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 phono amp/Tom Evans Vibe preamp/Linear A power amp/Acoustic Zen Adagios/Chord cables/Oppo 105EU.
MA PL200s, PL350C, PLW-15, PL100s, Apex, Radius, R45HDs
Marantz AV8801 -> Leema Acoustics Pyxis, Hydra II (x2) & I, Emotiva UPA-700
JRiver 19 Leema Acoustics Elements DAC Oppo BDP-103EU (multiregion) 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.
PC > O2+ODAC > HD 650
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>Kef R500
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?
Guns & Roses
Sweet child of mine those 30/40 sec gitar intro put my hair up allover!
Rega RP3 / Goldring 1012gx > Rega Fono MM V2
Synology DS213 > QED Performance USB > Rega DAC > QED Performance RCA
Pathos Classic One > Inakustik LS 1102 cable > 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, twin svs,sb12-nsd subs, 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!
ATV3 > Rega DAC > Rega Elicit R > Rega RS3
Rega RP6 / 10x5 / MP-110
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