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The pipe organ is the most difficult instrument to record. Piano is probably second. Symphony orchestra is probably third. Nov 26, 2020 at 11:38 PM

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    1. Hammy
      Hammy
      The pipe organ is the most difficult instrument to record. Piano is probably second. Symphony orchestra is probably third.
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      2. Hammy
        Hammy
        The issue I have with organ recordings is that with headphones I'm after a "you are there" style of sound. Sound where my ears are the microphones and I feel like I'm in the space as the recordings is being made. I never get that with organ recordings. Sometimes I'll hear the pipes as "you are there" but the room will be off. Or the room sound will be there but the pipes will be off. Never both right together.
        Nov 28, 2020 at 7:55 PM
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      3. Hammy
        Hammy
        Similar issues with piano recordings. I don't want my head inside the piano. I also don't want my head in the room if the piano sound loses the "you are there". Some orchestra recordings manage to the balance of "you are there" with the room sound just right.
        Nov 28, 2020 at 8:00 PM
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      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Vintage AKGs excel with this music. Certain Philips headphones also work well but give an old K500/K501 some proper power and you enter bliss...
        Nov 29, 2020 at 7:37 AM
    2. Hammy
      Hammy
      Trying to wrap my head around the sound qualities of the LauX while the music from the amp is wrapping around my head. This is solid state?
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    3. Hammy
      Hammy
      Got drunk last night while listening to the Liquid Gold X and bought 5 pipe organ SACDs at 2 am. I'm actually happy about that.
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      2. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Dang! I have a Sony BDP-580, not a 590.
        Oct 18, 2020
      3. Hammy
        Hammy
        The BDB-580 is so close. Almost a right model. I paid $300 for a new Pioneer BDP-80fp just to rip SACDs. Audiophiles have a strange way of justifying purchases like that. For me it means I can make drunk purchases of $6 SACDs without guilt as long as I ignore that initial $300 sunk cost.
        Oct 18, 2020
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      4. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        Sounds like a great problem to have. The last time I did this, I ended up with some cool single take modern classical recordings.
        Oct 19, 2020
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    4. Hammy
      Hammy
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    5. Hammy
      Hammy
      Trying 6CG7/6FQ7 RCA clear top in the Liquid Glass. Very neat midrange, but the midrange is doing a little too much of a good thing.
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      3. Hammy
        Hammy
        I don’t have a crimson. I do have a fire and platinum. I’ve only heard the crimson twice at meets. The Cavalli blended hybrids are a different sound than the glass. No tube is going to get the glass to sound like the blended hybrids. They’re different. Yin and yang.
        Oct 4, 2020
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      4. Hammy
        Hammy
        The blended hybrids sound more like their solid state side. The glass sounds like the tubes with the amp running with no global feedback. The glass lets the tube freak flag fly.
        Oct 4, 2020
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      5. Hammy
        Hammy
        Can’t really call the glass softer or less incisive because so much depends on the tubes. I can make the glass sound aggressive or soft or incisive or mushy by changing tubes. It’s difficult to describe the sound qualities of the liquid glass because whatever you try to describe depends on the tubes.
        Oct 4, 2020
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      2. Hammy
        Hammy
        Sep 25, 2020
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      3. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        That does not sound like the title of a happy song.
        (edit: thought I got this in directly below @Lyander's post)
        Sep 25, 2020
      4. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        Thanks for the recommendation. I bought her albums.
        Sep 26, 2020
    7. Hammy
      Hammy
      Liquid Gold X is here and playing Pink Floyd "The Division Bell" as the first music it gets to play.
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      3. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        I've done this so much with DSOTM I don't even listen to it anymore haha... speaking of floyd what do you think of the 2019 "dry" mix of delicate sound of thunder ?
        Sep 25, 2020
      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        Looking forward to your impressions of the amp.
        Sep 25, 2020
      5. Hammy
        Hammy
        I'm embarrassed to say that I don't yet have the 2019 remix releases. So I haven't listened to that "dry" mix yet. I'll get a round tuit. I have a lot of Floyd and Floyd covers. But not everything.
        Sep 25, 2020
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    8. Hammy
      Hammy
      The ETA for the Liquid Gold X has changed from 09/10/20 to 09/15/20. It didn't change by 30+ days. So maybe it's getting closer to shipping.
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      3. Hammy
        Hammy
        I'm excited the LG X is finally available. I'd have already ordered one but I'm thinking of waiting a week or so till the smoke clears a bit in the Portland area. I don't want the shipping and delivery people out working in this smoke just to get me an amp sooner.
        Sep 14, 2020
    9. Hammy
      Hammy
      I picked the wrong day to not log in here until late evening. Otherwise I'd have a Liquid Crimson on its way to me.
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      2. Hammy
        Hammy
        I'm happy you got it. Don't have any guilt. I got lucky and was able to buy a Liquid Glass by being online here early in the morning when one came up for sale. It's only fair that others get lucky too.
