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  1. This post from head-fi has a good picture of what was demoed at CanJam over the weekend.
  2. I did, and did not find the Berlin Phil version (from 2002) as engaging. I'm sorry I have no musical training, so cannot get into technicalities, but I did feel the CSO's playing was more heartfelt, and — dare I say it — more virtuosic. And I mean no disrespect — I am a huge fan of the BP. Finally, the SQ of the CSO version, despite being from 1984, is just stunningly good, and better than the BP version. Of course, this is just my personal opinion, and YMMV!
  3. Over the last couple of days, I’ve been enjoying various acclaimed Mahler 7th recordings on Qobuz, and comparing to my favorite version by MTT/SFS (Michael Tilson-Thomas/San Francisco Symphony. Many, like the Bernstein/NYP, Tennstedt, Sinopli, Rattle, even Solti/CSO, did not pique my interest. The first that did so was the Zinman I posted last night. Today I may have found one that gives MTT/SFS a run for it’s money. It’s the Abbado/CSO. Not only is it a wonderful interpretation and performance, the recording quality is sumptuous!
  4. For those looking for more clarity on how (and why) to use the combine.json feature, here's an example album I just ran into. https://www.qobuz.com/us-en/album/gustav-mahler-symphony-no7-chicago-symphony-orchestra-claudio-abbado/0002894455132?qref=dpa While this symphony has 5 actual movements, the CD is indexed into 21 "tracks." To coalesce these back into the 5 actual movements, thus allowing longer tap length filters to be used by PGGB, you would create a combine.json file with a single line (below) and place it in the album folder prior to processing with PGGB.
  5. Feeling kinda stupid. Had never registered these 24/192 remasters of the classic ELO albums, How did I miss these?! http://open.qobuz.com/album/poz0xu3fglwvb
  6. I've been listening to the new 25th anniversary remaster of Buena Vista Social Club. On first listen, this new version seems to have slightly better SQ than the DVDA 24/96 from 2000. Not a huge jump, but subtly better. The second disc of bonus tracks is mildly interesting.
  7. Hmm, that’s actually a good point to seek clarification. So you want to do EQ but without upsampling? How does one use HQP for just convolution? Perhaps @The Computer Audiophile and/or @Miska can clarify.
  8. That’s a gorgeous chassis!! @derBen is in Der House!
  9. Jealous! Sounds like a fun day, Chris. You're right, these mini audio shows with generous audiophile friends may be the wave of the future!
  10. Very true, happybob! We are now at a state of the art where TOTL headphones are all so good, there are no absolute winners or losers. It's all about synergy — with your system, with your ears, and with your preferences.
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