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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #11205 on: August 11, 2018, 05:46:03 PM »
Monty Alexander Quartet: Friday Night

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #11206 on: August 11, 2018, 08:04:42 PM »
Coleman Hawkins: Hawk Eyes

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #11207 on: August 12, 2018, 11:05:05 AM »

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #11208 on: August 12, 2018, 11:18:22 AM »


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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #11209 on: August 12, 2018, 01:59:35 PM »


Love this album!   This music is part of her practice material, she's been playing it for 2 hours everyday for decades. Beats scales.  :thumb:


It's on Tidal, looks like this:

But the track order on Tidal is FUBAR! I guess you could import the album into Roon, then it will let you edit the tracks to the correct order as shown on the Amazon track list.

I originally ripped my 2 CDs into 6 separate works, instead of 2 CDs, so that messed up Roon when it imported them. But Roon's editing function made it easy to convert the 6 works back to one album of 2 CDs. Roon applied it's own metadata to the tracks, all I had to do was correct the track order of each rebuilt CD by sliding the tracks up and down the list, then Roon renumbered the tracks and merged it all into 1 album. I changed the art to the old 2004 picture of her on the original release. Piece of cake!

This ICEedge amp is KILLING this violin. Definitely one of the best amps I've heard! Much more transparent to the musical edge and harmonic overtones than NCore or any other hifi amp I've ever heard. At $1500 it's gotta be the best value amp atm. But only IF you want the edge.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #11210 on: August 12, 2018, 02:35:59 PM »


Love this album!   This music is part of her practice material, she's been playing it for 2 hours everyday for decades. Beats scales.  :thumb:


It's on Tidal, looks like this:

But the track order on Tidal is FUBAR! I guess you could import the album into Roon, then it will let you edit the tracks to the correct order as shown on the Amazon track list.

I originally ripped my 2 CDs into 6 separate works, instead of 2 CDs, so that messed up Roon when it imported them. But Roon's editing function made it easy to convert the 6 works back to one album of 2 CDs. Roon applied it's own metadata to the tracks, all I had to do was correct the track order of each rebuilt CD by sliding the tracks up and down the list, then Roon renumbered the tracks and merged it all into 1 album. I changed the art to the old 2004 picture of her on the original release. Piece of cake!

This ICEedge amp is KILLING this violin. Definitely one of the best amps I've heard! Much more transparent to the musical edge and harmonic overtones than NCore or any other hifi amp I've ever heard. At $1500 it's gotta be the best value amp atm. But only IF you want the edge.

An amazing amp, indeed! Im still startled sometimes by how fast this amp is.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #11211 on: August 12, 2018, 03:22:07 PM »


Saw this on my Roon Overview, the first album in the New Albums section. It was just released this Friday. Of course, the album cover caught my eye, as it was intended to do. Notice the log? How's that for photoshopping, dougie?!? :D

Apparently the track "Barbie Dreams" is turning heads and dropping jaws even among the most hardened and shockproof of the rap underworld. She insults every other rap artist in the most degrading and harsh way possible. Showbiz 2018 style!

Definitely "M" for Mature Audiences. Every flavor of evil and every deadly sin are thoroughly explored.

The harmonies and production quality are pretty good, as expected for a major artist's 4th album. With her irresistable cloud of controversy and the sexy cover, and the good harmonies and production, the album will be very successful.

SQ and mix is pretty good, albeit a bit bass heavy but true to the genre. I got the equipment to do this album justice and it rocks in it's own way. I think da yoots will dig it, and learn a few new words. Win/Win!

The themes and language are pretty rough, even for me. One production flaw I noticed is that the sub tones (one note bass drones) are not cleanly edited to start and stop at zero volts, so there are lots of wicked transient snaps at the start and end of the sub tones, or whatever they're called dub step whatever. Fortunately the frequency balance is so tilted toward the bottom that transient snaps are relatively low in volume even when volume is turned up to unbearable bass level.

There's 19 tracks on this album, tho they all pretty much say the same thing. Shock shock shock, but, unfortunately, no awe. I'm halfway through the album now (yes I'm still listening!) and it seems like it will never end.  :roll:

One positive I took away from this "listening experience" (musical rape) is that the very prominent synthesized low- and mid-bass content demonstrates convincingly that my room needs more acoustic treatment work...

...and that I married the right girl.  :thumb:
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #11212 on: August 12, 2018, 07:26:35 PM »
Sarah McLachlan:  The Freedom Session

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #11214 on: August 13, 2018, 10:14:41 AM »
Jancintha: Here's to Ben

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #11215 on: August 13, 2018, 10:17:23 AM »
Easy Star All-Stars: Dub Side of the Moon

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The Reggae version.....
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #11216 on: August 13, 2018, 10:21:16 AM »
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Live From Freedom Hall

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #11217 on: August 13, 2018, 10:38:28 AM »
Kiss: MTV Unplugged

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #11218 on: August 13, 2018, 11:37:16 AM »
Eric Clapton: Slowhand - 35th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

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Disc Two: Live at Hammersmith Odeon, April 27, 1977
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #11219 on: August 13, 2018, 04:41:04 PM »
Boz Scaggs: Memphis

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