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GWSmith

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  1. Listening to the 'upscale' system tonight with the Martin Logan 2.1 setup. Been a while since I fired it up. All ready to go on the ol Rega.....
  2. ........the vinyl with center label detail.....
  3. Rear cover and track listing......
  4. Good evening once again my vinyl friends! Been a bit, but, over in RTM spinning this ELP classic I bought back in the day! Still sounds just fine considering it's age! Here is the front cover all very familiar to us prog rockers
  5. Hi there............here is a photo of my 1968 'C's with RARE white grills. I owned these for 14 years and have only seen one other pair on the internet. Who ever had them took the bottom molding off which is too bad, these were like new and all original. Enjoy.
  6. Well my friends. That was a nice listen, and I am now ready to trail off to the rack for the evening, being up early for a painting project I am doing for my neighbor may have tired this old guy out a bit. With that, I appreciate all your likes and comment as always, and I hope to be back here again soon! Have a good evening / day. Until next time, cheers ! 🍷
  7. .....Side FOUR now in progress........
  8. Oh, the Nightwish concert was just last month. A real specticle for the eyes and ears
  9. Well, my NEW love is Symphonic Metal. Nightwish and Epica fan here. Nightwish performed live two nights in a row ONLINE. They were in a virtual 'world', the audio and visuals were fantastic. I paid $25 to see it, worth every bit. Floor Jansen and Simone are pretty much the two top female singers in that genre right now.
  10. Yup, have a bunch of Yes vinyl and CD etc. Seen them many times over the years as well. The rare one was the 'Talk' tour. An under rated album, however, it is finally getting some recognition, always one of my favorites and PLENTY of Chris' low electronic bass pedals all over the album. LIVE, it was incredible. NEVER in all my days of live arena concerts did I ever hear low end fill a 20k seat venue like that. You could feel the hair on your forehead buzz on your face, same with your arm hair and we were half way into the arena from the stage! The huge space was supercharged/pressureized, and to this day, I don't know how they did it !
  11. Excellent John. Mike surely has been a prog. influence here. I have NO Genesis in my vinyl collection, that is until he sent this great album along. Of course, he introduced me to Marillion and I enjoy their newest album in my Qobuz library. I have plenty of YES on a number for formats INCLUDING cassette! And like Stewman Steve, all the Starcastle albums on vinyl from their original release dates. I was thinking of hitting up some ELP next.
  12. Hope everyone is doing well... Things good here..........outside of my central AC failing in the spring. But, I have gotten used to the heat we are having. Hard to sleep when it is 88 degrees and fans just blow around hot air on you . New system going in on Aug. 23rd. Can't wait ! Genesis Side THREE coming right up 👍
  13. Good evening Mike, John and good morning Paul. Lunch time is near. 🍽️
  14. Side TWO now plays..........WOW, what low end on this first track, and I am amazed that old Shure is delivering such a great presentation with it through the Klipsch RP 280F towers.. Nice to relax with a glass of vino and actually listen to music again 🍷
  15. ......lastly, on the table, cued up and ready for a listen....in progress as I type and sounding very fine
  16. Vinyl itself showing themed center label details......
  17. Record #1 - side one inner sleeve artwork.
  18. ........rear cover artwork with track / title listing......
  19. ..........the VERY nice words and artwork of the inner gatefold......
  20. Hello my friends here on Spinnin' V Well, it is Friday night, and as I wanted last week, listening to the B.I.C table using the Marantz 6011 AVR in descrete 2 channel mode and it's rather nice built in phono stage. YES, a theater receiver with a phono input Believe or not (I couldn't get over it), the photo stage has more warmth and bass response then BOTH my Cambridge Audio stand alone phono preamps! Who knew? Ok, it is time to show my appreciation for our friend Mike (Dirt Mudd) who sent this along for my birthday/Christmas gift with a host of other vinyl selections of merrit ! This is a newer release on 180gram. Here are some fresh photos on what I have playing as I type. Front cover artwork.
  21. Good evening my friends here in Paul's 'place' . I just read all your comments on the restored Bang and Olufsen 6500 system. Thank YOU everyone for contributing your knowlege on marketing, and stores that sold them in your various areas of the world. I am totally new to owning their product and all I can say is, VERY impressed! And yes JohnJ, the large cassette drawer and CD carrige have good drive belts and lots of fresh lithuim grease on the slides and glide in and out quietly and easily. MicroMara, thanks for the suggestion of tubes...., the NEW Martin Logans are a very warm sounding electrostatic NOT what most people think when they imagine an Estat. My good friend and audio dealer paired them with the Parasound class AB amp and preamp. It would be huge $$$ to get a tube amp with the punch of the Parasound A21. Happily, that combo was only $3600. Martin Logan recommends a poweramp with 400watts per channel at 4 ohms which the A21 is. It is amazing how huge a sound comes out of something you can see through . The system plays as loud as you can stand it, and I have never hit the limit or seen any clip lights on the amp. Now, as most everyone knows, I was in the tube camp for the better part of 14 years with my Klipschorns and Dynaco MK 3 mono amps and the PAS-2 all restored and UN modded. Alas, it was time to move them on to a new owner who purchased the complete set and enjoys them to this day. I just wanted to do a 180 degree turn from horns, cones, domes and boxes on the main system. However, I still enjoy my Klipsch Reference Premier towers on the other systems as well. Nice to be able to change it up. Well, sorry for the long writing, but I am enjoying a vintage jazz recording from the Qobuz library and wanted to stop by and say hello and say thanks, and for the Bang and Olufsen auction link! I look forward to spinning up some vinyl again soon. The B.I.C. needs another workout
  22. The concert has just concluded and I had that B&0 system cranked in the final section of Aaron Copland's Symphony #3, with the BSO's very deeply tuned bass drum being hit solidly and repeatedly through the final measures. After the applause, I was sure to check and see if the amps' blower system had turned on, but all was quiet. There was heat at the rear where the heat sinks are, but not enough to start the fan. With that, I am headed back to movie mode, same seats, but different audio gear..............I will be back soon with more from the B.I.C. table. Have a good evening and thank you all for your 'likes' as always. ............Gary 🌙
  23. Here is the 'new' system. A restored Bang and Olufsen Beomaster 6500 system (only the turn table is missing and hard to find). This is from 1990 and from different sources. I recieved needed parts from Denmark to complete the project. The optional 'Control Panel' remote sits on top. This gear was ahead of it's time and sounds amazing! Never have I had a REMOTE cassette player you can control completely from your seat. Speakers in this system are the Pinnacle AC-850ies I bought back in 1995. Stream from the laptop, to external DAC, into the B&0. This equipment is all DIN connections, I had to order special cables to make this all work...........no RCA jacks here! Here's the 'stack'
  24. Good evening, good morning Paul and friends. Well, I know we are ok here with some slight off topics. Right now, taking in a stream from WCRB and listening to an encore performance of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (as a few of us have been doing for many years now). Here is the vibe photo, but don't be fooled by the familiar seating postition when the Klipschorns were here. Tonight is a THIRD system that I have been working on.
  25. Thanks Paul and John for your likes. Glad to have a little time to spin and share with you all. With that, since the Marantz is all warmed up, I am going to xover to movie mode. All have a good evening and in your case Paul, a good day to you. See you all soon....
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