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GWSmith

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GWSmith last won the day on January 14

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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. ....and the vibe shot from the 'showroom', all decked out in RED.
  2. Oh my goodness, JUST checked to see if Post Image was back, it IS ! So, here are my photos from earlier tonight. Now I am FOR SURE heading off to bed
  3. Just before heading to bed, caught your post Dave. Nice story on Walter! I was very much tuned in when he was on the liver transplant list. He almost passed away!! His wife was posting to all his fans to keep us all abreast on his progress. Happily, a doner came through for him and the rest is history! Have a great night everyone and thanks for the likes .
  4. Well, my Marllion LP has concluded. I am going to drift off for the evening with some digital streaming for a while, but I will return shortly. Keep on listening and enjoying the music my friends! 🍷
  5. HA HA, yeah, the inner sleeve was a given. Yes, Post Image being out takes a chunk out of our activities, but we keep on....... Soon as it comes back I will put up my session from tonight. Walter Trout........I purchased from HIS website the last double LP set he recorded JUST before his health issues. Also have some of his others on CD. His organist reminds me of...... me LOL, we have the same Hammond Organ style and since I was in a top blues band, for my listening pleasure, I got hooked on Walter and his band since we were very similar in style.
  6. On to SIDE 3 (LP #2) - Marillion. Great album and sound. Sorry I can't share photos just now dammit, but I WILL post at some point once the photo service comes back online.....
  7. No I did not. I went with what my friends down the street (VIVA TUBES) had ready to ship. I HAVE bought from Tube Depot for my ham radio needs ( Trio of 811's) and from Penta Labs in CA. for a trio of 572-B's for my RF use. There are 9 tubes in the R8, so it was a big expenditure to change out the whole set. I am very pleased with the JJ. E NOT alternative to Russian OR Chinese.
  8. Have returned and reporting in as promised. Got the re-released Marillion 'Clutching At Straws', a double 180gram. LP set. It's time for the Martin Logan Classic 9's and Dynamo 1600X to handle the 2.1 audio duties. Parasound Halo 6 pre and A21 amp waking up the showroom . Seems Photo Image is currently down, so I will send along the photos later. 🍷
  9. I will return later tonight. I want to spin up what I believe to be some of Mike's theme songs .....(you know the ones)
  10. .......Side B, and gate fold......
  11. Listening via the Superscope s212 which I moved to the listening room, powered by the Willsenton R8 tube rolled with complete set of JJ. Electronic valves including a quad of EL-34 outputs. Vintage vinyl via speakers of the same decade. Here is the LP and a vibe photo of the listening space with the new speaker arrangement. (Martin Logans under cover at the moment.)
  12. Ok friends.......yes, been a while, but stopping by with some vinyl to spin. This time from the audio showroom. This album I bought NEW in 1978, I think played it only a couple times in that year. So, this is the first time spinning it again in all these many years! Guess you could say the Rega is set, table cloth and all .
  13. ....rear cover art of this RE-release on 180gram, and a side vibe shot of the 2nd floor system.
  14. Hello and happy Sunday afternoon to all. Ok, finally a chance to continue a little spinning of vinyl. Got this going right now....
  15. Are you in my state? Friendly originated here and we got co-op markets in town too
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