Hey charlie is that Pet Shop boys album any good? I'm trying to find some early stuff - I do actually rate them
ATV3 > Rega DAC > Rega Elicit R > Rega RS3
Rega RP6 / 10x5 / MP-110 > Rega Aria Phono Stage
Three Friends - Gentle Giant
Live In Gdansk - David Gilmour
Source 1) "Inspired" Manticore Mantra turntable c/w Rega RB 301 arm, Goldring 1042 MM Cartridge, Graham Slee Reflex M phono stage, Graham Slee CuSat 50 interconnect
Source 2) Cyrus CD8 SE CD player
Source 3) iTunes (ALAC), iMac, Devolo Homeplugs, Apple TV3, Toslink, Arcam rDAC
Source 4) Technics SL-7 linear tracking turntable.
Roksan Kandy L3 amp, Spendor A5 speakers.
Other rooms: more Airport Expresses and Homeplugs with Denon AV system and Denon Mini system.
Yes, the new PSB album is really good. Sounds great on vinyl too. One or two songs are up there with their best ever, I would say.
Roksan Caspian Pre amp, Caspian Mono Power amp x 2, NAD M51 DAC, B&W 805 Signature, Roksan Radius turntable, Denon-1713UD, MF phono & headphone amps, PS3, Mac/AE/Apple TV
José González / Veneer
Project Debut Carbon | Rega Phono Mini 2AD | Cyrus Stack | Celestion A3 | Grado SR80i
Autobahn - Kraftwerk
Electric Cafe - Kraftwerk
KOL - Radiohead
Supercollider/The Butcher - Radiohead
Tragic Songs Of Life - The Louvin Brothers
Chutes Too Narrow - The Shins
Wincing The Night Away - The Shins
Rubber Soul - The Beatles
Imperial Bedroom - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Last night's late listening went on until the early hours fuelled by beer and volume.
Just decided to pop some vinyl on, not used my turntable for a while, though I do run it every now and again to stop it seizing up!
Had a listen to Simon & Garfunkel Bridge over troubled Water and found my feet tapping to the music, and listening to the music not the system. Haven't done that in a long time. Now I've got side 3 of Genesis Three Sides Live on, which I think is one of the best Live albums out there and better than any of their studio releases.
Think I'll have to listen to my old LP's a lot more often in future, and forget the CD and Streamer as I'm actually enjoying the music more, despite the crackles.
BTW TT is a Heybrook TT2 with Linn Basik arm A&R P77 cartridge Marantz PM6004 Amp and Mordaunt Short Aviano 1's. Might dig my Old Heybrook HB2's out and see if they work better than the Avianos.
Heybrook TT2 Linn Basik A&R P77 Marantz PM 6004 Marantz CD6004 Cambridge Audio NP30 Heybrook HB2's, MS Aviano 2 (alternate between these depending on how I feel!!)
A&R A60 A&R T21,Rotel CDP, Mordaunt Short Aviano 1
The Bar Kays - Holy Ghost........ How Funky can you get
Marantz SR5023 - Marantz CD5003 - Project Debut Carbon Turntable Black gloss with acrylic platter & Rega Mini phono stage with Atlas Element Integra cables;Monitor Audio RX1 Black gloss Speakers.-Chord Carnival speaker cables.Atacama Nexus 7 speaker stands
Sheer Heart Attack - Queen (2nd hand, purchased in Wantage today)
A Day At The Races - Queen (2nd hand, purchased in Wantage today)
Last night, late one again including tracks from the following:
Katy Lied, Aja & Gaucho - Steely Dan
Who's Next - The Who
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Circuital - My Morning Jacket
Bend Beyond - Woods
Something/Anything - Todd Rundgren
Babble - That Petrol Emotion
Strauss' Four Last Songs - Jessye Norman/Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig
Zazu - Rosie Vela
Trans - Neil Young
Jazz From Hell - Zappa
The Visitor - Jim O'Rourke
Easy listening meets avant-garde. Less tune, more texture in a good way. I can imagine if I were a recovering heroin addict or similar, this would be both blissful and disturbing. As it stands, it is currently attempting to help me nullify the pain of tonight's football results. And I'm not referring to the Oxford v Rotherham game.
Next, after Jim's finished his mildly, mind-bending trip, it will be Captain Beefheart's The Spotlight Kid.
Last nights listening was all a bit '80s and included the following -
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Searching For The Young Soul Rebels
Sade - Diamond Life
Visage - Visage
ABC - Lexicon Of Love
Rega P3/Elys2, Pioneer A400, Kef Q15, Pro-ject Head Box S, Denon DCM-480, Yamaha KX580, Sonos Connect, Sony MDS-JE530.
"The Hot Spot" soundtrack, on Analogue Productions, 45 rpm.
When the sleeve notes are written by Dennis Hopper, and that Miles Davis would "punch out his heroin dealer", you know you're in for some great music!
Pioneer tv + LX85, Sony HW15 Proj, Cyrus DAC XP+/Mono X300/CDXTSE2/PSXRx2, Vienna Acoustics Beethoven Baby Grands and Maestro centre, B&W CM1 surrounds /PV1D (9.1), CA BD751, Virgin TiVo, Inspire Rega t/t, Benz Glider MC, EAR 834P phono amp; Slee Novo Headphone Amp.TQ Black.
Tonight I started with
Country on the click - The Fall
I am now listening to
Foxtrot - Genesis
Then it will be
If Not Now Then When - Ethan Jones
Push the Sky Away - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
The King Of Limbs - Radiohead
all washed down with a nice glass of single malt.
Rega RP1 Golding 2100 Cart. Marantz pm6004. Marantz cd6004. MA BX2s,AEX
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