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GWSmith last won the day on November 23 2022

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About GWSmith

  • Birthday 12/20/1952

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    The Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts
  • Interests
    Amateur Radio, Pipe organ technician, Hammond Organs/keyboards - Cooking / wine tasting - riding a motorcycle and digital photography.
  • My System
    In March 2020, the Dynaco-Klipschorn system was sold.

    A new system consisting of a pair of Martin Logan 'Classic' ESL 9 electrostat speakers powered by a Parasound HALO A-21 / 400wpc @4ohms. mated to the Parasound HALO P6 2.1 preamp/DAC connected with Kimber cable balanced interconnects. The DACs are a pair of ESS Saber 32 Reference.

    (New in summer 2017) Marantz SR-6011 AVR, powering a pair of Klipsch Reference Premier 280F towers,
    Reference Premier 240-S bipolar surrounds and Reference Premier 250-C center. All in Cherry finish.

    A vintage pair of Pinnacle Mega Subwoofer 350's in each corner provide the bass for the Klipsch theater system in a 5.2 config. 50" Vizio 'M' Class monitor with 32 LED zones running in 4k for video.

    An Oppo 203 for audio/video is the source for 4k movies and high resolution audio playback.

    For vinyl, a Rega RP-6 turn table with Exact 2 MM cartridge. Color - red.

    For reel to reel playback, a Teac A-6010 deck.

    For Cassette, a vintage Realistic SCT-11 deck.

    The Marantz manages all input sources to it's own preamp, and all is output through ZONE TWO to the Parasound Halo P6 preamp input. Thus making it possible for BOTH systems to play all sources individually or similtanously via simple remote control operation...

    UPDATE! As of August 11, 2020 I added a new pair of Reference Premiere 600-M stand mount speakers for theater use and casual music listening. These are Klipschs' flagship stand mounts and are well viewed and liked throughout the audio community. They were even featured in Stereophile magazine and received a very positive report. Another purchase from my audio guys at Safe And Sound, Chicopee, MA. Brick and Mortar store who is a sponsor of the 'New Record Day' channel on youTube.

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  1. ...and I have special glasses for Riesling! Hi everyone, just stopping by before heading into work for a couple days. I will try to get some vinyl listening in soon. Looks like all is under good control around here ๐Ÿท.
  2. Congrats on your 'new' Kenny gear ! ๐Ÿท
  3. Beautifully done! ๐Ÿงก
  4. I've always liked Harley, he has responded a any number of my comments and he has a passion for fine, orchestral recordings and composers of the classical period.
  5. Y I K E S ! ! !
  6. ....and now.........Side FOUR spins to conclude the double album....Nice ๐Ÿท
  7. Good evening friends. As promised, just put Marillion - Clutching at Straws on the Rega here in the Hall, picking up where I left off last on the livingroom system. But here now listening on the Parasound/Martin Logan gear. Here some photos. ...current 'vibe' photo from the 'audio showroom'
  8. Good morning all ! Paul, thanks for the suggestion, however, I have no way to listen to a sample track. I have Spotify premium, and there are NO listings for either Chris or a John Shaw....
  9. Disc One has concluded and I will continue with disc 2 tomorrow evening, as I am headed off to bed for the night. Rest well everyone ๐ŸŒ™
  10. Disc ONE, Side A on the UTurn custom. ...and tonight's VIBE photo at the moment...
  11. Inside the gatefold......nothing left out
  12. Good evening friends! Friday evening here, got my glass of vino, and decided on Clutching At Straws, a 180gram, remastered beauty.
  13. Now on to side B.......closeup of the Ortofon Blue... Heading to bed after this one. More tomorrow.......have a good evening.
  14. Good evening / morning friends! Just winding down to listen to some music on the UTurn and system from Denmark. So, brought up some LP's from the library. Right now, it is YES. Side A begins.....
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