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Sharing Experiences / Re: My visit with Danny Richie at GR Research...
« Last post by HAL on Today at 04:57:36 AM »
Dave,
Glad you made it to Danny's for a visit!  Been too long at 6 years since I went down to visit.

Great write-up of your experience!

One question.  What DAC is Danny using in the system these days? 

Miss seeing everyone!  Hopefully RMAF2021 is a go and folks will be able to get together again.

Rich
He is still using Gary's DAC with the Wolfson board.  I built in a BatteryBUSS and it has my Class A output stage based around the OPA627.  Dead quiet and still does the job.  He was palying Redbook...

Dave,
Thanks for the update and glad he is still enjoying the DAC. 

Rich
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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by Nick B on Today at 12:46:22 AM »
Greatest Hits on Guitars! 100 Songs by various artists
The big rig is sounding oh so good tonight 🎶🎶

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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by Nick B on Today at 12:39:36 AM »
Penn & Teller Present Music to Look at Boxes By



MoFo CD

This is a live recording of the jazz duo that played during the pre-show music for Penn and Tellers magic show in Vegas. While the music was playing the audience was invited to go up on stage and examine the boxes that Penn and Teller used as stage props during the show to make sure that they were just ordinary boxes, thus the name of the album.

My wife and I saw this show then they took it on the road and made a stop on Long Island. It was great. Penn and teller are my favorite magicians and I would go and see them again any time they are in town. The don't do the most elaborate magic, but they are extremely entertaining, and isn't that the point of any show? My son is a member of the Society of American Magicians and we know how pretty much every one of their tricks are done and we still enjoy the heck out of their performances.

Many years ago, I had the good fortune to be invited to the Magic Castle in Hollywood. Also saw Siegfried and Roy in Vegas. Those were two wonderful and memorable evenings.
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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by tmazz on January 25, 2021, 10:22:21 PM »
Penn & Teller Present Music to Look at Boxes By



MoFo CD

This is a live recording of the jazz duo that played during the pre-show music for Penn and Tellers magic show in Vegas. While the music was playing the audience was invited to go up on stage and examine the boxes that Penn and Teller used as stage props during the show to make sure that they were just ordinary boxes, thus the name of the album.

My wife and I saw this show then they took it on the road and made a stop on Long Island. It was great. Penn and teller are my favorite magicians and I would go and see them again any time they are in town. The don't do the most elaborate magic, but they are extremely entertaining, and isn't that the point of any show? My son is a member of the Society of American Magicians and we know how pretty much every one of their tricks are done and we still enjoy the heck out of their performances.
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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by tmazz on January 25, 2021, 10:12:36 PM »

My wife was complaining that since I got the streamer set up I spend too much time in the chair and need to exercise more.

So I compromised and told her I would play LPs today so I needed to walk over to the turntable every 20 minutes.

If you are thinking "Yah, that will never work", you're right.   :roll:

 :lol:

Very interesting album. Being a longtime Steely Dan fan, I've heard of this album, but I've never actually listened to it in it's entirety! I've only heard I.G.Y. and none of the other tracks. I'm more interested now after learning how long it took to record it (8 months!)  and the many trials and tribulations the musicians went through - magnets, dead rats, and writer's block! Read the story on wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nightfly

Also interested in what the final sound on MoFi ended up. From what I've read, this was one of the first fully digital recordings.

https://www.hifinews.com/content/donald-fagen-nightfly

I picked this album up on the 1st day of it's original release and as such I have an early copy of the first pressing, which I always though sounded great. The MoFi is a little better, but I don't know if there would be a bigger difference if comparing it to something latter in the press runs of the Warner Bros LP.
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Sharing Experiences / Re: My visit with Danny Richie at GR Research...
« Last post by P.I. on January 25, 2021, 10:36:06 AM »
Hey Dave! Glad you had a good trip. Could you give some sense of the overall size of the listening room and the seating position. How far out into the room were the speakers and where were the subs placed.

Thanks. Don
I added a picture to my post.  It tells pretty much all.  My guesstimate on room size is ~ 26'L x 16'W x 12'H.  It also has a long hall in the rear that leads to an outsuide door.  The room is over damped with the show curtains spread around.  That is one of the things that made the presentation even more unexpected - the curtains didn't suck the life from the recordings.  The speakers were ~ 10' out into the room.  That helped to mitigate some of the overdamping.
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Sharing Experiences / Re: My visit with Danny Richie at GR Research...
« Last post by P.I. on January 25, 2021, 10:19:15 AM »
Dave,
Glad you made it to Danny's for a visit!  Been too long at 6 years since I went down to visit.

Great write-up of your experience!

One question.  What DAC is Danny using in the system these days? 

Miss seeing everyone!  Hopefully RMAF2021 is a go and folks will be able to get together again.

Rich
He is still using Gary's DAC with the Wolfson board.  I built in a BatteryBUSS and it has my Class A output stage based around the OPA627.  Dead quiet and still does the job.  He was palying Redbook...
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Sharing Experiences / Re: My visit with Danny Richie at GR Research...
« Last post by dpatters on January 25, 2021, 06:08:57 AM »
Hey Dave! Glad you had a good trip. Could you give some sense of the overall size of the listening room and the seating position. How far out into the room were the speakers and where were the subs placed.

Thanks. Don
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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by malloy on January 24, 2021, 10:01:00 PM »

My wife was complaining that since I got the streamer set up I spend too much time in the chair and need to exercise more.

So I compromised and told her I would play LPs today so I needed to walk over to the turntable every 20 minutes.

If you are thinking "Yah, that will never work", you're right.   :roll:

 :lol:

Very interesting album. Being a longtime Steely Dan fan, I've heard of this album, but I've never actually listened to it in it's entirety! I've only heard I.G.Y. and none of the other tracks. I'm more interested now after learning how long it took to record it (8 months!)  and the many trials and tribulations the musicians went through - magnets, dead rats, and writer's block! Read the story on wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nightfly

Also interested in what the final sound on MoFi ended up. From what I've read, this was one of the first fully digital recordings.

https://www.hifinews.com/content/donald-fagen-nightfly
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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by tmazz on January 24, 2021, 04:19:09 PM »
Donald Fagen: The Nightfly



MoFi 1/2 Speed Mastered LP

My wife was complaining that since I got the streamer set up I spend too much time in the chair and need to exercise more.

So I compromised and told her I would play LPs today so I needed to walk over to the turntable every 20 minutes.

If you are thinking "Yah, that will never work", you're right.   :roll:
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