        Sep 6, 2020
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      3. Hammy
        Hammy
        I already have a Fire and Glass so I'm doing fine. Very fine. My desire for a Crimson would be to get me to buy an LCD-4. The Fire loses its balls and sounds more angelic (relatively) as the headphone impedance goes up. Not ideal for the LCD-4. The Crimson and Glass don't have that problem. The Platinum doesn't either.
        Sep 6, 2020
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      4. Huhnkopf
        Huhnkopf
        Damn, I want a LG too. Very hard to come by for 230 Volters.
        Sep 7, 2020
    10. Hammy
      Hammy
      Just got a 2nd Liquid Platinum. Two is silly, but this isn't about being sane. Now to get a cap upgrade done on one of them.
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      3. MLegend
        MLegend
        Uh...I wasn't aware that was an issue. I haven't seen any reports of the power brick dying.
        Aug 17, 2020
      4. Hammy
        Hammy
        Not a current issue I'm aware of. I'm playing the long game. I want this amp sound to still work in 10 years. 5 or 10 years from now I may not be able to get the right spec replacement power supply for this amp. $484 is inexpensive insurance. Heck, I'll spend that on tubes for the amp over 10 years.
        Aug 17, 2020
      5. Hammy
        Hammy
        One thing I should mention is that I already own a Liquid Fire and Liquid Glass. The LP is not my primary amp. When I want to indulge I listen to the LF or LG. I consider the LP to be my transportable amp and second system amp. It's a lower tier than the LF and LG and I don't expect the cap mod to change that. I still find the LP worthwhile to listen to even when I've got the LF and LG two feet away.
        Aug 17, 2020
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    11. Hammy
      Hammy
      My collection isn't focused on a style or genre. A mix of classical, jazz, experimental, electronic, stoner, drone, metal, jams, whatever.
      1. Wilson
        Wilson
        Any drone recommendations?
        Jul 4, 2020
      2. Hammy
        Hammy
        Most of the drone music I listen to is in the doom metal, drone metal, drone doom, or stoner genres. I like the power and slow flow of the bass drones. Bands like Sunn O))), Sleep, Earth, Om. There are also other styles of drone like Bass Communion (Steven Wilson) that can venture into drone styles. I need to explore some of the electronic drone style music. I've heard some pipe organ music get into drone.
        Jul 5, 2020
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    12. Hammy
      Hammy
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      2. Hammy
        Hammy
        My collection isn't focused on a style or genre. A mix of classical, jazz, experimental, electronic, stoner, drone, metal, jams, whatever catches my interest at the time.
        Jul 3, 2020
      3. Hammy
        Hammy
        A pleasant surprise on Bandcamp is finding out that what I bought ends up being in high-res or better than 16/44.1
        Jul 3, 2020
      4. Hammy
        Hammy
        Jul 4, 2020
    13. Hammy
      Hammy
      Consumer Reports: Best Headphones of 2020. Winner for "Uncompromising Audiophile Listening" category were Grado SR325e. OMG
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Jan 16, 2020
      4. neogeosnk
        neogeosnk
        @Lyander I'm going on a scavenger hunt in downtown LA & Pasadena to find some Grados and Klipsch Heresy speakers.
        Jan 16, 2020
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      5. penguins
        penguins
        In all seriousness - is consumer reports still relevant as a whole anymore?
        Jan 17, 2020
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    14. Hammy
      Hammy
      FML. Downloaded the compete Bach organ works performed by James Kibbie and they're only tagged by BWV number. 330 files to manually tag.
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      2. Hammy
        Hammy
        These recordings were released 10 years ago. But only as lossy. The lossless downloads are more recent. Lossless archive has 330 files. Lossy archive has 320 files. It will be some work to figure out what is what and what belongs. I tagged and organized the lossy files 10 years ago. Now to do the lossless ones.
        Jan 12, 2020
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      3. Azteca
        Azteca
        If you figure it out, you can copy and paste tags en masse in J River Media Center.. Just figure out what 10 don't match up.
        Jan 13, 2020
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      4. Claritas
        Claritas
        That is the purpose of my neighbors' teenagers existence.
        Jan 13, 2020
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    15. Hammy
      Hammy
      Heads-up for anyone using freedb. The freedb web site now warns "freedb.org and its services will be shut down on March 31st of 2020."
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      3. Hammy
        Hammy
        Not good news. I've been using freedb since the very beginning. About 20 years ago. I’ve contributed many CDs. Onward now to MusicBrainz.
        Dec 3, 2019
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Damn, that's sad news.
        Dec 4, 2019
      5. Merrick
        Merrick
        MusicBrainz is good but often frustrating, I can’t tell you how many times it decided that my individual albums were actually compilations and overwrote the metadata.
        Dec 5, 2019
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