein .
Fleetwood Mac and 'the Chain' intro for F1 racing . . . and what about Albatross, choose any 20 second snippet to drift along.
How about the introduction to J S Bach's Toccata and Fugue . . . big system or big speakers, big volume, feel the hairs stand up!!!! Cheating a bit 1 minute 20 seconds, let it run for a further 2 minutes . . . superb music. Listening to it now 11.20am . . . phew, a bit like having a double whisky before 12 noon?
Rega P5/PB700 (upgraded main bearing, white drive belt), Sumiko Celebration Pearwood Signature cartridge, Carver MCt, Croft Integrated Valve hybrid amp, PMC LB1's on Foundation Designer Stands, Rega Apollo CDp. Cables: speaker, Linn K20, Interconnect, Foundation Audio Special.
Guns & Roses
Sweet child of mine those 30/40 sec gitar intro put my hair up allover!
Rega RP3 / Goldring 1012gx # Synology DS213 > QED Performance USB > Rega DAC > QED Performance RCA > Rega Brio R > Supra Classic 2x4mm > Dynaudio Excite X12 and some times BK XLS200 MK II
SBT > G&BL teflon line RCA > NAD 3020i > Supra Classic 2x4mm > Monitor Audio RS1
'Ride of the Valkyries' at the beginning !!!!!
B&W CM 8 Yamaha RXV-1073 receiver, Nad 326 Bee Amp, ASW B&W 600, veladyne EQ 12 max, Panasonic DMP-BDT220 blu ray, Panasonic TV TH-42PZ700A, Yamaha CDC 685 cd player, B&W Leisure Monitors Speakers (Rear) LCR 60 Series 3, (centre)
The guitar riff on The Smiths - Handsome Devil
even Johnny Marr can't play it as good!
Synology DS212j > Rega DAC > Rega Brio R > Rega RS1
Rega RP6 / Exact
Chord Chameleon Plus / Odyssey 2
Panasonic TX-P50 GT50 > BDP110e > Yamaha RX-V 667 > Rega Vox
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