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I picked up a lot of good music today. Disappointingly, only about half of the CD's actually had good recording quality (beside the point).

Do any of you have and good Jazz recommendations? What about good Classical? My classical music consist of Dark Knight, Forrest Gump, Crimson Tide and Pan's Labyrinth OST's. I want some "real" classical music.
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I picked up a lot of good music today. Disappointingly, only about half of the CD's actually had good recording quality (beside the point).

Do any of you have and good Jazz recommendations? What about good Classical? My classical music consist of Dark Knight, Forrest Gump, Crimson Tide and Pan's Labyrinth OST's. I want some "real" classical music.
Classical: Andras Schiff (anything of his really, but especially the Beethoven Piano Sonatas

Jazz: There's a band called, "The Mercury Program" ... whose sort of indie rock/fusion jazz is not to be missed. Start with the album entitled, "From the Vapor of Gasoline" ... you won't be disappointed.
    
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B&W runs a "music club" on their website that has some decent free downloads. This month its a classical guitar/strings group called the G Plus Ensemble. Pretty cool music, and as you'd expect phenomenal recording quality.

Most public libraries have large collections of classical CD's they'll loan out. That's how I get the majority of my classical music. I, personally, love Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and would try to find a recording of that. A classical sub-genre thats often overlooked is the wind band or wind symphony. Many times good recordings can be gotten directly from the music publisher for free. One of my favorite songs from that category is David Maslanka's "Give Us This Day". I'd check it out, too.
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B&W runs a "music club" on their website that has some decent free downloads. This month its a classical guitar/strings group called the G Plus Ensemble. Pretty cool music, and as you'd expect phenomenal recording quality.

Most public libraries have large collections of classical CD's they'll loan out. That's how I get the majority of my classical music. I, personally, love Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and would try to find a recording of that. A classical sub-genre thats often overlooked is the wind band or wind symphony. Many times good recordings can be gotten directly from the music publisher for free. One of my favorite songs from that category is David Maslanka's "Give Us This Day". I'd check it out, too.
You know chip, that's an excellent point.
My library, as I know many others do let you check out CD's, and they do mostly have Jazz/Classical music [its the kind of things people donate]. You have no idea the help you just gave me! I'm going to go check some out Monday :]. Thanks!
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The Moth has arrived and has been fully set up. Unfortunately I cannot listen until later today because of a concert.

Expect more later.
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Just got back from the Houston Head-fi meet.

It was fantastic!

Soloz, your cables were a hit (although nobody was interested in buying). The silver reference cable was paired with a very sweet sounding Woo electrostatic amp while the copper resolution cable was paired with a Woo 6 standard tube amp.

I'll be sending you some personal comments on the cables in a day or two. Long story short: I *love* the reference (nearly indistinguishable from my Audio Art IC-3's) and I also quite like the resolution (but for different reasons and not quite as much as the reference series.).

I'm going to post some pics from the meet in a bit ...

But in the meantime, what I most gained from the gathering:

1. My amp/DAC combo sounds nearly as good as some of the much more expensive setups; the differences were certainly there ... but among the standard amp types (the Woo amps, etc.) I had to nitpick to really hear it ... therefore, I'm not going to be upgrading any time soon. As an aside, the Stello HP100 and the Headamp GS-1, to my ear anyway ... are nearly identical in character. If your considering either or both ... save your self a few hundred and get the Stello HP100 (Orcin concurs).

2. My RS1's sound great, but there are some other cans that I liked equally but that have a totally different sound; this will most likely be my next upgrade/spending path ... headphones that is. The one's I most liked? Senn HD650 (recabled), were fantastic! The AKG 701's were astonishing with certain types of music (jazz/classical/chamber), and I was utterly enthralled by the very different but oh so nice sound of an old pair of Fostex T50 orthodynamics ...

3. I absolutely love Stax. Really. I've not been so blown away as I was listening to one of the more expensive Stax systems that was there. Utterly amazing. Next time I've got a few thousand laying around ... I'll get one.



Again. Great great fun.

Folks dug the Havana DAC and the Stello amp.

Look out for some pics in a bit.

    
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Pics!
i had a terrible day, need something to make it better!
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Here goes my pics from the Houston Head-fi meet:

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A very fine and rewarding 6 hours to be sure.

    
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Pics!

















Impressions to come. It sounds phenomenal thus far.
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If any of you are in the market for a rather nice sounding NOS DAC ... there's a MHDT Constantine on Ebay for 250.00.

http://cgi.ebay.com/MHDT-Constantine...3A1|240%3A1318

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Pretty darn good deal.
    
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