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GWSmith last won the day on January 23

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About GWSmith

  • Birthday 12/20/1952

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  • Location
    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. Miss my Dual 506 which I bought brand new back in the day, destroyed last year by a center channel speaker falling from above. But, I move forward.... Here is Side D of the Buddy Guy set. Un-playable, but pretty cool to look at. With that, I am heading off to sleep. Enjoy the evening my friends, I will be back soon. Good night from Longfellow Music Hall..........
  2. Side C in progress
  3. Side B, so good , that last track on side A had a very touching dialog between Buddy and BB. King, they were split up between the left and right channel during the music.
  4. Side one on the U-Turn Custom, and a vibe photo from the Music Hall 🍷
  5. ....rear cover....
  6. Ok then, lets bring on Buddy Guy, 'Living Proof', a double LP set. Here is the front cover artwork.
  7. Good evening one and all...............great music postings my friends! Tonight, in a YES mode, a Sunday evening before another work day tomorrow. BIG GENERATOR. Here are a couple of fresh images happening NOW! 🍷
  8. Side E and F spinning now.............it is a fine Sunday evening here in Longfellow Music Hall 1, and at the conclusion of this disc, I will head off to sleep and hope to return again soon! Enjoy your evening/day. Until next time. Good night for now. 🌙
  9. Good morning Paul ! Sorry about that Telarc LP.....well, I hope the backup copy on order will be a good one for you ! Ok, Yes INDEED! Side C and E about to be enjoyed
  10. Side A and B now in progress............🍷
  11. Three 180 gram LP's.....
  12. ....Inner box......Booklet and many photos within.
  13. Good evening one and all ! Checking in for a bit of a Sunday night session here on Spinning Vinyl. Feeling in a prog rock mood, and decided to give this absolutely beautifully packaged box set of Yes' UNION TOUR LIVE ! 3 discs, 180 gram. I have only played this once when I ordered it back 7 years ago and I just looked at the cost ($70!), giving it another listen...........WONDERULLY recorded concert. Here are some photos just taken for you all. Rear cover....
  14. Look me up Wednesday Mossy, I should be around ! Cya then !
  15. Well, this sure has been a great evening here in Paul's place , and I hope he didn't mind that we hijacked it for a while tonight. Ok Mossy, I am heading for the rack and closing down the Hall for now. Next Saturday for the LIVE BSO concert for sure. Everyone have a great evening, we'll be back 🌙
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