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    Prokofiev Symphony 5 in a way Squeezebox makes possible:

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      ♪ I'm listening to Eno, Needles In The Camel's Eye from Here Come The Warm Jets



      I digitised my vinyl copy of this a week or two ago. Now listening on a pair of AKG headphones in bed.

      It's quite an unusual album if you aren't familiar with it. Not ambient.


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      Jim



      VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
      Living Room Joggler & Pi4/Khadas -> Onkyo TXNR686 -> Celestion F20s
      Office Joggler & Pi3 -> Denon RCD N8 -> Celestion F10s
      Dining Room SB Radio
      Bedroom (Bedside) Pi Zero+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
      Bedroom (TV) & Bathroom SB Touch ->Denon AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s + Kef ceiling speakers
      Guest Room Joggler > Topping Amp -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes

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        Originally posted by Apesbrain View Post
        Prokofiev Symphony 5 in a way Squeezebox makes possible:

        Good idea!


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        Jim



        VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
        Living Room Joggler & Pi4/Khadas -> Onkyo TXNR686 -> Celestion F20s
        Office Joggler & Pi3 -> Denon RCD N8 -> Celestion F10s
        Dining Room SB Radio
        Bedroom (Bedside) Pi Zero+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
        Bedroom (TV) & Bathroom SB Touch ->Denon AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s + Kef ceiling speakers
        Guest Room Joggler > Topping Amp -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes

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          America - Archives Vol. 1

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            Norwegian Wood, in several versions.

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            I was listening to one of my "Alternate Takes" playlists, two or more versions of the same song played one after the other. This was the "N" series, and included Norwegian Wood by the Beatles. The Beatles version was the CD version of the original stereo release, and my first thought upon hearing it for the first time in a long while was how appallingly bad the mix was!

            Very artificial left/right separation, with all the lead vocal in the right channel, the sitar in the left. Harsh and jangling.

            So I queued up the Mono and 24-bit versions, the first from the Mono box set (remastered but mimicking the original mono releases for the most part), the latter from the green-apple-with-a-USB-stick version, remastered for more modern stereo sound. I don't remember whether I down-sampled to 16/44 or not, although it doesn't matter much since I could never tell the difference between 24 and 16 bit.

            I was astounded how much better the song sounded in mono. The stereo remaster was also vastly superior to the original stereo, but to my ear was still no match for the mono version.

            The "alternate take" was a cover by jazz singer Patricia Barber, a live recording. Excellent crisp recording, very well sung, instrumentation mainly jazz piano. Very nice indeed.
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            LMS on a dedicated server (PiCorePlayer)
            Transporter (Ethernet) - main listen ining, Onkyo receiver, Paradigm speakers
            Touch (WiFi) - home theater 5.1, Sony receiver, Energy speakers
            Boom 1 (WiFi) - work-space
            Boom 2 (WiFi) - various (deck, garage, etc.)
            Radio (WiFi) - home office
            Control - Squeeze Control (Android mobile), 2 Controllers (seldom used), Squeeze Remote (on Surface Pro 4)
            Touch x 1 - spare
            UE Radio x 1 - spare
            Boom x 1 - spare
            Controller x 1 - Spare

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              Aretha Franklin - Aretha Arrives

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                2. Twelve Is Good from Last Danger of Frost by Steve Kimock Band in 2016

                Wonderful Jazz/Rock Fusion with virtuoso Guitarist Steve Kimock
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                  ♪ I'm listening to Free, Fire And Water from The Free Story

                  Once again this is my vinyl copy ripped to FLAC. It really is one of the best best ofs I know of. The vinyl version (double LP) has one more track (Heartbreaker) than the CD version. Neither has Wishing Well on it which is odd.




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                  Jim



                  VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
                  Living Room Joggler & Pi4/Khadas -> Onkyo TXNR686 -> Celestion F20s
                  Office Joggler & Pi3 -> Denon RCD N8 -> Celestion F10s
                  Dining Room SB Radio
                  Bedroom (Bedside) Pi Zero+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
                  Bedroom (TV) & Bathroom SB Touch ->Denon AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s + Kef ceiling speakers
                  Guest Room Joggler > Topping Amp -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes

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                    5. Lost In My Dream from Spooky Two by Spooky Tooth in 1969


                    Received this as a gift recently. Wonderful album (Gary Wright went onto further stardom ). Very good Classic Hard Rock tinged with blues
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                      Originally posted by SlimChances View Post
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                      5. Lost In My Dream from Spooky Two by Spooky Tooth in 1969


                      Received this as a gift recently. Wonderful album (Gary Wright went onto further stardom ). Very good Classic Hard Rock tinged with blues
                      Wish I had that!
                      Jim



                      VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
                      Living Room Joggler & Pi4/Khadas -> Onkyo TXNR686 -> Celestion F20s
                      Office Joggler & Pi3 -> Denon RCD N8 -> Celestion F10s
                      Dining Room SB Radio
                      Bedroom (Bedside) Pi Zero+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
                      Bedroom (TV) & Bathroom SB Touch ->Denon AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s + Kef ceiling speakers
                      Guest Room Joggler > Topping Amp -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes

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                        What do we think of the new Stones album?I have a CD copy which naturally I have ripped to FLAC.
                        Loudness aside I think it's rather good especially the tracks with Eric on - 6 & 12.
                        Jim



                        VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
                        Living Room Joggler & Pi4/Khadas -> Onkyo TXNR686 -> Celestion F20s
                        Office Joggler & Pi3 -> Denon RCD N8 -> Celestion F10s
                        Dining Room SB Radio
                        Bedroom (Bedside) Pi Zero+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
                        Bedroom (TV) & Bathroom SB Touch ->Denon AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s + Kef ceiling speakers
                        Guest Room Joggler > Topping Amp -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes

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                          Originally posted by SlimChances View Post
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                          5. Lost In My Dream from Spooky Two by Spooky Tooth in 1969


                          Received this as a gift recently. Wonderful album (Gary Wright went onto further stardom ). Very good Classic Hard Rock tinged with blues
                          Spooky Tooth drummer Mike Kellie went on to the very excellent The Only Ones...this is their eponymous first album from 1978.

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                          Robert
                          Home: Raspberry Pi 4/pCP7.0/LMS8.1.2/Material with files on QNAP TS-251A
                          Touch > DacMagic 100 > Naim Audio Nait 3 > Mission 752 (plus Rega Planar 3 > Rega Fono Mini; Naim CD3)
                          2 x Squeezebox Radios, 1 X Squeezebox 3 (retired), 1 x SqueezeAMP
                          Office: LMS8.0.0 running on Raspberry Pi3; Raspberry Pi 3 player with touchscreen/piCorePlayer/IQaudIO DAC and Amp
                          Portable: Raspberry Pi 3B/pCP7.0.1/LMS8.1.2/Material, files on Seagate portable drive, powered via power brick

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                            Listening to the debut of The Sundays - Reading, Writing & Arithmetic



                            Yamaha A-S3000 (sliver) -> Focal Electra 1028 Be
                            1 x SB Boom, 1 x SB Radio, 1 x SB Touch and 2 x RPI 2B
                            1 x SB3 and 1 x SB Touch in storage
                            ReadyNAS NVX for storage
                            piCorePlayer on RPI 4B as LMS server
                            iPeng on iPhone, SqueezePad & iPeng on iPad, Material Skin
                            http://www.last.fm/user/phibon

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                              Originally posted by d6jg View Post
                              What do we think of the new Stones album?I have a CD copy which naturally I have ripped to FLAC.
                              Loudness aside I think it's rather good especially the tracks with Eric on - 6 & 12.
                              I haven't bought it yet but "previewed" it on iTunes.
                              I really like the music but have some difficulties with Mick's voice for this kind of music. He doesn't have a "blues voice" and it doesn't do right to the songs.

                              You mentioned loudness aside; while listening to the album on iTunes I can't judge the loudness. How bad is it?
                              Hope it's not in the same league as the latest Bowie album because that just kills the complete album...
                              Yamaha A-S3000 (sliver) -> Focal Electra 1028 Be
                              1 x SB Boom, 1 x SB Radio, 1 x SB Touch and 2 x RPI 2B
                              1 x SB3 and 1 x SB Touch in storage
                              ReadyNAS NVX for storage
                              piCorePlayer on RPI 4B as LMS server
                              iPeng on iPhone, SqueezePad & iPeng on iPad, Material Skin
                              http://www.last.fm/user/phibon

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                                It's not too bad loudness wise. I agree about Mick's singing. I do think it's quite a strong album nevertheless.


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                                Jim



                                VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
                                Living Room Joggler & Pi4/Khadas -> Onkyo TXNR686 -> Celestion F20s
                                Office Joggler & Pi3 -> Denon RCD N8 -> Celestion F10s
                                Dining Room SB Radio
                                Bedroom (Bedside) Pi Zero+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
                                Bedroom (TV) & Bathroom SB Touch ->Denon AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s + Kef ceiling speakers
                                Guest Room Joggler > Topping Amp -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes

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